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Rufus Wainwright?

Tarl Chapman
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Rufus Wainwright?   Tuesday, January 22, 2002 (2:32 p.m.) 

I think that Rufus Wainwright's version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah was absolute garbage! If they didn't want to use Leonard, they could have used Jeff Buckley's version. I am sorry but the original version, and Buckley's version where 9 million times better than that cruddy version used in the film and on the soundtrack. He sounded lame as hell...

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Re: Rufus Wainwright?   Tuesday, February 12, 2002 (1:51 p.m.) 

Rufus sounded awfully close to Jeff's version -- actually he sounded halfway between Jeff and John Cale, who also did a version of the song previously to Jeff. At first I thought it WAS Jeff...but didn't know until looking on this site that it's possible someone else did it. But Rufus and Jeff come from that same vein, don't they? Mystery White Boy...

Meanwhile, where is this Hallelujah on the soundtrack -- it doesn't appear to be listed anywhere...or maybe I'm not looking at this site right. The list doesn't show the song...or maybe I'm wrong. Some help?

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Jim Nelson
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Re: Rufus Wainwright?   Tuesday, July 9, 2002 (8:41 a.m.) 

Well, in the movie, I recognized him right away. It was Rufas, singing Hallelujah.

On the soundtrack the song can also be found. With Rufas Singing away. I personally love it. But, I am bias, as I have been a Wainwright fan for a long time.

However, if you rent the movie, it's not rufas who sings the song. And to be honest, I have no idea who it is. It is an older sounding man. With a deeper voice than Rufas.

Rufas has always had a sort of contract with Dreamworks, so that would be why he was singing the song in the first place on the Dreamworks movie, Shrek. Why they changed it for the rental, I have no clue.

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Re: Rufus Wainwright?   Friday, August 9, 2002 (9:36 p.m.) 

According to the credits at the end of the movie, it's John Cale, not Rufus. I didn't notice that the audio CD didn't include John's version, or I probably wouldn't have bought it. Rufus does a decent job with it, but if you're expecting the actual singer from the movie you're going to be disappointed.

> Well, in the movie, I recognized him right away. It was Rufas, singing
> Hallelujah.

> On the soundtrack the song can also be found. With Rufas Singing away. I
> personally love it. But, I am bias, as I have been a Wainwright fan for a
> long time.

> However, if you rent the movie, it's not rufas who sings the song. And to
> be honest, I have no idea who it is. It is an older sounding man. With a
> deeper voice than Rufas.

> Rufas has always had a sort of contract with Dreamworks, so that would be
> why he was singing the song in the first place on the Dreamworks movie,
> Shrek. Why they changed it for the rental, I have no clue.


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Re: Rufus Wainwright?   Wednesday, September 18, 2002 (8:02 p.m.) 

Ok this last guy is right. It isn't Rufus on the movie (theater or rental version!) but he does the recording for the soundtrack. Many songs on the soundtrack are different recordings than the ones heard in the actual film. I'd like to know why they did such a thing, but that's another matter. All I can say is get your facts straight people! The credits are as plain as day.

> According to the credits at the end of the movie, it's John Cale, not
> Rufus. I didn't notice that the audio CD didn't include John's version, or
> I probably wouldn't have bought it. Rufus does a decent job with it, but
> if you're expecting the actual singer from the movie you're going to be
> disappointed.


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Re: Rufus Wainwright?   Wednesday, October 9, 2002 (7:21 p.m.) 

*giggle*
Hey, rufasfan... Mr. Wanwright's name is spelled RUFUS. Also, I'm fairly sure that it's not him singing on the movie. This film absolutely turned me on to Rufus' music, and now I am a huge fan. I have seen him in concert. Trust me, people... this song is not his best work. LOL. I advise anyone out there to check out Rufus' stuff. It's beautiful.
-KD

> Well, in the movie, I recognized him right away. It was Rufas, singing
> Hallelujah.

> On the soundtrack the song can also be found. With Rufas Singing away. I
> personally love it. But, I am bias, as I have been a Wainwright fan for a
> long time.

> However, if you rent the movie, it's not rufas who sings the song. And to
> be honest, I have no idea who it is. It is an older sounding man. With a
> deeper voice than Rufas.

> Rufas has always had a sort of contract with Dreamworks, so that would be
> why he was singing the song in the first place on the Dreamworks movie,
> Shrek. Why they changed it for the rental, I have no clue.


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Traci Hollingsworth
Re: Rufus Wainwright?   Sunday, March 24, 2002 (2:21 p.m.) 

OK, who REALLY sang this song on the film??

It was not Wainwright, nor Buckley, nor Cohen. Non of these sound at all like the film version. I did see the credits once, and I think Buckely may be given credit for the arrangement, but not for the performance.

Who did this??

e

> I think that Rufus Wainwright's version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah was
> absolute garbage! If they didn't want to use Leonard, they could have used
> Jeff Buckley's version. I am sorry but the original version, and Buckley's
> version where 9 million times better than that cruddy version used in the
> film and on the soundtrack. He sounded lame as hell...


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ed
Re: Rufus Wainwright?   Tuesday, July 2, 2002 (4:22 p.m.) 

> OK, who REALLY sang this song on the film??

> It was not Wainwright, nor Buckley, nor Cohen. Non of these sound at all
> like the film version. I did see the credits once, and I think Buckely may
> be given credit for the arrangement, but not for the performance.

> Who did this??

> e
Rufus Wainright sang on the soundtrack (cd) only. Not on the film. I've heard Leonard Cohen's version and I love part of the way he sings it and the rest is not that great. Bono also has a version and I love Bono but he doesn't sing it right either. If people want to comment at least be accurate in what is being critisized. The guy who sings on the film is a terrible singer but it's not Rufus Wainright.

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