No one remembers who first suggested that we do Leonard Cohen’s beautiful and legendary song, “Hallelujah” (made iconic by K.D. Lang and Jeff Buckley, as well as dozens of other artists). Our initial impression was that this would be a fairly simple song that we could put together rather quickly, and so we approached it without any suspicion that the song would take such a hold over us. We also never expected that it would become one of our signature songs. But that’s what it is. “Hallelujah” always evokes a strong response from our audiences. When we decided to record a few more cover songs to add to our demo CD, it was obvious to all of us in the band that “Hallelujah” had to be among those new songs.
“Hallelujah” features another wonderful vocal performance by Victoria Sadler, singing lead as well as backing vocals. Wicasta assisted on backing vocals and guitars.
We hope you enjoy Windhaven’s version of “Hallelujah”. Recording and mixing this song was an emotional experience for us, leading to tears of joy and abandon during mastering. We hope you have the same emotional reaction to it that we did. If we come even close to that, we’ll certainly know that we did our jobs.
As ever, you can find the song in our music player, to the right in the sidebar. Or visit our Audio/Video page for more options.
- Victoria Sadler – lead and backing vocals
- Wicasta Lovelace – backing vocals, guitar
- Doug “Wolf” Schwartz – percussion, spiritual support