by Allison Crowe
On August 3, 2004, widely read and influential London,
England-based music industry
website/newsletter, Record of the Day, has selected Allison Crowe's version of the Leonard Cohen song "Hallelujah" as its record of the day, telling its audience:
"Bet you thought you heard all the versions you need to hear of this song, right? Think again, because Allison Crowe has a voice to fall in love with. She is from Vancouver Island in Canada, descended from Irish and Manx stock. She's exactly the sort of artist who can make serious headway on her own label and that's just what she's doing."
You can hear this track at the RotD site and here on Allison's own Music page.
Record of the Day is a prognosticator of musical talent, and has tipped people early to such artists as Damien Rice, The Darkness, Keane and The Black Eyed Peas.