“If Leonard Cohen was the author . . . and John Cale was its editor,” writes Light, “Buckley was the song’s ultimate performer.”
The Holy Or The Broken by Alan Light
I’ve lamented about the evolution of Cohen’s masterpiece and this book takes on the subject in detail. I didn’t know exactly when Cale had recorded the track. Buckley’s version came 10 years after the original recording. Lots of goodies about the song that has become the go-to track in the face of national loss and hurt.