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Jeff Buckley (Official Thread)

Discussion in '90's Music' started by METALPRIEST, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. METALPRIEST

    METALPRIEST Senior Member

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    Son of 60's folk legend Tim Buckley (who died of a drug overdose in 1975) , Jeff had a following in the early 90's playing cover tunes, and gained intrest from his father's manager Herb Cohen and signed with Columbia records.

    Grace would be his only album and was released in 1994. In 1996 he and his band stopped touring and Jeff began working on his follow up album in 1997 in Memphis. Jeff, while waiting for his band, died in an evening swim that he took, fully clothed. His body was found on June 4th of the same year.

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    Jeff's second album, My Sweetheart the Drunk was released as demos and unfinished work in 1998. According to Jeff he had only met his father once when he was eight years old.



    Hallelujah

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    Re: Jeff Buckley

    You beat me too it, Priest. I had been meaning to make a Jeff Buckley thread for a few weeks now but hadn't gotten around to it. :heheh:

    Anywhoozle, I have fallen madly in love with "Grace". For years I'd heard people praise Jeff and his one album and I just kept thinking "Pssh the guy only put out one album. How big of a deal could it be?". Then one day I got into a conversation with a friend of mine about how Rufus Wainwright did the best cover of "Hallelujah" and that Jeff Buckley's version was garbage. Now me, never having heard either version, gave them both a listen when I got home. Rufus's was alright, rather straight forward and everything though. Then I listened to Jeff's second....and I was sold. The way that his expression is attracted to that song is unbelievable. Jeff using tenderness in his playing that is as if he is serenading the world.

    Now here we are a little ways down the road and I consider Jeff not only a top singer but also one of music's greatest tragedies.



    If you take "Hallelujah" out of the equation all together then "Lover, You Should've Come Over" is probably my favorite song of Jeff's. It's at least my favorite original song from him, that's for sure.


    "Corpus Christi Carol (For Roy)" is one of the most beautiful vocal performances I've ever heard. Jeff almost has the vocal quality of a opera singer in this song.
     
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    Re: Jeff Buckley

    I like all the songs in here a lot but if I was going to pick a second favorite track from Buckley it would be this track off of the Legacy Edition of "Grace":

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    Re: Jeff Buckley

    I remember being at a friend's party one year and on came a song I absolutely fell in love with, I asked who it was and was told Jeff Buckley. At that point I'd never heard of him, but I went out and got the album soon after just on the strength of that one song. Here's that song:


    Grace

    A fantastic talent and so very tragic that he was taken away so young.
     
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    Re: Jeff Buckley

    Dream Brother



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    Kanga Roo



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    Re: Jeff Buckley

    Bit of a side thought there, but does anyone else think Jeff and James Franco bear a striking resemblance?

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    They look shockingly similar
     
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    Yeah I thought so :heheh:
     
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    Re: Jeff Buckley

    oh my yes they do! good catch.

    Don't get me started on my love of Jeff. At first it was just Grace but these days I like a bunch of his live performances too.
     

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