JEFF BUCKLEY – ‘Hallelujah’ – Live At Cabaret Metro CHICAGO – In 1995…

Memorable live moments

Artist: Jeff Buckley
Song: Hallelujah – cover of a Leonard Cohen song
Where & when: 13 May 1995 at Cabaret Metro in Chicago
during his ‘Mystery White Boy‘ tour

Today, 17 November, is Jeff Buckley‘s birthday. He would have turned 53,
but unfortunately drowned on 29th May 1997, 22 years ago, in Wolf River
Harbor
on the Mississippi River while having an evening swim.

Happy birthday to a special, ill-starred artist…

JEFF BUCKLEY: Website


The whole Chicago concert was registered and issued on DVD in 2000.

New Animated Video For Rare JEFF BUCKLEY Demo Shared Online – Here’s ‘SKY BLUE SKIN’…

Clips that will have an impact on your eyes and your ears…

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20 October 2019

The late great JEFF BUCKLEY had his last recording session on 13 September 1996, one year before he died by drowning. One of the songs involved was titled ‘SKY BLUE SKIN’, a vintage Buckley meditation. It was one of the most sought-after rarities in the musician’s back catalogue, before it got a proper release as part of a new collection celebrating 25 years since the release of his only studio album ‘Grace’ back in August. An animated clip for the song, put together by animation studio Temple Cache, making use of images from sketchbooks and lyrics has been shared online now.

Watch it here…

(photo on top: FB Jeff Buckley)

Unreleased JEFF BUCKLEY Material Issued To Celebrate 25th Birthday Of His ‘GRACE’ Album…

28 August 2019

Last week, on 23 August, the magnificent debut (and also his final) album ‘GRACE’ by the late great JEFF BUCKLEY turned 25. To celebrate this birthday Columbia Records issued lots of unreleased material of the stirring, regretted singer/songwriter.

First of all an unheard demo of ‘Sky Blue Skin’. A song recorded at his final
studio session on September 13th, 1996. Listen here to the intimate musing…

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Also a clip for ‘Lover, You Should’ve Come Over’, one of Grace‘s arresting
beauties with previously unseen Jeff Buckley footage. See it here…

To make the celebration complete Columbia Records put no less
than 4 live albums online via Spotify. Here are the links to stream…

Live At Wetlands, New York, 1994
Live From Seattle, 1995
Cabaret Metro, Chicago, 1995
Live At Columbia Records / Radio Hour

JEFF BUCKLEY: Website – Biography /(photo: FB Jeff buckley)

JEFF BUCKLEY Released His Heavyhearted Debut Album ‘GRACE’ 25 Years Ago…

23 August 2019

The late great JEFF BUCKLEY released GRACE his debut album, actually his only proper studio LP, 25 years ago today, on 23 Augustus 1994. A heavily emotional album with Buckley’s characteristic touching vox as one of the main instruments for his introspective and intimate inner journeys. Compelling, captivating and passionate from start to finish. Initially, the LP was largely ignored and peaked at number #149 in the U.S. but slowly but surely critical acclaim build up. Eventually Grace had sold over 2 million copies worldwide.

ALL MUSIC wrote: “Jeff Buckley was many things, but humble wasn’t one of them. Grace is an audacious debut album, filled with sweeping choruses, bombastic arrangements, searching lyrics, and above all, the richly textured voice of Buckley himself, which resembled a cross between Robert Plant, Van Morrison, and his father Tim. Grace sounds like a Led Zeppelin album written by an ambitious folkie with a fondness for lounge jazz.” Score: 5/5

Key tracks

– HALLELUJAH –

– LAST GOODBYE –

– LOVER, YOU SHOULD’VE COME OVER –

Album in full…


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JEEF BUCKLEY Covers THE SMITHS…

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Jeff Buckley
gone too soon, too young
immeasurably talented…
new – mostly covers – songs
recorded in 1993
out on new album…
YOU AND I on March 11
with these captivating
cover of The Smiths
I KNOW IT’S OVER
appealing video

Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
And as I climb into an empty bed
Oh well. Enough said.
I know it’s over – still I cling
I don’t know where else I can go
Oh…

Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
See, the sea wants to take me
The knife wants to slit me
Do you think you can help me?

Sad veiled bride, please be happy
Handsome groom, give her room
Loud, loutish lover, treat her kindly
Though she needs you
More than she loves you
I know it’s over – still I cling
I don’t know where else I can go
Over over over over

I know it’s over
And it never really began
But in my heart it was so real
And you even spoke to me, and said:
“If you’re so funny
Then why are you on your own tonight?
And if you’re so clever
Then why are you on your own tonight?
If you’re so very entertaining
Then why are you on your own tonight?
If you’re so very good-looking
Why do you sleep alone tonight?
I know…

‘Cause tonight is just like any other night
That’s why you’re on your own tonight
With your triumphs and your charms
While they are in each other’s arms”
It’s so easy to laugh
It’s so easy to hate
It takes strength to be gentle and kind
Over, over, over, over

It’s so easy to laugh
It’s so easy to hate
It takes guts to be gentle and kind
Over, over
Love is natural and real
But not for you, my love
Not tonight, my love
Love is natural and real
But not for such as you and I, my love

Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
Oh Mother, I can feel…

JEFF BUCKLEY – Website & info on new album

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I KNOW IT’S OVER was on THE SMITHS
highly praised album THE QUEEN IS DEAD.
The LP turns 30 this year, on June 16th…

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