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
on the Mississippi River while having an evening swim.

Happy birthday to a special, ill-starred artist…


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…


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…

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




Album in full…