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Old 06-02-2007, 02:55 PM   #1
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Jeff Buckley

He died ten years ago (29th May 1997)...


Bono: “Jeff was a pure drop in an ocean of noise”

Ben Harper: “Never have I seen such infinite musical potential in anyone”

Eddie Veder: “He did it... I was just fuckin' speechless... one of the most memorable moments of my life”

Douglas Payne: “Jeff Buckley's recording 'Hallelujah' humbles me and takes him to that special place that only very few songs manage to do.”

Only to quote a few very well known people that admire this great great artist...

10 years after his death I think it's time for us to say something about him...
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Old 06-02-2007, 03:08 PM   #2
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Best tribute to him has to be Chris Cornell's song "Wave Goodbye" written for him, and the middle of the song features Cornell performing Buckley-esque vocal acrobatics, great song off a great album.
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I think he was very, very talented. I have a live version of him doing "Hallelujah" that will make me stop whatever else I'm doing and give it my full attention. (Which is really something, because I'm the queen of ADD multi-tasking.)

But I don't think he'd be nearly as revered if he hadn't died.
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I cried when he died.
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Has anyone read the book Dream Brothers, about the lives and deaths of Tim and Jeff Buckley? I've heard it's very good.
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^^ No! but I looked for it for a while... Never found it.
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I remember the 1st time i heard "Grace" , that was a shock. I fall in love with his voice , I miss him
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Best tribute to him has to be Chris Cornell's song "Wave Goodbye" written for him, and the middle of the song features Cornell performing Buckley-esque vocal acrobatics, great song off a great album.
Rufus Wainwright's "Memphis Skyline" is damn good, too. Maybe a bit too idiosyncratic for mainstream consumption, but I'll pass it along to anyone who'd like to hear it.

Never thought of Hades
Under the Mississippi
But still I've come to sing for him
So southern furies
Prepare to walk for my harp
I have strung, and I will leave with him
Relax the cogs of rhyme
Over the Memphis sky
Turn back the wheels of time
Under the Memphis skyline
always hated him for the way he looked
In the gaslight of the morning
Then came hallelujah sounding like mad Ophelia
for me in my room living
So kiss me, my darling stay with me till morning
Turn back and you will stay
Under the Memphis Skyline
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I remember very specifically where I was the day I heard Jeff died. Like it was yesterday... I normally don't get affected that much by deaths of people I don't know personally, but this one floored me.

I miss him.
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Here's a list of tribute songs for Jeff Buckley.


"A Body Goes Down" - Duncan Sheik
"As I Wander" - Ours
"Bandstand in the Sky" - Pete Yorn
"Bleed" - Ours
"Blind River Boy" - Amy Correia
"Bottom of the River" - Low Interval Limit
"Boys on the Radio" - Hole (partially)
"Buckley" - Lukas Rossi
"By Yourself" - Sister 7
"Cities Will Fall" - Elysian Fields
"Sidestep The Bullet" - Brenda Kahn
"Eternal Flame" - Joan Wasser
"Except for the Ghosts" - Lisa Germano
"Feel the Quiet River Rage" - Live
"Flushed Chest" - Joan Wasser
"From Grace" - Thomas Dybdahl
"Goodbye" - Army of Me
"Gorgeous" - Kashmir
"Grace" - Rachael Sage
"Grey Ghost" - Mike Doughty
"I Heard You Singing" - Ours
"I Sang For You" - Edible Red
"I'm Going to Memphis" - In Reverent Fear
"In a Flash" - Ron Sexsmith
"JB" - Welcome To Roswell
"Just Like Anyone" - Aimee Mann
"Live In Blue Sparks" - Rebecca Moore
"Living In A Video" - Ours
"Memphis" - PJ Harvey
"Memphis Skyline" - Rufus Wainwright
"Mississippi" - Steve Adey
"On the Road to Calvary" - Willie Nile
"One Last Good Bye" - David Linx
"Our Happiness" - Velvet Belly
"Rilkean Heart" - Cocteau Twins
"Saint Down The Hall" - Ours
"Somebody Leave a Light On" - Dayna Kurtz
"Song for a Dead Singer" - Zita Swoon
"Stileto'd Young Stars" - Rebecca Moore
"Swimming" - Chris Taylor
"The Beast" - Joan Wasser
"Tides of the Moon" -Elysian Fields
"To the Sea" - Mark Eitzel
"Trying Not to Think About It" - Juliana Hatfield
"Valley of Sound" - Heather Nova
"Wave Goodbye" - Chris Cornell
"We Don't Know" - Health & Happiness Show
"Where All Roses Go" - Anuna
"You Were Right" - Badly Drawn Boy (partially)
"Neath The Beeches" - The Frames
"Jeff Buckley Moves to Memphis" - The Prayers and Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers
"Angels Fall (Song for Jeff Buckley)" - Jim Major
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According to his wikipedia page, a number of tribute concerts are planned for the comming weeks:

2007 marks the 10th anniversary of Jeff Buckley's death. His life and music will be celebrated globally between May and June, 2007. There will be tributes in Australia, Belgium, Canada, United Kingdom, Iceland, Ireland, Macedonia, France and the USA.
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They're doing a tribute for him in my school! How great is that?
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Unforgettable Lemon I love that song as well, and wow at that list, could make for quite the compilation picking the best out of them.

His voice and vocal range and what he did with it was just astounding, I can't help but be reminded of how the world misses him, everytime I listen to him, which is often.
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I cried when he died.
I've tried to find some information about this book, but I can't even find that it exists. The only thing I could find was an album with the songs of both Jeff and Tim Buckley sung by other artists, called Dream Brothers.

I'd love some information about it, a web link would be great, or even where it can be bought.

and yes, the man was unbelievably talented, as was his father.
It took me a while to get into Jeff Buckley as I was a huge fan of his father's and prefered his work.
Tim Buckley's Greetings from LA is one of my all time favourite albums. Sweet Surrender will melt me every time I hear it.

I never thought I'd say it, but Jeff's talent surpased his father, both lyrically and definately musically.

Both men were exceptionally talented and both had the ability to touch a persons soul with the beautiful depth of their voices.
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Sorry, the quote has stuffed up on my above post for some reason. I'm quoting corianderstem's post, but this is what is coming up .... and it won't let me edit.

This is the post I was trying to quote

Quote- corianderstem
"Has anyone read the book Dream Brothers, about the lives and deaths of Tim and Jeff Buckley? I've heard it's very good."
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