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Old 02-14-2007, 09:13 PM   #1
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Jeff Buckley - How amazing was this guy?

http://sendmedeadflowers.blogspot.co...l-flowers.html

Was checking out another forum that I visit and came across this little gem. A supposedly pretty rare song that he did with Elizabeth Fraser, and crap - I had forgotten exactly how much I loved this guy.

Beautiful song. Now I think I need to listen to Grace for the first time in a while.

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Grace is one of the most beautiful albums ever, period.
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I worked for a music store back in the mid 90's and used to get promotional copies of almost every CD that came out. I remember getting Grace one day and not bothering to check it out for the longest time. Then one day I did finally listen to it and kicked myself for not doing so sooner.
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Last Goodbye is an amazingly heartbreaking song. And his version of Hallelujah, the best one out there, in my opinion.
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Last Goodbye is an amazingly heartbreaking song. And his version of Hallelujah, the best one out there, in my opinion.
Last Goodbye is one of my favorite songs by him.
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The real genius-who-died-too-young of the 90s. Led Zeppelin meets Van Morrison? Absolutely brilliant.
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let's not forget 'lover, you should've come over'
absolutely amazing.
if you're into grace, some tracks on 'sketches for my sweetheart, the drunk' are definitely worth checking out...
'the sky is a landfill' is epic
'morning theft' shares time with 'last goodbye' as my favorite song by jeff buckley. sort of a u2 'promenade' vibe, just way more fleshed out, better words, great building energy.
'jewel box' - big star-esque pop ditty.
'satisfied mind' - for the fans of hallelujah out there
and have you ever heard his cover of 'the boy with the thorn in his side' by the smiths? it's fucking great - i have no idea what the hell he's doing on the guitar, sounds like he has four arms all going in different directions.
yeah, the dude was pretty fucking good...
sad that he's gone.
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I often wonder if he were still alive, he would have lived up to such promise. Is he more heralded because he died?

I think he was undeniably talented, but perhaps overrated in his death.

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fucking genius
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I agree with you
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I often wonder if he were still alive, he would have lived up to such promise. Is he more heralded because he died?

I think he was undeniably talented, but perhaps overrated in his death.

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dying is such an awesome career move.

i think his most important contribution was influence rather than accomplishment. thom yorke and matt bellamy come to mind as 2 amazing singers in 2 amazing bands who definitely were influenced by buckley.
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i think his most important contribution was influence rather than accomplishment. thom yorke and matt bellamy come to mind as 2 amazing singers in 2 amazing bands who definitely were influenced by buckley.
yup
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Personally, I think that while his influence is obviously great, his reputation certainly isn't without merit. I mean, shit. The guy was unique, technically proficient, AND talented to boot. The complex song structures and arrangements, the singing, the songwriting. The guy had the whole package.

Hell, I'd take Grace over most Radiohead albums. Not because of the influence that it had, but because it's fucking gorgeous.

P.S. Radiohead fans aren't allowed to call bands overrated, anyway.
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P.S. Radiohead fans aren't allowed to call bands overrated, anyway.

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I've "witnessed" several musicians untimely death in my life. Cobain, Hoon and others have moved me, but Buckley was the only one where I actually cried. His death was the first time I've cried for someone I didn't actually know personally.

I miss him.
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