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Old 04-17-2007, 08:58 AM   #1
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Jeff Buckley's Apology To Bob Dylan

By the time of his death in 1997, singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley had released just one full-length studio album, 1994's astonishing Grace. But in the decade since then, seemingly unquenchable interest in his soaring folk-rock and evocative lyrics has led to several posthumous records — compiling everything from unfinished demo tracks to remixes to live performances. The latest from the Buckley audio archives: a never-before-released 1993 clip of Buckley at a poetry event, reading an apology letter he wrote to his idol Bob Dylan.

The reading is included on a CD accompanying the new book The Spoken Word Revolution Redux (out April 17 from Sourcebooks Inc.). In it, Buckley begs Dylan's forgiveness for having imitated him on stage once during a show. Though the imitation was meant to flatter, Buckley worries in his apology letter that he has offended his hero, who had championed his budding career: ''I have no way of knowing how my words were translated to you... It wasn't funny at all. And I fucked up,'' he says.

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Old 04-17-2007, 11:36 AM   #2
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Interesting. I actually hadn't heard about that.

From what I observed in all the footage of Buckley I'd watched and interviews I've read, he was just kind of a goofy guy. I think he described himself well in the intro to the letter.

I still miss him. Seriously.

On the topic of Dylan/Buckley, I once read that Buckley's favorite Dylan record was "Blood on the Tracks" and his favorite song was "If You See Her, Say Hello."

Great stuff.

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Oh Jeff Buckley's music has such a mysterious quality, and his vocal range was unmatched, 10 years have passed already? What a tragedy.
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