Time for another Jeff Buckley worship thread - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-17-2004, 11:45 PM   #1
Resident Photo Buff
Forum Moderator
 
Diemen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Somewhere in middle America
Posts: 13,238
Local Time: 04:51 AM
Time for another Jeff Buckley worship thread

Yes, it's high time we again salute the genius that was Jeff Buckley.

So I just bought the Grace Legacy Edition yesterday. Even if you already own Grace (which I do), buy this! You get a remastered Grace (sounds noticeably better than the original), a second disc of rare tracks, and a dvd with music videos and a Making of Grace documentary. My favorite part is probably the second disc, which is mainly cover songs. Just the variation in genres and how amazingly well Jeff does in each is astounding. From folky Dylan to old-time blues to country to pop to punk, and each song is captivating, even the wacky Alligator Wine.

There's something about Buckley's voice that can turn an ordinary song (Forget Her) into an extraordinary song, but even beyond his voice he just seemed to get the music, it flowed through him unrestricted by convention or genre. Songs like Parchman Farm Blues sound not like some modern interpretation of the blues, but like the authentic thing - like the man who is singing the lines lived the lines. More than anything this Legacy Edition makes me really wonder what kind of music we would've heard out of Jeff Buckley had he lived. You can completely sense his insatiable appetite for music throughout this entire collection.



So yeah... I'm on a big Jeff Buckley kick lately.
[/random heaping of praise]
__________________

__________________
Diemen is offline  
Old 09-17-2004, 11:59 PM   #2
Blue Crack Addict
 
beli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: In a frock in Western Australia
Posts: 15,464
Local Time: 06:51 PM
I cant listen to Jeff. My former flat mate, Bruce, was a Jeffhead. All of the music at Bruces funeral a few years ago was Jeff.

I can't remember what the songs are called but they sounded absolutely haunting in a chapel, at a funeral. Seemed to flow well with the roar of the bikie procession following the herse also.

Jeff = Bruce for me.

On that breasfeeding hormonal point I will depart this thread.

RIP Jeff, and Bruce
__________________

__________________
beli is offline  
Old 09-18-2004, 12:17 AM   #3
Blue Crack Addict
 
beli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: In a frock in Western Australia
Posts: 15,464
Local Time: 06:51 PM
oops, didnt mean to kill the thread
__________________
beli is offline  
Old 09-18-2004, 01:14 AM   #4
Resident Photo Buff
Forum Moderator
 
Diemen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Somewhere in middle America
Posts: 13,238
Local Time: 04:51 AM
It's ok...it tends to happen to my threads naturally.
__________________
Diemen is offline  
Old 09-18-2004, 12:24 PM   #5
Blue Crack Addict
 
joyfulgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 16,615
Local Time: 03:51 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by beli


I can't remember what the songs are called but they sounded absolutely haunting in a chapel, at a funeral.

I saw Jeff perform in a church and then years later attended the memorial service for him in that same church (Jeff lived in my building in NYC for a year so while we weren't friends or anything we were certainly neighborly) so I can relate to how haunting his music is in that context.

I can't wait to pick this up.
__________________
joyfulgirl is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com