Tuesday, September 28, 2004

 

Jeff Buckley---R.I.P.

Right now I'm at work, got my headphones on and listening to the song "Mojo Pin" by Jeff Buckley (from his album "Grace"---which is a must-have for any real music fan).

He had perhaps one of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard in my life. Unfortunately, he accidentally drowned in May 1997. He was only 31. It was such a tragic day. I remember watching the news and thinking "Damn, it's such a shame... Such a loss to the music world".

"Grace" is 10 tracks of pure genius. This album really shows his vocal capacity. Each track is different. Resembling at times a soft-sung Robert Plant, capable of dizzying arabesques to mellow Blues-y moods, to art-school noise, to choir-boy sweetness...

Honestly, his rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" could possibly be the most gorgeous and heart-breaking song ever recorded.
It gets me every time. Every time.

--Sigh--

Anyway, I just wanted to share that with you guys (whoever you may be). Give y'all a bit of musical insight in case you have never heard of him...

Have a nice day.

Comments:
eclectic taste or is it eclairic taste?
 
"Eclectic".
And yes...My musical taste is just that...
 
hey there....i'm a fellow fan, so thought u might like to know that itunes released a new single by him entitled "forget her" (hmmm i think this was over a month ago). it's really good.....and i heard that there's a new documentary bout him in the works.....sigh, actually, i'm gonna dig out my ipod now ....
 
Cici, thanks for the comment...
And yeah, I know that single (I downloaded it a few months ago)...
There's also a new "Legacy Edition" release of "Grace", which features an additional cd (includes the track "Forget Her"), plus a bonus Dvd (you can get it on amazon.com)
 
np...yeah, i don't think i'll bother with that one as i already have the single and other albums (live shows, posthumous album)and a live dvd...what kind of fan am i,eh? well, it's good to know that his music is alive to this day :)
 
oh wait, did u say ADDITIONAL cd? hmmmm that makes it interesting....cos i thought i was just a re-release mixed in with "forget her" and some live stuff....hmm, thanx yeah, i will check it out
 
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