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    Jeff Buckley

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    Genre:Ethnic/Folk, Alternative, Rock
    Rank:1005 history »
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    5.0/5 from 5 users
    Albums:17
    Songs:110

    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1
    2,795 4.9/5
    Hallelujah lyrics
    2Kashmir lyrics
    3
    4.0/5
    Corpus Christi Carol lyrics
    4
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    Murder Suicide Meteor Slave lyrics
    5Let Time Stand Still/Killing Time lyrics
    6Despite The Tears lyrics
    7We All Fall In Love Sometimes lyrics
    8
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    I Know We Could Be So Happy Baby lyrics
    9
    5.0/5
    Forget Her lyrics
    10The Way Young Lovers Do lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1
    1,611 4.0/5
    Grace [1994]
    2
    6,280
    Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk [1997]
    3Live At Sin-é EP [1993]
    4Mystery White Boy [2000]
    5Live at Sin-é (Legacy Edition) [2004]
    6Live at L'Olympia [2001]
    7Grace (Legacy Edition) [2004]
    8Songs To No One [2002]
    9Live From The Bataclan [1995]
    10The Grace EP's [2002]

    Biography

    Since he was the son of cult songwriter Tim Buckley, Jeff Buckley faced more expectations and pre-conceived notions than most singer/songwriters. Perhaps it wasn't surprising that Jeff Buckley's music was related to his father's by only the thinnest of margins. Buckley's voice was grand and sweeping, which fit with the mock-operatic grandeur of his Van Morrison-meets-Led Zeppelin music.

    Buckley began playing while in high school. Eventually, he moved to Los Angeles to study music; while he was there, he performed with several jazz and funk bands, as well as playing with Shinehead, a leader in the dancehall reggae movement. A few years later, he moved to New York, forming Gods & Monsters with the experimental guitarist Gary Lucas. The band became a hip name, yet their lifespan was short. Buckley began a solo career playing clubs and coffeehouses, building up a considerable following. Soon, he signed a record deal with Columbia Records, releasing the Live At Sin-e EP in November of 1993. It received good reviews, yet they didn't compare to the raves Buckley's full-length debut, 1994's Grace, received. Unlike the EP, the album was recorded with a full band, which gave the record textures that surprised some of his long-time New York followers. Nevertheless, it made several year-end "Best of 1994" lists and earned him a belated alternative hit, "Last Goodbye," in the spring of 1995.

    A long hiatus followed as Buckley worked on material for his follow-up effort, provisionally titled My Sweetheart, The Drunk. Originally slated to be produced by Tom Verlaine, who later dropped out of the project, Buckley finally began work on the record in Memphis during the late spring of 1997. On the night of May 29, he and a friend traveled to the local Mud Island Harbor, where Buckley spontaneously decided to go swimming in the Mississippi River and waded into the water fully clothed. A few minutes later, he disappeared under the waves; authorities were quickly contacted, but to no avail — on June 4, his body was finally found floating near the city's famed Beale Street area. Buckley was 30 years old. A collection of unreleased recordings, Sketches (For My Sweetheart The Drunk), appeared in 1998, and two live albums arrived during 2000-2001, Mystery White Boy and Live At L'Olympia. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide

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