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Jeff Buckley – Grace

$47.50 $30.00

Buckley’ posthumous releases suggest what Grace did: that he was one of the most talented musicians of his generation, while also being one of the most impulsive and, often, maddeningly inconsistent. Is he really being served by the uncovering of outtakes, B-sides and live performances? Fans certainly think so, but I won’t cop to listening very beyond his lone completed record these days. And it bears emphasizing that its rewards have lost nothing in 10 years. Grace remains one of the most engaging, inspired records ever made, and its 10 original songs serve as the best possible portrait of Buckley as a diva, songwriter and artist.

 

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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Jeff Buckley was many things, but humble wasn’t one of them. Grace is an audacious debut album, filled with sweeping choruses, bombastic arrangements, searching lyrics, and above all, the richly textured voice of Buckley himself, which resembled a cross between Robert Plant, Van Morrison, and his father Tim. And that’s a fair starting point for his music: Grace sounds like a Led Zeppelin album written by an ambitious folkie with a fondness for lounge jazz. At his best — the soaring title track, “Last Goodbye,” and the mournful “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over” — Buckley’s grasp met his reach with startling results; at its worst, Grace is merely promising.

 

1. Mojo Pin
2. Grace
3. Last Goodbye
4. Lilac Wine
5. So Real
1. Hallelujah
2. Lover, You Should’ve Come Over
3. Corpus Christi Carol
4. Eternal Life
5. Dream Brother

 

 

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Weight 0.480 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm