Sunday, January 18, 2009

Buckley's no Burke


MUSICALLY, there's really no way that any collection of the late Jeff Buckley's work could be anything other than full marks - the incredibly talented singer, who drowned swimming in the Mississipi while working on his second album, had an ethereal, exquisite voice and songwriting ability.
But in his lifetime he only released one studio album, Grace, and a smattering of EPs, and his second album, Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk, is also available as a work in progress - so why is this LP needed?
Grace is the obvious starting point for newcomers, and fans will already have nearly everything here in their collections already - and although the Smiths cover is worth a listen, there are glaring omissions such as Yard Of Blonde Girls.
And to top that, the title of this compilation, So Real, doesn't even feature on the front of this hurredly re-released LP - now it just says "featuring Hallelujah".
It seems to me someone is cashing in on Jeff's obvious X-factor...


  1. I really want to listen to this.

  2. The re-released album is out today, but I really recommend that you start with Grace if you're new to Jeff Buckley.


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