Jeff Buckley - Grace
NME.COM feature on Jeff Buckley - Grace album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 30 November 2003
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- Mojo Pin
- Last Goodbye
- Lilac Wine
- So Real
- Lover, You Should've Come Over
- Corpus Christi Carol
- Eternal Life
- Dream Brother
- Forget Her
- Corpus Christi Carol (for Roy)
- Lover, You Should Have Come Over
So Real: Songs From Jeff Buckley
- May 31, 2007
Stunning live performance in Paris
- Oct 16, 2001
We're much poorer without him, but still richer for this...
- May 5, 2000
Fishbone member Chris Dowd reveals behind the scenes details
'The Last Goodbye' retells the story of 'Romeo and Juliet' using the late songwriter's music
'The Last Goodbye' production is in development now…
Jeff Buckley - Grace: Wikipedia Album Entry
Grace is the first and only complete studio album by Jeff Buckley, released on August 23, 1994. The album is named after the title track, "Grace", co-written by Buckley and Gary Lucas. While the album initially had poor sales, only peaking at #149 in the U.S., it received wide critical acclaim. It has now sold over 2 million copies worldwide. An extended version of the album (subtitled Legacy Edition) celebrating its tenth anniversary was released in 2004, and it peaked at #44 in the UK.
Musicians such as Thom Yorke of Radiohead and Matthew Bellamy of Muse list Buckley among their influences, and the album has been lauded by veteran artists such as Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave, Neil Peart of Rush, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree, and Bob Dylan.
Buckley's cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" remains one of his most well-known songs, and has been used extensively in many U.S. television series and films, including The West Wing, The O.C., Scrubs, One Tree Hill and The Edukators. In 2004, this version was ranked #259 on Rolling Stone's article "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".
Buckley's version of "Corpus Christi Carol" was based on a version by Janet Baker. A childhood friend introduced him to the song, and Buckley sang a version on the album as a way of thanking for him.
Grace has been listed as a highly rated album in many popular magazines, such as Q magazine, where readers voted Grace the 75th greatest album of all time; the same vote was taken again towards the end of 2005, this time Grace being placed at 13. In 2003, the album was ranked number 303 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2006, Mojo Magazine named Grace the #1 Modern Rock Classic of all Time. It was also rated as Australia's second favourite album on My Favourite Album, a television special done by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation aired on December 3, 2006. Grace re-entered the Top 50 album charts in Australia at number 44 for the week of the 29th of January to the 5th of February 2007, 13 years after its original release date. It is currently certified 6x Platinum in Australia.
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I'm lying in my bed the blanket is warm
This body will never be safe from harm
Still feel your hair, black ribbons of coal
Touch my skin to keep me whole
There's the moon asking to stay
Long enough for the clouds to fly me away
Oh, it's my time coming, I'm not afraid, afraid to die
I lost myself on a cool damp night
I gave myself in that misty light
Was hypnotized by a strange delight
Under a lilac tree
Love, let me sleep tonight on your couch
And remember the smell of the fabric
Of your simple city dress
I heard there was a secret chord
That David played and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?
Looking out the door
I see the rain fall upon the funeral mourners
Parading in a wake of sad relations
As their shoes fill up with water
he bear her off, he bear her down
he bear her into an orchard ground
lu li lu lay lu li lu lay
Eternal life is now on my trail
Got my red glitter coffin man, just need one last nail
While all these ugly gentlemen play out their foolish games
There's a flaming red horizon that screams our names
There is a child sleeping near his twin
The pictures go wild in a rush of wind
That dark angel he is shuffling in
Watching over them with his black feather wings unfurled