Jeff Buckley - Live At Sin E: Legacy Edition (2CD / 1 DVD) £4.99 + Free Delivery @ HMV - HotUKDeals
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Listeners shouldn't get too hung up about Jeff Buckley's bloodlines--although they're impossible to ignore. His father was Tim Buckley, one of the most poignant, enigmatic figures of the 1960s' folk scene; but young Jeff grew up with his mother and didn't even meet his father until one Easter when he was eight--two months before Tim Buckley's death. While the ecstatic, keening quality of Jeff Buckley's vocals recall the haunting timbre of his father's voice, there are also overtones of a young Robert Plant, Van Morrison, Delta blues legend Robert Johnson, Pakistani vocal master Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and something indefinable--the sound of an individual talent beginning to blossom.
On this splendid live EP, LIVE AT SIN-E, we hear Jeff Buckley transmuting, transforming and ultimately transcending his influences before an audience at a small Irish club in Manhattan's East Village. Standing there with nothing but his voice and an electric guitar, Jeff Buckley is simply mesmerizing. Buckley's Telecaster playing on "Mojo Pin" and "Eternal Life" is exceptional: orchestrating his vocals with a torrid stream of chords and melodic counterpoint, a la Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page. He never descends into stock licks or hackneyed accompaniment; his classical arpeggios on Edith Piaf's "Je N'en Connais Pas La Fin" impart a calliope-like grace to her tune.
The ecstatic nature of Buckley's art is showcased on his extended journey through Van Morrison's "The Way Young Lovers Do", where the lyrics gradually dissolve into long scatting choruses of wordless moans and cries, as his voice and flamenco-styled guitar evoke an almost gospel fervor. Buckley's lyrics are just as personal as his voice. "Mojo Pin" is a dreamscape full of delirious visions and moody imagery of lost love, while on "Eternal Life", his rolling blues chords set the tone for nightmares about his own mortality, recalling the tormented hellhounds of Robert Johnson. A talent like Jeff Buckley's comes along once in a lifetime, and LIVE AT SIN-E certainly whets the appetite for his debut album GRACE.
disc 1
1. Be Your Husband
2. Lover You Should've Come Over
3. Mojo Pin
4. Duane Eddy [monologue]
5. Grace
6. Reverb [monologue]
7. Strange Fruit
8. Night Flight
9. If You Knew
10. Fabulous Time For A Guinness [monologue]
11. Unforgiven (Last Goodbye)
12. Twelfth Of Never
13. Cafe Days [monologue]
14. Eternal Life [monologue]
15. Eternal Life
16. Just Like A Woman
17. Miles Davis [monologue]
18. Calling You
disc 2
1. Nusrat He's My Elvis [monologue]
2. Yeh Jo Halka Saroor Hae
3. I'm A Ridiculous Person [monologue]
4. If You See Her Say Hello
5. Matt Dillon [monologue]
6. Dink's Song
7. Musical Chairs [monologue]
8. Drown In My Own Tears
9. Suckiest Water [monologue]
10. Way Young Lovers Do
11. Walk Through Walls [monologue]
12. Je N'en Connais Pas La Fin
13. I Shall Be Released
14. Sweet Thing
15. Good Night Bill [monologue]
16. Hallelujah
disc 3
1. Interview [DVD]
2. Way Young Lovers Do [DVD]
3. Kick Out The Jams [DVD]
4. New Year's Eve Prayer [DVD]
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Is this the guy that covered Alexandra Burke?
love love love this album! one of my faves.
Wow, those sleeve notes are well up their own bum. Does ithe record actually live up to them? What exactly is 'calliope-like grace'?
Fantastic album! Not for pop enthusiasts. This is pure unadultered music for music enthusiasts. Rough and ready and the best showcase for Jeff's amazing talents. Good find and one of my treasured albums.
Superb album, has some great covers. My favourite Jeff Buckley album, must listen if you're a fan at this price.
Wow, those sleeve notes are well up their own bum. Does ithe record actually live up to them? What exactly is 'calliope-like grace'?

On this track his guitar sounds very fairground like, hence the phrase.... In my opinion the notes are pretty spot on, you won't be disappointed :)
Quote the blurb; "On this splendid live EP"

It's the first time I've ever come across an Extended Play that has 34 tracks on it.
ong Player springs to mind. ;-)
Great deal by the way and heat added.

PS. Why is it that every time I click on heat it only increases the temp by 1 degree?

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