jeff buckley last goodbye


On this day in music history: August 23, 1994 - “Grace”, the debut album by Jeff Buckley is released. Produced by Jeff Buckley and Andy Wallace, it is recorded at Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, NY from Late 1993 - Early 1994. Singer, songwriter and musician Jeff Buckley was the son of folk music legend Tim Buckley (though he grows up being unaware of his true lineage until he meets his biological father for the first and only time when he is eight years old), and is raised his mother (a classically trained musician) and stepfather in Southern California. Two years after moving to New York to heighten his profile as a musician, he is signed by Columbia Records. Upon its release, the album initially receives mixed reviews and sells poorly until Buckley’s emotional and ethereal live performances of the material win critics and fans over. It eventually comes to be regarded as one of the finest singer/songwriter albums of the 90’s. Though Buckley does not live to see much of this belated acclaim and appreciation for his artistry. Ironically and tragically, he dies young like his father years before him (his father died of an accidental drug overdose in 1975 at the age of 28). Jeff accidentally drowns while swimming in the Mississippi River in Memphis, TN, during a break in working on material for his second studio album in 1997. Buckley is only thirty years old at the time of his death. To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the albums’ release in 2004, “Grace” is remastered and reissued as a double CD + DVD deluxe edition. Disc one includes the original ten song album, with the second disc featuring various outtakes, alternate takes and other previously unreleased material. The DVD contains a documentary on the making of the album, along with behind the scenes footage of the making of the four music videos shot for the singles. Originally released on vinyl only in Europe in 1994, the album receives its first US release on vinyl, packaged with a bonus 7" of “Forget Her” b/w “Strawberry Street”, pressed on blue vinyl. The LP is reissued as a 180 gram LP by Music On Vinyl in 2009, and again by Columbia/Legacy in 2010. “Grace” peaks at number one hundred forty nine on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

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Fishing in the Dark: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 - pookieh (“Fishing in the Dark” by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)

Hello - peetabreadgirl (“Hello” by Adele)

In the Wee Small Hours - titania522 (“In the Wee, Small Hours” by Frank Sinatra)

Light A Fire - titania522 (“Light a Fire” by Rachel Taylor)

My Head is an Animal - LittleEvilIsa (“My Head is an Animal” by Of Monsters and Men)

Touch My Body - lupita86 (“Touch My Body” by Mariah Carey)

Miner’s Daughter - PrincessGriffey (“Farmer’s Daughter" by Rodney Atkins)

Once Upon a Pop Song - oywiththepeetaalready (Based on Taylor Swift’s album “1989”)

Whiskey lullaby - AngelsandTributes123 (“Whiskey Lullaby” by Brad Paisley)


Abeyant - ETNRL4L (“Something New - Axwell/\Ingrosso)

Fastest Girl in Town - SassyEverlarking (“Fastest Girl in Town” by Miranda Lambert)

Walks In the Meadow - mastersilurian (“Somewhere Only We Know” by Keane, and “Sweet Disposition” by The Temper Trap)

Arms - The-Girl-with-the-Books-323 (“Arms” by Christina Perri)

Empty Gold - Pearl46Fever (“Empty Gold” by Halsey)

I’ll look after you - beholdthestars (“Look After You” by The Fray)

Just a Kiss - Go Zips 28 (“Just a Kiss” by Lady Antebellum)

Seize Me - simplyabbey (“Famous” by Puddle of Mudd and “Shackled” by Vertical Horzion)

Slow Dancing - monpretenduevie (“Slow Dancing” by Lucero)

Speak Now - DistrictMockingjay (“Speak Now” by Taylor Swift)

Stay - Pearl46Fever (“Stay Stay Stay” by Taylor Swift)

Tangled Up In Blue - sunfishdunes (“Tangled Up in Blue” by Bob Dylan)

The Call - PM Addict (“The Call” by The Backstreet Boys)

You Found Me - Mrs. Peeta Mellark 74 (“You Found Me” by The Fray)

21 - BloodRedJam (Based off Adele’s album “21”)


A Drop In the Ocean - StarsCloudsHawkeye (“Drop in the Ocean” by Ron Pope)

Adventure of a Lifetime - lupita86 (“Adventure of a Lifetime” by Coldplay)

All American Girl - just-kiss-her-peeta (“All American Girl” by Carrie Underwood)

All I Ask - HPfanonezillion (“All I Ask” by Adele)

All I want for Christmas - crazydreamerforever (“All I Want for Christmas is You” sung by Mariah Carey)

All Over the Road - court81981 (“All Over the Road” by Easton Corbin)

Alone Again - Totally-Not-Addicted (“Alone Again” by Alyssa Reid)

Angels Fly - animallover0109 (“The A Team” by Ed Sheeran)

Answering Machine - domUNIQUE (“Austin” by Blake Shelton)

Because of You…I Am Afraid - ETNRL4L (“Because of You” by Kelly Clarkson)

Begin Again - sparksofarevolution (“Begin Again” by Taylor Swift)

Best I Ever Had - paradise_joshutch (“Best I Ever Had” by Gavin DeGraw)

Be Still - Lawi01 (“Be Still” and “Look After You” by The Fray)

Between Us (formerly The Cloth That Feels Like Love Itself) - titania522 (“She” by Charles Aznavour)

Both of Us - WritingForHugs (“Both of Us” by B.O.B. and Taylor Swift)

Bring Him Home - sparklydandelion (“Bring Me Home” from Les Miserables)

Cheers Darlin’ - mirzimonstein (“Cheers Darlin’” by Damien Rice)

Dark Blue - optimus-pam (“Dark Blue” by Jack’s Mannequin)

Dark Side - Jamie Sommers (“Dark Side” by Kelly Clarkson)

Daylight - PM Addict (“Daylight” by Maroon 5)

Drunken Confessions - gobletgirl (“I Think I Want to Marry You” by Bruno Mars)

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Must I dream and always see your face

You know it makes me so angry ‘cause i know that in time
I’ll only make you cry, this is our last goodbye

Thinking so hard on her soft eyes and the memories
Offer signs that it’s over… 

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Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye

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Jeff Buckley performs So Real & Last Goodbye on JBTV on November 19, 1994 in Chicago, Illinois.