Another Posthumous Release for Jeff Buckley

Published: 2004-05-28
The only album of ill-fated singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley is to be remastered, expanded and re-released with a bonus DVD. Don't worry though – 'Grace' won't come out of it completely unrecognizable. The album will retain the original tracklisting of its 10 songs; the expansion portion of the project is an added disc of rarities and live material. When all is said and done, the second record should have thirteen tracks.

Included on the DVD will be four videos of Buckley's – 'Eternal Life', 'Last Goodbye', 'So Real', and 'Grace'. The DVD is also expected to include interviews with Buckley's band mates and maybe even footage of the singer himself. The final content that will appear on the disc is not yet set in stone, however.

'Grace' was first released in 1994, and was Jeff Buckley's first and last album. The record barely made it onto Billboard's Top 200 chart at its release; today many would think a person crazy if they did not own it. Before the singer had a chance to continue working on his next record he was cruelly stolen away from the world.

It has been almost seven years to the day since Jeff Buckley drowned on May 29th, 1997 in the Mississippi River. Jeff was not the first man to die young in his family; his father, singer/songwriter Tim Buckley, died of a heroin overdose when he was 28 years old, leaving his son when he was only eight. Although Jeff Buckley ended up out-living his father's years, it was by a very small margin; he was just a scant 30 years old when he himself died.

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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