After 25 years, Jeff Buckley's "Grace" Album

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  1. Guitarheel62

    Guitarheel62 Member

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    I had never heard of the guy when upon reading in a guitar magazine review that his new album was a "Rock Masterpiece". I am a sucker for such things so I bought the CD.
    For the next 6 weeks or so I was immersed in this record. The songwriting, his voice, the guitars, it was just one of those landmark moments for me.

    It has been 25 years since the album was released and I'd like to know how you guys felt about this record then and how do you feel it has aged.
     
  2. Frater B

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    It’s holding up well I’d say.
     
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    I revisit it every so often. Still think it's great. I have a friend who went to GIT the same year he did. I asked him a few years ago if he remembered a guy named Scott Moorhead. He said it sounded vaguely familiar. I said that's Jeff Buckley! His response, Who is Jeff Buckley? I got kind of irritated for some reason. I made fun of him and made him a CD of Grace.
     
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    I developed an obsession for his live record from Sin-e a few years back. Truly outstanding and beautiful music. At that time i'd listened to a few of his studio recordings, various songs, and they didn't strike me as much as that live one. I'll queue them up and revisit.

     
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    One of the most incredible things I've ever heard. I was a huge fan af Tim Buckley and I was ready to totally ignore Jeff, but I was knocked out. Such passion. Such fire.
     
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    Loved it then, love it still.
     
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    First impression on initial listen was that it was a masterpiece. Usually that kind of impression fades away. Not that album. I still feel it's one of the best albums ever to come out of the 90s.
     
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    Still sounds fresh today. Awesome.
     
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    One of a kind, unexpected, passionate, accomplished. I still enjoy and respect this album.
    And, it's the only thing my daughter and I can agree on.
    Cheers!
     
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    Still love it, though it is like fine wine, I just have a listen once and awhile.
     
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    Been in regular rotation since 1994.
     
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    One of the most important albums I've ever listened to.
     
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    Remarkable on every level: songwriting, singing, guitar playing, production, etc... it has it all, and I agree that it's one of the best records made in the '90s.
     
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    Nobody, not even Hendrix, threw down so hard as Jeff did. I can't think of anyone whose performances and recording are more naked, emotionally exhausting, more full of utter abandon and lack of concern about earthly survival. He gave his everything and I feel so lucky to have lived when he did. I don't really expect to see another performer quite like him.

    In musical terms, Jeff Buckley is your Ultimate Shooting Star. You tell me you work hard at your craft, write every morning, practice 7 hours a day. But will you give your body, your mind, your life away for your art?
     
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  15. Cuthbert

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    Still a masterpiece. I listen every year or two. It usually induces a couple chills and maybe a tear or two. I stumbled into CBGB's one night right before the album was released and he was performing the whole thing with his band. It might be the best musical experience I've ever been at. I remember walking out thinking his talent was on the level of Hendrix, Lennon, Marley etc. and marveling at what kind of incredible music he would be putting out for the next 20 years or so...
     
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    absolute masterpiece. Jeff's voice is still the single most potent thing I have ever heard. his guitar playing takes an unfortunate second place to the singing... but he's an AMAZING player. just try playing "Dreambrother" and singing it. it's otherworldly how easy he made it look

    "Grace" is probably the best record of the 90's, or second best to OK Computer. I can't give it higher praise than that.
     
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    there's a version of "Dink's song" from the Knitting Factory in 92... it's THE one. never released but did the rounds with the bootlegs early 2000's.... once you've heard that version, it's the yardstick ;)
     
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    Total masterpiece. Never get tired of this album.
     
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    One of those albums that I have everywhere with me.
    I'll agree with all the guys that have called it a masterpiece.
    The songwriting and the performing are incredible.
    The production is perfect.
    The recording is beautiful.
     
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    Complete masterpiece from a complete master.
     
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