Jeff Buckley & Liz Fraser (Cocteau Twins) duet - All Flowers in Time

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  1. Ivo

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    A little about her relationship with him and her feelings on the song being 'out there'.

    "After parting from Guthrie, but still in the same band, Fraser struck up an intense relationship with Jeff Buckley after they became infatuated with each other's voices. Again, emotion produced music. A sublime duet they recorded called All Flowers in Time Bend Towards the Sun is floating around the internet, to her irritation.

    "Why do people have to hear everything?" she complains. I tell her it's wonderful. "But it's unfinished, you see. I don't want it to be heard." There's a pause. "Maybe I won't always think that."

    Buckley died in 1997, by which time they had lost touch – Fraser had grown frustrated with his constant touring, a reaction that weighs heavily on her. "I just wish I'd been more of a friend," she says, softly. "His career was everything to him, and I wish I had been more understanding – happy with a different kind of relationship. I missed out on something there, and it was my fault."


    The news that Buckley had disappeared – he drowned, swimming in the Wolf river in Memphis – came while Fraser was recording Teardrop with Massive Attack. "That was so weird," she says. "I'd got letters out and I was thinking about him. That song's kind of about him – that's how it feels to me anyway." It seems she is haunted by guilt: for not being there for Buckley, for everything. As she puts it: "I need to forgive myself."

    This is a good doc. with her and quite a few other notables, in it.

     
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    I found that years ago & count it as one of my favorite vocal performances ever! The unfinished, almost spontaneous nature of it is a huge part of what moves me--the beauty just seems to pour out of them so naturally.

    Cheers!
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    Holy crap, I had no idea this existed. Two of my favorite voices. Thank you.
     
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    That was AMAZING. Thanks for posting this. Huge JB fan and had no idea this existed.
     
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    Cheers, nondeplume! Another informative Buckley post. Always enjoyed your insights on Jeff and your experiences working with him.

    Woo. Thread vindicated.
     
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    Love it all. At the same time I can understand her immediate reaction as an artist. A fascinating glimpse at what might have been.
     

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