Jeff Buckley’s tragic death means there will now never be an official follow-up to this astonishing album, which has now gained legendary status. On Grace Buckley played up to his heartbroken troubadour image, but managed to avoid cliché by virtue of the seductive power of his multi-octave voice and a remarkably assured grasp of song structure. The album’s three cover versions (‘Lilac Wine’, ‘Hallelujah’ and ‘Corpus Christi Carol’) showcase Buckley’s ability to make a song his own, but they pale beside the inventiveness of his own material. On the title track and ‘So Real’, his music achieved a perfection that was staggering for a debut album. Many fans and critics rate Buckley as one of the best vocalists to ever grace a recording studio.
Tracks: Mojo Pin; Grace; Last Goodbye; Lilac Wine; So Real; Hallelujah; Lover, You Should’ve Come Over; Corpus Christi Carol; Eternal Life; Dream Brother....