Jeff Buckley was born in California's Orange County in 1966.
He died in a tragic drowning accident on May 29th 1997.
He left one near perfect album, several live concerts recorded and released in full or part prior to, and/or after his death, and the material that may have lead eventually to a second 'proper' album.
If you are a fan this leaves a void, that can never be filled.
Sadly for an artist as talented as Jeff, the 'unofficial' recordings remain sadly few and far between. In away this is a good thing, as a badly recorded concert, would be such an injustice, to someone who was capable of such incredibly moving music, and never had the chance to expand definitively beyond his debut album.
The bootlegs that I have of Jeff Buckley are few in number. I know of around fifteen, that are supposed to be of good quality, the live radio material seem to be those most widely circulated.
This is my favorite. The copy I have was called 'The Grace Of J'.
At midnight on February 9, 1997, Jeff Buckley debuted his new drummer, Parker Kindred, in a show at Arlene Grocery on New York's Lower East Side. He also played a couple of solo gigs in New York during the first months of 1997: a gig at the Daydream Cafe (featuring band members Mick Grondahl and Michael Tighe as "special guests") and a solo performance February 4 as part of the Knitting Factory's 10-Year Birthday Party.
Nightmares by the Sea
Haven't You Heard
Lover, You Should've Come Over
The Sky Is a Landfill
Find out more about Arlene's Grocery HERE.
Audio quality: Suggests the soundboard was used, even if audience 'chatter' is apparent on a couple of occasions. The conversation between Jeff Buckley and the audience is in really good humour, his impersonation of Tom Waits is priceless.
Reloaded 21/June/2015 link in comments.