By the time Jeff Buckley performed on WFMU's The Music Faucet in October 1992 some of the songs that would appear on his debut album Grace less than two years later were already well developed albeit with a few notable differences to what would become the final studio versions.
His love for performing covers from an incredibly diverse range of artists and styles has been well documented and throughout 1992 those fortunate enough to catch him at cafe's and clubs in Lower Manhattan may have heard him perform an eclectic selection of covers from a range of artists including Led Zeppelin, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Bob Dylan, Édith Piaf, Elton John, The Smiths, Bad Brains, Leonard Cohen, Robert Johnson and Siouxsie Sioux.
This is Jeff Buckley live on WFMU New Jersey on the 11th October 1992.
Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3@320kbps
Genre: Alternative Rock, Folk.
Set: Full set.
01. Lost Highway
02. Eternal Life
03. Please Send Me Someone To Love
04. The Way Young Lovers Do
05. Satisfied Mind
07. Mama You've Been On My Mind
08. Alligator Wine
09. Chat - Calling You (aborted)
11. We All Fall In Love Sometimes
13. Dinks Song
14. Corpus Christi Carol
Links: Official site HERE.
In 1991 Jeff Buckley had began co-writing with Gary Lucas resulting in the songs "Grace" and "Mojo Pin",and by late 1991 he began performing with Lucas' band Gods and Monsters around New York City. After being offered a development deal as a member of Gods and Monsters at Imago Records, Jeff moved back to New York to the Lower East Side at the end of 1991. The day after Gods and Monsters officially debuted in March 1992, Jeff Buckley decided to leave the band.
By the summer of 1992, limos from executives eager to sign the singer lined the street outside Sin-é. Jeff signed with Columbia Records, then home of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, for a three-album, essentially million-dollar deal in October 1992. This recording captures Jeff on the cusp of change, however the intimate feel of this radio studio gig and his connection with his audience, thankfully continued as Jeff's popularity increased. Two cover versions of songs from Elton John's Captain Fantastic album are included as is a song entitled 'Unforgiven' that would later become 'Last Goodbye'.
Reloaded - 29/May/2015 - download link in comments.
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