Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Jeff Buckley - Various Sessions 1994 - 95

This is another selection of radio sessions and promotional appearances by Jeff Buckley mainly in support of the album Grace and the associated touring.

These short sets along with the further insight we can gain from the various (even shorter) interviews help add further insight into the man whose brief musical career continues to please and move so many people.

Jeff comes across as really enjoying these sessions and I wonder if it is because of the time in his life when he could just turn up at a cafe and play without any hype or crowds of expectant fans.

I mention this because of the brief December 1996 'tour' where he appeared on his "phantom solo tour" of cafés in the Northeast  in December 1996, appearing under a series of aliases such as The Crackrobats, Possessed by Elves, Topless America, Martha & the Nicotines, and A Puppet Show Named Julio.

By way of justification Jeff Buckley posted a note on his Internet site stating that he missed the anonymity of playing in cafes and local bars - 'There was a time in my life not too long ago when I could show up in a cafe and simply do what I do, make music, learn from performing my music, explore what it means to me, i.e., have fun while I irritate and/or entertain an audience who don't know me or what I am about. In this situation I have that precious and irreplaceable luxury of failure, of risk, of surrender. I worked very hard to get this kind of thing together, this work forum. I loved it and then I missed it when it disappeared. All I am doing is reclaiming it'.

Source: FM Radio Broadcasts.

Sound Quality: Majority good stereo mp3@160 - 224kbps (see set lists). 

Genre: Acoustic, folk rock, alt rock.

Session: Promotional appearances for radio & music stores.  

Set Lists:

Live on 99X Atlanta (Atlanta Session), September 1994 (very good quality).

01. Last Goodbye
02. So Real
03. Mojo Pin
04. Grace
05. Lover, You Should've Come Over

Live at Waterloo Records, Austin 1994 (average - good quality).

01. Tuning
02. So Real
03. Last Goodbye
04. Grace
05. Lover, You Should've Come Over

'Just Passing Through' April 16th 1995 Washington & Baltimore's 99.1 WHFS (excellent quality).

01. Intro
02. Last Goodbye
03. Lover You Should've Come Over
04. Interview
05. So Real
06. Station ID
07. Interview
08. Grace
09. Station ID and closing words.

Jeff Buckley, live on KROQ 2nd May 1995 (very good quality).

01 Interview
02 Last Goodbye
03 Interview
04 Interview
05 So Real
06 Interview 

KFOG Session, May 4th 1995 (very good quality).

01. Interview
02. All That I Ask - Last Goodbye
03. Grace
04. DJ comments 

Live at The Rooftop Cafe Melbourne 31st September 1995 (FM session, OK quality).

01. Intro
02. Last Goodbye
03. Grace
04. All That I Ask
05. Lover, You Should've Come Over
06. Interview

Website: Official HERE.

Comments:

Jeff often managed to give a unique feel to each song he played, maybe because of his mood or issues as basic as a soar throat which leaves the Atlanta 99X session with quite mellow vocals in places. What is really nice is to hear the upbeat and happy interviews and a performer that always put his heart into every performance.

New file link in comments below - Re-uploaded 2012 (Stealth project).

8 comments:

Beehive Candy said...
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Anonymous said...

THANK YOU!!!!! Much appreciated as always!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for these! One can never have enough Jeff Buckley. BTW, the first link for Just Passing Through links to a 0k (thats zero k) file.

Thanks again, and keep up the good work!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for these! One can never have enough Jeff Buckley. BTW, the first link for Just Passing Through links to a 0k (thats zero k) file.

Thanks again, and keep up the good work!!

martin41smith said...

Thank you much for these Jeff Buckley sessions he was a true genius

Anonymous said...

Truly Thank you! Your work is not in vain, so many people love these hidden gems. THANKS!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much !!! Great work. Thanks again from a Jeff Buckley's Fan in...France.

Beehive Candy said...

New Link 2012:

Part One:
http://www.mediafire.com/?ltte906beolo3xd
Password:
random61#a

Part Two:
http://www.mediafire.com/?ekyxjmxoa40x4yx
Password:
random61#b

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