I love Jeff Buckley so much that sometimes if I listen to him at night, in the dark, his music almost makes me physically ache. That’s how I felt when I heard this live track. Am I melodramatic? Of course.
But for real, LISTEN to him singing Nina Simone (Nina Simone!) and see. If it does not touch you, then perhaps you have a cold block of ice in your chest in place of a beating and sentient heart.
Also, here is Buckley covering Velvet Underground and Bob Dylan. Interesting live radio studio banter as well. Sometimes I forget that he was a real person, if that makes sense.
All Tomorrow’s Parties (live) – Jeff Buckley
Mama, You’ve Been On My Mind (live) – Jeff Buckley
(there is a great studio version of this as well on the Grace Legacy Edition CD)
And in the news, there is a Jeff Buckley documentary (Amazing Grace) which I am somehow just now hearing of. It apparently screened at the Cinequest Film Festival back in San Jose in March when I was totally still living there. How did I miss that?