And so here is my catch-up megapost response to the topics we started in the other thread...
*shinytuna* wrote:feeble fables wrote:According to wikipedia, these are the albums released (I'm not sure which one it is that you wanted to mention too...):
1993 Live at Sin-é [EP]
1995 Live from the Bataclan [EP]
1998 Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk
2000 Mystery White Boy
2001 Live a L'Olympia
2002 Songs to No One 1991-1992
2002 The Grace EPs
2003 Live at Sin-é (Legacy Edition)
2004 Grace (Legacy Edition)
2007 So Real: Songs from Jeff Buckley
Live at L'Olympia was the one I couldn't think of. I've never heard it actually.
dang! I didnt' even know about the Bataclan one or Songs to No One! I'm going to have to check those out..
Oh dear I have almost all of those. Except I will not buy So Real (of course) and passed up Live from the Bataclan when I saw it in a store recently.
I finally got Live a L'Olympia last year. I never was very interested in it until I bought it and found out the story behind it. Wow! So amazing. It has to do with how the French fans really took on Jeff as their own and he felt very connected to them, and L'Olympia is a place where many of his most revered musicians have played, so this concert was an over-the-top emotional experience for him. It definitely comes through in the performance. Very high-energy and emotional. I thoroughly recommend this one!
Songs to No One. Oh dear. I have this one. I would say... don't buy it. I actually deleted most of its songs out of my iTunes. I've rarely ever had to do that. The material just... doesn't work... It's a collaboration between Jeff and Gary Lucas (who obviously was a help to Jeff's career, yes). But the material doesn't work to the point where, when Chris Cornell fans heard that Gary Lucas might be involved with the next Chris project, the boards were like "NOOOOOO! Wasn't that the guy who made that awful stuff with Jeff Buckley? NOOOOOOOO!"
Just my 2cents
And I really love the Sin-e Legacy Edition... it's worth it for Yeh Jo Halka Halka Saroor Hai alone And anything with Jeff's crowd interaction on it is Priceless!
feeble fables wrote:That's just what I was thinking when I turned it on I also love the version of Mojo Pin from live in chicago, that was the first thing I ever heard/saw of Jeff Buckley...
Ooh, I would love to hear stories of how people first heard Jeff's music
*shinytuna* wrote:feeble fables wrote:*shinytuna* wrote:Check out the last few seconds of this video (or the whole thing if you're up to it). But at the end when he says "What do I want people to get from the music? Whatever they want, you know.."
and then he looks right into the camera and says "Whatever you like"
that part KILLS me! You have to watch it to see what I mean:
http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseacti ... oid=383034
lol I already have that vid on my computer for quite a while and I have watched that last part sooo many times, I know exactly what you mean! I love his eyes, you can tell what kind of a person he is by just looking at his eyes. Like you said, you can see how soulful he was!
Yeah I had that interview/doc on my myspace for the longest time.
It really sucks how many videos of him were removed from youtube There were some great ones at one time.
Aargh! Yeah I have that "Whatever you like" interview in my Youtube favorites, so I just went to watch it and it's GONE. In fact all of the Jeff vids that used to be in my favorites are gone. I wonder why they've been taken down?
ViolentDreams wrote:Sometimes I wonder what he'd be doing these days if he were still alive. I think we'd have a lot more wonderful music in the world.
Aaah. I used to wish Jeff would go a little darker with his material, and when I got the first Ours album, with all the influence Jimmy Gnecco took from Jeff, I kinda subconsciously thought of it as the newest Jeff material. It would've been cool to hear him do goth-tinged stuff
*shinytuna* wrote:what are some of your favorite songs/albums?
Aah! Huge question! um um um...
Album: I guess I will have to say Grace. Imagine if he had let Forget Her stay on there, though! Ahh! That would put it way over-the-top. Although I guess if Forget Her had stayed, So Real would have never been written (that's the one he wrote with Michael Tighe to replace Forget Her, right?). So I'll leave it the way it is
I love Mystery White Boy, too. Imagine if he had studio-recorded some of those songs for My Sweetheart the Drunk, rather then leaving them as tour-only. Studio versions of What Will You Say, I Woke Up in a Strange Place, Moodswing Whiskey... would be amazing.
Songs: off the top of my head... Vancouver, I Woke Up in a Strange Place, What Will You Say, Moodswing Whiskey, Kanga-Roo, Yeh Jo Halka Halka Saroor Hai.
And... what does everyone think of Mary Guibert's announcement that they will be making a movie about Jeff's life? Somewhat based off the Dream Brother book (which I have but am barely started on... ) Many fans are clamoring for James Franco to star as Jeff, but I don't think he's right, despite the facial similarities.