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Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2012

    My take on the book

    Excellent story !

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2004

    The loss of father and son...

    Unlike the previous six reviewers, I began with Tim's incredibly lyrical and utterly unique music, gradually branching out to also hear his son's songs. This book not only shed light into the corners of their lives, but also seemed to expose events that surely must have influenced their very souls, bared to the public in their music. Their tragic, tragic loss leaves a hole that will never be filled, but this book also proved to be a balm, answering questions I barely knew I had. Read it, and then find their music, and marvel again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2001

    Artists Missed / Music Lost

    Browne definitly did his homework researching 2 men who were as media-shy as they where musically gifted. The skeletons that were pulled out of the Buckley closet within Dream Brother did not defame father and son. Rather, it shed light on why they created the music they did and gave us a glimps into the muse they unabashedly followed. While pop music today continues to drone on to the beat of the collective unsoulful, uninspired and unimaginative, Jeff Buckley's future endeavors would have changed music forever. We can only imagine how incredible it would have been. Miss you Jeff.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2001

    Tell a Friend

    David Browne has written a wonderful book about a true tragedy and loss for the music world, that happened not once, but twice, in the same family, a family that really never knew each other.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2001

    Into the mind of a genius.

    I had no idea what to expect when reading this. The music of Jeff Buckley is a large influence in my life, and the stories behind his life, has made me appreciate his gift of music. I have always been curious as to why he wrote what he did, and why he felt what he felt, and this book gave me a glimpse of my hero. Before this book, I never knew much about the elder Buckley, but reading it made me realize the torture these two people put upon themselves to bring music to us.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2003

    Opened Up the Mystery

    This book opened up some of the mystery that was Jeff Buckley. It made the subjects of some of his songs clearer and also provided an accurate timeline for his career. I had always (since first hearing Grace in 1994.) wanted to know more about the people who loved him and the things he'd seen. This book gives not only Jeff's sotry, but Tim and Mary's, which of course shaped Jeff's life and music. I was so sad after reading this book, I couldn't listen to any Jeff music for a couple of weeks without breaking into tears...Thank you David.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2002

    Broken Hearts

    Dream Brother is a stunning book about a father and son who were so far apart yet so close. They shared the same fate of dying to young

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2001

    A must for any Jeff Buckley fan

    Thank you, David Browne. This is the book I've been waiting for since that awful day in 1997. It's very sad, yet a great tribute to the talent and spirit of Jeff Buckley. If you're a Buckley fan, BUY THIS BOOK!! And keep spreading his music to those who might not have been exposed to his talent.

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