Grace

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Jeff Buckley was many things, but humble wasn't one of them. Grace is an audacious debut album, filled with sweeping choruses, bombastic arrangements, searching lyrics, and above all, the richly textured voice of Buckley himself, which resembled a cross between Robert Plant, Van Morrison, and his father Tim. And that's a fair starting point for his music: Grace sounds like a Led Zeppelin album written by an ambitious folkie with a fondness for lounge jazz. At his best -- the soaring title track, "Last Goodbye," and the mournful "Lover, You Should've Come Over" -- Buckley's grasp met his reach with startling results; at its ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Jeff Buckley was many things, but humble wasn't one of them. Grace is an audacious debut album, filled with sweeping choruses, bombastic arrangements, searching lyrics, and above all, the richly textured voice of Buckley himself, which resembled a cross between Robert Plant, Van Morrison, and his father Tim. And that's a fair starting point for his music: Grace sounds like a Led Zeppelin album written by an ambitious folkie with a fondness for lounge jazz. At his best -- the soaring title track, "Last Goodbye," and the mournful "Lover, You Should've Come Over" -- Buckley's grasp met his reach with startling results; at its worst, Grace is merely promising.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/23/1994
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074645752822
  • Catalog Number: 57528
  • Sales rank: 3,252

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mojo Pin (5:42)
  2. 2 Grace (5:22)
  3. 3 Last Goodbye (4:35)
  4. 4 Lilac Wine (4:32)
  5. 5 So Real (4:43)
  6. 6 Hallelujah (6:53)
  7. 7 Lover, You Should've Come Over (6:43)
  8. 8 Corpus Christi Carol (2:56)
  9. 9 Eternal Life (4:52)
  10. 10 Dream Brother (5:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jeff Buckley Primary Artist, Organ, Dulcimer, Guitar, Harmonica, Harmonium, Tabla, Voices
Karl Berger Strings
Matt Johnson Percussion, Drums, Vibes
Gary Lucas Guitar
Loris Holland Organ
Mick Grondahl Bass
Misha Masud Tabla
Michael Tighe Guitar
Technical Credits
Karl Berger String Arrangements
Steven Berkowitz Executive Producer
Jeff Buckley Producer
Clif Norrell Engineer
Andy Wallace Producer, Engineer
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Christopher Austopchuk Art Direction
Nicky Lindeman Art Direction
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  • Posted December 13, 2012

    My favorite album of all time by Jeff Buckley and great and ,

    My favorite album of all time by Jeff Buckley and great and , Meaningful songs

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Unearth this cd...the chalcedony of Grace is stunning and worth finding this gem!

    Starting with Mojo Pin. This morphs into the "Zeppy" song on the cd. The lover is alone in bed with a warm blanket and vivid images of the "beauty" he aches for as described by the lyrics. Jeff's emotion brings us through all of the longing, frustration, and unfilled desires as he ultimately screams and pleads for his unattainable ghost. The key here that lures me in is the combo of the rhapsody and difficulties in which I can see the lover grasping for her and how he is overcome by the spell he cannot control. Next is Grace, the title song. The romance lives on in an arrangement which floats, soars, pulls, and teases sweeping us deeper in the passion. The Last Goodbye and Lilac Wine are the songs when the lover is experiencing the uncertainty, hope, joy, surrender, vulnerability, tumultuous need, and yet still lingering in anticipation of more to come in the relationship. In The Last Goodbye the lyrics about the kiss are clever and true to what the lover would want! So Real builds with lilting breezes of feeling to a "Beatlesque" interlude of muddled disarray before uttering a breathless honest profession. Hallelujah is the cornerstone of the cd and the most mentioned so I will simply say lovely. Lover, You Should've Come Over has the lover in an uneasy and reluctant acceptance of their relationship containing a message for his love. Oh, how lush love is and how desire doesn't wane. Corpus Christi Carol has a religious melody and angelic delivery. Eternal Life is a well crafted Alternative rock ditty true to form and angst lyrics. Dream Brother closes and fades out only to have me run and check to see if I have the entire cd on repeat. The bittersweet love that you almost had and all of the quivering flood of emotions that still remain under the surface come to life again when you experience the mastery of the Grace cd. God knows for me it is still So Real...what a love in my life! I have been there! Haven't you? God bless you Jeff for your gift of Grace.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    The Best CD I Have Ever Owned

    I bought this CD after a bad break up, wanting some belting, passionate music to empathize with. Over the past five years, it has become my favorite CD that I have ever owned. Jeff Buckley's voice is simply amazing, and his lyrics are poetic and darkly lovely. Hallelujah is by far the best song on the CD, and though this wasn't written by Buckley, he sings it better than anyone ever could. Last Goodbye and Lover, You Should Have Come Over can bring you to tears. Grace and Mojo Pin are also lovely, interesting songs. This is truly one of the greatest CD's ever made, and I highly recommend it to anyone who has ever needed the perfect song to fit the strong emotions associated with love and loss.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Grace by Jeff Buckley

    Jeff Buckley's music grabs hold of you and doesn't let go. Beautiful music! The instruments and composition keep you wanting more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Stirring

    Buckley has a voice that will move you soul. A must own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    unbelievable

    jeff buckley's voice coupled with his sick guitar makes for a beautiful album. i can't say that i truly dislike any track on the cd, my favorites being "grace," "last goodbye," and "lover, you should've come over." "last goodbye" is just an incredibly amazing arranged piece of music, and a moving song in its own right.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I am utterly in love with this album

    I have never heard anything like this. Nothing compares. It is astonishing. I am just so thankful that I discovered Jeff Buckley because I know that now I will always have something to move me and to make me feel good. Jeff's talent is simply amazing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    wow

    i can only say this, i heard Jeff's version of Hallelujah on the OC fox television program tonight and was blown away. i was sitting here saying, he sounds like a mix of paul simon, bob dylan, freddie mercury and robert plant. i'm amazed at this one song and am ordering this cd...wow..is all i can say. and to leonard cohen for writing Hallelujah, i say thank you. I was very sorry to hear Jeff had passed away. What a shame and a waste.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Stunning debut.

    While I am old enough to have heard Jeff's father Tim when he was in his musical prime, I like to keep my ears open to outstanding music of varous eras and genres. Since I had heard nothing but good things about this CD I took the plunge. What a great voice!! Very high tenor, up there with young Robert Plant, Freddie Mercury, and his father, but with an uncanny control and texture. Most likely would have been the biggest rock star of the 90's had he lived through them. This one is a keeper.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the greatest Albums Ever!!!

    Jeff Buckley had an incredible voice, and an utterly unique style. I can't tell you how much I regret having to speak of him in the past tense. Before his utterly premature death, he released this album, his only proper studio album. Each of these songs are unique and well crafted. Picking a favorite is like picking a favorite child, and all I will reccomend is to listen to the entire album, it's all good. first educate yourself about the wonderful world of Jeff Buckley, then spread the word about this tremendous artist.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    beyond words...but

    five years after buyin this album,i'm still romancing the nostalgic beauty of jeff buckley's music.his music and voice(like no other)is the purest representation of music to its fullest meaning.hooks the soul and spews our naked emotions that we never knew.Orpheus of our time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If you have any musical taste, you will love this albulm.

    I can't even begin to describe how amazing this albulm is, so I won't try. It says all that needs to be said.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    king of the heart brokened

    just when i thought my "ten best albums ever" list is set for life, this one came along. "grace" is truly amazing. it's sad, romantic and dark, it's got those great guitars, and above all it's got one one the greatest vocals ever recorded. one of the greatest albums ever made.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Without a doubt

    One of the best albums of all time. I personally took to this album right away, but as others have said, if you spend some time with it, you will undoubtedly come away loving this album. Jeff's voice will haunt you and you will NEVER tire of hearing these songs. They bubble up and bring out emotions in you and with every listen you will hear new subtle things you never heard before.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My kingdom for a kiss...

    Jeff Buckley defined the perfect illustration of a tortured artist; so intensely beautiful & passsionate in every expression of the term. I had the privilege of seeing Jeff Buckley in concert during the mid 90's. It is near tragedy that he never fully received the appreciation from his home country that he did elsewhere, particularly in France & Australia. This is the album that all future beauty, passion, intensity, emotion & feeling in music will be compared to. Don't miss out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    QUITE lovely!!!!!!!!

    splendor....sigh...... (oh, sniffle, sniffle, sadly jeff departed this world in 97 yet his music's still going strong...lemme show you how much...) Now, Jeff is very beautiful in looks, so much so that he could make one swoon, male or female. And his voice, oh his voice!!!! Sweet wonder, who could own such vocal strength as his!!! An angel....but i digress......anywho, so his incomprehensible voice, smashing good looks, and powerful guitar licks combined are quite enough to make one weep. So: I HIGHLY suggest you check out this mysterious man!! No, actually, i DEMAND you to!!! now! (also check out his live CDs and my sweetheart the drunk collection)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hall Of Fame

    This is by far one of the best recordings of all time. Excellent production and sonic quality. I am a metal person but this music and artist have left me thinking-What might have been.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    How did he do it?

    This is an album that you can only wonder at, but cannot explain or describe. I have no idea how he was able to come up with it, but I'm grateful that he did. Also, the drummer Matt Johnson and bassist Mick Grondahl did an incredible job.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    heartbreakingly gorgeous!

    this album has it all: beautifully crafted songs, soulful lyrics, and the voice of a heartbroken angel that, with a quiet whisper or an explosive outburst, will have your emotions on a rollercoaster you've never imagined!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Astronomical

    On first listen, Grace seems a moderately good album. There are a few standout potential single tracks, and Buckley's voice is undoubtably fantastic, but the overall feel of the album is one of ambience. However, as you hear the album more and more, the subtleties begin to show through. Jeff Buckley is not only one of the finest male singers of the twentieth century, but a more than competant guitarist and songwriter: his lyrics and musical structures are particularly accomplished for someone of his age. However once the songs themselves become engrained in your mind, the effect of the album is astronomical. Buckley's voice has been described as angelic, sweeping, grand; all these things are but a snippet of how close we can come to describing him. The mere fact that you're still reading this means that I haven't been able to sufficiently explain what this album is to you, or else you'd have run out and bought it already. Still, I think you should buy Grace today. This minute, in fact. There's a button up there, what are you waiting for?

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