Live at Sin-é [Legacy Edition]

Live at Sin-é [Legacy Edition]

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by Jeff Buckley
     
 

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In its original form, Buckley's Live at Sin-é release was a mere 26-minute EP. This two-CD deluxe edition radically expands it into a proper album in its own right, with no less than two hours and 37 minutes of running time, throwing in a bonus DVD of 11 minutes of unreleased footage to boot. This is a major archival release in that itSee more details below

Overview

In its original form, Buckley's Live at Sin-é release was a mere 26-minute EP. This two-CD deluxe edition radically expands it into a proper album in its own right, with no less than two hours and 37 minutes of running time, throwing in a bonus DVD of 11 minutes of unreleased footage to boot. This is a major archival release in that it adds a substantial amount of material to the discography of a cult singer who released only one full-length album in his lifetime, as well as giving a thorough picture of what he sounded like at the outset of his recording career. At the same time, the general listener who might not be a fully subscribed member of the Buckley cult must be cautioned that when you hear this, you realize there's good reason that these live solo performances (largely recorded on August 17, 1993, though some were done on July 19, 1993) were so heavily pruned for the initial EP release. Buckley seems yet to have fully found either his singing or songwriting voice, being prone to some overdone histrionics in his vocals and (to a lesser degree) guitar playing. Too, the long between-song monologues and instrumental/vocal farting around are sometimes irritating, and no doubt would have been largely edited out if this were a standard live release rather than a posthumous archival one. What this album does do is illustrate a range of his formative influences, including as it does covers of songs by his heroes Led Zeppelin, Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Van Morrison, and Leonard Cohen, all interpreted liberally and idiosyncratically. The DVD, incidentally, includes an interview, covers of Morrison's "The Way Young Lovers Do" (different than the performance of that tune on the CD) and the MC5's "Kick Out the Jams" (not heard on the CD in any form), as well as a Buckley poem, "New Years Prayer," that likewise isn't on the CD.

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Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone - Karen Schoemer
It could be seen as an attempt to cash in on Buckley's tragic death in 1997, but it's too fascinating to be shrugged off.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/02/2003
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998920224
catalogNumber:
89202
Rank:
40436

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Be Your Husband
  2. Lover, You Should've Come Over
  3. Mojo Pin
  4. Monologue: Duane Eddy/Songs for Lovers
  5. Grace
  6. Monologue: Reverb, The Doors
  7. Strange Fruit
  8. Night Flight
  9. If You Knew
  10. Monologue: Fabulous Time for a Guinness
  11. Unforgiven (Last Goodbye)
  12. Twelfth of Never
  13. Monologue: Café Days
  14. Monologue: Eternal Life
  15. Eternal Life
  16. Just Like a Woman
  17. Monologue: False Start/Apology/Miles Davis
  18. Calling You

Disc 2

  1. Monologue: Nusrat/He's My Elvis
  2. Yeh Jo Halka Halka Saroor Hai
  3. Monologue: I'm a Ridiculous Person
  4. If You See Her, Say Hello
  5. Monologue: Matt Dillon/Hollies/Classic Rock Radio
  6. Dink's Song
  7. Monologue: Musical Chairs
  8. Drown in My Own Tears
  9. Monologue: The Suckiest Water
  10. The Way Young Lovers Do
  11. Monologue: Walk Through Walls
  12. Je N'En Connais Pas la Fin
  13. I Shall Be Released
  14. Sweet Thing
  15. Monologue: Good Night Bill
  16. Hallelujah

Disc 3

  1. Interview With Jeff Buckley
  2. The Way Young Lovers Do
  3. Kick Out the Jams
  4. New Year's Eve Prayer

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jeff Buckley   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Interviewee

Technical Credits

Leonard Cohen   Composer
Nina Simone   Composer
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Jimmy Page   Composer
Robert Plant   Composer
Rob Tyner   Composer
Gary Lucas   Composer
Steven Berkowitz   Producer,Liner Notes
John Paul Jones   Composer
Wayne Kramer   Composer
Jeff Buckley   Composer,Producer
Raymond Asso   Composer
Greg Calbi   Mastering
Henry Glover   Composer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Kooster McAllister   Engineer
Van Morrison   Composer
Michel Sauvage   Engineer
Fred "Sonic" Smith   Composer
Dennis Thompson   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Jerry Rappaport   Producer
Nicky Lindeman   Cover Design
Marguerite Monnot   Composer
Robert Telson   Composer
Merri Cyr   Engineer
Skip Kent   Engineer
Mary Guibert   Producer,Liner Notes
Michael Davis   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Gabriel Morales   Graphic Design
Fong Y. Lee   Packaging Manager
Susanne Cerha   Art Direction
Kryssy Bloch   Video Producer
Chris Ruggiero   Video Producer
Chris Lenz   Senior Producer
Mister Globulous   Interviewer
Lewis Allan   Composer

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