Written By Braddon S. Williams
Jeff Buckley: Grace
Jeff Buckley only made one album, Grace (1994), but what a record it was!
Initially it wasn’t a hit, but eventually Grace sold over 2 million copies.
Apparently I wasn’t the only one late to the party.
While the songs and the music are admittedly superb, the thing about Grace that is truly magical is Buckley’s voice.
He definitely had superhuman pipes, a voice for the ages. Perhaps his untimely death has enhanced that perception, but one only has to listen to songs like Hallelujah, Mojo Pin, Corpus Christi Carol, Lilac Wine, Last Goodbye, Grace, and Lover You Should’ve Come Over to experience that unearthly tone and wistful mystery that Buckley conjured throughout the album. Artists like Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Robert Plant, and Jimmy Page all held him in high regard, and that sounds like some pretty reliable praise.