Jeff Buckley Grace Numbered Limited Edition 180g 45rpm 2LP
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Numbered, Limited Edition 180g 45pm 2LP!
Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes!
Deluxe Laminated Gatefold Jackets! Pressed at RTI!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 304/500!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Hallelujah" - Rated 264/500!
Jeff Buckley's Grace is a masterpiece. The critically acclaimed breakthrough is
filled with sweeping choruses, bombastic arrangements, searching lyrics, and
above all, the richly textured voice of Buckley himself.
Grace is the only complete studio album by Jeff Buckley, originally released on
August 23, 1994. After his death in 1997, the album grew to be one of the most
important album's of the '90s. The album was produced by Andy Wallace who had
mixed Nirvana's album Nevermind.
In addition to seven original songs, the album included three covers: "Lilac
Wine", based on the version by Nina Simone, "Corpus Christi Carol", from
Benjamin Britten's A Boy Was Born and "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen.
Grace gives voice to those secrets of the human experience that lie mute and
waiting for sound. "Eternal Life," is a sonically bruising plea for emotional
tolerance and psychic liberation. "Eternal life is now on my trail," he sings,
"Got my red glitter coffin, man, just need one last nail/While all these ugly
gentlemen play out their foolish games/There's a flaming red horizon that
screams our names."
"Lover, You Should Have Come Over," holds a candle in a dark circular staircase,
lonesome vocals wrapped around slow tender chords and lines like "It's never
over, she's the tear that hangs inside my soul forever." "Mojo Pin," co-written
by Buckley and former Captain Beefheart guitarist Gary Lucas, is a powerful
ensemble reading of a song first introduced on Live At Sin-é, a testimony to
Buckley's avant-garde and free jazz proclivities. On the moody "Dream Brother,"
the singer offers a warning to a friend, a mysterious message swaddled in the
unconscious. Tipping his hat to the master, Buckley renders his interpretation
of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," a solo track recorded live-in-the-studio; the
song is one of Jeff's most enthusiastically-received tunes in-concert.
"Buckley had a voice like an oversexed angel, and the songs on Grace shimmer
and twist and ripple. On the fierce rocker "Eternal Life," he upends Led
Zeppelin's take on the blues, even as he honors it: Instead of a hellhound on
his trail, Buckley, who drowned in 1997, sings about immortality bearing down on
"During his famed early gigs at the New York club Sin-é, Buckley used to break
hearts with his version of this Cohen prayer. Buckley called it a homage to 'the
hallelujah of the orgasm' and had misgivings about his sensuous rendition: 'I
hope Leonard doesn’t hear it.' On his posthumous live album Mystery White Boy,
Buckley turns 'Hallelujah' into a medley with the Smiths' 'I Know It’s Over.'"
- Rolling Stone
"The shimmering tonality of the guitars is captured with fluidity and
delicate texture. Buckley’s voice is showcased in its power and fragility. Even
the falsetto passages sound pure. This audiophile vinyl is comparable to many
SACD recordings. Grace is memorable for its unpredictable verve and excellent
production. It is the only complete studio album by Jeff Buckley, and has stood
the test of time." -Robbie Gerson, audaud.com, rated 5 stars and Best of the
Year Discs for 2014
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Audiophile 180g 45rpm Vinyl
• Deluxe Laminated Gatefold Jacket
• Double LP
• Pressed at RTI
• Mastered by Bernie Grundman from Original Masters
• Available on vinyl for the first time
LP 1 - Side A:
1. Mojo Pin
LP 1 - Side B:
1. Last Goodbye
2. Lilac Wine
3. So Real
LP 2 - Side C:
2. Lover, You Should've Come Over
LP 2 - Side D:
1. Corpus Christi Carol
2. Eternal Life
3. Dream Brother
||totally worth over the 33rpm version
|Fear not: as good as the Kevin Gray mastered 33rpm version sounds, and it sounds very good, this 45 version is a no-brainer. Theres simply more of everything and a lot more air. If you love this record go for it and buy it before its too late. Must have.|
||Dont miss out on this!!!
|Amazingly dynamic mastering of this album. The most organic and smooth bass ive heard on any release, but cant anything less from Bernie. I do not regret this purchase!|