This Day in Music

Classic Albums Grace - Jeff Buckley




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.” All Music Guide
“This is no pretty folk LP, it's a powerful album of unlocked emotions, poetry and drama, where ringing guitar and driving drums mix with swaying spartan tenderness and almost awkward rhythmic changes. Grace is variously fascinating, uneasy listening and hard work, but you could never confuse it with anything else.” Q

“Buckley, with the help of his potent backing band, ends up pulling off some things no other young singer-songwriter-guitarist in his right mind would even try: Whatever possessed him to record the bleak, beautiful standard Lilac Wine? And the bigger question is, how in hell does he make it work?” Rolling Stone 1994
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