Jeff Buckley's Grace


Author: Daphne Brooks
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826416353
Category: Music
Page: 151
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The power and influence of Grace increases with each passing year. Here, Daphne Brooks traces Jeff Buckley's fascinating musical development through the earliest stages of his career, up to the release of the album. With access to rare archival material, Brooks illustrates Buckley's passion for life and hunger for musical knowledge, and shows just why he was such a crucial figure in the American music scene of the 1990s. EXCERPT: Jeff Buckley was piecing together a contemporary popular music history for himself that was steeped in the magic of singing. He was busy hearing how Dylan channeled Billie Holiday in Blonde On Blonde and how Robert Plant was doing his best to sound like Janis Joplin on early Led Zeppelin recordings. He was thinking about doo-wop and opera and Elton John and working at developing a way to harness the power of the voice...In the process, he was re-defining punk and grunge "attitude" itself by rejecting the ambivalent sexual undercurrents of those movements, as well as Led Zeppelin's canonical "cock rock" kingdom that he'd grown up adoring. He was forging a one-man revolution set to the rhythms of New York City and beyond. And he was on the brink of recording his elegant battle in song for the world to hear.

Grace

Based on the Jeff Buckley Story
Author: Tiffanie DeBartolo
Publisher: First Second
ISBN: 9781596432871
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 160
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California, 1991. All his life, people have told Jeff Buckley how much he looks like his father, the famous ’60s folksinger he barely knew. But Jeff believes he has gifts of his own: a rare, octave-spanning voice and a songwriting genius that has only started to show itself. After he falls in love with a mysterious girl in New York, he sets out to make a name for himself outside his father’s shadow. What follows are six turbulent years of music, heartbreak, hope, and daring—culminating in a tragedy that’s still reverberating in the music world today. Written by Tiffanie DeBartolo and with art by Pascal Dizin and Lisa Reist, this graphic novel biography uses archival material provided by Jeff’s mother, Mary Guibert, to reveal the young songwriter in the process of becoming a legend.

25 Years of Grace: an Anniversary Tribute to Jeff Buckley's Classic Album


Author: Jeff Apter,Merri Cyr
Publisher: Nero
ISBN: 9781760641894
Category:
Page: 256
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Jeff Buckley made only one album, but the one he made has proved to be seminal. His talent awed industry giants and moved the hearts of fans spanning generations. But Buckley's untimely death in 1997 left his fans to wonder about all the sonic magic that could have been. Photographer Merri Cyr was there along the way. She has documented Buckley's career from his days at the East Village coffee shop Sin-e to his iconic Grace cover shoot to his rigorous tour around the world as he promoted his unprecedented debut. In 25 Years of Grace, Cyr joins forces with Jeff Buckley biographer Jeff Apter to produce an illustrated tribute to this classic album in celebration of its twenty-fifth anniversary. The book features brand new interviews with Buckley insiders, revealing the details about Buckley's signing to a major label, the songwriting process and final song selections, key meetings and collaborations, recording techniques, memorable moments in the studio and more. The book also includes reflections about Buckley and Grace from an array of music artists. Lavishly illustrated with many never-before-seen photographs, 25 Years of Gracetakes a fresh look at the making and legacy of this classic album.

A Pure Drop' The Life Of Jeff Buckley


Author: Jeff Apter
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 0857120506
Category: Music
Page: 300
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'Jeff Buckley was a pure drop in an ocean of noise.' – Bono It was his take on John Cale's cover version of Leonard Cohen's song 'Hallelujah' that made the number famous and his album – Grace – that caused everyone from Led Zeppelin and U2 to Radiohead and Coldplay to look up to Buckley as an illuminating spirit. But who was the man behind the music? Buckley’s many personal letters are revealed for the first time. His struggle with writers block is explored, as is his ongoing battles with the concept of stardom, his desire for escape and the attempts to deal with the unavoidable legacy of his equally gifted father, Tim Buckley. In A Pure Drop, his friends, peers, enemies, lovers and collaborators all speak of the Jeff Buckley they knew, or in some cases, they thought they knew.

Jeff Buckley

From Hallelujah to the Last Goodbye
Author: Dave Lory,Jim Irvin
Publisher: Post Hill Press
ISBN: 1682615758
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 482
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For the first time since Jeff Buckley’s untimely death on May 29, 1997, Dave Lory reveals what it was like to work alongside one of rock’s most celebrated and influential artists. Go on the road and behind the scenes with Buckley, from his electrifying first solo shows in New York to the difficult sessions for the second album he never completed. Lory opens up about their struggles with the record label and trouble with the band, shares previously untold stories and describes fascinating scenes that only he witnessed, including what went down in the days immediately after getting that fateful call, “Jeff is missing.”

Jeff Buckley: His Own Voice

The Official Journals, Objects, and Ephemera
Author: Mary Guibert,David Browne
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1788401948
Category: Music
Page: 256
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* ORDER NOW AND BECOME ONE OF THE FIRST TO READ THE OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY OF THE LATE SINGER JEFF BUCKLEY. INCLUDES NEVER SEEN BEFORE HANDWRITTEN LYRICS, JOURNALS AND DIARIES. In 1994, an artist named Jeff Buckley released 'Grace', his debut album. Hailed immediately by the likes of Bono, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant, as a singer, guitarist, and writer of a generation. Throughout his life, Buckley obsessively kept journals chronicling his goals, inspirations, aspirations, and creative struggles. His diaries amount to one of the most insightful life chronicles any musical artist has ever left behind. Jeff Buckley: His Own Voice will mark the first-ever publication of Buckley's account of his journey through his handwritten diaries and lyrics. Combined with reproductions of other memorabilia, including letters, notes, and unpublished lyrics - the book will take readers deep inside Buckley's creative mind and personal life. For those who grew up listening to Jeff's music and for those who are just discovering it, Jeff Buckley: His Own Voice will be an intimate portrait of one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century in his own extremely vibrant words and never seen before lyrics.

The Rough Guide to Rock


Author: Peter Buckley
Publisher: Rough Guides
ISBN: 9781843531050
Category: Music
Page: 1225
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Compiles career biographies of over 1,200 artists and rock music reviews written by fans covering every phase of rock from R&B through punk and rap.

Superpowers

A Novel
Author: David J. Schwartz
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307449688
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 1809
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Madison, Wisconsin: In the summer of 2001, five college juniors wake up with . . . not just a hangover, but superpowers. . . . Jack Robinson: Grew up on a farm, works in a chem lab, and brews his own beer. Age: 19. Superpower: SPEED. Caroline Bloom: Has a flair for fashion design and a mother who’s completely out of touch. Works as a waitress for a lunatic boss. Age: 20. Superpower: FLIGHT. Harriet Bishop: Studied violin, guitar, and piano . . . and was terrible at them all. Now writes about music for the campus paper. Age: 20. Superpower: ­INVISIBILITY. Mary Beth Layton: Is managing a 3.8, but feels like she’s working three times as hard as the people around her. Age: 20. Superpower: STRENGTH. Charlie Frost: Has an anxious way about him, and always looks like he’s on day 101 of his most recent haircut. Age: 20. Superpower: TELEPATHY. But how do you adjust to an extraordinary ability when you’re an ordinary person? What if you’re not ready for the responsibility that comes with great power? And how do you keep your head in a world that’s going mad?

Jeff Buckley

His Own Voice
Author: Mary Guibert,David Browne
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306921677
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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The journals, notebooks, musings, and early song drafts of Jeff Buckley, the late singer best-known for the definitive version of "Hallelujah" and his classic album Grace, including dozens of evocative photos of his personal effects and ephemera. After the release of his acclaimed debut album, Grace, in 1994, Jeff Buckley quickly established himself as one of the decade's most defining talents in pop music: a singer, guitarist, and songwriter with a multi-octave range whose tastes took in rock, blues, jazz, hardcore, Qawwali music, and even show tunes. Hailed by the likes of Bono, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant, Grace showcased Buckley's voice, passion, and influences and pointed to an inordinately promising future. Three short years later, at the age of thirty, he tragically drowned in Memphis. But his legend and stature have only grown since; in recent years, everyone from Adele to Coldplay to Radiohead has spoken of the impact Buckley's music had on them. For much of his life, Buckley diligently kept journals recording his goals, inspirations, aspirations, and creative struggles. These diaries amount to one of the most insightful life chronicles any musical artist has left behind. Jeff Buckley: His Own Voice marks the first-ever publication of Buckley's handwritten account of his journey from his days in Los Angeles in the late '80s through shortly before his passing. Combined with reproductions of other memorabilia--including letters, notes, and unpublished lyrics--this book takes readers and fans deep into Buckley's mind and life.

Focus On: 100 Most Popular American Male Guitarists


Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publisher: e-artnow sro
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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A Wished-for Song

A Portrait of Jeff Buckley
Author: N.A
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780634035951
Category: Music
Page: 160
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A collection of photographs capture the singer on tour and in the recording studio along with interviews about his life and music.

Crossovers

Essays on Race, Music, and American Culture
Author: John F. Szwed
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Music
Page: 283
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Crossovers brings together four decades of popular and academic writings by folklorist, anthropologist, and jazz scholar John Szwed.

Rod Stewart

Autobiografía
Author: Rod Stewart
Publisher: PLAZA & JANES
ISBN: 8401346657
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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La esperada autobiografía de Rod Stewart, el legendario cantante británico de rock and roll. Una juerga rocanrolera repleta de aventuras que en ocasiones resulta profundamente conmovedora; el extraordinario viaje de un tipo con una voz única, y una cabellera fenomenal. Rod Stewart nació en el norte de Londres en el seno de una familia de clase trabajadora, hijo de un fontanero escocés. A pesar de librarse por los pelos de carreras muy variadas, desde cavar tumbas hasta jugar en el fútbol profesional, lo que verdaderamente conquistó su corazón fue la música, y nunca se arrepintió. Rod empezó su carrera a principios de los años sesenta, tocando en los clubes de rhythm & blues de Londres, hasta que su particular voz ronca atrajo la atención del legendario vocalista Long John Baldry, que lo descubrió una noche durante una actuación en el andén del metro. Posteriormente, formó parte de grupos tan pioneros como los Hoochie Coochie Men, Steampacket y el Jeff Beck Group, que le allanaron el terreno para luego pasar cinco turbulentos años con los Faces, la banda de rock cuyos excesos con el alcohol, sus destrozos en las habitaciones de los hoteles y groupies los convirtieron en leyenda. Fue en ese periodo cuando sin embargo encontró un momento de paz para escribir «Maggie May», entre otras canciones, y emprender su carrera en solitario, que le ha llevado a vender unos doscientos millones de copias, a ser incluido dos veces en el Salón de la Fama del Rock and Roll y a tocar en el concierto más multitudinario de la historia. Como él dice, no está mal para un tío con la voz tan áspera. Por otra parte, nos describe su vida «no tan privada»: matrimonios, divorcios y aventuras amorosas con algunas de las mujeres más guapas del mundo -chicas Bond, actrices y supermodelos-, además de su escaramuza con un cáncer que amenazó con acabar con todo aquello. La vida de Rod Stewart es increíble y, en este libro, de forma emocionante y por primera vez, nos cuenta toda la historia, sin esconder los trapos sucios.

CAMION BLANC

JEFF BUCKLEY A pure drop
Author: Jeff Apter
Publisher: CAMION BLANC
ISBN: 2357794526
Category:
Page: N.A
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Bono disait de lui : « Jeff Buckley était une goutte de pureté dans un océan de bruit. » Sa reprise du « Hallelujah » de Leonard Cohen a rendue la chanson célèbre, et un seul album – Grace – a fait que de Led Zeppelin à U2 en passant par Radiohead, tous ont considéré Buckley comme leur semblable. Fils de Tim Buckley, héros folk des années soixante, Jeff ne devait vivre que trente ans avant de se noyer dans un affluent du Mississippi. Souvent dépeint comme un chanteur de ballades maussade, il était en réalité un véritable caméléon, capable de présenter diverses personnalités - qui n’étaient pas toutes aussi sombres et introspectives que ses chansons le laissaient supposer… En évitant tout sentimentalisme excessif et en s’appuyant sur la correspondance personnelle du chanteur, ainsi que sur les témoignages de dizaines d’amis, de maîtresses et de confrères musiciens, A Pure Drop explore toutes les fascinantes facettes de Buckley et cherche à expliquer pourquoi il est devenu si extraordinairement influent.

Mario Conde, la reclusión del éxito


Author: N.A
Publisher: La Ruleta Rusa
ISBN: 9788461142576
Category:
Page: 205
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The Holy or the Broken

Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah"
Author: Alan Light
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451657862
Category: Music
Page: 288
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“A venerated creator. An adored, tragic interpreter. An uncomplicated, memorable melody. Ambiguous, evocative words. Faith and uncertainty. Pain and pleasure.” Today, “Hallelujah” is one of the most-performed rock songs in history. It has become a staple of movies and television shows as diverse as Shrek and The West Wing, of tribute videos and telethons. It has been covered by hundreds of artists, including Bob Dylan, U2, Justin Timberlake, and k.d. lang, and it is played every year at countless events—both sacred and secular—around the world. Yet when music legend Leonard Cohen first wrote and recorded “Hallelujah,” it was for an album rejected by his longtime record label. Ten years later, charismatic newcomer Jeff Buckley reimagined the song for his much-anticipated debut album, Grace. Three years after that, Buckley would be dead, his album largely unknown, and “Hallelujah” still unreleased as a single. After two such commercially disappointing outings, how did one obscure song become an international anthem for human triumph and tragedy, a song each successive generation seems to feel they have discovered and claimed as uniquely their own? Through in-depth interviews with its interpreters and the key figures who were actually there for its original recordings, acclaimed music journalist Alan Light follows the improbable journey of “Hallelujah” straight to the heart of popular culture. The Holy or the Broken gives insight into how great songs come to be, how they come to be listened to, and how they can be forever reinterpreted.

Querido Cary

Mi vida con Cary Grant
Author: Dyan Cannon
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 8448006933
Category: Performing Arts
Page: N.A
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«Era el hombre más encantador, atractivo y romántico que jamás había conocido. Y, además, era una celebridad. No se me ocurría ninguna razón por la que lo nuestro fuera a salir mal.» Con una sinceridad desgarradora, Dyan Cannon, ex esposa de Cary Grant, relata en este libro la sobrecogedora historia de su mágico romance y su tormentoso matrimonio con la estrella del cine. Un valiente testimonio que nos descubre las intimidades, las luces y las sombras de una de las parejas más célebres de Hollywood.

Los pilares de la Tierra (Saga Los pilares de la Tierra 1)


Author: Ken Follett
Publisher: PLAZA & JANES
ISBN: 8401338352
Category: Fiction
Page: 1040
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Los pilares de la Tierra es la obra maestra de Ken Follett y constituye una excepcional evocación de una época de violentas pasiones. Esta edición de Los pilares de la Tierra incluye un prólogo del autor con motivo del 25.o aniversario de la publicación. El gran maestro de la narrativa de acción y suspense nos transporta a la Edad Media, a un fascinante mundo de reyes, damas, caballeros, pugnas feudales, castillos y ciudades amuralladas. El amor y la muerte se entrecruzan vibrantemente en este magistral tapiz cuyo centro es la construcción de una catedral gótica. La historia se inicia con el ahorcamiento público de un inocente y finaliza con la humillación de un rey. Reseñas: «Fantástico desde todos los puntos de vista.» El Mundo «Los pilares de la Tierra fue un hito en España, donde todavía sigue siendo el libro más leído de la historia según la Federación del Gremio de Editores.» ABC «Alta política y bajas pasiones (y viceversa) conforman un folletín de grandes dimensiones que confirman a Follett como relojero mayor del reino del bestseller.» Qué leer «Maravilloso... Te atrapará, fascinará y envolverá.» Chicago Tribune «Los pilares de la Tierra hizo de Ken Follet uno de los autores más queridos de nuestro país.» ABC Sevilla «Ken Follett sabe cómo tejer una historia fascinante, con personajes complejos, que todo actor sueña con interpretar.» Donald Sutherland «Me encanta Los pilares de la Tierra, lo recuerdo con mucho cariño [...] es uno de aquellos títulos que se quedan grabados...» Ildefonso Falcones «En Los pilares de la Tierra, Ken Follett nos presenta a unos personajes que consiguen que la historia cobre vida.» Ridley Scott Los lectores opinan... «Mi libro favorito.» Ana María «Lo he leído tres veces, es fascinante.» Dolores «Un libro que, sin duda, está entre mis favoritos.» Alexander «¡Gran obra!» Andrés «Una historia fantástica, inolvidable.» Faby Reseñas: «Fantástico desde todos los puntos de vista.» El Mundo «Los pilares de la Tierra fue un hito en España, donde todavía sigue siendo el libro más leído de la historia según la Federación del Gremio de Editores.» ABC «Alta política y bajas pasiones (y viceversa) conforman un folletín de grandes dimensiones que confirman a Follett como relojero mayor del reino del bestseller.» Qué leer «Maravilloso... Te atrapará, fascinará y envolverá.» Chicago Tribune «Los pilares de la Tierra hizo de Ken Follet uno de los autores más queridos de nuestro país.» ABC Sevilla «Ken Follett sabe cómo tejer una historia fascinante, con personajes complejos, que todo actor sueña con interpretar.» Donald Sutherland «Me encanta Los pilares de la Tierra, lo recuerdo con mucho cariño [...] es uno de aquellos títulos que se quedan grabados...» Ildefonso Falcones «En Los pilares de la Tierra, Ken Follett nos presenta a unos personajes que consiguen que la historia cobre vida.» Ridley Scott Los lectores opinan... «Mi libro favorito.» Ana María «Lo he leído tres veces, es fascinante.» Dolores «Un libro que, sin duda, está entre mis favoritos.» Alexander «¡Gran obra!» Andrés «Una historia fantástica, inolvidable.» Faby