Jeff Buckley discography

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This is a discography for the American singer-songwriter and guitarist Jeff Buckley.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[1]
US Heat
[1]
AUS
[2]
BEL
F
[3]
CAN
[4]
FRA
[5]
GER
[6]
IRL
[7]
NLD
[8]
NOR
[9]
NZL
[10]
SWE
[11]
UK
[12]
Grace 149 5 9 39 67 47 14 84 38 31

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[1]
US Inde
[1]
AUS
[2]
BEL
F
[3]
DEN
[18]
FRA
[5]
GER
[6]
IRL
[7]
NLD
[8]
NOR
[9]
NZL
[10]
SWE
[11]
UK
[12]
Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk
  • Released: May 26, 1998
  • Label: Columbia Records
64 1 13 6 93 62 10 7 29 7
Songs to No One 1991–1992 21 34 191
[20]
So Real: Songs from Jeff Buckley
  • Released: May 22, 2007
  • Label: Columbia Records
26 29 17 14 1 52 25 16
The Jeff Buckley Collection
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Sony Music

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[1]
US Inter
[1]
AUS
[2]
BEL
F
[3]
CHE
[23]
FRA
[5]
GER
[6]
IRL
[7]
ITA
[24]
NLD
[8]
NOR
[9]
SWE
[11]
UK
[12]
Mystery White Boy
  • Released: May 9, 2000
  • Label: Columbia Records
133 12 5 5 95 3 87 13 14 88 8
Live À L'Olympia 26 22
Live at Sin-é (Legacy Edition)
  • Released: September 2, 2003
  • Label: Columbia Records
65 58 101
[20]
Grace Around the World
  • Released: June 2, 2009
  • Label: Columbia Records
125 98 187
Live From King Theater, Seattle, WA, May 7, 1995
  • Released: June 2, 2009 (digital download)
  • Label: Columbia Records

Box sets[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
UK
[20]
The Grace EPs
  • Released: November 26, 2002
  • Label: Columbia Records
194

EPs[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
AUS
[2]
Live at Sin-é
  • Released: November 23, 1993
  • Label: Columbia Records, Big Cat
Eternal Life
  • Released: August 1995
  • Label: Columbia Records
44
Live from the Bataclan
  • Released: October 1995
  • Label: Columbia Records

Singles[edit]

Year Details Peak chart positions Album Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US Alt
[25]
US Dig
[25]
AUS
[2]
AUT
[26]
CAN Dig
[25]
CHE
[23]
EU
[27]
FIN
[28]
IRL
[7]
NLD
[8]
NOR
[9]
NZL
[10]
SWE
[11]
UK
[12]
1994 "Grace" 89 Grace
"Last Goodbye" 19 88 54
1995 "So Real"
"Eternal Life" 44
1998 "Everybody Here Wants You" 35 43 Sketches for My
Sweetheart the Drunk
2004 "Forget Her" Grace (Legacy Edition)
2006,
2007,
2008,
2009
"Hallelujah" 1 70 38 2 38 10 14 8 3 7 22 5 2 Grace UK: Gold[16]

Video[edit]

Year Title Release date
2000 Live in Chicago May 9, 2000
2000 Jeff Buckley: Goodbye and Hello (Dutch documentary) [29] October 12, 2000
2002 Everybody Here Wants You (BBC documentary) 2002
2009 Grace Around the World June 2, 2009
2009 Amazing Grace: Jeff Buckley June 2, 2009

Guest appearances and collaborations[edit]

Buckley was immersed in music and, when not working on his own material or with his band, he contributed numerous times to projects with his friends and musical peers. John Zorn regularly held collaborations at the Knitting Factory, and Buckley performed vocals on the tracks "Taipan" and "D.Popylepis" that appeared on 1992 album John Zorn's Cobra: Live at the Knitting Factory. Buckley contributed vocals on "Jolly Street" from The Jazz Passengers' 1994 album In Love, and he played six string bass and drums on tracks from his ex-girlfriend Rebecca Moore's album Admiral Charcoal's Song. Buckley also performed backup vocals and guitar on Brenda Kahn's "Faith Salons" which was released on her 1996 album Destination Anywhere. On Patti Smith's 1996 album Gone Again, Buckley provided vocals on "Beneath the Southern Cross" and played esraj on "Fireflies". He co-wrote "Despite the Tears" with Chris Dowd, then lead singer of The Seedy Arkhestra, for the album Puzzle and also contributed vocals and guitar on two more tracks, "A Thousand Tears" and "Flog Your Dead Horse". Buckley's drummer Matt Johnson played on the album as well, along with Joan Wasser and Joseph "Amp" Fiddler. Dowd had previously co-written "What Will You Say" with Buckley and Carla Azar, which appeared on Mystery White Boy.

Buckley also collaborated with other musicians on different projects. He appeared on the soundtrack of First Love, Last Rites, performing vocals on "I Want Someone Badly" backed by the group Shudder to Think. This song later appeared on Grace (Legacy Edition). He performed two tributes to writers he admired: he read Edgar Allan Poe's poem "Ulalume" for the album Closed on Account of Rabies, and on Kerouac: Kicks Joy Darkness, a tribute to beat poet Jack Kerouac, Buckley performed "Angel Mine" with Inger Lorre. In Los Angeles, Buckley co-wrote and recorded the song "Hollywould" with Sandy Bell, which she released in 2000.

Unreleased recordings[edit]

Since Jeff Buckley only completed one album, many posthumous releases, as well as bootlegged unreleased live recordings, have proved popular with fans. These recordings come from all periods of Jeff's career and in particular Buckley made many soundboard recordings of the concerts from his 1995–1996 tours. Mary Guibert, his mother and head of his estate, expressed an interest in releasing these live concerts as a special subscription series, leaving the recordings uncut: "warts and all".[30] However, this project has yet to come to fruition.

A number of Buckley's 4 track demos for My Sweetheart the Drunk have been leaked over the internet but the majority of the demos from this period have remained out of the public domain. Michael Tighe has made reference in particular to one track, "Sky Blue Skin", that he personally feels is a very important song of Buckley's.[31] Other names of unreleased songs from the demos have circulated amongst fans including: "The Morning After", "Open Up and Bleed", "Dendrils of Death", "Don't Listen to Anyone But Me", and "Pleasure Seeker". A version of "Dendrils of Death" has been recorded by Buckley's old bassist, Mick Grondahl, and his band Tongue.[32]

Certain live performances by Buckley have specifically been held in high regard. "Dido's Lament", an aria from Dido and Æneas by Henry Purcell, was performed live at the Meltdown festival in 1995, directed by Elvis Costello. The falsetto operatic piece is unusual in Buckley's catalogue, having similarities only with Buckley's version of "Corpus Christi Carol" featured on Grace. Although unreleased, an excerpt of this version of "Dido's Lament" has appeared on the soundtrack of BBC documentary Everybody Here Wants You. "Edna Frau" was written with Mick Grondahl, Buckley's bassist and was performed live on at least one occasion on The Hard Luck Tour. Grondahl also sings on this song and it was the only occasion he did so during the time he was a member of Buckley's band. Other popular recordings are a performance of "We All Fall in Love Sometimes" by Elton John and Bernie Taupin recorded on October 11, 1992 for WFMU's "The Music Faucet" and "Three is The Magic Number", by Schoolhouse Rock, from Buckley's Mercury Lounge 1996 New Year's Eve concert.[33]

Michael Tighe also mentioned Buckley's collaboration with Elizabeth Fraser of The Cocteau Twins, describing "All Flowers in Time Bend Towards the Sun" as a beautiful piece worthy of release.[31] Buckley contributed to a piece of music about alien abduction called "Ozark Melody". The song was recorded in the middle of 1996, with lyrics written by Joe Tripician while the music was composed by Buckley and Frederick Reed.[34] This song is available to download on the internet with permission from the Estate of Jeff Buckley, but has not had an official release.

References[edit]

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  29. ^ IMDB: "Jeff Buckley: Goodbye and Hello"
  30. ^ "It's a Mystery". Uncut magazine. Archived from the original on 2008-05-19. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 
  31. ^ a b "Michael Tighe interview by Hunting Bears". Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  32. ^ "Dendrils of Death: MySpace page for Mick Grondahl's band Tongue". Retrieved 2008-05-06. 
  33. ^ Unreleased Songs
  34. ^ Ozark Melody