Last Goodbye (Jeff Buckley song)

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"Last Goodbye"
Single by Jeff Buckley
from the album Grace
Released 1994
Format CD, LP
Recorded Bearsville Recording Studio, Woodstock, NY (Fall 1993)
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:35
Label Columbia
Producer(s) Jeff Buckley
Andy Wallace
Jeff Buckley singles chronology
"Grace"
(1994)
"Last Goodbye"
(1994)
"So Real"
(1995)
Grace track listing
"Grace"
(2)
"Last Goodbye"
(3)
"Lilac Wine"
(4)

"Last Goodbye" is a 1994 song by singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley, from his album Grace. It was the second single released from the album, after the title song. It was Buckley's most commercially successful song, earning him a belated alternative hit in early 1995, peaking at #19 on the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks.[1]

"Last Goodbye" was originally titled "Unforgiven", and had a more straightforward rock feel and instrumentation; it was first recorded at a demo session in 1990.[2] A live version of the song, still titled "Unforgiven", was recorded in 1993 and released on the posthumous 2003 album Live at Sin-é (Legacy Edition).

The song also featured at number 3 on Australia's Triple J's 'Hottest 100 of 20 Years' countdown.

Music video[edit]

A music video was created for "Last Goodbye", which showed Buckley and the rest of the band playing the song on a stage while video was projected onto them and the wall behind them.

Soundtrack appearances and covers[edit]

The song is included in the soundtrack of the 2001 film Vanilla Sky.

A cover of the song by actress Scarlett Johansson, done with only voice and piano, appeared on the soundtrack of the 2009 film He's Just Not That into You.

The song was sung by Andy Mientus in the 2013 episode "The Producers" of the television show Smash. An extended version was released on May 14, 2013 on iTunes and Amazon MP3.

Other appearances[edit]

On January 12, 2005 the famed Washington, D.C./Baltimore, MD alternative radio station WHFS played "Last Goodbye" as their final track before going under new management as a modern Latin music station. It has also been used by other alternative stations as their last song.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AllMusic, Jeff Buckley > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". 
  2. ^ Babylon Dungeon Session - 1 - Unforgiven 1st Mix, YouTube

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