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|Top 5 Jeff Buckley Songs (not On Grace)|
My five favorite Jeff Buckley tracks that I've heard which did not appear on the original "Grace" album. Also, live or alternative versions of songs that originally appeared on "Grace" but are found on posthumous compilations are excluded.
I know that there are a lot of people who are impartial to this track, or think it's boring or whatever. Yet I feel like if it had initially been included on "Grace", it would be one of the highlights on an album that already had at least seven of the greatest songs ever recorded (plus a few other excellent tracks, too). "Forget Her" is the perfect breakup song about loving someone desperately despite how much they have hurt you, and resenting yourself for not being able to move on even when you wish that you could. It is my understanding that this was included as the 11th track on posthumous releases of "Grace", mainly because it was seen as the "lost Buckley track", yet I recommend its inclusion for a different reason. While "Dream Brother" might be the perfect closer to a dreamy romantic's album, "Forget Her" might be the perfect epilogue. Once the mist and lilac petals have cleared from the framework of "Grace", this song comes in after it as the sobering coda, giving an audience all too aware of Buckley's early demise one last, powerful hoorah; a post-album fireworks show, and the closest that his fans will ever get to a sense of closure with this phenomenal talent.
|2||All Flowers in Time Bend Towards the Sun (feat Elizabeth Fraser)|
It's a rough cut that was probably never intended to be released, but I'm so glad that it somehow escaped from the vaults and onto the internet. Upon finding it I instantly loved it, and played it a few more times for good measure. A day or so after discovering it, someone who had went to school with me (who was about to graduate in a month or so) passed away from a car accident. I didn't know her well, but I felt strangely affected by her passing, as well as the numerous people around me who were grieving for her. For whatever reason, I played this song over and over that day. The lyrics didn't necessarily fit with the scenario, but the song was so comforting even while it was bittersweet, and I always felt so grateful for life each and every time that I heard it.
|3||Everybody Here Wants You|
Others will claim that something like "Nightmares By the Sea", "Vancouver", or "Morning Theft" is the best track from "Sketches for my Sweetheart the Drunk", but for me this one beats everything else around it no-contest. Easily a Grace-caliber song in quality, if not in theme, what starts off as a great R&B song evolves into the kind of transcendental effort that Buckley is so well known for.
The Legacy Edition of "Live at Sin-E" is basically highlight after highlight of incredible covers, prototypes of Buckley originals, and insightful audience banter. Were this a top ten list, the likes of "Be Your Husband", "The Way Young Lovers Do", "Je N'En Connais Pas la Fin", "If You See Her, Say Hello", and others would all fight for spots. Yet there is no true single highlight out of the mix, as it all sounds better when taken as one long afternoon at a cafe. "Strange Fruit" is the representative here from that album, showing off Buckley's impressive guitar work and tortured vocals
|5||I Woke Up in a Strange Place|
I always felt like this one was a bit underrated. Found on "Mystery White Boy", this song keeps driving forward with all of the energy that the opening live take of "Dream Brother" created, yet it is also an oddly atmospheric cover. The main reason for its inclusion, however, is that I feel like if any song could transport me directly into the crowd of a post-Grace Buckley concert, this would be it.
|Hmm, this didn't appear on the front page for some reason. I checked the FAQ but I must have missed why that happens sometimes. Ah well, discuss!|
|Be Your Husband from sin-e is my favorite at least out of what I've heard|
|"Be Your Husband" is one of his most soulful performances and I love how it's just him and the audience. It would definitely be top ten on this kind of list.|
|yeah it's a great showcase for his voice|
|I really like how your list is full of underrated tracks, but I can't say I agree with your placement. Here's mine:|
1. Lover, You Should've Come Over
2. Morning Theft
3. All Flowers in Time Bend Towards the Sun
5. I Know We Could Be So Happy Baby (If We Wanted to Be)
7. Jewel Box
8. Opened Once
9. What Will You Say
10. We All Fall in Love Sometimes
|Songs NOT on grace|
|I was only including tracks that aren't found on Grace, so 1 and 4 can't be on there. :P Otherwise my list would probably be four Grace tracks plus "Forget Her" (his cover of Hallelujah is still one of my two favorite songs, despite what anyone says, and then Last Goodbye and Lover You Should've Come Over would be #2 and #3). Glad that we agree on Flowers btw. :)|
|The only song I've heard is Everybody Here Wants You. That was some haunting shit.|
|Morning Theft needs to be on here. Also other good ones are Just Like A Woman, Vancouver, Opened Once, I Know It's Over, If You Knew and I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain.|