Jeff Buckley was known for his soaring vocal range and his searing, emotional songs and performances. This DVD serves as impressive documentation of a Buckley concert from 1995. The digital transfer is flawless. The videotaped performances never seem less than immediate. Indeed, the bright spotlights translate perfectly to DVD, making the viewer feel right there. The clean, colorful visuals create a mood of intimate tangibility, the audio gives a most deserving representation of the entire concert, and Buckley's vocals slam into an unsuspecting listener/viewer with flaring passion. All 13 performances can be selected from the "Set List" menu. The "Discography" feature is a stills gallery of four album covers, with song titles listed to the side. The bonus acoustic songs, from a videotaped sit-down affair, are a slightly awkward attempt at an Unplugged atmosphere, but even when Buckley isn't in top form, his voice remains powerfully stunning. "The Electronic Press," a glossily produced, 17-minute mini-documentary, from the Grace period is the best special feature here. It is a genuinely enlightening and remarkably moving glimpse into Buckley's inspiration and art. Like his father before him, Jeff Buckley was a true talent who died with much music left to bestow. This live performance DVD is a most welcome, respectful ode to a gifted artist.
I'm so glad that this exists. Jeff Buckley is my favourite artist that I've ever come across and not ever having the chance to see him live has been been really tough for me to comprehend. This gives me a tiny little taste into what would have most likely been one of the best nights of my life. And it's in CHICAGO, and at the METRO. Sorry, but I live in Chicago and for me that makes this DVD even better.
If you were ever in question over whether or not Jeff was as good of a performer as he was a recording artist then I think you're crazy, but even so you'll be won over by this DVD. Him and his band sound absolutely amazing, and the emotion on Buckley's face is beautiful.
Not only does this show contain an amazing live show of Buckley and band, but I also love the parts in between the songs. Whether it's a joke we don't quite get or Jeff saying "F*** off!" to an audience member, you realize that Jeff Buckley was not only some amazing musician with a tremendous amount of soul and depth, but he also seemed to be a really fun guy with a great sense of humor.
And there's also some special features that shows Jeff backstage breifly after the show.. and him along with his bandmates performing live acoustic versions of "So Real" and "Grace" for JBTV.
This is definitely a must have for any Jeff Buckley fans, if not everyone in the world.
I would recommend this to a friend
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