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

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

by Jeff Apter and Merri Cyr

Hardback Publication Date: 05/11/2019

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Acclaimed photographer Merri Cyr and music biographer Jeff Apter come together in this illustrated tribute to Jeff Buckley's classic album to mark its twenty-fifth anniversary.

Jeff Buckley made only one album, but it proved to be groundbreaking. When it was released in 1994, Grace sounded like nothing that had come before - and no album has repeated its essence since. Buckley's refined melodies and vocal range awed industry giants. His stunning rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" moved the hearts of fans across the world. Grace made clear a remarkable talent had emerged. But Buckley's tragic death in 1997 left his fans to wonder about all the sonic magic that could have been, and to hold dear the few brilliant songs he left behind.

Photographer Merri Cyr documented Buckley's career- from his days at East Village coffee shop Sin-e, to his iconic Grace cover shoot, to his global tour. Alongside her photographs, 25 Years of Grace features new interviews with Buckley insiders - including Matt Johnson, Mick Gr ndahl, Michael Tighe, Gary Lucas, Karl Berger, Andy Wallace, George Stein and Steve Berkowitz - revealing details about the album's creation- Buckley's signing to a major label, finding the right creative direction, the songwriting process and final song selections, memorable moments in the studio, and more.

Lavishly illustrated with many never-before-seen photographs, and including reflections on Buckley's genius from an array of artists, including Butch Walker, Pete Yorn, Jimmy Gnecco, Glen Hansard, Holly Miranda and Lenny Kaye, 25 Years of Grace celebrates the making and the legacy of this classic album.
ISBN:
9781760641894
9781760641894
Category:
Biography: arts & entertainment
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
05-11-2019
Publisher:
Black Inc.
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
256
Jeff Apter

Jeff Apter is the author of more than 20 music biographies, many of them bestsellers.

His subjects include Johnny O'Keefe, Keith Urban, John Farnham, the Bee Gees, the Finn brothers and Angus Young of AC/DC. As a ghostwriter, he has worked with Kasey Chambers, Mark Evans (of AC/DC) and Richard Clapton.

Jeff was on staff at Rolling Stone for several years and has written about legends such as Aretha Franklin, Patti Smith, Robbie Robertson, Bob Dylan, Chrissie Hynde and Lucinda Williams.

In 2015, he worked on the Helpmann award-nominated live show A State of Grace: The Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley. Away from music, Jeff has also worked on books with soldiers and diplomats and sports greats such as Michael Slater and Tim Cahill. He lives in Wollongong, New South Wales, with his wife, two children and a cat that's so damned cool it needs no name.

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