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5.0 out of 5 stars Live at Sin-e: A Master at Work
Jeff Buckley is renound for a number of things, his incredable voice, his talented songwriting and unfortunately the earily similar circumstances in which both he and his father died. On this recording another one of this great artists abilities is demonstrated: that being to capture, enthrall and strangely hypnotize an audiance. There may well be only four tracks here...
Published on 6 Sept. 2003 by Mr. D. J. Mckenna

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3.0 out of 5 stars A bit much for anyone other than the uber fan
There are some very nice versions on this album and in some ways it is worth picking up, but for the most part the original EP is enough in my opinion. There are some tracks here which are a bit cringe-inducing to be honest. There was no reason for Buckley to tackle Strange Fruit for example and the Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan cover borders on yodeling at times and should have...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Live at Sin-e: A Master at Work, 6 Sept. 2003
Jeff Buckley is renound for a number of things, his incredable voice, his talented songwriting and unfortunately the earily similar circumstances in which both he and his father died. On this recording another one of this great artists abilities is demonstrated: that being to capture, enthrall and strangely hypnotize an audiance. There may well be only four tracks here but in that space of time one man armed with his telecaster, an amp with a superb onboard reverb unit(he couldn't do it with complete junk now could he, no-one could) and no doubt a few drinks he conjures up all sorts of emotions and if listening to the record is this powerfull I can only imagine that sitting in the room with the man would have been nothing less than transcendant as has been documented. The first track Mojo Pin, which was written in a collaboration with ex-Magic Band guitarist Gary lucas is beutifully performed as is Buckley's own Eternal Life. It has to be said however that everything changes gear when he begins to mimic a hurdy gurdy using only his fingers and six strings on an old french folk song, hymme a l'amore which is genuinly beyond belief and inately beutifull. This is followed by what is in my opinion the deffinitive version of an already spectacular song: Van Morrison's The Way Young Lovers Do. This particular track is possibly one of the best recordings of Buckley there is, that really is sayining something and it is thus essential listening. Live at Sin-e's magic is weaved with such simplicity making it all the more beutifull. The images that are present both lyrically and audably are breathtaking. Its just nice to know that people as wonderfull as Buckley (both of them really but in this case Jeff) have walked upon this earth and although they're rare another may soon be among our ranks, and if their work is even close to this I'll be elated.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Missing you........., 14 July 2012
This review is from: Live at Sin-E: 2CD Legacy Edition (Audio CD)
What a loss of a great singer,witty, thoughtful and touching in his songs and outlook. Best edition of his music in my mind as it shows good audience interaction and an insight, if somewhat briefly into his character. Buy it, you will not regret it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing...., 22 Jan. 2011
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This review is from: Live at Sin-E: 2CD Legacy Edition (Audio CD)
Jeff Buckley + electric guitar + room full of people = A 2-disc album of a guy showing how powerful music can be when you strip away all the theatrics of a normal live show. Thoroughly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Live at Sin-e, 17 Oct. 2010
This review is from: Live at Sin-E: 2CD Legacy Edition (Audio CD)
This is my favourite album of Jeff Buckley by far. This album demonstrates Jeff Buckley's talent as a singer and guitarist unlike any other album. It consists of his songs, and covers from other artists which he has put together in very different(to origionals) yet brilliant ways. The songs are interspersed with Buckleys conversation and banter with the audience, which I have to say are quite amusing in places. There is no band, just Jeff and his guitar, which I think brings out the colour in his playing.

The bottom line is that the music in this album is awesome, it has become one of my very favourite albums.
5 stars easy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Halleliua for this rough cut diamond, 25 May 2010
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For anyone who likes the creative output from Jeff Buckley this disc-set is a must have. It not only gives you insight into his personality and humor - when he jibes with his audience, but more of his musical influences through cover versions he plays - Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and notably Edith Piaf. Yes, the sound at times suffers a bit, the odd bit of rattle and hum, but this is eclipsed by his brilliant vocal and Telecaster playing abilities in a live gig. His premature death was a sad loss to us all but his legacy is made richer by these recordings.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A bit much for anyone other than the uber fan, 4 Jun. 2013
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There are some very nice versions on this album and in some ways it is worth picking up, but for the most part the original EP is enough in my opinion. There are some tracks here which are a bit cringe-inducing to be honest. There was no reason for Buckley to tackle Strange Fruit for example and the Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan cover borders on yodeling at times and should have been left in the bin. The cover of Dylan's If You See Her, Say Hello starts out sounding like it's going to be interesting but quickly reverts to a pretty standard cover, dispensing with the unusual time signature after a few lines.

The four songs from the original EP still shine and it's clear why they made the original cut over everything else here. There are too many covers and Buckley is just indulging himself in vocal showboating a lot of the time. In fairness this is in no way Buckley's fault since he never intended for these recording to be released, but someone made a bad call by making this a two disc affair, one would have been plenty. Honestly some of this self-indulgent tripe should never have been heard again after the initial performance. Buckley was only finding his feet at this point and it was simply in bad taste to release poor versions of songs he would quickly drop from his sets in favour of his own, better work.
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