on 19 January 2004
Ladies and gentleman you must buy this album. Jeff Buckley if you didn't know was a genius. Everytime i listen to this live album I just think to my self how on earth his voice was so controlled yet powerful. With the DVD included your getting such good value for money.Jeff's guitar playing skill are on par with his voice must hear tracks include Grace, Dream Brother, What you will say and Eternal life. This album will suit someone who is looking for a mix of a singer with a beautiful voice but can really rock. Enjoy !
on 30 May 2008
I dont usually write reviews about albums on here but I had to express my views on this product. As you know, in the studio, Jeff Buckley wrote and recorded many fine pieces of material in his short-lived career. To be honest, I dont think he ever wrote a bad song. The covers he recorded could be classed as "better" than their originals and that may be a bold statement, but I stand by my words.
From the live perspective of his work, there is not a single let-down. Armed with talented musicians Michael Tighe (rhythm guitar), Matt Johnson (drums) and Mick Grondahl (bass guitar), Jeff captivates what it means to "giving it your all" on stage. Often adding in little improvisations before and during songs the other musicians have the uncanny ability to navigate where he is heading and follow their leader. Their tightness is magnificent so there's definately chemistry within all of them.
As for the songs, "Mojo Pin" is a real ear-opener with its quiet/loud buildup dynamics which includes Jeff screaming "black beuty" on the last chorus so much that you think his vocal chords are going to come out at any second. Songs like "Grace", "Last Goodbye", "So Real" and "Lilac Wine" are everything you'd expect them to be and the MC5 cover of "Kick Out The Jams" and "Eternal Life" will leave you breathless. And to end the night, "Hallelujah" is brought out to soothe the audience and the listener from what was a powerful and emotional gig.
So there you have it. BUY THIS ALBUM/CD!!!!!!!!!!