We have a copy to give away of the new Jeff Buckley compilation "So Real". Send an email (just one per email address please) to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Jeff Buckley "So Real" CD Giveaway" in the subject line. One winner will be picked at random. Contest only open to residents of the continental US. Contest ends Monday June 4th at 12:00 Midnight EST.
"Buckley’s “lamentably brief career,” as it has been characterized by his mother, Mary Guibert, came to a tragic and untimely end on May 29, 1997 (at age 30) when he died in a swimming mishap outside Memphis by the banks of the Mississippi River, during a recording stint in Memphis. One week prior to the 10th anniversary of that date, SO REAL: SONGS FROM JEFF BUCKLEY the first official anthology of his work (including two previously unreleased performances) – “the closest Jeff Buckley – singer, songwriter, guitarist, seeker – ever comes to having his own greatest-hits record,” as Rolling Stone senior editor David Fricke’s liner notes begin – will arrive in stores on Columbia/Legacy, a division of SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAIN MENT. Of primal interest to fans, collectors and completists will be the two tracks making their album debuts on SO REAL: SONGS FROM JEFF BUCKLEY. “So Real,” originally the centerpiece of Grace, is heard in an acoustic version recorded in Japan. It was previously available only on a promotional single.
The other rarity closes the album, a live version of Buckley and his band “space walking with elegance through the harrowing resignation of ‘I Know It’s Over’,” as Fricke introduces this cover of the song from the Smiths’ 1986 album, The Queen is Dead. The scene was a live session at Sony Studios in New York intended for broad cast on WNEW-FM on April 6, 1995. But the session was edited and the song was not included on the radio broadcast. The remaining 12 other tracks on the generous 73-minute collection are drawn from Jeff Buckley’s four principal Columbia and Columbia/Legacy catalog releases."