16 Comments (since 19 Jul 2012)
a gentle, beautiful version
haunting; nothing else even comes close
Except maybe Leonard Cohen's version - the original. But this version manages to sound both angelic and delicate...if not broken.
@gudgin nicely put - although I prefer this one to LC's. The live in Paris version is amazing too.
A message from purgatory.
was lucky enough to see this live :-)
@ObiSean oh my god, that must have been something else!
was a good thing and a bad thing.. was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.. watching jeff buckley in a 200 strong venue and standing mybe 10 feet away from him.. the bad thing was .. nothing has ever bettered that gig. :-( and i dont think anything ever will .. the thing i remember most was how funny he was .. he'd make you laugh .. then mesmerise you and haunt you.. truly amazing
in the best way possible, his voice can put me to sleep.
My favorite version. I heard this on the radio a few weeks ago and couldn't believe that Jeff Buckley was coming out of my car stereo. The station played some pop-rock tune after that, which appalled me. There should have been a moment of silence after that song.
the best cover, absolutely.
@ObiSean Me too. Roskilde Festival '95.
@MsMOMusicPlease I saw him in edinburgh queens hall .. either '95 or '96 not sure .. feels like a long time ago :-)
Such a sad, yet beautiful song. And yet a few parts are almost happy! It is the tune tat seduces even more than the music! Thank you! One of the great versions of what I grew up with, the Leonard Cohen one.
@PeteLaberge Well said!