Thursday, June 4, 2009

Jeff Buckley - Prelude To A Dream - The New York City Garbage Can Tape


On the evening of May 29, 1997, Buckley's band flew in intending to join him in his Memphis studio to work on the newly written material. That same evening, Buckley went swimming in Wolf River Harbor,[94] a slackwater channel of the Mississippi River, while wearing boots, all of his clothing, and singing the chorus of the song "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin.[95] A roadie of Buckley's band, Keith Foti, remained ashore. After moving the radio and a guitar out of reach of the wake from a passing tugboat, Foti looked up to see that Buckley was gone. Despite a determined rescue effort that night, Buckley remained missing. On June 4, his body was spotted by a tourist on a riverboat and was brought ashore.[95]
The autopsy to clarify the cause of Buckley's death confirmed Buckley had taken no illegal drugs before his swim and a drug overdose was therefore ruled out as cause of death.[96] In order to clarify the situation of his death, this statement was released from the Buckley estate:
"Jeff Buckley's death was not "mysterious," related to drugs, alcohol, or suicide. We have a police report, a medical examiner's report, and an eye witness to prove that it was an accidental drowning, and that Mr. Buckley was in a good frame of mind prior to the accident."

Solo Home Demos, Circa 1992

1. Parchnab Farm (Bukka White)
2. If You See Her Say Hello (Bob Dylan)
3. Killing Time The Creatures)
4. Hallelujah (leonard Cohen)
5. I Know Its Over The Smiths)
6. Madame George Van Morrison)

Bonus Tracks: 24 February 1995 - Sudbahnhof - Frankfurt, Germany

7. Mojo Pin
8. So Real
9. Last Goodbye
10. What Will You Say
11. Lilac Wine


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