Grace

~ Release group by Jeff Buckley

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Grace CD 10 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 475928 2 5099747592829
Grace CD 10 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CK 57528 074645752822
Grace CD 10 Sony Records (1991 - 2001 company - group/division of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan)) SRCS 7455 4988009745527
Grace CD 10 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 475928 2 9399747592826
Grace CD 11 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 475928 5 9399700119312
Grace CD 10 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CK 57528 074645752822
Grace 2×CD 10 + 4 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 481061 2/4 9399748106121
Grace (Legacy Edition) 2×CD + DVD-Video 10 + 13 + 7 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) COL 517460 3 5099751746034
Grace (Legacy Edition) 2×CD + DVD-Video 10 + 12 + 7 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) C3K 92881 827969288122
Grace (Legacy Edition) 2×CD + DVD-Video 10 + 13 + 7 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 5174603000 5099751746034
Grace 2×CD 10 + 13 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 886973523728 886973523728
Grace CD 11 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 475928 5 5099747592850
Grace (Google Play Bonus Track Version) Digital Media 12 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) none [none]
Grace 12" Vinyl + 7" Vinyl 10 + 2 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) C 92881, CS7 54805 827969288115
Grace 12" Vinyl 10 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), Music on Vinyl 4759281, MOVLP007 5099747592812
Grace 12" Vinyl 10 Legacy (Legacy Recordings) 77983 886977798313
Grace Hybrid SACD 10 Original Recordings Group ORG 194-3 858492002947
Grace Digital Media 11 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), Legacy (Legacy Recordings) none [none]

Relationships

included in: Grace / Mystery White Boy
part of: Uncut: The 100 Greatest Debut Albums (2006) (number: 45)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 304)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000624110 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/9298 [info]
Wikidata: Q642737 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Grace (Jeff Buckley album) [info]
other databases: https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/jeff_buckley/grace/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/5fmq [info]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/jc3q [info]

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Jeff Buckley's tragically early death surely did something to immortalize his one and only full-length album, but even so, Grace is without doubt a truly musical monument, spanning time and space and perpetually blowing fresh minds round the globe (and quite possibly somewhere beyond).

His voice is multi-textured and he uses notes to dramatic effect - the agony and the ecstasy of it hitting you straight in the gut. His music is so extraordinary, in fact, that it's impossible to put this album on in the background without being drawn into its psyche. Don't just listen -experience, be mesmerized, take a trip.

This re-mastered Legacy edition of Grace includes a second CD of unreleased material and rarities, plus a DVD of promo videos and an expanded version of the original Grace documentary. The question is, is it worth having over the original?

The answer is a definite yes, its main selling point being the fact that the second CD, dare I say it, is practically as good as the first.

It highlights his interest and accomplishment in diverse genres and consolidates his status as a musical pioneer.

Out of the 13 songs, highlights include "Forget Her", a stunningly beautiful song that sends the emotions tearing and tingling out the ends of your fingers. "Kanga Roo" is14 minutes of abrasive, mind melting insanity, "Parchman Farm Blues" which hears Buckley capturing perfectly the meter and pitch of an old blues sound and the thrash rock-ness of "Eternal Life".

So, 10 years after the original release of this seminal album, the legacy edition is indeed a credit to his name. There is poignancy to watching the man on film and you can't help wondering, as with all artists cut off in their prime, what may have been.

Listen and be purged.