When Jeff Buckley tragically drowned in the Mississippi on the shores of Memphis, he left behind a myth, a smoke trail whisper of his talents. He wasn’t yet a star, but he did have a masterpiece in his catalog: The one studio album he’d make when he was alive, Grace. Its centerpiece is “Hallelujah” — a song Leonard Cohen wrote but Jeff Buckley’s version is the one you hear in your mind right now — but the album is full of heart-wrenching songs of love, sadness, searching, and pain, all rendered through Buckley’s clear-as-a-bell voice.
Grace turns 25 this year, and to celebrate, we have an exclusive version of the album on Hallelujah blue swirl vinyl. This edition comes packaged with features “Last Goodbye” and “Eternal Life,” both recorded live at The Plough & Stars in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on February 18, 1994. You can buy our edition of the album right over here.
Here’s what it looks like:
If you’re still here, let’s watch the video for “Hallelujah.”