Book Cover Image of Jeff Buckley’s Grace by Daphne A. Brooks

Jeff Buckley’s Grace
by Daphne A. Brooks

    Publication Date: Apr 28, 2005
    List Price: $14.95
    Format: Paperback, 157 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9780826416353
    Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
    Parent Company: Bloomsbury Publishing

    Paperback Description:

    The power and influence of Grace increases with each passing year. Here, Daphne Brooks traces Jeff Buckley’s fascinating musical development through the earliest stages of his career, up to the release of the album. With access to rare archival material, Brooks illustrates Buckley’s passion for life and hunger for musical knowledge, and shows just why he was such a crucial figure in the American music scene of the 1990s.

    Jeff Buckley was piecing together a contemporary popular music history for himself that was steeped in the magic of singing. He was busy hearing how Dylan channeled Billie Holiday in Blonde On Blonde and how Robert Plant was doing his best to sound like Janis Joplin on early Led Zeppelin recordings. He was thinking about doo-wop and opera and Elton John and working at developing a way to harness the power of the voice…In the process, he was re-defining punk and grunge attitude itself by rejecting the ambivalent sexual undercurrents of those movements, as well as Led Zeppelin’s canonical cock rock kingdom that he’d grown up adoring. He was forging a one-man revolution set to the rhythms of New York City and beyond. And he was on the brink of recording his elegant battle in song for the world to hear.