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Jeff Buckley – Grace 1994

Grace is the only studio album by Jeff Buckley, released on August 23, 1994. While the album initially had poor sales and receiving mixed reviews, however it gradually gained some critical acclaim and success finally being cited by critics as one of the greatest albums of all time.

The Magazine Q, readers voted Grace the 75th greatest album of all time in 1998 the same vote was taken again in 2005 and Grace then ranked 13th. In 2006, Mojo Magazine named Grace the No.1 Modern Rock Classic of All Time.

In 2003, Buckley’s version of “Hallelujah” was ranked No.259 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.VH1 also rated the album No.73 on its “100 Greatest Albums of Rock & Roll” show/list.

Jeffrey Scott Buckley (17/11/1966, 29/5/1997) also known as Scott “Scottie” Moorhead, raised as Scott Moorhead,was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist.

His biological father, Tim Buckley, was a singer-songwriter who released a series of folk/jazz albums in the late 60s into early 70s, and whom, he only met once, at the age of eight. After Tim died of a drug overdose in 1975, he chose to go by Buckley and his real first name, which he found on his birth certificate. However to members of his family he remained “Scottie.

May 29, 97, Buckley’s band flew to Memphis to join him in his studio to work on his new material.That evening, Buckley went swimming fully dressed in Wolf River Harbor, a roadie in Buckley’s band, remained on shore. Watching over a guitar after a passing tugboat, he looked up to see that Buckley had vanished. A rescue effort that night and the morning after by scuba teams and police found nothing. On June 4, Locals spotted his body in the Wolf River. The autopsy showed no signs of drugs or alcohol in his system, and the death was ruled an accidental drowning.

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