A GREAT WIN­TER READ

A PURE DROP: LIFE AND TIMES OF JEFF BUCK­LEY BY JEFF APTER

Style Magazine - - Entertainment - by Deb­bie Phillips

JEFF Buck­ley has been likened to a pure drop in an ocean of noise.

This is a very fit­ting anal­ogy of an artist who wrote and sang way be­yond his mere 30 years. He sim­ply had a voice that could cut through a room and leave you breath­less, want­ing more.

A vagabond, gypsy and loner, his life ended sud­denly late one night in the lead-up to his se­cond al­bum when he went for a swim in the Mis­sis­sippi River. His body was found the next day. This was, for me, the day the mu­sic died.

This bi­og­ra­phy is a tale of won­der. Jeff Buck­ley was des­tined to be a su­per­star. He had the good looks and the charisma, but most of all the tal­ent from his fa­ther, the folk/blues leg­end Tim Buck­ley whose Greet­ings from LA is a col­lec­tor’s gem.

It could be said mu­sic ran in Jeff Buck­ley’s blood. His ca­reer was brief but not less im­por­tant. His first re­lease Grace left the mu­sic world spell­bound.

This book is a won­der­ful in­sight into a man who let few people get close to him but those who did knew they were in the pres­ence of great­ness.

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