Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love | Official Trailer
Now we have a new documentary, Marianne & Leonard. Think of a Poet’s muse and true connections, love, and life.
28 July 2016
Marianne Ihlen died in hospital in Oslo on 28 July 2016, aged 81. Cohen wrote to her shortly before her death, saying: “Know that I am so close behind you that if you stretch out your hand, I think you can reach mine… Goodbye old friend. Endless love, see you down the road.” He died three months later, on November 7.
Timothy “Tim” Buckley, father of Jeff Buckley was a contemporary of Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen songbook admirer. Jeff Buckley famously covered Cohen’s Hallelujah at club Sin-e. Both father and son died well before their time. The considerable creative output from both gives us a legacy to pull from even with their relatively brief time on the planet.
Tim Buckley was just 19 when his son Jeff was born, and Tim was only 28 when he died of a drug overdose in 1975. Jeff Buckley didn’t grow up with his father, and apparently, they met only once. Jeff also wrote and sang beautiful, adventurous songs, and also died young, when he drowned at age 30 in 1997.
I have my brother Johnny to thank for introducing me to Tim Buckley on LP. Johnny had this master bedroom suite room downstairs in a funky Queen Anne Victorian, off campus-on Fayette Street, while he attended Cornell, Ithaca, NY. I stayed in his room occasionally to listen to vinyl recordings. Johnny had the most expensive stylus in Ithaca NY. I listened to Traffic’s Steve Winwood song, Empty Pages and John Barley Corn must die the very first time in Johnny’s room.
Timothy Charles “Tim” Buckley III (February 14, 1947 – June 29, 1975) was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His music and style changed considerably through the years; he began his career based in folk music, but his subsequent albums incorporated jazz, psychedelia, funk, soul, avant-garde and an evolving “voice as instrument” sound. Though he did not find commercial success during his lifetime, Buckley is admired by later generations for his innovation as a musician and vocal ability. He died at the age of 28 from a heroin overdose, leaving behind his sons Taylor and Jeff Buckley, the latter of whom later went on to become a musician as well. Read on WIKI here.
Jeffrey Scott “Jeff” Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997), raised as Scott “Scottie” Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and musician. After a decade as a session guitarist in Los Angeles, Buckley amassed a following in the early 1990s by playing cover songs at venues in Manhattan’s East Village, such as Sin-é, gradually focusing more on his own material. After rebuffing much interest from record labels and his father Tim Buckley’s manager Herb Cohen, he signed with Columbia, recruited a band, and recorded what would be his only studio album, Grace, in 1994. In 2004, Rolling Stone listed him at number 39 on their list of greatest singers of all time. Read on here
The magical, aptly titled Grace is Jeff Buckley’s only fully realized album—and one that has grown in stature since its 1994 release. Buckley’s angelic voice recalls his famous folkie father, Tim, as it floats over the album’s heady songwriting and wild-eyed guitar virtuosity. Brace yourself: the serpentine melodies, tormented climaxes, and whispering intimacy of the best moments will leave you breathless. These highlights include the title track, “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over,” and the luminous cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”
Jeff Buckley by lilac.js
Before the alt-rock excursions of his debut album, Grace, Jeff Buckley was a solo troubadour with a weekly NYC residency at the tiny East Village café Sin-é (pronounced shin-ay), where he tried out new songs in between a huge, eclectic repertoire of covers. A live EP recorded at Sin-é was released ahead of Grace and eventually given a deluxe reissue as a double album. Armed only with his Telecaster and once-in-a-lifetime voice, Buckley turned everything from Van Morrison’s “The Way Young Lovers Do” to Nina Simone’s “If You Knew” inside out with his daring, transcendent performances.
Tim Buckley made his reputation with long, improvisatory, jazz-influenced folk performances, but with Greetings From L.A. he transforms into a rough-and-tumble barroom rocker. With a traditional rock band behind him, along with a bevy of backup singers, Buckley turns tough on “Move With Me,” “Get On Top,” and “Nighthawkin’.” He sings, screams, and seduces in a blues-rock performance worthy of Jim Morrison himself. It’s Buckley’s most accessible and straightforward album, and one of his absolute best.
Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah (Official Video)
Hallelujah (Live at MTV Japan, Tokyo, Japan – January 1995)
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Well I heard there was a secret chord
That David played and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do you?
Well, it goes like this:
The fourth, the fifth, the minor fall, and the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah…
Well your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya
She tied you to her kitchen chair
She broke your throne and she cut your hair
And from your lips, she drew the Hallelujah
Hallelujah (Live at Sin-é, New York, NY – July/August 1993)
Hallelujah (Live at Sin-é, New York, NY – July/August 1993) · Jeff Buckley
Live At Sin-é (Legacy Edition)
℗ 2003 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Released on: 2001-07-03
Composer, Lyricist: Leonard Cohen
Producer: Steve Berkowitz
Jeff Buckley – Live in Frankfurt (1995)
So in January 2020, I had the opportunity to hold Jeff’s guitar (the telecaster he used at this concert) in my hands. I even played it for 15 minutes, and it was one of the best experiences of my life. The owner had his original guitar pick and leather guitar strap. On his guitar case were some letters written by Jeff, and some letters addressed to him. I believe he sold the guitar recently to one famous band member, which I promised to keep in secret (edit* it’s now safe to say it was Matt Belamy)… Anyways, I certainly won’t forget this day and how much it meant to me.
To see me playing Jeff’s guitar, go to my Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B71H-CNlQKn/ and please don’t judge my guitar playing, I was too afraid to even hold it in my hands 😉
I do not own this video, I just thought everyone should be entitled to watch this performance.
Mojo Pin: 00:00 – 11:53
So Real: 13:00 – 18:00
Last Goodbye: 19:10 – 23:40
What Will You Say: 24:35 – 32:00
Lilac Wine: 33:44 – 40:15
Tim Buckley – Happy Sad 1969 Full Album
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Sing a Song for You
Sing a Song for You
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2 Buzzin’ Fly
3 Love From Room 109 At The Islander (On Pacific Coast Highway)
4 Dream Letter
5 Gypsy Woman
6 Sing A Song For You
Jeff, Tim and Leonard tracks for you
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Jeff Buckley – Last Goodbye (Edit)
This is our last goodbye
I hate to feel the love between us die
But it’s over
Just hear this and then I’ll go
You gave me more to live for
More than you’ll ever know
This is our last embrace
Must I dream and always see your face
Why can’t we overcome this wall
Well, maybe it’s just because I didn’t know you at all
Kiss me, please kiss me
But kiss me out of desire, babe, and not consolation
You know it makes me so angry ’cause I know that in time
I’ll only make you cry, this is our last goodbye
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