Jeff Buckley - Grace
180 gram vinyl reissue of 'Grace'. 'Grace' is simply an amazing album. He inherited the voice of his father, the legendary Tim Buckley - seven octaves, each of them only just enough to cram his big feverish dreams into - but his music was all his own. Think Van Morrison's 'Astral Weeks' on drugs - but then drugs could give some kind of comfort, and there's no comfort in 'Grace'; just constant flux between crippling despair and an almost violent joy. When 'Last Goodbye' unfolds it's third different middle-eight of Bollywood strings and Buckley's ecstatic scatting, it's hard to believe an ordinary human could have had a hand in something so extraordinary.