Saturday, October 6, 2007

Hystoria, Chapter I: Dream Brothers Pt. II: Jeff Buckley Live à l'Olympia 1995

In July 1995, Jeff Buckley performed in the alluring Paris Olympia. Originally erected in 1885 by Joseph Oller (creator of the Moulin Rouge), the eldest musical theater in Paris holds a grandeur not many can live up to.
Yet, Jeff Buckley, a beautiful, tragic musician finds himself at home amongst the French. Just listening to this concert straight through, one will get the sense that Buckley was most comfortable in front of an audience.
His father would be proud. Jeff Buckley puts on a performance so intimate, so raw that he transcends the barrier of performer and audience. Many of times, he breaks to have playful banter with the audience. Both he and the audience enjoy every second of it as they become part of some rare fleeting moment. I think that's what is so beautiful about this performance. He plays for no one, but himself and those who love him. Wonderful. Now onto what as Jeff Buckley self-proclaimed as his "best performance." Dear Sir, I don't think I can argue opposite.

Jeff Buckley - Live à l'Olympia - Je N'en Connais Pas la Fin

Jeff Buckley - Live à l'Olympia - Part 19( Songs 1-5), Part 2 (Songs 6-11)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Easy to understand,I like it!