Documentary traces the career path of American musician Jeff Buckley, beginning with his untimely death in 1997 then backtracking to examine his musical roots. Although mother Mary supplies the story of his early years, the larger part of the narrative unfolds in the words of Jeff's contemporaries; interviews concentrate on bandmates, studio crew, & others who worked with him professionally. It pays special attention to his New York tenure - in particular, his breakout performance at the St. Ann's tribute for biological father Tim, and his appearances at Manhattan's Sin-é - as well as his final days in Memphis. Includes youth photos, little-seen performance clips, exclusive interviews, and archive material. Written by
Did You Know?
The title is taken from the opening line of the Jeff Buckley song "New Year's Prayer". See more
Jeff didn't want to be a product. He didn't want to be known as somebody who was put together and packaged and put out there by the label. These were things that record companies had done and continue to this day to do with their artists... these promotional shows, whatever it was, that Jeff didn't want to do. So I think there was a lot of strife in his life over those things. But again, this is Jeff. Jeff could have been far more successful in the popular sense had he followed the record ...
Features Late Night Line-Up
Written by Jeff Buckley
and Gary Lucas
Performed by Jeff Buckley See more