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Hallelujah! - ‘So Real: Songs from Jeff Buckley’ re-released Jan 5th

Is there anyone who hasn't had their fill of Hallelujah this past week? As Hallelujah fever hits the UK, with Alexandra Burke's version set to hit the Christmas number one spot, Sony prepare to re-release So Real: Songs from Jeff Buckley on January 5th. This of course features Buckley's famous version of the Leonard Cohen-penned song.

(Personally, I'm hoping enough people download the Happy Mondays' track of the same name by mistake.)

Press release below:

Following the enormous success of Alexandra Burke’s version of ‘Hallelujah’, Sony Music is proud to release all of Jeff Buckley’s greatest recordings on 1 CD.

‘So Real: Songs from Jeff Buckley’ will be re-released on January 5.

Prior to his tragic drowning, aged 30, on May 29 1997 in Memphis Tennessee, Jeff Buckley had only made one full album to his exacting standards, his 1994 studio debut ‘Grace’. In these fourteen definitive performances of his finest original songs and signature covers, what you hear is the bold ambition, overwhelming work ethic and glorious achievement of an incredibly realised talent; a legacy that is still growing over a decade after his death.

With an ethereal voice that took the music world by storm, Buckley was considered to be one of the voices of his generation, lauded by both critics and the public alike. Jeff’s flourishing career was sadly cut short when he moved to Memphis in early 1997 to begin demo-ing tracks for what should have become the finished ‘My Sweetheart The Drunk (working title)’ album.

Now, all these tracks can be heard alongside Jeff’s career defining rendition of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’. Cohen’s masterpiece has become one of the most covered songs of recent years, and is once again proudly sitting at the top of the charts following the X Factor winner Alexandra Burke’s version released in December.

The full tracklisting for ‘So Real: Songs From Jeff Buckley’ is as follows:

Last Goodbye (Grace)
Lover You Should Have Come Over (Grace)
Forget Her (Grace Legacy Edition)
Eternal Life (Road Version)
Dream Brother (Alternate Take) (Grace Legacy Edition)
The Sky Is A Landfill (Sketches)
Everybody Here Wants You (Sketches)
So Real (Live and Acoustic In Japan)*
Mojo Pin (Live at Sin-e)
Vancouver (Sketches)
Je N’en Connais Pas La Fin (Live at Sin-e)
Grace (Grace)
Hallelujah (Grace)
(Hidden Track) I Know It’s Over**

* Previously only available as a Promo single
** Previously unreleased Smiths cover from Sony Studios Radio session (1995)

‘So Real: Songs From Jeff Buckley’ is released on January 5 through Sony Music

Last updated: 18/04/2018 21:21:42

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