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A Pure Drop: The Life of Jeff Buckley Hardcover – February 1, 2009
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Apter obviously is familiar with the music scene, hailing from Australia's Rolling Stone magazine. The reader benefits from the author's relevant background. Discussions about Jeff Buckley's interactions with fellow musicians and acquaintenances during his short career, from L.A. to New York; the burden of having to deal with his dead father's musical legacy; his being thrust into the paws of the media monster, AKA Columbia/Sony, and how he endeavored to foster his career yet remain true to his professional principles, all make for extremely interesting reading.
On the enticing, but very problematic and subjective topic of Jeff Buckley's frame of mind, his psychology, Apter succeeds in refraining from unsubstantiated melodrama. Unlike Browne in Dream Brothers, he avoids drawing inferences based on hearsay, he refuses to exploit the sensational for the sake of selling more books.Read more ›
His research is solid and comprehensive. His insights are right-on. His appreciation for Jeff Buckley's struggles and accomplishments is above reproach. His understanding of Jeff's domineering mother, Mary, is unmatched for accuracy, insight, and mature judgment. Five stars for Jeff Buckley, five stars for Jeff Apter, and five stars for A Pure Drop!
My only slight misgiving is the way he describes Mary Guibert (Jeff's mother).Read more ›
He was a truly special individual born with the gift of being able to see and feel things around him a bit more deeply and in a slightly different light than others. The blessing and the curse of being a true artist.
So many people yearn for fame, but so few understand the trappings that come along with it. Compound that by the record industry simply trying to extract every single piece of life they can from their artists and it's really no wonder why there are so many similar stories,
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Haven't had any feed-back on this book. It was a requested itemPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
The writing is a little dull, but I enjoy anything to do with Jeff Buckley. HallelujahPublished 8 months ago by a86
I read the other Tim/Jeff book. I enjoyed this because it's long enough after Jeffs death that he is painted as just a guy, with an amazing gift.Published 10 months ago by OzDudezzz
In reading this biography, I felt that Mr. Apter did Jeff Buckley numerous injustices. He added no new information to that which is already available, except in the instances... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Tammy
It does look as if the author talked to a lot of people, but the way he delivers the information stinks. I wouldn't recommend this book, even though I am an avid Jeff Buckley fan.Published 22 months ago by Carmen Needham
A PURE DROP is Jeff Apter's biography of the musician Jeff Buckley, who released the 1994 album "Grace" that garnered near-universal acclaim, struggled with a follow-up, and... Read morePublished on April 13, 2012 by Christopher Culver