Seeing Heather's new Buckley post
, I felt inspired to go ahead and post these demos that are supposedly rare. I don't know for sure about that, but I do know that I just spent over a half-hour listening to "River of Dope" on repeat.When the Levee BreaksWe Could Be So Happy (Alt. Version)Forget Her (Alt. Version)Opened OnceRiver of DopeWhen My Love Comes DownUntitled
ALright, so Heather got her friend Lisa to hook us up with some information on these tracks. Here's some of what she had to say:
"To the absolute joy and amazement of many, some of these songs
surfaced, late, this past winter. No one really knows their origin.
The file, that contained the tracks, was entitled "Rarities From NYC."
With the exception of, Forget Her (which was most likely recorded
during the Grace sessions) it's believed that most of the tracks were
recorded, in NYC, early to mid 96.
Then there are the rehearsals and preliminary versions of songs for, My
Sweetheart the Drunk, recorded at Sorcerer, in NYC, in the
summer of 96, with Tom Verlaine, pre Parker Kindred. Then there's some
studio recordings, with Verlaine, after Parker joined on as
well. It's hard to pin them down because they aren't mentioned in
anything that's been written about. One can only speculate.
We don't know who is jamming with Jeff on, Levee (which is a total joy
to hear considering Jeff's love of Zeppelin), or on, We Could
Be So Happy Baby (which is fantastic to be able to hear an arrangement
with a full band). I'm guessing this was recorded before his
4-track version, from his solo sessions, in Memphis that actually ends
up on, My Sweetheart the Drunk. It's just lovely to hear him
pulling the guys through some of these songs like when he sings the
chords "gimmie A,A,A,A,A... in, When My Love Comes Down."
How cool is that!?ALSO
, it appears that, as best as I can tell, that EZarchive does not accept Paypal. Does anyone know a good file server that does?