Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley by David BrowneDream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley by David Browne

Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley

byDavid Browne

Paperback | January 8, 2002

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When Jeff Buckley drowned at the age of thirty in 1997, he not only left behind a legacy of brilliant music -- he brought back haunting memories of his father, '60s troubadour Tim Buckley, a gifted musician who barely knew his son and who himself died at twenty-eight. Both father and son made transcendent music that mixed rock, jazz, and folk; both amassed a cadre of obsessive, adoring fans.

This absorbing dual biography -- based on interviews with more than one hundred friends, family members, and business associates as well as access to journals and unreleased recordings -- tells for the first time the intriguing, often heartbreaking story of these two musicians. It offers a new understanding of the Buckleys' parallel lives -- and tragedies -- while exploring the changing music business between the '60s and the '90s. Finally, it tells the story of a father and son, two complex, enigmatic men who died searching for themselves and each other.

"[A] meticulously researched dual biography." (Chicago Tribune)
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Title:Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim BuckleyFormat:PaperbackPublished:January 8, 2002Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:038080624X

ISBN - 13:9780380806249

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delusional For all people inspired by the life and music of Jeff Buckley, Dream brother is a must-read book. Dan Brown’s concentrated research and use of plenteous sources is a telescope zooming in on every aspect of the legendary artist’s life and music. In the beginning of the book Dan Brown captures the death of Jeff Buckley down to its raw and most intricate detail illustrating magnificently the ill-fated day that deprived younger generations of his moving music. He then goes on to describe the lives of Jeff’s father, Tim Buckley and mother Mary Guibert, starting from where the story really began. This book is a wonderful read equipped with stirring emotions and uncovered knowledge of the legend we know as Jeff Buckley.
Date published: 2006-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautifully Captured A sad book indeed. Too much talent lost in May 97 beneath the waves in Memphis. I enjoyed the parallel story telling techniques that chronicled the lives of Tim and Jeff. Jeff was widely regarded as an enormous talent, but you get the feeling that some of the people interviewed fall into the respect the dead trappings. What I mean is, they are saying things that seem to be too good to be true out of respect for Jeff due to his death...or was Jeff really that good? Exaggerated talent? No. The fact that Jeff's own words help tell the story is great. Shows a tortured artist baring all for the public. I would recommend the book. Art above commerce.
Date published: 2003-05-18