Jeff Buckley Feature on BBC Radio 4

March 4, 2010

The forthcoming Radio 4 programme Soul Music features Jeff Buckley’s amazing Meltdown performance of Dido’s Lament.
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It’s on Tuesday 9th March at 1.30 pm. I’m afraid I’m on there too raving about the man!

Here’s a previous article I wrote with a shaky bootleg recording too…

0 comments on “Jeff Buckley Feature on BBC Radio 4

  1. Just another Jeff fan on

    Fantastic! Can’t wait to hear what you have to say. I really enjoyed your previous article on the subject. Do you know if BBC is airing the bootleg or a quality soundboard recording? Also, were there any video cameras filming Jeff’s performance that day?


  2. Jeff Fan Again on

    Just finished listening to it. Such a great reflection on Purcell’s masterpiece. Thank you for the lovely segment. You made my day. 🙂 I also really enjoyed your insight on how Jeff seemed to sing in complete abandon.

  3. david odell on

    Caught the last two mins at lunchtime when in car. What can one say? Special man, special gifts, died and lives in a special way.

  4. Hilary Bower on

    Please could you let me know if I can buy a recording of Jeff Buckley singing Dido’s Lament
    Thank you
    Hilary Bower

  5. Spannerman on

    I was driving my builders’ van home when you talked about and played jeff Buckley singing Dido’s lament on R4. I had to pull over because my eyes welled up and I became overcome by the beauty of it. (Honest) I couldn’t hear the words properly and I’d never heard of you or Jeff Buckley before. My search attempts on iTunes using as many combinations of your names, including Elvis showed nothing. Can you give me a clue as to where I can obtain this recording? It’ sublime.

  6. Liz on

    Just heard it on Soul Music, have always loved Janet Bakers version, but this was something else, wonderful, visceral almost animal. Very, very moving. Can I get a copy?

    • David Lever on

      I heard Jeff Buckley on soul Music , it was the most moving piece of music I’ve ever heard. I would love to have a quality recording of it.

  7. adam on

    Philip what a story…I too was driving when I heard you describe Jeff Buckley’s arrival at the rehearsal. I thought you were exaggerating until they played the recording. Unbelieveable. I had to pull over.

    Do you have any idea where we can get the best recording…was it ever officially recorded or are there just bootlegs?

  8. Stuart Brown on

    was bombarded with classical as a nipper- did not work.
    But this has got me moist for opera.
    yours the only black Scottish opera fan !
    Smitten, never has the loss of another been so turned into outstanding Art.
    thank you Jeff, for turning pain into JOY.

  9. Paul on

    Im really looking for this “new” soundboard version! I hope somebody can help me out..


  10. Rachel Darwazeh on

    A friend of mine heard soul music in March and instantly became a Jeff Buckey fan. Very sadly she died in May following a car accident and her family had wanted to play Dido’s lament at her funeral but no recordings seem to be available and the program itself is not available any longer on the BBC website. Any new of recording(s) coming out would be very welcome

      • Rachel Darwazeh on

        Dear Phil,

        I am sorry not to have replied sooner as I had been off line for a while.

        I think her family would really appreciate a copy of the recording or news of a commercial release – I notice it has been taken of You Tube for copyright reasons which suggests one of the record companies is about to cash in on popular demand for a recording, probably as a result of your programme. I know one of her sons looked very hard on the web to find out more.

        Best wishes, Rachel

  11. helen on

    I too was driving when I heard this. I wonder how many people pulled over at the same time as I did. What you were saying had me fascinated. Then when I heard Jeff Buckley singing I was more moved than I’ve ever been by a piece of music. I had never heard of him before.
    Surely this music will be released sometime ?????

  12. Geraldine Legard on

    I listened to Pick of the Year on Radio4 today with crossed fingers and bated breath. Very difficult when cooking Christmas dinner. I was about to give up hope when Jeff Buckley singing Dido’s Lament came on as the last item. Only criticism – it was such a short clip. However, it made me thing that my frequent reminder emails to the Radio4 Pick of the Week website must have made an impression. I know there were lots of other people out there requesting too, so – result everyone! Merry Christmas and a happy new year to everyone. x


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