Over on his personal blog, Glam-Racket, GLONO contributor Todd Totale remembers Jeff Buckley on the tenth anniversary of his death: The Memories Fire.
As far as the other posthumous titles, well, let’s just say that [Buckley’s mother, Mary] Guibert is treading on some exploitative practices. Eight titles, both new releases and expanded re-issues, have found their way into Buckley’s catalog in the ten years since he passed. With any artist that is taken so quickly, there is an overwhelming desire to want every shred of recorded evidence that they created. At the same time, there is a need for some kind of balance. Matching the quality and the significance of the performances against the eventual perception of “scraping the bottom of the barrel” is important when managing the release schedule of an artist that’s no longer with us.