A Satisfied Mind / Jeff Buckley

When Jeff Buckley covered a song it was like a doctor giving someone a heart transplant.  The difference is that usually  the patient was better off after the surgery. I guess the most obvious obvious example is Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.

Here’s an amazing version of Jeff Buckley playing Satisfied Mind, a song I was surprised to learn isn’t included in the public domain as a traditional (wiki article link). This video is from an open-mic shortly before he blew up into the almost mythical figure  he soon became.

Here’s the first version I heard from Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk, an album of personal demos and rough recordings released after his untimely death in 1998.


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