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Mystery White BoyFor fans whose only exposure to live Buckley is the acoustic ''Live at Sin-é'' EP, the 12 full-blast tracks on ''Mystery White Boy'' will come as a...Mystery White BoyFor fans whose only exposure to live Buckley is the acoustic ''Live at Sin-é'' EP, the 12 full-blast tracks on ''Mystery White Boy'' will come as a...2000-05-08
Jeff Buckley, Mystery White Boy

'BOY' WONDER ''Mystery'' catches Buckley in a rockin' performance

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Mystery White Boy

Lead Performer: Jeff Buckley

For fans whose only exposure to live Buckley is the acoustic ”Live at Sin-é” EP, the 12 full-blast tracks on ”Mystery White Boy” will come as a shock. In full Led Zep bombast mode here, the late singer and his band rip through unreleased originals and noisy takes from Buckley’s ‘94 album, ”Grace,” as well as gentler covers of Big Star and the Smiths. The performances are unfailingly inspirational; too bad the sound quality is a bit muddy and muffled. Deal with it: We’re lucky these recordings exist at all. A-