i shall be released

the other day this song appeared. it was a few minutes of WFMU’s DJ Nick Hill, joined with a few musicians, making a phone call to jeff buckley.

they ask if he may sing something special with everyone there in the studio and jeff performs a lovely dylan cover of *i shall be released*.

singing through the telephone with the musicians playing in the background, its quite amazing, important and very bittersweet to listen to.

they say every man needs protection
they say every man must fall
yet i swear i see my reflection
some place so high above this wall
i see my light come shining
from the west unto the east
any day now, any day now
i shall be released

5 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    Thank you for posting this extraordinary Jeff Buckley performance. I have never heard a version of this song I didn’t like, but this is off the chart.

  2. Kellianne

    When I was reading this I was actually listening to that, which I thought was funny. It really is a great song.