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''Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk'' was Music/JeffBuckley's 1998 posthumous album, consisting of polished studio tracks and 4-track home demos he recorded. Originating as the planned studio album ''My Sweetheart, the Drunk'', Buckley first recorded several songs in Manhattan with Music/{{Television}} guitarist Tom Verlaine as producer in 1996 and early 1997, but he and his band were dissatisfied with the results, and some tension plagued these sessions due to the band's changing lineup (''Music/{{Grace}}'' drummer Matt Johnson bolted after the first recordings, and was replaced with Parker Kindred). Buckley and the band took another hack at recording the songs with Verlaine in Memphis in February, but he was dissatisfied with the results again and fired Verlaine, asking ''Grace'' producer Andy Wallace to return as a replacement. He continued to record several 4-track demos in preparation for the session with Wallace, and sent his band back to New York while he stayed behind to work, mailing them the results (much to their excitement). The band was scheduled to return to Memphis for rehearsals and recording on 29 May 1997, but on that evening Buckley [[AuthorExistenceFailure accidentally drowned in the Wolf River]].

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''Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk'' was Music/JeffBuckley's 1998 posthumous album, consisting of polished studio tracks and 4-track home demos he recorded. Originating as the planned studio album ''My Sweetheart, the Drunk'', Buckley first recorded several songs in Manhattan with Music/{{Television}} guitarist Tom Verlaine as producer in 1996 and early 1997, but he and his band were dissatisfied with the results, and some tension plagued these sessions due to the band's changing lineup (''Music/{{Grace}}'' drummer Matt Johnson bolted after the first recordings, and was replaced with Parker Kindred). Buckley and the band took another hack at recording the songs with Verlaine in Memphis in February, but he was dissatisfied with the results again and fired Verlaine, asking ''Grace'' producer Andy Wallace to return as a replacement. He continued to record several 4-track demos in preparation for the session with Wallace, and sent his band back to New York while he stayed behind to work, mailing them the results (much to their excitement). The band was scheduled to return to Memphis for rehearsals and recording on 29 May 1997, but on that evening Buckley [[AuthorExistenceFailure [[DiedDuringProduction accidentally drowned in the Wolf River]].


''Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk'' was Music/JeffBuckley's 1998 posthumous album, consisting of polished studio tracks and 4-track home demos he recorded. Buckley first recorded several songs in Manhattan with Music/{{Television}} guitarist Tom Verlaine as producer in 1996 and early 1997, but he and his band were dissatisfied with the results, and some tension plagued these sessions due to the band's changing lineup (''Music/{{Grace}}'' drummer Matt Johnson bolted after the first recordings, and was replaced with Parker Kindred). Buckley and the band took another hack at recording the songs with Verlaine in Memphis in February, but he was dissatisfied with the results again and fired Verlaine, asking ''Grace'' producer Andy Wallace to return as a replacement. He continued to record several 4-track demos in preparation for the session with Wallace, and sent his band back to New York while he stayed behind to work, mailing them the results (much to their excitement). The band was scheduled to return to Memphis for rehearsals and recording on 29 May 1997, but on that evening Buckley [[AuthorExistenceFailure accidentally drowned in the Wolf River]].

The album was ultimately released posthumously as a [[DistinctDoubleAlbum double album]], with the first CD containing all the previously-recorded, Verlaine-produced material Buckley had rejected, and the second CD containing Buckley's unfinished home demos. The album is generally considered good, but really jarring, as [[WhatCouldHaveBeen the potential the album could have had]] brings [[TearJerker sadness]] to many listeners. What also didn't help was that the producer they sent in was really pushing for hits to be written. ''Music/{{Grace}}'' suffered slight sales disappointment in the eyes of Sony. Imagine the producer's insistence on hits combined with Buckley's above-mentioned perfectionism. That's what amounted to this album being recorded. This is where Buckley's famous quote "I write music for people who are crying on the highway to a blasting stereo" came from.

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''Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk'' was Music/JeffBuckley's 1998 posthumous album, consisting of polished studio tracks and 4-track home demos he recorded. Originating as the planned studio album ''My Sweetheart, the Drunk'', Buckley first recorded several songs in Manhattan with Music/{{Television}} guitarist Tom Verlaine as producer in 1996 and early 1997, but he and his band were dissatisfied with the results, and some tension plagued these sessions due to the band's changing lineup (''Music/{{Grace}}'' drummer Matt Johnson bolted after the first recordings, and was replaced with Parker Kindred). Buckley and the band took another hack at recording the songs with Verlaine in Memphis in February, but he was dissatisfied with the results again and fired Verlaine, asking ''Grace'' producer Andy Wallace to return as a replacement. He continued to record several 4-track demos in preparation for the session with Wallace, and sent his band back to New York while he stayed behind to work, mailing them the results (much to their excitement). The band was scheduled to return to Memphis for rehearsals and recording on 29 May 1997, but on that evening Buckley [[AuthorExistenceFailure accidentally drowned in the Wolf River]].

The album was ultimately released posthumously as a [[DistinctDoubleAlbum double album]], with the first CD containing all the previously-recorded, Verlaine-produced material Buckley had rejected, and the second CD containing Buckley's unfinished home demos. The album is generally considered good, but really jarring, as [[WhatCouldHaveBeen the potential the album could have had]] brings [[TearJerker sadness]] to many listeners. What also didn't help was that the producer they sent in Verlaine was really pushing for hits to be written. written, as ''Music/{{Grace}}'' suffered slight sales disappointment in the eyes of Sony. Imagine the producer's insistence on hits combined with Buckley's above-mentioned perfectionism. That's what amounted to this album being recorded. This is where Buckley's famous quote "I write music for people who are crying on the highway to a blasting stereo" came from.


'''Tracklist'''

Disc One
#"The Sky Is a Landfill" 5:09
#"Everybody Here Wants You" 4:46
#"Opened Once" 3:29
#"Nightmares by the Sea" 3:53
#"Yard of Blonde Girls" 4:07
#"Witches' Rave" 4:40
#"New Year's Prayer" 4:40
#"Morning Theft" 3:39
#"Vancouver" 3:12
#"You & I" 5:39

Disc Two
#"Nightmares by the Sea" [Original Mix] 3:49
#"New Year's Prayer" [Original Mix] 4:10
#"Haven't You Heard" 4:07
#"I Know We Could Be So Happy Baby (If We Wanted to Be)" 4:27
#"Murder Suicide Meteor Slave" 5:55
#"Back in N.Y.C." 7:37
#"Gunshot Glitter"- 5:36[[note]]Only included for the European, Australian and Japanese releases.[[/note]]
#"Demon John" 5:13
#"Your Flesh Is So Nice" 3:37
#"Jewel Box" 3:37
#"Satisfied Mind" 6:00
#"Thousand Fold" - 3:26 [[note]] Only included in the Japanese releases.[[/note]]

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'''Tracklist'''

Disc
!!Tracklist:
!!!Disc
One
#"The Sky Is a Landfill" 5:09
(5:09)
#"Everybody Here Wants You" 4:46
(4:46)
#"Opened Once" 3:29
(3:29)
#"Nightmares by the Sea" 3:53
(3:53)
#"Yard of Blonde Girls" 4:07
(4:07)
#"Witches' Rave" 4:40
(4:40)
#"New Year's Prayer" 4:40
(4:40)
#"Morning Theft" 3:39
(3:39)
#"Vancouver" 3:12
(3:12)
#"You & I" 5:39

Disc
(5:39)

!!!Disc
Two
#"Nightmares by the Sea" [Original Mix] 3:49
(3:49)
#"New Year's Prayer" [Original Mix] 4:10
(4:10)
#"Haven't You Heard" 4:07
(4:07)
#"I Know We Could Be So Happy Baby (If We Wanted to Be)" 4:27
(4:27)
#"Murder Suicide Meteor Slave" 5:55
(5:55)
#"Back in N.Y.C." 7:37
(7:37)
#"Gunshot Glitter"- 5:36[[note]]Only Glitter" (5:36)[[note]]Only included for the European, Australian and Japanese releases.[[/note]]
#"Demon John" 5:13
(5:13)
#"Your Flesh Is So Nice" 3:37
(3:37)
#"Jewel Box" 3:37
(3:37)
#"Satisfied Mind" 6:00
(6:00)
#"Thousand Fold" - 3:26 (3:26) [[note]] Only included in the Japanese releases.[[/note]]


* CutSong: The 4-Track tape used for a number of tracks on the second disc included two recordings, "Peace Offering" and "Let's Bomb The Moonlight" that have still not been officially released (though leaked). "Thousand Fold", a song that only appears on the Japanese release, was also on this tape. A further recording, "Gunshot Glitter" was cut from the American release though used on the European, Australian and Japanese releases.



* ShoutOut: "New Year's Prayer" was used in the first three seasons of ''Series/TheDeadZone'' as a RealSongThemeTune.


#"Gunshot Glitter"- 5:36[[note]]Only included for the Australian and Japanese releases.[[/note]]

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#"Gunshot Glitter"- 5:36[[note]]Only included for the European, Australian and Japanese releases.[[/note]]



* CutSong: The 4-Track tape used for a number of tracks on the second disc included two recordings, "Peace Offering" and "Let's Bomb The Moonlight" that have still not been officially released (though leaked). "Thousand Fold", a song that only appears on the Japanese release, was also on this tape. A further recording, "Gunshot Glitter" was cut from the American release though used on the European, Australian and Japanese releases.



* DistinctDoubleAlbum: 20 tracks each.

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* DistinctDoubleAlbum: 20 10 tracks each.each, which was a compromise - the label wanted to release the first disc initially but Buckley's mother and his former bandmates wanted an additional disc to showcase some of the recordings he had only recorded home demos of (some of which were newer and thus potentially more reflective of his intended album).



* RegionalBonus: Two extra tracks were included in the Australian and Japanese releases, "Gunshot Glitter" (for both Australian and Japanese releases) and "Thousand Fold" (for the Japanese release and the Everybody Wants You Here single).

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* RegionalBonus: Two An extra tracks were track "Gunshot Glitter" included in the European, Australian and Japanese releases, "Gunshot Glitter" (for both Australian and Japanese releases) and with a further one, "Thousand Fold" (for being included on the Japanese release and - released elsewhere on the Everybody Wants You Here single).single.


!! Tropes For My Sweetheart The Drunk

* AlliterativeTitle: "'''S'''ketches For My '''S'''weetheart The Drunk", "'''M'''urder '''S'''uicide '''M'''eteor '''S'''lave","'''O'''pened '''O'''nce" and '''G'''unshot '''G'''litter.
* CoverVersion: "Yard Of Blonde Girls" is a cover by the obscure band Pendulum Floors. "A Satisfied Mind" is a Music/JohnnyCash cover.

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!! Tropes For for My Sweetheart The Drunk

the Drunk
* AlliterativeTitle: "'''S'''ketches For for My '''S'''weetheart The the Drunk", "'''M'''urder '''S'''uicide '''M'''eteor '''S'''lave","'''O'''pened '''O'''nce" '''S'''lave", "'''O'''pened '''O'''nce", and '''G'''unshot '''G'''litter.
* CoverVersion: "Yard Of of Blonde Girls" is a cover by the obscure band Pendulum Floors. "A Satisfied Mind" is a Music/JohnnyCash cover.



* LastNoteNightmare: "I Know We Could Be So Happy Baby (If We Wanted To Be)" has an incredibly dissonant power chord at the end of the chorus. The song's ambiguous subject matter makes it that much worse.
* LongTitle: "I Know We Could Be So Happy Baby (If We Wanted To Be)".
** And the album's title: "Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk".

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* LastNoteNightmare: "I Know We Could Be So Happy Baby (If We Wanted To to Be)" has an incredibly dissonant power chord at the end of the chorus. The song's ambiguous subject matter makes it that much worse.
* LongTitle: "I Know We Could Be So Happy Baby (If We Wanted To to Be)".
** And the album's title: "Sketches For for My Sweetheart The the Drunk".



* MusicIsPolitics: "The Sky Is A Landfill" was based on journalist Al Giordano's essay "The Medium Is the Middleman", which Buckley, a friend of Giordano's, adapted. It addresses the fact that the media turned the airwaves into "a garbage dump."

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* MusicIsPolitics: "The Sky Is A a Landfill" was based on journalist Al Giordano's essay "The Medium Is the Middleman", which Buckley, a friend of Giordano's, adapted. It addresses the fact that the media turned the airwaves into "a garbage dump."





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'''''Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk''''' was Music/JeffBuckley's 1998 posthumous album, consisting of polished studio tracks and 4-track home demos he recorded. Buckley first recorded several songs in Manhattan with Music/{{Television}} guitarist Tom Verlaine as producer in 1996 and early 1997, but he and his band were dissatisfied with the results, and some tension plagued these sessions due to the band's changing lineup (''Music/{{Grace}}'' drummer Matt Johnson bolted after the first recordings, and was replaced with Parker Kindred). Buckley and the band took another hack at recording the songs with Verlaine in Memphis in February, but he was dissatisfied with the results again and fired Verlaine, asking ''Grace'' producer Andy Wallace to return as a replacement. He continued to record several 4-track demos in preparation for the session with Wallace, and sent his band back to New York while he stayed behind to work, mailing them the results (much to their excitement). The band was scheduled to return to Memphis for rehearsals and recording on 29 May 1997, but on that evening Buckley [[AuthorExistenceFailure accidentally drowned in the Wolf River]].

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'''''Sketches ''Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk''''' Drunk'' was Music/JeffBuckley's 1998 posthumous album, consisting of polished studio tracks and 4-track home demos he recorded. Buckley first recorded several songs in Manhattan with Music/{{Television}} guitarist Tom Verlaine as producer in 1996 and early 1997, but he and his band were dissatisfied with the results, and some tension plagued these sessions due to the band's changing lineup (''Music/{{Grace}}'' drummer Matt Johnson bolted after the first recordings, and was replaced with Parker Kindred). Buckley and the band took another hack at recording the songs with Verlaine in Memphis in February, but he was dissatisfied with the results again and fired Verlaine, asking ''Grace'' producer Andy Wallace to return as a replacement. He continued to record several 4-track demos in preparation for the session with Wallace, and sent his band back to New York while he stayed behind to work, mailing them the results (much to their excitement). The band was scheduled to return to Memphis for rehearsals and recording on 29 May 1997, but on that evening Buckley [[AuthorExistenceFailure accidentally drowned in the Wolf River]].


* SurprisinglyGentleSong - Picture this: You're listening through the album, which is full of NightmareFuel. Finally, you get to the penultimate song on the album, "Jewel Box", which is one of the prettiest love songs Jeff ever wrote. It's jarring, to say the least.


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* SurprisinglyGentleSong - SurprisinglyGentleSong: Picture this: You're listening through the album, which is full of NightmareFuel. Finally, you get to the penultimate song on the album, "Jewel Box", which is one of the prettiest love songs Jeff ever wrote. It's jarring, to say the least.


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* SillyLoveSongs: "Thousand Fold" was one for his girlfriend at the time, Joan Wasser.


* AlliterativeTitle: "'''S'''ketches For My '''S'''weetheart The Drunk", "'''M'''urder '''S'''uicide '''M'''eteor '''S'''lave" and "'''O'''pened '''O'''nce".

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* AlliterativeTitle: "'''S'''ketches For My '''S'''weetheart The Drunk", "'''M'''urder '''S'''uicide '''M'''eteor '''S'''lave" '''S'''lave","'''O'''pened '''O'''nce" and "'''O'''pened '''O'''nce".'''G'''unshot '''G'''litter.



* RegionalBonus: Two extra tracks were included in the Australian and Japanese releases, Gunshot Glitter (for both Australian and Japanese releases) and Thousand Fold (for the Japanese release and the Everybody Wants You Here single).

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* RegionalBonus: Two extra tracks were included in the Australian and Japanese releases, Gunshot Glitter "Gunshot Glitter" (for both Australian and Japanese releases) and Thousand Fold "Thousand Fold" (for the Japanese release and the Everybody Wants You Here single).

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* RegionalBonus: Two extra tracks were included in the Australian and Japanese releases, Gunshot Glitter (for both Australian and Japanese releases) and Thousand Fold (for the Japanese release and the Everybody Wants You Here single).


#"Gunshot Glitter"[[note]]Only included for the Australian and Japanese releases.[[/note]]

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#"Gunshot Glitter"[[note]]Only Glitter"- 5:36[[note]]Only included for the Australian and Japanese releases.[[/note]]




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#"Thousand Fold" - 3:26 [[note]] Only included in the Japanese releases.[[/note]]

Added DiffLines:

#"Gunshot Glitter"[[note]]Only included for the Australian and Japanese releases.[[/note]]

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* LastNoteNightmare: "I Know We Could Be So Happy Baby (If We Wanted To Be)" has an incredibly dissonant power chord at the end of the chorus. The song's ambiguous subject matter makes it that much worse.

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