Jeff Buckley Fans of the World, Unite…Again.

Photo courtesy of Flickr and Cafe du Monde

Photo courtesy of Flickr and Cafe du Monde

Is the music world about to feel the wrath of angered Jeff Buckley fans once again?

The run up to Christmas was dominated by the chart battle between the late Buckley and X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke with their respective versions of Leonard Cohen’s classic ‘Hallejujah’.

Incensed Buckley devotees launched a campaign to re-release their hero’s version so it could snatch the number one spot from underneath Burke’s nose (if you missed the original story, you can read it here).

Burke won the war, scooping the numer one position, but Buckley still claimed a very respectable chart placing of number two.

However, Buckley fans may not want to stop their zealous campaigning just yet.

American music magazine Rolling Stone have revealed that actress Scarlett Johansson is contributing a cover of Buckley’s ‘Last Goodbye’ for the soundtrack for upcoming Hollywood flick ‘He’s Just Not That Into You’.

It’s unlikey that her version will be released as her single, but how will Buckley fans react about another attempt to cover one of his most popular songs, especially considering how Johansson is primarily an actress?

Only time will tell, but you can check out the original Buckley version here, as well as Scarlett Johansson’s effort on Stereogram here.

You can also vote for which version you prefer in the poll below.

~ by benjaminhewitt on January 28, 2009.

2 Responses to “Jeff Buckley Fans of the World, Unite…Again.”

  1. Jeff fans don’t really care about this in general it would seem, his own songs have been covered enough already (mostly live) for this not to really raise an eyebrow.

    Some will like it, some won’t, and the others will be ambivilent. Just like anything else in life.

  2. I’d tend to agree with you–so far. I don’t think ‘Last Goodbye’ has the same mythical/revered reputation that ‘Hallejujah’ does, so there probably won’t be the same outrage. But it will be interesting to see what the reaction from ‘serious’ music publications will be, and how fans will react if the song gets increased publicity and/or a single release.

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