The highly acclaimed dual biography of father and son Tim and Jeff Buckley, two of the most enduring musical icons of the late 20th-century When Jeff Buckley drowned in 1997, the music world was shaken to its foundations, not least because of the echoes of his father Tim's demise.
He too had been a brilliant and innovative musician with an extraordinary five-octave voice; and he too had died young, twenty-eight in fact, after an accidental drugs overdose.
But there the similarities end. Jeff hardly knew Tim, spending little more than a few weeks with him as a boy.
Their careers were very different, Tim releasing eight albums in his lifetime, including the beautiful HappySad and the extraordinary and still out-there Starsailor, while Jeff released just one - the brilliant Grace, generally acknowledged as one of the great albums of the 1990s.
More than just a biography of two musicians, Dream Brother is the story of what happens when The Business hooks up with The Artist, ultimately to neither's benefit.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages, (1 x 8pp b/w plate section)
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 01/10/2001
- Category: Rock & Pop music
- ISBN: 9781857029895