Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk
CD, Japan, 1998, SRCS8640-1
Disc 1:
01. The Sky is A Landfill
02. Everybody Here Wants You
03. Opened Once
04. Nightmares By The Sea
05. Yard of Blonde Girls
06. Witches' Rave
07. New Year's Prayer
08. Morning Theft
09. Vancouver
10. You & I

Disc 2:
01. Nightmares By The Sea
02. New Year's Prayer
03. Haven't You Heard
04. I Know We Could Be So Happy Baby (If We Wanted To Be)
05. Murder Suicide Meteor Slave
06. Back in N. Y. C.
07. Gunshot Glitter
08. Demon John
09. Your Flesh Is So Nice
10. Jewel Box
11. Thousand Fold
12. Satisfied Mind
the most complete version of Sketches, including both 'Gunshot Glitter' and 'Thousand Fold'.

The album title comes from the phrase 'My Sweetheart the Drunk', found in a Poem of Jeffs called 'Sexpot Despair'.

At the time of Jeff's death, there were only three recording sessions for his second album: one in Manhattan in the summer of 1996, another in Manhattan in early 1997, and the last in Memphis shortly after, in 1997.

The first disc of Sketches is taken from the recordings done with Tom Verlaine. These sessions where initially scrapped, as Jeff was unsatisfied with the outcome of these sessions.

The second disc is from Jeff's 4 track demo recordings that he'd made for Andy Wallace, who was set to replace Verlaine at Jeffs request.

"[Jeff] described the album to me as a guidebook for losers in love." -- Andy Wallace (producer of Grace and Mixing on Sketches) (Irvin, Jim. "It's Never Over." Mojo, August 1997, Issue 45, Pages 32-38)

"[the next album will be] a really radical evolution from Grace, just because we've been together as a band for so much longer than that. On Grace, we had just been together for maybe five weeks and Michael [Tighe] wasn't even in the band. And now everybody really has a really integral part in the way the music's made. It'll be better." -- Jeff Buckley (Kingsmill, Richard. Triple J Radio Interview. December 1995.)

Jeff Buckley : Guitar, Vocals
Eric Eidel : Drums
Mick Grondahl : Bass
Parker Kindred : Drums
Michael Tighe : Guitar
Jeff Buckley : Engineer, Main Performer
Tom Cadley : Mixing
Jim Caruana : Assistant Engineer
Michael J. Clouse : Engineer, Mixing
Merri Cyr : Photography
Bill Flanagan : Liner Notes
Benjamin Goldstein
Mary Guibert : Liner Notes, Mixing
Nicholas Hill : Producer
Nicky Lindeman : Art Direction, Design
Joe Lizzi : Assistant Engineer
Gail Marowitz : Art Direction, Design
Ray Martin : Engineer
David Seitz : Assistant Engineer
Steve Sisco : Mixing Assistant
Chris Theodore
Irene Trudel : Engineer
Tom Verlaine : Mixing, Producer
Andy Wallace : Mixing