jeff-buckley you and I

While searching for material to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Grace, Jeff Buckley’s 1993 Columbia records studio sessions were discovered in the Sony music archives. Ten of these previously unreleased tracks make up the new album titled You and I consisting mostly of covers of some of Jeff Buckley’s favorites from The Smiths, Bob Dylan, and Led Zeppelin to name a few. They’re raw and unedited to keep them true to who Buckley was as a singer and a guitarist. His mother spoke to Global News about the essense of the demos saying,“The miracle of them is we decided not to fix anything, we just put them out there. Sure, we remastered them to make them sound good, but this is Jeff. If you were the intern at the recording studio sitting behind the counter, this is what you would hear, Jeff and his guitar. That’s why we decided to call it You and I, to embody the relationship between him and his guitar, and him and the listener.”
Two original tracks give a glimpse into his creative process, one being the first ever recording of “Grace” and “Dream of You and I”, an early version of what would become “You & I”, heard on Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk.

Jeff Buckley would’ve been fifty this year. For fans to hear brand new recordings will be a huge treat and a great way to celebrate his life. You can head over to NPR to preview the album and to read more about it. If you can’t wait a week to lay your claim on the album you can pre-order it on iTunes.

Track List

  1. Just Like A Woman (Bob Dylan cover)
  2. Everyday People (Sly & The Family Stone cover)
  3. Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ (First recorded by Louis Jordan)
  4. Grace (original)
  5. Calling You (Jevetta Steele cover)
  6. Dream Of You And I (original)
  7. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (The Smiths cover)
  8. Poor Boy Long Way From Home (traditional blues song, Bukka White cover)
  9. Night Flight (Led Zeppelin cover)
  10. I Know It’s Over (The Smiths cover)

Phoebe Weatherfield
Big Sonic Heaven Contributing Writer