New Album Compiles Jeff Buckley’s Lost Recordings

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COVER (PRNewsFoto/Legacy Recordings)

Jeff Buckley only released one album prior to his tragic death in 1997, but now fans can get their hands on a wealth of never-before-heard material – demos he recorded to share with producers prior to making Grace. The posthumous compilation album, entitled You and I, arrives March 11, 2016.

The record features Buckley performing eight covers and two originals – a previously unreleased song called “Dream of You and I,” and the song that would become the title track of Grace. Cover choices showcase the troubadour’s broad musical tastes, including selections from Bob Dylan, Sly & the Family Stone, Led Zeppelin, The Smiths and more, all recorded in 1993 at Shelter Island Sound Studio in New York. Though they’ve never been released before – or even bootlegged, according to Sony Legacy – Buckley did perform many of these songs live.

Producers discovered the recordings unexpectedly while preparing for a 20th anniversary reissue of Grace, which is widely considered to be one of the greatest debuts of all time. It features what is perhaps his best known song, a haunting cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

You and I 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)

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