Long rumored to exist as the "Addabbo sessions", but previously unheard outside the studio, these seminal recordings are a fan's Holy Grail, a rare opportunity to hear Jeff Buckley in peak form, developing his artistry through a series of spellbinding solo performances, each one captured in pristine sonic detail.
Discovered in the Sony Music archives during the research for the 20th anniversary edition of Buckley's Grace album, the performances on You and I are a revelation, an intimate portrait of the artist performing a variety of cover songs and original music expressing a range of emotion channeled through his singular sensibility.
The songs on You and I reveal, in part, the eclectic scope of Jeff Buckley's extraordinary musical tastes and abilities. The covers on the album include Jeff's highly personal interpretations of songs by Bob Dylan, Sly & the Family Stone, Led Zeppelin, and The Smiths and more. The album also includes the first ever recording studio recording of his signature song "Grace" and "Dream of You And I".
These 10 tracks offer an incredible, rare glimpse of an artist, alone, in the sacred space that is the studio. There's an intimacy and an honesty to the performances that's literally breathtaking. You & I is an important addition to Jeff's recorded legacy and will be a thrill for both his devoted longtime fans and newcomers alike.
"Any time I take a cover and wear it on my sleeve, it's because it had something to do with my life and still marks a time in my life when I needed that song more than anything ever." - Jeff Buckley, 1994
"Undeniably this early work provides us with a glimpse of a musical genius at work." - Jimmy Page
Limited time download insert
Previously Unreleased Recordings
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)
5. Calling You (Jevetta Steele cover)
6. Dream Of You and I (previously unissued original)
7. The Boy With the Thorn In His Side (The Smiths cover)
8. Poor Boy Long Way From Home (traditional blues)
9. Night Flight (Led Zeppelin cover)
10. I Know It's Over (The Smiths cover)