Posted: 3 February, 2016
Unheard for 20 years, Buckley's music finally comes to light.
Incredibly with only one full studio LP to his name, Jeff Buckley is considered by many as one of the greatest folk-rock singer-songwriters of all time.
Despite following his father, Tim Buckley's footsteps into music, Jeff shunned fame and fortune and only become widely popular as his fan base grew posthumously after his accidental death.
Now, for Buckley fans and music fans alike we have an amazing discovery of previously unheard and unreleased Buckley music from the long rumoured Addabbo sessions (named after producer Steve Addabbo).
The album, called "You And I" are the first ever recordings Buckley made for Columbia Records and have gone pretty much unheard for 20 years.
Discovered in the Sony Music archives and develops an "intimate portrait of the artists performing a variety of cover songs and original music."
Steve Addabo Talks Jeff Buckley
Steve Berkowitz Talks Jeff Buckley
Listen: Jeff Buckley - Everyday People (Sly & The Family Stone cover)
You And I Album Preview
You And I Tracklist
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)
Jeff Buckley - You And I Press Release
Recently 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.
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.
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 written by Bob Dylan ("Just Like a Woman"); Sylvester Stewart ("Everyday People," recorded by Sly & the Family Stone); Joe Green ("Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin'," recorded by Louis Jordan, Ray Charles and others); Bob Telson ("Calling You," recorded by Jevetta Steele for the 1987 film Bagdad Café); Morrissey and Johnny Marr ("The Boy with the Thorn in His Side" and "I Know It's Over," recorded by the Smiths); Booker T. Washington "Bukka" White ("Poor Boy Long Way from Home," from a 1939 "field" recording made by John Lomax) and John Paul Jones/Jimmy Page/Robert Plant ("Night Flight," recorded by Led Zeppelin).
Rounding out You And I are two pieces of original music: the first-ever studio recording of his signature song, "Grace" (which Buckley cowrote with Gary Lucas) and "Dream of You And I," a mysterious and haunting instrumental guitar piece which informs the deeply intimate and profoundly personal mood of the album.
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 And I is an important addition to Jeff’s recorded legacy and will be a thrill for both his devoted longtime fans and newcomers alike.
JB HI-FI (CD):http://smarturl.it/JeffBuckley.JBcd
JB HI-FI (LP):http://smarturl.it/JeffBuckley.JBlp
Thanks to Sony Music