12/2/16 – Jeff Buckley – You And I -1993/2016 – I Know It’s Over / Just Like A Woman – 1993/2016

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Jeff Buckley - You And I - Cover Art - 2016Jeff Buckley’s mother, Mary Guibert will oversee the release of unreleased Jeff Buckley recordings on a new album called, You And I expected in March. The album consists of mostly covers recorded in 1993 in New York. A video has appeared for a cover of The Smiths’ I Know It’s Over and an audio version of Bob Dylan’s Just Like A Woman. I have posted two audio versions of the songs. If you wish to see the video for I Know It’s Over, click the link to Rolling Stone below.

This is the track listing for the album:

Just Like A Woman
Everyday People
Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’
Calling You
Dream Of You And I
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Poor Boy Long Way From Home
Night Flight
I Know It’s Over

There’s a cover of Led Zeppelin’s Night Flight from Physical Graffiti (1975), Sly Stone’s Everyday People (1968) as well as another Smiths’ song, The Boy With The Thorn In His Side, both Smiths’ songs come from The Queen Is Dead album, released in 1986. There is also an early recording of the title track from Buckley’s only album before his tragic, stupid and ridiculous death, Grace released in 1994. Another track, Dreams Of You And I, is I presume, a version of You And I from the posthumous, Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk released in 1998.

Jevetta Steele’s, Calling You is best known from the soundtrack of the film Bagdad Cafe (1988). Written by Bob Tilson who also produced it, his version also appears on the soundtrack album. It’s not hard to imagine Buckley singing this song (versions are available on You tube). Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ was written in 1946 by Joe Greene (Greene wrote songs recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day and Dinah Washington). The song was released by Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five in 1946 and has also been recorded by Ray Charles in 1959 on the album, The Genius Of Ray Charles, Jackie DeShannon in 1965 on her album, This Is Jackie DeShannon, Dr. John on In A Sentimental Mood in 1989 and Paul McCartney on his Tripping The Live Fantastic album in 1990. Poor Boy Blues is one of the oldest Blues songs of unknown origin, recorded by Bukka White, Howlin’ Wolf , Jeff Beck, The Black Keys and many many more.

Buckley’s incredible voice isn’t just appreciated just in his three and a half octave range, his soaring purity or his controlled vibrato but in the quieter, softer moments when you can hear the beauty of his tone as if an angel is whispering in your ear.






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One Response to “12/2/16 – Jeff Buckley – You And I -1993/2016 – I Know It’s Over / Just Like A Woman – 1993/2016”

  1. simone February 13, 2016 at 9:25 pm #

    That last line “an angel is whispering in your ear” is certainly how a lot of listeners like myself feel about Jeff’s music.
    There has been a tremendous amount of displeasure online in recent days directed at his mother for allowing all these tracks to be released as they are unfinished, with so called fans claiming that it’s a cash cow etc etc, and begging her to stop.
    It is his mothers right to release Jeff’s music as she sees fit to do so. She has previously said that due to record company execs departing they sift through their personal vaults revealing these gems. It’s a hard process for his mother to go through – it does reduce her to tears to hear Jeff’s voice, but I think it is wonderful that she is sharing these with fans.
    We need to remember that these are works in progress not polished final albums, recorded at the time he was getting himself known at Sin-é. I personally love to hear the early stuff – how the artist has developed and grown as a performer. Let us enjoy this release for what it is – the beginnings of a star in the making, and remember the beauty that was Jeff Buckley.

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