NPR reports that Columbia Records plans to release You and I, a posthumous album by Jeff Buckley primarily comprised of covers.
Known best for his cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” the forthcoming ten songs were never meant to be released. Instead, they were recorded after Buckley was signed to the label, and were meant to show his producers the range of his influences and highlight the sound and feel he wanted to achieve on his sole album, Grace, released in 1994.
Music critic Ann Powers explains: “Putting these songs together, songs from jazz, R&B, rock, and heavy metal, shows us what Jeff Buckley would become and how he knew from the beginning what he would become.”
You and I will be released on March 16th, 2016. Read the track list, and listen to Buckley’s cover of Sly & the Family Stone’s “Everyday People,” below.
The 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 version) 5. “Calling You” (Jevetta Steele cover) 6. “Dream Of You and I” (original version) 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)
Listen to Buckley’s cover of Sly & The Family Stone’s “Everyday People” below: