Title - 'You And I'
Artist - Jeff Buckley
Jeff Buckley was an American singer-songwriter/ guitarist. After a decade as a session guitarist in Los Angeles, Buckley amassed a following in the early 1990s by playing cover songs at venues in Manhattan's East Village, such as Sin-é, gradually focusing more on his own material.
After rebuffing much interest from record labels and his father's manager Herb Cohen, he signed with Columbia, recruited a band, and recorded what would be his only studio album, Grace, in 1994.
On May 29, 1997, while awaiting the arrival of his band from New York, he drowned during a spontaneous evening swim, fully clothed, in the Mississippi River when he was caught in the wake of a passing boat; his body was found on June 4. Rolling Stone considers him one of the greatest singers of all time.
Long rumored to exist as the "Addabbo sessions", but previously unheard outside the studio, these seminal recordings here on the newly-released You And I are a fan's Holy Grail. They are a unique, if not 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.
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.
1. 'Just Like a Woman'
2. 'Everyday People'
3. 'Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin'
5. 'Calling You'
6. 'Dream of You and I'
7. 'The Boy with the Thorn In His Side'
8. 'Poor Boy Long Way from Home'
9. 'Night Flight'
10. 'I Know It's Over'
There are certain songs or artists you remember hearing for the first time, the impression is/was so strong. Jeff Buckley is one such artist. At first you hear the voice: expressive, far-ranging, wailing falsetto and heart melting vibrato. A close clock on his voice is like combining the apex of Robert Plant with some Van Morrison and a little of his own father's (Tim Buckley) monstrous instrument.
Next you hear the music-plaintive, melancholy, pleading, ethereal-free. Stylistically, Buckley harkens back somewhat to 80's alterna-rock ala Cocteau Twins, but really his sound (other than cover songs) is all his own; always soaring, always epic, always his.