As promised, Jeff Buckley has begun rolling out his previously unheard recordings and cover songs, the first of which is a stream of his heartfelt take on the Bob Dylan classic, "Just Like a Woman."
The song flows undeniably smooth, with Buckley's calming guitar strokes and vocals doing it justice. There's no doubt that the singer had a personal bond to the song, just like he showed with his cover of Leonard Cohen's song "Hallelujah" which had really put him on the map back then. We would like to hope that Bob Dylan would be beaming with pride.
The recording will appear on the singer's 10-track posthumous release curated by his mother Mary Guibert, titled You and I, which consists entirely of previously unheard Buckley material. It is slated for release on March 11 via Columbia/Legacy and aside from the Dylan cover, contains covers of The Smiths' "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side" and "I Know It's Over," Sly and the Family Stone's "Everyday People," as well as Led Zeppelin's "Night Flight."
According to NPR, the songs that will appear on You and I were uncovered by Sony Music while the label was perusing their archives in preparation for the 20th anniversary edition of Buckley's debut and only studio album, Grace. He had released the album in 1994, a few years before his unfortunate death by way of drowning in the Mississippi river.
Aside from the covers, the album will feature two original pieces of music, the first being the artist's initial recording of the song "Grace" and the second titled "Dream of You and I." It has been reported that most tracks were recorded by Buckley in February 1993 at Steve Addabbo's Shelter Island Sound studio.