YOU AND I, the very first studio recordings made by Jeff Buckley for Columbia Records. These 10 tracks have gone virtually unheard for more than two decades. 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.

The songs on YOU AND I reveal, in part, the eclectic scope of Jeff Buckley’s extraordinary musical tastes and talent. 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 andJohnny 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).

SBS Television will be airing the ‘You And I’ 30 minute documentary this Saturday March 12th at 3:00pm AEST, which will also be available to view for 30 days on catch up.


Jeff Buckley You and I


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)

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