Buckley Estate Working On Sin-È Set
Yet another Jeff Buckley release is set to emerge from the late singer/songwriter's archives, according to posts on his official Web site.Yet another Jeff Buckley release is set to emerge from the late singer/songwriter's archives, according to posts on his official Web site by his mother, Mary Guibert. The album -- potentially a double-disc set -- will collect songs recorded live at the now-defunct New York cafe Sin-È, at which Buckley played many dates during the years leading up to the release of his 1994 Columbia debut album, "Grace."
"Even though [the recordings] are flawed," Guibert wrote, "they contain some of the most amazing renditions of cover tunes the world has ever heard," adding that the collection may be out by this spring. A 1993 EP, "Live at Sin-È," featured four songs recorded at the venue, including a cover of Van Morrison's "The Way Young Lovers Do."
Buckley has been the subject of a slew of posthumous releases, including last October's release of "Songs to No One" (Evolver Entertainment/Knitting Factory Records), a compilation of previously unreleased tracks featuring Buckley in collaboration with noted guitarist/Gods & Monsters principal Gary Lucas. Last November, Columbia released a five-disc box set titled "The Grace EPs," collecting singles and rare tracks.
Fans continue to clamor for the release of material from Buckley's vaults, but Guibert admitted, "sadly, the amount of high quality recordings is finite. Since 1998, I've had a complete listing of all of the recorded material in the Columbia vaults and have endeavored to locate what other recordings there might be."
Buckley drowned on May 29, 1997, in Memphis, while working on his sophomore album.