After the posthumous two-disc studio set Sketches (For My Sweetheart, The Drunk) and live anthology Mystery White Boy, the most astute tack for presenting the late Jeff Buckley's musical testament wou

RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26
After the posthumous two-disc studio set Sketches (For My Sweetheart, The Drunk) and live anthology Mystery White Boy, the most astute tack for presenting the late Jeff Buckley's musical testament would surely have been a definitive boxed set. Instead, we have seen a Europe-only concert album (Live at the Olympia, via French Columbia) and, last month, an ill-advised demo set from early Buckley collaborator Gary Lucas (Songs to No One, on Evolver/KnitMedia). Now comes this limited-edition curio, which collects five promo EPs issued just after Grace, Buckley's first album. The "Grace" EPs features music available nowhere else—much of it live, including a breathtaking 14-minute version of "Mojo Pin." There are also studio covers of Hank Williams' "Lost Highway" and Alex Chilton's "Kanga Roo." Fans might begrudge Legacy for spreading only 2 1/2 hours of music (including redundant album tracks) across five discs, but the remastered set goes for less than the $35 list and comes with a host of photos and original cover art. Legacy plans to issue an expanded version of Grace next year; let's hope it follows with a new edition of Buckley's breakthrough EP, the out-of-print Live at Sin-é.—BB

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