The lone studio album by the late Jeff Buckley will be reissued in a remastered, expanded edition this summer, Billboard.biz can reveal. Due Aug. 23 from Columbia, "Grace: Legacy Edition" features the
The lone studio album by the late Jeff Buckley will be reissued in a remastered, expanded edition this summer, Billboard.biz can reveal. Due Aug. 23 from Columbia, "Grace: Legacy Edition" features the original 1994 album, a 13-track disc of rarities and a DVD with four music videos, studio footage and live performances.
Although it peaked at No. 149 on The Billboard 200 and received most of its contemporary notoriety for one single, "Last Goodbye," "Grace" has sold 584,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The album has been digitally remastered by George Marino (AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Elvis Presley).
The rarities disc is slated to include five solo numbers recorded during the "Grace" sessions at Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, N.Y. Among the cuts are covers of Hank Williams' "Lost Highway," Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "Alligator Wine," Bob Dylan's "Mama, You Been on My Mind," a medley of the blues standards "Parchman Farm Blues" and "Preachin' Blues" and Nina Simone's "The Other Woman."
Since he drowned in 1997 in Memphis, Buckley has been the subject of a slew of posthumous releases, including last year's Legacy edition of "Live at Sin-e," 2002's five-disc boxed set "The Grace EPs" and 1998's "Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk," which featured material intended for the follow-up to "Grace."