Jeff Buckley left us nearly two decades ago, but his musical treasure chest is still revealing hidden gems.
One of those jewels is Buckley’s acoustic cover of The Smiths’ “I Know It’s Over,” which has arrived ahead of the release next month of You And I, a collection of recently unearthed recordings.
You And I, due March 11 via Columbia/Legacy Recordings, is comprised of 10 tracks said to be the first studio recordings made by Buckley for Columbia Records.
The album carries Buckley’s version of songs by Sly & The Family Stone, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin and others alongside a pair of originals: the title track from Grace and the haunting song “Dream of You and I.
“I Know It’s Over” is one of a pair of Smiths covers from The Queen Is Dead that will appear (the other is”The Boy With the Thorn in His Side.”)
The nostalgic video was directed by Amanda Demme and executive produced by Amy Redford, daughter of Robert Redford, who told Rolling Stone, “When I first heard Jeff, he gave me permission to feel fully and with contradiction. He inspired me to fight for authenticity, and to feel confidence in simplicity. To collaborate on these songs coming to life, and to see the community of people who Jeff touched, has been a privilege.”
Buckley accidently drowned in the Wolf River Harbor, Memphis on May 29, 1997, aged 30, leaving Grace as his only completed studio album. A collection of unfinished works, Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk, arrived in 1998, just months after his death. Watch the new video below.