ALBUM REVIEW: Jeff Buckley – You And I

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Rating7Next year it will be 20 years since the vastly talented Buckley left this world at the age of 30. There have been regular posthumous releases of rarities, live shows and outtakes but the focus of You And I is on Buckley the interpreter. Included are covers of Led Zeppelin, The Smiths, Bob Dylan and Sly Stone in his inimitable emotive and ethereal style plus an unreleased original in Dream Of You And I, which came to him in a dream. It’s only a fragment of a song with interspersed commentary from Buckley yet it gives an interesting insight into his writing process. Though essentially for the completists, this is still a compelling reminder of the singer’s prodigious vocal abilities.

Chris Familton