WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016 |
Posted by: Evan Jake Goldstein
When you write about and listen to new music on a daily basis as I do, it's easy to become jaded and detached. Upon seeing that there was 'new' Jeff Buckley music being released, I was somewhat skeptical. After feeling betrayed by Kurt Cobain's Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings and the countless other half-assed posthumous albums that have been released in recent years, let's just say I went in somewhat skeptical. Never has my initial reaction been so wrong.
The song, a cover of Bob Dylan's "Just Like A Woman" is the first track shared from the upcoming album You And I (out March 11th,) a compilation of unused studio recordings from the early 90's comprised primarily of covers (which is nothing to complain about). The recording is extremely high quality, not one of the low quality amateurish bootlegs that Buckley fans have had to settle for since his untimely drowning in 1997. The song itself is perfect for Buckley, who croons and wails his way through it, accompanied only by simplistic but full sounding guitar. Who would have thought that my first favorite track of 2016 would have been from 1992? Treat yourself to the recording below.