You and I (Jeff Buckley album)

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You and I
You and I (Front Cover).png
Compilation album by Jeff Buckley
Released March 11, 2016
Recorded February 1993
Length 52:14
Label Legacy
Jeff Buckley chronology
The Jeff Buckley Collection
(2010)The Jeff Buckley Collection2010
You and I
(2016)
Singles from You and I
  1. "Everyday People"
    Released: November 12, 2015
  2. "Just Like a Woman"
    Released: January 13, 2016
  3. "I Know It's Over"
    Released: February 11, 2016

You and I is a compilation album by Jeff Buckley, released on March 11, 2016 on Legacy Recordings.[1] The songs were recorded in 1993 and represent some of his earliest recordings for Columbia.[2]

Background and composition[edit]

The sessions for the album took place in February 1993 and were designed to produce what A&R rep Steve Berkowitz referred to as a "Table of Contents" for the singer.[2] The 2016 release of the album marks the first time these session recordings have been made available to the public.[3] According to his mother, Buckley was insecure about the sessions, leading him to make several calls to her during the middle of the night about fears of being fired.[3]

In addition to several cover songs the album also features two original Buckley compositions; an early demo of "Grace" which would later appear on Buckley's debut album of the same name and "Dream of You and I", which at the time were the only Buckley originals that existed.[3] Album producer Steve Addabbo had opined that, at that stage of his career, Buckley may have been so adept at covers that he had difficulty coming up with his own material.[3]

Commercial reception[edit]

The album debuted at No. 58 on the Billboard 200,[4] No. 5 on the Top Rock Albums and No. 1 on the Folk Albums charts, selling 9,000 copies on its first week of release.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original artist(s)Length
1."Just Like a Woman"Bob DylanDylan6:28
2."Everyday People"Sly StoneSly and the Family Stone4:32
3."Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin'"Joe GreeneLouis Jordan and His Tympany Five4:02
4."Grace" (First studio recording)Buckley6:11
5."Calling You"Bob TelsonJevetta Steele4:59
6."Dream of You and I"BuckleyBuckley4:30
7."The Boy with the Thorn in His Side"The Smiths3:34
8."Poor Boy Long Way from Home"TraditionalBukka White6:02
9."Night Flight"Led Zeppelin4:54
10."I Know It's Over"
  • Marr
  • Morrissey
The Smiths7:02
Total length:52:14

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 2
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[7] 43
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[8] 16
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[9] 23
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[10] 12
French Albums (SNEP)[11] 17
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[12] 85
Irish Albums (IRMA)[13] 22
Italian Albums (FIMI)[14] 12
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[15] 15
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[16] 8
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[17] 38
UK Albums (OCC)[18] 16
US Billboard 200[19] 58

References[edit]

  1. ^ Powers, Ann (12 November 2015). "New Album Of Previously Unheard Jeff Buckley Recordings To Be Released". NPR. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b Vain, Madison. "Inside Jeff Buckley's first studio sessions". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d "How You and I brings a young Jeff Buckley back to life". CBC.Ca. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Billboard 200". Billboard. April 2, 2016.
  5. ^ Kevin Rutherford (March 24, 2016). "Killswitch Engage, 3 Doors Down Lead Veteran Debuts on Rock Albums Charts". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Jeff Buckley – You and I". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Jeff Buckley – You and I" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Jeff Buckley – You and I" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Jeff Buckley – You and I" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Jeff Buckley – You and I" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Jeff Buckley – You and I". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  12. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Jeff Buckley – You and I" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  13. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 11, 2016". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  14. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Jeff Buckley – You and I". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  15. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Jeff Buckley – You and I". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  16. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Jeff Buckley – You and I". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Jeff Buckley – You and I". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  18. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  19. ^ "Jeff Buckley Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 22, 2016.