Jeff Buckley fans have been granted a rare insight into the iconic singer’s musical soul, thanks to a new website that’s allowing us to browse through his old record collection.
As Rolling Stone reports, Sony’s Legacy Recordings and Buckley’s mum, Mary Guibert, have teamed up to bring us Jeff Buckley – The Record Collection, a digital portal to the Grace tunesmith’s vinyl shelf and all of the music that came to influence him in life.
The true depth of Buckley’s musical eclecticism becomes ~so real~ as you peruse his old record crate, encompassing everything from Charles Mingus’ 1956 album Pithecanthropus Erectus to Metallica’s Master of Puppets, Skinny Puppy’s Remission and Genesis’ Invisible Touch.
A bunch of cover tunes that Buckley performed on his recently released posthumous covers and rarities LP You And I are also housed in their original form inside his music box, including Bob Dylan’s Just Like a Woman (Blonde on Blonde), Led Zeppelin’s Night Flight (Physical Graffiti), the Smiths’ I Know It’s Over and The Boy With the Thorn in His Side (The Queen Is Dead) and Sly and the Family Stone’s Everyday People (Stand!).
Fans can sample 30 seconds of each LP’s tracks by clicking on each record, while Spotify subscribers can hear the album – or songs – in their entirety.