Jeff Buckley’s extensive vinyl collection is now available for digital perusing: Sony’s Legacy Recordings and the singer’s mother, Mary Guibert, teamed up to craft Jeff Buckley’s Record Collection, a site offering an intimate, interactive flip through the late musician’s crates of vinyl.
The Grace singer’s tastes notoriously spanned the genre gambit. When EW spoke to his producer Steve Berkowitz and sound engineer Steve Addabbo this past March in advance of You and I, both praised Buckley’s swaths of musical knowledge. “I think the first thing he did was [Bob Dylan’s] ‘Just Like A Woman,'” Addabbo remembered, “but as soon as he relaxed he would go from a quiet little Edith Piaf song to a screaming Led Zeppelin tune. It was fantastic, really.”
That tendency is evident on the site, where pieces range from Elvis Costello’s My Aim Is True to Queen’s A Night At the Opera to Bob Marley and the Wailers’ Exodus and, of course, Leonard Cohen’s Various Positions, where Buckley got his now-standard “Hallelujah.” As users click on each record, they can sample 30 seconds of each of the LP’s tracks. Spotify subscribers can hear the albums and songs in their entirety.