Jeff Buckley‘s personal record collection, filled with the music that influenced the Grace singer, is now digitally available for fans to listen to. Sony’s Legacy Recordings and Buckley’s mother Mary Guibert have partnered to present Jeff Buckley’s Record Collection, a site offering an intimate and interactive dive into Buckley’s own vinyl shelf.
Buckley’s eclectic musical tastes are fully on display in his record collection, from Charles Mingus’ 1956 album Pithecanthropus Erectus and Guided by Voices’ 1996 LP Sunfish Holy Breakfast to Metallica’s Master of Puppets and Skinny Puppy’s Remission to Genesis’ Invisible Touch. There’s also plenty of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Miles Davis.
Other things we learn from Buckley’s collection: the “T” section of his collection is four Peter Tosh albums, “W” is devoted entirely to Muddy Waters and Leonard Cohen’s 1984 album Various Positions, which houses the singer/songwriter’s now-standard “Hallelujah,” can be found.
Many of the covers Buckley performed on the recently released posthumous LP You and I also feature in the singer’s collection, 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!).
Clicking on each record allows users to sample 30 seconds of each of the LP’s tracks, while Spotify subscribers can hear the album or songs in their entirety.