Although singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley released just one studio album in his career, he has left a substantial mark on the music world. A slew of posthumous live recordings and rarities have been released in the last few years, but on August 23, Columbia will drop the mother of all Buckley related re-issues. Grace: Legacy Edition includes a completely remastered version of the original 1994 album, a 13-track disc of rarities and a DVD with music videos, studio footage and live performances.
According to Billboard, some of the included tracks on the rarities disc were recorded during the Grace sessions at Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, NY. Those include covers of Hank Williams' "Lost Highway," Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "Alligator Wine," Bob Dylan's "Mama, You Been on My Mind," a medley of the blues standards "Parchman Farm Blues" and "Preachin' Blues" and Nina Simone's "The Other Woman." Other rarities include a bunch of previously unreleased tracks like live versions of MC5's Kick Out The Jams," "Eternal Life," an alternate version of "Dream Brother," and many more.
Videos for "So Real," "Last Goodbye," "Grace" and "Eternal Life," interviews with Buckley band mates, and footage from an EPK used to promote Grace during its initial release will likely make the final cut for the DVD.