Jeff Buckley – Everyday People (Sly & The Family Stone Cover Version) (2016)

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Fans of the late singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley now have one more album to look forward to in 2016: NPR reports that an album of unreleased Buckley music, mostly covers, titled You and I, will come out early next year. Buckley previously released one studio album, 1994’s Grace, but tragically drowned in the Mississippi river in 1997 at the age of 30. Now, at least fans can enjoy a few more early recordings—one of which, Buckley’s take on Sly and the Family Stone’s “Everyday People,” was released today on Buckley’s Vevo, ahead of the album’s March 16 release.

Buckley’s stripped down, acoustic rendition of the original soulful classic maintains all of the joy and funk of the original, but gives it a twist only his unique pipes could produce. As one would expect, it’s more upbeat and very different from his famous, haunting cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

Tracklist:

“Just Like A Woman” (Bob Dylan cover)
“Everyday People” (Sly & The Family Stone cover)
“Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ ” (Louis Jordan cover)
“Grace”
“Calling You” (Jevetta Steele cover)
“Dream Of You And I”
“The Boy With The Thorn In His Side” (The Smiths cover)
“Poor Boy Long Way From Home” (Bukka White cover)
“Night Flight” (Led Zeppelin cover)
“I Know It’s Over” (The Smiths cover)

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