“I don’t really need to be remembered. I hope the music’s remembered.” That’s the opening quote on the brand new site Jeff Buckley: The Record Collection. Sony’s Legacy Recordings and Buckley’s mother, Mary Guibert, teamed up to digitize the late singer’s record collection and offer fans a chance to browse through his eclectic taste in music. The Grace singer owned everything from The Clash to Édith Piaf, although, interestingly, there are no records in the A, O, U, X, Y, or Z sections of his digital shelves. (Sorry ABBA.)
The site is tied to the posthumous release of Buckley’s LP You And I. Many of the covers from that album can be found in Buckley’s record collection, including Bob Dylan’s “Just Like A Woman” from Blonde On Blonde and The Smiths’ “I Know It’s Over” from The Queen Is Dead. The interactive site allows visitors to click through the record collection and hear 30-second samples of each album’s tracks. The site also offers a link to the full albums over on Spotify, thus providing a far more streamlined experience than actually borrowing albums from someone’s collection.