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Timothy Charles Buckley III - Born 1947-02-14 (Washington, D.C., USA) - 1975-06-29

Young rebellious and fatherless lad that grew in the shade of Dineyland in Orange County in LA, Tim discovered soon enough his excellent vocal properties and he was soon enough managed into a folk singer/songwriter by one of the specialist label in LA, Elektra, a mould that didn't sit right with Buckley himself. Reluctantly married way too soon to Mary Guibert (that is Jeff Buckley's mother), Tim never really accepted that "ball and chain" family as he had his own vision to become a jazz musician, despite his label's intent to get him in folk circles with his debut album (he's got songs telling his wife off and one for his lover Jainie) and later with the chart-breaking Goodbye And Hello.

This second album started cementing a young future singer/songwriter star reputation, one that Tim did everything to destroy, starting no sooner than with his tremendous Happy Sad album (which built on its predecessor's success to shoot up the charts, even though the public didn't like it) where the short songs disappear for lengthy jazz-blues tracks where Tim almost improvises with his voice using it as an instrument.. As some concerts started to become heckling matches between the crowds wanting folk songs and Tim playing jazz-oriented semi-improvised jams, Elektra started renouncing on this "self-sabotage" doomed artiste. This would lead to a separation between Elektra and Buckley, where Tim recorded his darkest album yet, Lorca for Elektra and recorded just after it Blue afternoon with his new label Straight Records, which ironically enough was a bit of a return towards the more commercial earlier stuff. Both records where released within four months but inversely chronological, leaving Elektra wondering how they got stuck with Lorca as Blue Afternoon would be the last of Buckley's album hitting the charts, Lorca being the first missing it.

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With Elektra out of the way, Tim rebuild his disintegrating jazz-group and forged on ahead, listening to classical music and other avant-garde artiste, and with the help of Zappa acolytes (the Buzz and Bunk Gardner brothers), he would record his utmost stupendous Starsailor (released in late 70 and now long OOP), which very few would ever top. Tim's concerts at the time would only feature songs from this and Lorca, some tracks being drawn out to 45 minutes jams, the halls whe...
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3.03 | 34 ratings
Tim Buckley
1966
3.50 | 49 ratings
Goodbye And Hello
1967
3.71 | 45 ratings
Happy Sad
1969
3.78 | 31 ratings
Blue Afternoon
1969
3.87 | 43 ratings
Lorca
1970
4.09 | 77 ratings
Starsailor
1970
3.38 | 25 ratings
Greetings From L.A.
1972
2.26 | 12 ratings
Sefronia
1973
2.13 | 11 ratings
Look At The Fool
1974

TIM BUCKLEY Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.41 | 15 ratings
Dream Letter: Live in London 1968
1990
4.07 | 11 ratings
Live at the Troubadour 1969
1994
3.96 | 8 ratings
Honeyman, Live 1973
1995
4.50 | 4 ratings
Once I Was
1999
4.75 | 4 ratings
The Copenhagen Tapes 1968
2000
3.24 | 6 ratings
Live at The Folklore Center, NYC: March 6th, 1967
2009

TIM BUCKLEY Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

3.57 | 6 ratings
My Fleeting House
2007

TIM BUCKLEY Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.04 | 5 ratings
The Dream Belongs to Me - Rare and Unreleased Recordings 1968 / 1973
2001
4.67 | 3 ratings
Original Album Series
2011

TIM BUCKLEY Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

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 My Fleeting House by BUCKLEY, TIM album cover DVD/Video, 2007
3.57 | 6 ratings

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My Fleeting House
Tim Buckley Prog Folk

Review by Matti
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Although over ten years old, this DVD, in which the late great artist's career is told through interviews and TV appearances, still seems to be the only one available on the legendary American troubadour TIM BUCKLEY (1947 - 1975). But it's a pretty satisfying one nevertheless, at least if you don't expect any comprehensive concert footage. As the second one to write about this release here, I try to give a little more detailed overview.

I don't know the exact length. The main course is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes, and the extras -- sorry, I didn't pay much attention to time when watching this -- nearly an hour, I presume. I started my viewing with the extras, that is, album-by- album analysis by Buckley's lyric-writing partner and friend Larry Beckett, and guitarist Lee Underwood, both among the very closest collaborators of Buckley throughout his career (that lasted only about eight years until his death at the age of 28, due to heroin-alcohol overdose). I'd rather call them presentations than interviews; they talk (separately, in turns) to the camera, and they apparently have thought pretty well in advance what to talk about Tim Buckley's albums and his peculiar progress an an artist, showing the vinyl covers of each nine studio albums. There's also Beckett's reading of 'Song to the Siren' poem, and an anecdote dealing with the film Midnight Cowboy, into which Buckley probably would have written a song if Beckett had been available at the time.

Put in a nutshell, Buckley's career, which never was very succesful in commercial terms, had three different phases. First he was a pure folk troubadour, then he added jazzy and slightly avant-gardish elements in his music, especially as a unique vocalist, this phase culminating on the albums Lorca and Starsailor. For the last three albums generally seen as his weakest, he chose a more direct and funkier rock approach, partly due to economical pressures. But always he was an artist who made his own path, acting against expectations. This is the idea that is more clearly verbalized in the interview bits between the TV clips: Buckley disappointed his folk fans by taking his art to the extremes, and those who admired that phase were in turn disappointed by the final period.

The third central interviewee on the DVD (appearing only in between the TV clips) is David Browne, the author of "Dream Brother: the Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley", who also wrote the DVD's liner notes. Generally these clips of Buckley's intimate performances are quite good in sonic and visual quality. Some are cut quite short though. The viewer may choose to watch the performances only, but I found out that if you press "next", you're taken back to the whole film containing the interviews also. The chronological set starts with an enigmatic, unaccompanied performance of 'Song to the Siren' from 1967. BTW, the running order shown on this page is not correct. A few performances are with Lee Underwood (guitar) and Carter Collins (hand percussion). On the four 1970 performances -- from two different sources -- Buckley is accompanied by Underwood, a rhythm section and a trumpeter. 'Pleasant Street' is a solo performance clip taken from an obscure comedy The Christian Licorice Store. "That's future Bond girl Maud Adams in the role of the photographer", tells Browne.

The latest clip is from the British Old Grey Whistle Test in 1974; Buckley performs one of his own favourite cover songs, Fred Neil's 'The Dolphins', with members of Family (an interesting curiosity for a prog listener). I borrowed the DVD, and viewing it just once seems to be quite enough for me. But since Tim Buckley was such a charismatic artist, the sole DVD of him does have an unquestionable value, even if the contents (starting with the song selection) were not exactly what one would have dreamt of having. Solid three stars will do; perhaps I'd given a fourth star for a little more (technically and visually) dedicated DVD product. Each viewer probably wants to continue by listening to his/her favourites of Tim Buckley's albums. Mine is Happy Sad.

 Tim Buckley by BUCKLEY, TIM album cover Studio Album, 1966
3.03 | 34 ratings

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Tim Buckley
Tim Buckley Prog Folk

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Tim Buckley's debut album reminds me a lot of David Bowie's second self-titled album (AKA Space Oddity). In both cases, you have an artist later known for a decidedly different musical style trying to carve out a name for themselves with naive but undeniably charming hippie folk material, with a certain amount of romantic disappointment leavening things. The distinction is that Buckley isn't overwhelmed by studio fripperies - indeed, this is very much a stripped- down-to-the-basics album - and for my money he sounds more convincing in the counterculture troubadour role than Bowie ever did. And that downright unusual voice of his is a real attention-grabber.
 Goodbye And Hello by BUCKLEY, TIM album cover Studio Album, 1967
3.50 | 49 ratings

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Goodbye And Hello
Tim Buckley Prog Folk

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Mild psychedelic ideas start seeping into Tim Buckley's folk rock stylings at this point, with the opening number No Man Can Find the War being an intriguing look at the psychological side of the Vietnam War, and the fact that it was a conflict which the US was utterly embroiled in and yet at the same time people living in the US could very, very easily ignore if they felt inclined to. Tim's use of his voice has become more subtle and nuanced at that point, relying less on the stentorian declarations that characterised his debut album. A departure and an omen of things to come.
 Happy Sad by BUCKLEY, TIM album cover Studio Album, 1969
3.71 | 45 ratings

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Happy Sad
Tim Buckley Prog Folk

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars On Happy Sad Tim Buckley's sonic universe expands remarkably, with jazz influences incorporated in order to offer an even spacier and more alien sound than his previous work. Conventional folk-rock is left behind as Buckley takes us through long, expansive compositions which seem to parallel Van Morrison's stream-of-consciousness space folk experiments on Astral Weeks. Buckley would venture into even stranger territory on later albums like Starsailor or the absolutely bizarre Lorca, but this is a good jumping-on point if you want to follow Buckley into these weird waters, since there's a certain warm charm to it that gets lost in his moments of more extreme experimentation.
 Blue Afternoon by BUCKLEY, TIM album cover Studio Album, 1969
3.78 | 31 ratings

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Blue Afternoon
Tim Buckley Prog Folk

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Blue Afternoon finds Tim Buckley installed at Frank Zappa and Herb Cohen's Stragiht Records and taking the weird dream-folk direction of Happy Sad into an even more magical direction. Both working with brand new material and polishing pieces which had been worked on during the Happy Sad period, Buckley proves that Happy Sad was no mere flash in the pan but the beginning of an extended period of experimentation, with the spacey jazz influence here to stay. At the same time, the songs feel a bit more structured as songs this time around, and on the whole the album is somewhat more accessible than its predecessor - the really out there stuff being saved for the followup Lorca.
 Lorca by BUCKLEY, TIM album cover Studio Album, 1970
3.87 | 43 ratings

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Lorca
Tim Buckley Prog Folk

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars In 1969, Tim Buckley was angling to jump ship to Straight Records but had a pesky contractual obligation to take care of. The term "contractural obligation album" conjures all sorts of ugly images, though in retrospect we can now see that Buckley was doing Elektra a favour by giving them the chance to premier the new avant-folk sound he would submerge himself in with Starsailor. There aren't any standout moments to match Song to the Siren on here, but at the same time these languid, strange, almost Lynchian soundscapes have somewhat more approachable textures and overall the album is somewhat easier to unpack than Starsailor was.
 Starsailor by BUCKLEY, TIM album cover Studio Album, 1970
4.09 | 77 ratings

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Starsailor
Tim Buckley Prog Folk

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Starsailor is an accomplishment which is respectable but also deeply inaccessible. Drifting away from his folk-rock moorings more or less completely, Buckley unleashes the most wildly experimental album of his career to date. Song to the Siren may be the most famous cut on the album, but anyone expecting the stately majesty of the This Mortal Coil version is in for a shock. On the whole, it's the sort of album where I'm glad someone made it, but it isn't necessarily fun or rewarding to listen to - not because it isn't good, in fact it is, but because of how alienatingly weird it truly is.
 Starsailor by BUCKLEY, TIM album cover Studio Album, 1970
4.09 | 77 ratings

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Starsailor
Tim Buckley Prog Folk

Review by jamesbaldwin

5 stars Starsailor is a great album, an absolute masterpiece of rock music where Tim Buckely's voice reach expressive heights that perhaps no other rock singer has ever approached. It is not prog, it is a new genre, close to free jazz 1) Come Here Woman is the most beatyful song of the disc, 8,5/9. 2) I Woke up is voice and guitar and trumpet, 7+. 3) Monterey is very good, 8. 4) Moulin Rouge is a silly song, alien to others, 6,5. 5) Song to the Siren is free folk, 7,5. 6) Jungle Fire, new great song, 8. 7) Starsailor is only voices... arduous, 7,5. 8) The Healing Festival, 7+. 9) Down the borderline is another masterpiece, 8,5.

Average: 7,69. (but 7,84 without Moulin Rouge) Much variety, a unraveling of instrumental and human sounds out of every classification (sometimes difficult), a unique path. Vote: 9+ Five stars

 Happy Sad by BUCKLEY, TIM album cover Studio Album, 1969
3.71 | 45 ratings

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Happy Sad
Tim Buckley Prog Folk

Review by Suedevanshoe

4 stars This is Tim Buckley's high water mark, his right of ascension. The childish tomfoolery is gone, what this record brings to bear is a mature, focused artist whose voice is so powerful Paul "Earthquake" Pena called him "The Dinosaur Exterminator".

This is a record for a sunny day sitting by a lake. Progressive in nature yet subtly influenced by current pop and jazz trends, Happy Sad starts and stops and jolts and winds and meanders until all you hear is Buckley's voice ringing in your ears. "Buzzin' Fly" is worth the price of this disc alone, and is one of my favorite tracks of all time.

 Greetings From L.A. by BUCKLEY, TIM album cover Studio Album, 1972
3.38 | 25 ratings

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Greetings From L.A.
Tim Buckley Prog Folk

Review by the philosopher

4 stars Normally I'm not too fond of vocal solo's, but for Tim Buckley I'll make an exception. We'll find Buckley standing without money and forced to make a record with more commercial potential after two avant garde records ("Lorca" and "Starsailor"). Well, I don't know if it was a commercial succes, but in my opinion it is a succesful record!

With a total new band sounding between Traffic (On the Road) and David Bowie (Young Americans and Station to Station) Tim Buckley made this "Greeting from L.A." showing the city in smog. The cover is a postcard with a stamp showing Tim Buckley with a gas mask and information about the smog in L.A. city. The songs vary from rock 'n roll with female choirs ("Move with me" and "Night Hawking") to funky rhythm and blues ("Get on top", etc..) to blues (Hong Kong Bar). I can understand that this sounds less attractive to a prog community then the more avant garde period, but Tim Buckley did this with a lot of enthousiasm and his band did really know how to play and jam. The atypical use of vocals and smart song writing with (sexual) provocative lyrics made this a very good record, although not as experimental as his previous records.

Although I'm more impressed by Starsailor this record is often seen at my turntable. Four stars for sure for this nice room chamber music! This record is advised for fans of the funky and bluesy period of Bowie, fans of Tim Buckley in general and for fan's of slightly experimental but good performed music.

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