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Lorca

Tim BuckleyAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 9, 1992)
  • Original Release Date: 1970
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Elektra / Ada
  • ASIN: B000005ISE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #214,588 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not as difficult as reviews would have you believe. December 8, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This album, while a departure from Happy/Sad and Goodbye And Hello, isn't as difficult as some people would have you believe (from reading 30-year-old reviews by people who just didn't get it and believing that those reviews are gospel without actually bothering to listen to the songs and figure them out first).
For instance -- the first two songs (the first side on the original vinyl) are *not* free-form. "Lorca" has verses, and is based on a descending pattern in 5/4 where the minor key and the locrian mode on the same root are played off of each other throughout the first eight minutes of the song, in a droning mode. Nifty pun there -- "Lorca" with the locrian mode. It's not hard to follow once you figure out where the actual verses are, and once you do, it seems a lot shorter than it is.
"Anonymous Proposition" actually has a proper chord progression, but it sounds like the gestures moving from chord to chord are scripted (much like so called "freedom jazz" or "fire music"), so that the chord changes are implied. The scripted gestures happen in the voice as well. It's not hard to hear it, and once you figure it out, you will find that this song actually has verses too.
The final three songs *do* continue in the "Happy/Sad" mode, with strummed chords, verses and choruses and hooks, so if you like that stuff, especially the wilder stuff like "Gypsy Woman" this might be up your alley.
All in all -- don't believe the morgue files that tell you this album is "weird", "difficult", etc.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DEFINITELY NOT FOR THE NARROW-MINDED. June 4, 2000
Format:Audio CD
For such a young man Tim Buckley possesed one of the most glorious voices in the history of pop music. His was an instrument capable of stretching far beyond the usual parameters of so-called mainstream pop. Over the course of his brief carrer, Tim did what a true artiste does, grow and evolve, and at the expense of true commercial success, follow his muse. The five pieces presented in this stunning song cycle are innovative and beautiful, yet sad and extremely haunting. The almost 10-minute title track is a careening, twisting, disturbing journey into the heart of a man totally obsessed with his love and devotion to his woman ('let her be your blood, don't feel ashamed, she's your home, when no one wants you'.), and his belief in the redemptive power of that love,('she'll give you life, when you're so tired.) "Anonymous Proposition" is yet another tour-de-force performance highlighted by some great upright bass playing. Not every song on "Lorca" is a slow moan-along, "I Had A Talk With My Woman" is a sprightly acoustic guitar based ballad and sports the albums' prettiest melody and more of Tim's shivery vocals. "Driftin'" is the darkest section of the record, with it's thin sounding mix and disquieting lyrics, it works to chilling effect. The closer is "Nobody Walkin'" and ends the album on a fairly high note with wailing banshee vocals, hard strummed acoustic guitars and electric piano, it's the fastest song here and a final confirmation that the real artistic center of this work is Tim's remarkable voice. Fans of light, fluffy, easily dismissable radio trash will be barking up the wrong tree if they expect more of the same from this LP. Read more ›
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tim Buckley - avant-garde contemporary song writing September 21, 1998
Format:Audio CD
I remember the day I bought this album after listening thousands of time to the Happy/Sad and Blue Afternoon albums. It was a real cultural shock. The Lorca song with its contemporary approach and the exploration Tim Buckley was doing with his voice blew me away. For a young singer in his early twenties, one wouldn't expect such a mature understanding of song writing in avant-garde style as well as in romantic ballads like I Had A Talk With My Woman. Definitely worlds ahead of his time... a timeless musical statement.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Tim Buckley must August 29, 1998
Format:Audio CD
I was with Tim in the studio and at his home during the recording of this album. Please know that Tim was not I repeat, was not under the spell or influence of Heroin or whatever! A fine, inovative work by a talented, creative musician/writer. Also check out Starsailor.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For more open-minded listeners only... June 18, 2000
By fu wai
Format:Audio CD
IT's one of the most adventurous record of Buckley's. IF you look for "Tim Buckley" or "Happy/sad"'s romantic tinge you may be disappointed, but don't worry, you will soon find that it's replaced by the innovative, atonal yet impressive, stark yet brillant music. Best Cut: Driftin' and Anonymous Proposition. The lyric include romanticized sex, but unlike "greetings from LA", it's not as explicit, and are treated with beautiness. Also, Underwood's guitar, excellent. One week moment is the last track "nobody walkin", it seems to be suggesting his latter soul adventure (which for many is quite disappointing one)... but overall speaking you should try it, unless you are used to those rubbish pop nowadays. Still, it's a shame that starsailor, reportedly his best, is out of print! Also blue afternoon...
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5.0 out of 5 stars ASTONISHING RECORD
Lorca was astonishing. More than even his fans could take. And, of course, it didn't get much beyond that crowd anyway. I only knew a couple of people who had this record. Read more
Published on June 13, 2011 by OLD GUY.
2.0 out of 5 stars Self-indulgence with only a hazy sense of a self
The sort of thing that happens when record-companies cede total artistic responsibility to their artists on the mistaken ground that said artists are geniuses and will only blossom... Read more
Published on March 23, 2010 by Lloyd J. Peasley
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Of Tim Buckley's whole distography, Lorca is by far the most abstract. Starsailor took abstraction and intagrated it with rock and folk and jazz. Read more
Published on January 10, 2010 by Bill Your 'Free Form FM Print DJ
3.0 out of 5 stars An Acquired Taste
A CLIFFORD HODGE REVIEW

Tim Buckley was an enormous talent, and it was inevitable that he would engage in bold experimentation after brilliant folk/pop work like GOODBYE... Read more
Published on March 4, 2006 by Clifford Hodge
5.0 out of 5 stars Named after the mysterious LORCA
It's been so often stated, what LORCA is named after, I would only be restating the obvious, to bore you with going back into that whole story. Read more
Published on February 5, 2006 by W. T. Hoffman
5.0 out of 5 stars Mesmerizing . . .
An example of full-blown heroin excess or not, this album is a stunning achievement. Often regarded as a "tough listen", I was pleasantly surprised to find that the songs flow... Read more
Published on May 27, 2003 by aliled
5.0 out of 5 stars stepping stone
This album is just beautiful. It really shows that Tim was way ahead of his time and place. A must hear before you listern to Starsailor (the best album of all time) and see the... Read more
Published on August 31, 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars i'd give it six if i could
so, so stark venture into Tim Buckley's heroin drenched vision. royal trux (even when they were good) wished that they could touch the sentiment that, throughout this recording,... Read more
Published on July 22, 1998
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