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The songs here - all written by Tim, or co-written with lyricist Larry Beckett - shine like diamonds. Recorded and released during the folk-rock era, the arrangements and instrumentation reflects that influence, but with an individuality and earnestness that raises them above the crowd. The opening lines of `Song of the magician' sum it up nicely: `When I sing, I can bring everything on the wind flying down from dizzy air...' Buckley's voice always had that power - and combined with some of the most beautifully poetic lyrics ever set to music, the songs on this album (and most of his subsequent releases), it's demonstrated again and again.
Highlights? Almost every song is a highlight, but my favorites are `I can't see you', `Wings', `Song of the magician', `Valentine melody', `Song slowly song', and `She is'.Read more ›
This album seems to get overlooked in comparison to Buckley's other works, beginning with his second album, "Goodbye and Hello", into "Happy Sad" (which is now expensive to purchase new-a real crime) and so on. But it's nice to come back to this album and hear Buckley when he was first starting out. And with this album now in both stereo and mono, and an extra disc of songs from 1965 (before his first album) by his band THE BOHEMIANS, and some acoustic demos from 1966, this is hard to beat as far as a good look at early Tim Buckley.
I have to say that this album (especially) is of it's time.Read more ›
USA released October 2011 (November in the UK) - Rhino Handmade/Elektra RHM2 526087 breaks down as follows:
Disc 1 (69:37 minutes)
Tracks 1 to 12 are the STEREO version of his debut album "Tim Buckley" - released October 1966 in the USA on Elektra Records EKS-74040. Tracks 13 to 24 are the MONO Mix on Elektra Records EK-4040
Disc 2 is PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED (53:01 minutes):
Tracks 1 to 12 are by THE BOHEMIANS (his first group) and are Demos recorded 8 November 1965 in Anaheim, California. The line up was: TIM BUCKLEY - Vocal and Rhythm Guitar, JIM FELDER - Bass, LARRY BECKET - Drums and BRIAN HARTZLER - Guitar.
Tracks 13 to 22 are ACOUSTIC DEMOS recorded during the summer of 1966 in Anaheim, California with Buckley on Vocals and Guitar. Larry Beckett provides Lead Vocals on two songs - "Found At The Scene Of A Rendezvous That Failed" and "Birth Day" while providing the Intro to "Song Slowly Song" (all other vocals Buckley).
The presentation is lovely. An over-sized outer card wrap (rustic cardboard effect) is held in place by a ribbon on the rear.Read more ›
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Tim Buckley's first album. The production is really muddy and old but the songwriting itself holds up really well. This is all about folk and singer/songwriter stuff. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bryan
If you like Tim Buckley, you will love this album. There are just 2 songs that I'm not crazy about, but the other selections are just divine. Such a tragedy that he died so young.Published on July 7, 2014 by P. Vaughan
Even if Buckley had never recorded another record, his first album would have its devotees. In some ways it's as beautiful as anything he did later, however much more he matured... Read morePublished on March 10, 2014 by David Lenander
***** THIS REVIEW IS FOR TIM BUCKLEY'S DELUXE DEBUT 2 CD EDITION *****
Many Congratulations, Rhino Records, this lavishly packaged edition of Tim Buckley's first album... Read more
I have loved Tim Buckley since college and finding such a perfect CD brought back so many memories. His amazing voice would appeal to any age group, though.Published on October 3, 2010 by Lennie B. Eichman