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Tim Buckley

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Tim Buckley: Live At The Troubadour 1969

Review by Mark Cooper, MOJO, April 1994

HE WAS, ABOVE all, a beautiful boy. Sure, the album sleeves show those impossible good looks steadily thickening into manhood and by 1974's Look At ...


Tim Buckley (1974)

Interview by Andy Childs, Rock's Backpages Audio, September 1974

From Van Gogh to Hank Williams to Hunter S Thompson via RD Laing and Ray Charles: Tim Buckley on life, America, and all his albums.

File format: mp3; file size: 79.2mb, interview length: 1h 22' 31" sound quality: ***


New Stars On The Horizon

Profile by uncredited writer, Hit Parader, May 1967

Jimmy Castor, Tim Buckley, Jimmy Ruffin, Judy Collins ...

Loraine Alterman on Pop Records: A Powerful New Kind of 'Suite'

Review by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, 8 October 1967

TWO EXCELLENT new albums show how far the best contemporary song-writing and record making has come from the June-moon-spoon days. One is Of Cabbages and ...

A New Poet Tim Buckley

Readers' Letters by uncredited writer, KRLA Beat, 30 December 1967

Dear Beat, I KNOW YOU get a good deal of mail pertaining to new groups that various people throughout the country feel are talented. Because of ...

Pop: Tim Buckley

Essay by Mike Jahn, Escapade, 1968

STANDING AT THE edge of Fire Island surf at seven in the morning is like standing with arms outstretched at the edge of the universe, ...

Tim Buckley, the Sunshine Company, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Brenton Wood: The Circle Star, San Carlos CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 2 March 1968

"Rock and Roll '68" — Good Panorama of the Pop Scene ...

The Folk Poets: Hardin, Buckley, Ian & Collins

Profile by Jacoba Atlas, KRLA Beat, 23 March 1968

MUSIC HAS become a very personal thing. With the advance of the writer-singer, songs have become an expression of internal feelings mirrored for everyone. These ...

Incredible String Band/Tim Buckley: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 6 April 1968

TIM BUCKLEY made a guest appearance at the Incredible String Band's packed Royal Festival Hall concert last Saturday and amply illustrated the difference in approach ...

Tim Buckley

Profile and Interview by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 13 April 1968

TIM BUCKLEY is a vague, interesting folksinger who doesn't know how many copies his records have sold or which of his songs have been put ...

Tim Buckley/Mary McCaslin: The Troubadour, Los Angeles

Live Review by Stephen M H Braitman, Van Nuys Valley News, May 1968

The electric-haired Tim 
Buckley returned to Doug
 Weston's Troubadour Tuesday 
night with his wild, wide spectrum of musical style, which 
in his record albums reflect ...

The Growing Mystique of Tim Buckley

Comment by Ellen Sander, Hit Parader, September 1968

HE DOESN'T talk very much and journalists are almost unanimous in their frustration of trying to get a word out of him. His presence is ...

Tim Buckley: Philharmonic Hall, New York NY; Danny Kalb: Café Au Go Go, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, The New York Times, 17 March 1969

Poet-Singer Draws Throng With Band at Philharmonic ...

Tim Buckley: Carnegie Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, The New York Times, 4 November 1969

Tim Buckley sets Low-Keyed Mood At a Jazz Concert ...

Tim Buckley: Lorca (Elektra)

Review by Mike Jahn, Detroit Free Press, 11 September 1970

Tim Buckley — Folk's Own Jazz Singer ...

Tim Buckley: Lorca (Elektra)

Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 14 November 1970

THIS IS presumably Buckley's last album for Elektra, being recorded (so I'm told) at the same time as Happy/Sad and before his first Straight album, ...

The Faces: Long Player (Warner WS 3011, £2.15); Tim Buckley: Starsailor (Straight STS 1064. £2.19)

Review by Richard Williams, The Times, 13 March 1971

Hot strong rock in the mod tradition ...

Tim Buckley: Starsailor (Straight 1064)

Review by Nick Jones, Cream, May 1971

THE BELIEF that certain kinds of music have a quintessential equilibrium which, when penetrated by the listener transforms itself into regenerative power, may conceivably make ...

Tim Buckley: Greetings from LA/ Domenic Troiano: Dom

Review by Simon Frith, Cream, November 1972

DOMENIC TROIANO has just been signed up as lead guitarist for the James Gang (transfer fees?) but I don't know where he came from nor ...

Tim Buckley: Greetings from L.A. (Straight)

Review by Ken Barnes, Creem, December 1972

IT'S BEEN ABOUT two years now since Tim Buckley has had an album out. ...

Tim Buckley: Digging Deeper to the Roots

Report and Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 1973

IN A WORLD that seems grossly over-populated with singer/songwriters whose crotchets and quavers reflect their personal attitudes and experiences, Tim Buckley stands out like the ...

Tim Buckley

Retrospective by Mick Houghton, Let It Rock, February 1973

TIM BUCKLEY had moved from the East Coast to Southern California and became involved, playing and touring, with various country bands like Princess Ramona and ...

Tim Buckley: How a Hippie Hero became a sultry Sex Object...

Interview by Chrissie Hynde, New Musical Express, 8 June 1974

...and had a simply devastating effect on the glands of a certain Chrissie Hynd [sic]. ...

A Happy Sad Starsailor from Washington D.C.

Interview by Andy Childs, ZigZag, August 1974

BEFORE I ENTERED the glamorous and exciting world of the rock n' roll business on a full-time basis, I used to "work" (a rather loose ...

Tim Buckley: Look At The Fool (Discreet Import)

Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 19 October 1974

SO WHAT'S all this fuss about Tim Buckley all of a sudden, already. ...

Tim Buckley: Greeetings From L.A.

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 1 March 1975

WAY BACK in the dim and distant, old Tim had to sing for his supper, along with the likes of Steve Noonan and Jackson Browne, ...

Tim Buckley: Greetings From LA

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 1 March 1975

WAY BACK IN the dim and distant, old Tim had to sing for his supper, along with the likes of Steve Noonan and Jackson Browne, ...

Tim Buckley: Starwood, West Hollywood, CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 1975

Tim Buckley and His Band: Sinuous Folk-Rock ...

Tim Buckley Dies: He Put His Soul Where His Mouth Was

Obituary by Idris Walters, Sounds, 12 July 1975

TIM BUCKLEY died at his home in Santa Monica, California, after appearing at a concert on Sunday, June 29. The exact cause of death of ...

Tim Buckley: The Candle Died, Now You Are Gone, For The Flame Was Too Bright

Obituary by Andy Childs, ZigZag, August 1975

LESS THAN a month after I started work at ZigZag, I had the privilege of meeting Tim Buckley. I interviewed him at some length and ...

A Fleeting House: The Music of Tim Buckley

Retrospective by Idris Walters, Let It Rock, October 1975

LIFE AND DEATH are becoming indistinguishable. New biologies are beginning to prove that Death is just a change of state in the cycle of life. ...

A Fleeting House: The Music of Tim Buckley

Retrospective by Mick Houghton, Let It Rock, 1 October 1975


Tim Buckley: The Fantastic Voyage of a Starsailor

Retrospective by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 22 December 1979

"I'm as puzzled as the newborn child I'm as riddled as the tide Should I stand amid the breakers Or should I die with death my bride? Come hear ...

Tim Buckley: Dream Letter — Live In London 1968

Review by Martin Aston, Q, July 1990

FOR ANY ADMIRER of Tim Buckley's unique talent, this double live album taken from his London debut in 1968 (at Queen Elizabeth Hall) comes right ...

T.B. Sheets: In Praise of Tim Buckley

Retrospective by Ian Penman, The Wire, April 1994

TIM BUCKLEY was small - "this little man," as he said in one of his slow sly seducer's songs - he was small, and white, ...

Tim Buckley: Mourning Glory

Retrospective by Fred Dellar, New Musical Express, 2 April 1994

TIM BUCKLEY died at 28. He never had a Top 40 album. But two recent live album releases and the emergence of his son, Jeff, ...

Tim Buckley

Retrospective by Martin Aston, MOJO, July 1995

IN 1965, THE LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE CHEETAH dubbed three emerging singer-songwriters – Jackson Browne, Steve Noonan, and Tim Buckley – 'The Orange County Three'. ...

Tim Buckley: Talking In Tongues

Interview by Steve Turner, MOJO, July 1995

IF TIM BUCKLEY was alive today I'd probably get in touch with him to apologise. You probably don’t remember me, I'd say, but I interviewed ...

Starsailor: Voyage into the Unknown

Book Excerpt by David Browne, Dream Brother, 2000

By early 1970, Larry Beckett had had an eventful 18 months, albeit in the worst ways. After being drafted, he had been assigned to a ...

Tim Buckley: Starsailor

Retrospective by Simon Reynolds, Uncut, July 2000

Driven to despair by commercial neglect, his visionary genius unrecognised, TIM BUCKLEY died of a heroin overdose at the age of 28. On the 25th ...

Various Artists: Sing A Song For You (Tribute To Tim Buckley) and Caroline Now! (The Songs Of Brian Wilson And The Beach Boys)

Review by Ian Penman, The Wire, September 2000

IS THERE any point in anyone trying to recast the lassitudinous spacesail of Tim Buckley? As a singer, Buckley belongs to the Eternal(s), so aren't ...

Tim Buckley: The Multi-media Musings of an All American Ego

Retrospective by Heather Harris, Rock's Backpages, 15 December 2000

L.A.-based photographer/writer Heather Harris was the last journalist ever to interview Tim Buckley. This is her account of the meeting she had with him in ...

Tim Buckley: Morning Glory: The Tim Buckley Anthology

Review by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, April 2001

FOR AN OVERVIEW of a career that began in seemingly humble singer/songwriter tradition, shot skyward in a surge of near-astonishing artistic ambition, then apparently fizzled ...

Tim Buckley: The Dream Belongs To Me (Manifesto)

Review by Ian Penman, Uncut, July 2001

NO COMPILATION HAS ever been adequate to the task of representing Tim Buckley in his full groove, strangeness and charm; this is a man responsible ...

Elektra Label: Various Reissues

Review by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, December 2001

Twenty-album reissue programme commemorates a great Sixties label ...

School of Rock Study Guide: Singer-Songwriters

Guide by Barney Hoskyns, iTunes, October 2008

"WHERE DO YOU have left to go but in?" It was a question posed by Joni Mitchell, the brilliant Canadian blonde who specialized in intensely ...

'Song to the Siren''s irresistible tang

Retrospective by Martin Aston, The Guardian, 17 November 2011

Its writer refused to record it. Pat Boone almost killed it. Then it was resurrected as a B-side to an indie prestige project. Martin Aston on how ...

The Dream Belongs to Me: The Tragic Journey of Tim Buckley

Retrospective by Kris Needs, Shindig, November 2016

FIFTY YEARS AGO this month, an album was released that, in its own strangely magical way, managed to stand out among the recent folk boom ...


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