FATHER & SON
Timothy Charles Buckley III (February 14, 1947 – June 29, 1975) was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His music and style changed considerably through the years; he began his career based in folk music, but his subsequent albums incorporated jazz, psychedelia, funk, soul, avant-garde and an evolving "voice as instrument" sound. Though he did not find commercial success during his lifetime, Buckley is admired by later generations for his innovation as a musician and vocal ability. He died at the age of 28 from a heroin overdose, leaving behind his sons Taylor and Jeff Buckley, the latter of whom later went on to become a musician as well.
Tim Buckley’s Wings: The Complete Singles 1966–1974 contains A & B side of every U.S. and U.K. single, including one that was never released. 21-song compilation, due out November 18th on Omnivore Recordings, contains recordings produced by legendary Jac Holzman, Paul Rothchild, Bruce Botnick, and Jerry Yester. The booklet features photos and ephemera, as well as an extensive, new interview with Buckley’s longtime friend and collaborator, lyricist Larry Beckett, conducted specifically for this collection. Mastered by Grammy®-winner Michael Graves, the audio sparkles as never before.
Among the legions of rockers who died way too young, including Jeff Buckley's father, Tim, few have approached the artistic range and seemingly limitless potential on display here. In the decade since Buckley's death, there has been such a flood of posthumous releases that it might be hard to remember that he issued only a four-cut live EP and a studio debut album while he was alive. This anthology serves as an effective introduction for the initiate, showing how Buckley could rock with the slash-and-burn intensity of Led Zeppelin on "Eternal Life (Road Version)," turn rapturous with the reverie of "Lover, You Should've Come Ove," and cover the likes of Edith Piaf ("Je N'en Connais Pas La Fin") and Leonard Cohen (his by now iconic transformation of "Hallelujah"). Completists will need this for the live versions of "So Real" and the Smiths' "I Know It's Over," previously unreleased commercially. Whether Buckley would ever have been able to balance the control that mature artistry requires and the ecstatic abandon that distinguished him, such raw talent continues to startle. 14-track pressing features tracks from his two studio albums and includes two rarities, 'So Real' (Live and Acoustic in Japan - non album version/ promo single) and 'I Know it's Over'. (Previously Unreleased - Smiths cover from a session at Sony Studios that was edited for broadcast on WNEW on April 6,1995. It was not included on the radio broadcast.) Other highlights include 'Last Goodbye','Forget Her', 'Everybody Here Wants You' and more. All of the tracks lifted from Grace are pulled from the re-mastered tracks that featured on the Legacy Edition.
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