Tim Buckley: Troubadour
After the youthful legend and tragic loss, the sexy funk/jazz experiments, a million versions of “Dolphins,” the echoing flash of brilliance and too-early loss of his son Jeff, a new release on Tompkins Square puts Tim Buckley’s voice and guitar back into focus. Tim Buckley — Live At The Folklore Center, NYC March 6,1967 presents an unreleased live recording of a complete performance for a small audience at the Folklore Center. The recording presents the 16 songs in original running order as recorded by the Center’s Izzy Young; the new release is produced by Josh Rosenthal, and mastered by Steve Rosenthal and Warren Russell-Smith at the Magic Shop. The record will be available August 25, but is available now for pre-order at Amazon and Tompkins Square.
At the time only 20 years old, Tim Buckley was already between his first two albums on Elektra. Those records present a soulful young man exploring the boundaries of the psychedelic folk rock current in LA. This new set puts a singer/songwriter of growing vocal range and impressive guitar skills at the crossroads of the folk revival, in an intimate solo setting. The set includes songs from Buckley’s first and second albums (including “Dolphins”), along with six songs never previously released in any form. Tompkins Square has released a download of one of those previously unreleased, “What Do You Do (He Never Saw You).”
What Do You Do (He Never Saw You).mp3
“Morning Glory” on BBC’s Late Night Line Up in 1968
“Happy Time” on BBC’s Late Night Line Up in 1968
Images c. Nurit Wilde on TimBuckley.net. The Troubadour, Hollywood, 1968