Times (London) - 2001
Glory - The Tim Buckley Anthology
late Tim Buckley is probably most familiar today as
father of the late Jeff Buckley, whose acclaimed Grace album is incrementally
acquiring modern-classic status. Jeff Buckley had a suspicious
relationship with his wayward father's legacy, but his soaring vocals and stylistic
flights of fancy were an inescapable genetic inheritance.
Glory compiles Tim Buckley's nine studio albums, representing an evolution
from sultry Greenwich Village folk/blues to the stratospheric improvisations of
1971's Starsailor, and then a bewildered backing away from this unrepeatable
it ignores many of the superior song readings on Buckley's posthumously released
live albums, this thorough collection closes with a much-bootlegged version of
Song to the Siren, Buckley's crowning glory, from The Monkeys (sic)
TV show, which entirely justifies his posthumous deification.