Afternoon: Tim Buckley
(Four Men with Beards 4M 133LP)
Afternoon has recently been re-pressed on vinyl, which is
a god send as it's impossible to find on CD.
it's not often recognised as one of his best, Blue Afternoon
is an amazing album. Style-wise it continues along the same
vein as Happy Sad, but ventures a little deeper into
has been said that this album was a bit of a let down after
the previous three, this is something we cant disagree with
strongly enough. Granted it is not as experimental or groundbreaking
as Lorca (which was actually recorded before this)
but it is outstanding none the less.
deep and chilled, definitely one for a lazy winter night by
the fire. It is a pretty moody collection of tunes, Happy
Time being as close as it gets to cheerful, but then Tim
Buckley's not usually what you would call jubilant. Chase
The Blues Away and Café are both hauntingly beautiful
stand out tracks, as are the lighter, jazzier, vibe accompanied
songs - I Must Have Been Blind and The River.
If I could only own one Tim Buckley album it would have to
be a coin flip between this and Happy Sad.