and Hello: Tim Buckley
second album shows more diversity than the first. Still writing
with Beckett, some tracks retain the romantic, poetic balladry
and medieval sound of the first release Tim Buckley,
but are less formal. They become looser and more experimental
and see Tim Buckleys vocal grow in intensity and variation.
Two songs No Man Can Fight The War and Goodbye And
Hello are dramatic and highly theatrical protest songs,
which reflect their current times, but simultaneously sound
like they are played and sung by men dragged from a carnival
in the fourteenth century.
Street, Phantasmagoria In Two, I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain
and Morning Glory are the standout tracks. Pleasant
Street and I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain are
epic. Pleasant Street is perhaps the closet Buckley
ever gets to rock and is proof of the sheer strength and emotional
intensity of his voice.
Phantasmagoria In Two and Morning Glory are
both beautiful, sparkling folk songs that are in keeping with
the general sound of the first album, but are far less stiffly
formulated lyrically and more relaxed vocally.