Sad : Tim Buckley
third album takes on a different direction from the folk rock
of the previous two. Medieval poetics give way to a more even
keeled jazz vibe and musically the arrangements are far simpler.
is the sole songwriter on this album and as a result the songs
have none of the rigid structure of the first two. With the
exception of Gypsy Woman the songs are less elaborate
and daring vocally, but have much more soul.
newcomers arrive on this album, John Miller on acoustic bass
and David Miller on the vibraphone, which features heavily
I can't single out stand out tracks from this album, as to
be honest, each one is as blinding as the last. There is not
one weak track on the album, which despite being on the melancholy
side at points, has a chilled summery feel throughout.
Sad along with Blue Afternoon is, in my opinion,
Tim Buckley at his best, it was also the closest he ever got
to large scale commercial success. These albums act as a bridge
between the folk/rock of the earlier albums and the duo of
more experimental jazz/avant-garde albums, which were to follow.