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Look at the Fool: Tim Buckley

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Look at the Fool was to be the final album that Tim Buckley recorded before he died in 1975.

The album is slightly similar in style to Greetings From L.A, though somewhat toned down, with less raunchy funk and more of a latin, soul feel. The album flows nicely, far more consistent than it's predecessor, but it seems to lack the intensity of most of his other albums.

Every track is heavily laden with female backing singers, which at points are pretty cheesy, watering down and detracting from Tim's vocals and not doing the songs much justice. There are exceptions though, title track Look At The Fool is excellent, a smooth, deeply soulful ballad on which the vocals really shine, which along with the passionate Who Could Deny You, stands out above rest.

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