Spans Communication Gap in Singing and Talking
York--Tim Buckley was in his best form in a Philharmonic Hall concert
on March 14, singing and communicating to perfection. It was the top local appearance
in some time for the highly talented Elektra artist.
set himself a tough challenge by beginning with Morning Glory, perhaps
his finest number. But the folk singer-guitarist-composer never faltered thereafter,
whether up-tempo as in Grief in My Soul or tender as in Wings.
talk also went over well as he commented on a variety of subjects,
especially in the second half. His remarks were timely and
his exchanges with the audience friendly. The communication
usual, his lyrics carried their sometimes poignant, sometimes powerful messages
in Once I Was and Pleasant Street. The program also included selections
from his Happy Sad album, which is due early next month, including Love
From Room 109, a soulful, tender song, Buzzin' Fly and Strange Feeling.
The last had a fine instrumental section featuring Buckley's first-rate trio of
which closed the first half, was another strong number as were Gypsy Woman
and Down to the Bayou, which also had a fine instrumental section.
This is the concert that saw the now-infamous 'tall
blonde with a red carnation' incident)