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FAVORITE TIM BUCKLEY ALBUM POLL

In 1999, Jack Brolly - aka jzero - polled the members of his Timbuckley and Friends website as to what would be their favoritealbums songs.

A similar poll of favorite Tim Buckley songs can be seen here.


The results of the Tim Buckley Album Poll have finally been tabulated.

I devised a point system to calculate the rankings. Forty-one people participated in the poll. Basically there are thirteen albums which received votes. A first place vote earned the album thirteen points...a second place vote earned twelve points...and so on, until a thirteenth place vote earned just one point.

There were two bootleg tapes which one prominent member of our forum included in her faves. I'm sure most of us are going to be looking for that tape and the trading should be fast and furious in the near future.

(One other bootleg CD, Thin Wires In The Voice recieved a total of zero votes. I think we owe a collective "drop dead" to the vendors (CD Now, CD Universe... et.al.) who took our orders in advance and then made us wait four or five weeks longer than promised for delivery without telling us that we were basically buying a booklet of someone's opinions and a cd containing two and a half songs. Maybe the booklet was worth a few bucks, but the cd was of terrible quality. Maybe it can be considered a collector's item by some people, but the way it was sold really pissed me off.)

Well anyway, that having been said, let's get on with the results. Many of you labored over your choices and we all agree it was very difficult. We all have favorite songs from each of Tim's albums.

One of our members, Mr. Lee Underwood stated the following in his email response:

Hi,Jack,

I really don't pick favorites from Tim's albums. Each is a gem. Each offers something unique and magical. Each explores a new dimension. Each has great value in its own right. I like 'em all, even as he did. Thanks for inquiry--hope you had a terrific vacation-- All the best, Lee

The results for the Tim Buckley Album Poll are as follows:

1.....Happy Sad ...386 Points
2.....Dream Letter ...364 Points
3.....Blue Afternoon ...316 Points
4.....Goodbye And Hello ...274 Points
5.....Greetings From L.A. ...266 Points
6.....Starsailor ...254 Points
7.....Lorca ...234 Points
8.....Sefronia ...226 Points
9.....Honeyman ...196 Points
10...Tim Buckley ...156 Points
11...Live At The Troubadour ...138 Points
12...Peel Sessions, Morning Glory, or Once I Was ( I counted them all as the same album) ...128 Points
13...Look At The Fool ...68 Points
14...Starwood L.A. '75...Bootleg Tape ...11 Points
15...S.F. Boarding House '72...Bootleg Tape ...10 Points

Since all those who participated in the poll confided in me with the choices for their Favorite Tim Buckley Albums, I think it's only fair that I reveal my list to you (for what's it's worth).

1.....Happy Sad
2.....Blue Afternoon
3.....Goodbye And Hello
4.....Dream Letter
5.....Tim Buckley
6.....Honeyman
7.....Once I Was
8.....Lorca
9.....Greetings From L. A.
10....Starsailor
11....Sefronia
12....Look At The Fool
13....Live At The Troubadour

Thank you all for taking the time to participate in the poll. Maybe a new poll will be taken next year, after the Starsailor and Blue Afternoon cds are re-issued.

©1999 Jack Brolly


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