This is the most important
Tim Buckley release since Dream Letter, featuring a singular
performance with a jazz-rock lineup that calls
to mind Van Morrisons Astral Weeks.
Buckley, father of Jeff Buckley, made his mark with his
Southern California folk-rock sound and four-octave vocal
range. But this rich weave of accessible, warm, improvisational
music reveals Buckley in a light never before captured
on tape, including two newly discovered songs (Blues,
Love and The Lonely Life), early drafts
of Buckley classics, and a stunning cover of Fred Neils
by the Grateful Deads legendary soundman Owsley
Bear Stanley, the infamous LSD chemist, this
is one of the treasures of his Sonic Journal archive.
Buckleys performance is incredible and Bears
thumbprint on the sonics is part of the magic!
This is a significant and rare addition to Tim Buckleys
musical legacy for both the performance and excellent
sound quality. A 28-page booklet includes original cover
art by Dennis Larkins and liner notes featuring new interviews
with bassist John Miller, lyricist Larry Beckett, and
Buckley scholar Pat Thomas.
Tim Buckley on vocals and 12-string guitar, John Miller
on bass, David Friedman on vibraphone, and Carter C.C.
Collins on percussion.
tapes were transferred and mastered by Jeffrey Norman
(Mockingbird Mastering), long-time collaborator with the
Grateful Dead and Owsley Stanley.
is the follow up to Dream Letter. Between the sonics and
the songs, this is a major moment in Buckley land.
Pat Thomas, Tim Buckley scholar
Even though tracks here appear
elsewhere in studio albums or other concert recordings,
they are not the same at all. They are reinvented. And
thats why every single [release] is worth listening
to.Larry Beckett, Tim Buckley lyricist
1. Buzzin’ Fly — 6:54
2. I Don’t Need it to Rain> — 9:28
3. Blues, Love> — 10:42
4. The Father Song> — 2:30
5. The Lonely Life> — 1:09
6. Happy Time (digital only) — 3:20
7. Hi Lily, Hi Lo (digital only) — 4:17
June 16, 1968
8. Green Rocky Road — 6:46
9. Happy Time — 3:11
10. Wayfaring Stranger — 9:40
11. Buzzin’ Fly — 5:08
12. Strange Feelin’> — 7:34
13. Love from Room 109 at the Islander>— 2:23
14. Sing a Song for You> — 2:32
15. Merry-Go-Round> Strange Feelin’ (reprise) —
About the Owsley Stanley Foundation
Owsley Stanley Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit organization
dedicated to the preservation of Bears Sonic
Journals, Owsleys archive of more than 1,300
live concert soundboard recordings from the 1960s, 1970s,
and 1980s, including recordings by Miles Davis, Johnny
Cash, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Fleetwood
Mac, Janis Joplin, and more than 80 other artists across
nearly every musical idiom.