13 previously unissued solo acoustic demos
Remastered from the original analog tapes and acetate
Book includes in-depth interview with Buckley’s lyricist Larry
PRE-ORDER EDITION: Gold wax limited to 300 copies. Limit two
1967, the face of rock was changing.
In that year alone there were debut albums from The Velvet
Underground, The Doors, and Pink Floyd, to name a few. The
Beatles had combined orchestration with their music—the result
was Sgt. Peppers in June, the same month that Tim Buckley
recorded Goodbye & Hello.
was no longer just another singer-songwriter with an acoustic
guitar; he was drenched in acid-folk tinges of harpsichord
and harmonium. Lyricist Larry Beckett embellished Tim’s songs
with introspective lyrics at times, worldly views at others.
It was the first major triumph for Tim as an album artist,
partially because there were a remarkable amount of pre-production
demos that led to it.
here for the first time are these newly discovered master
tapes, recorded by Goodbye & Hello’s producer Jerry Yester,
along with an ultra-rare acetate, found to be in co-songwriter
(and best friend) Beckett’s possession. Of the 13 previously
unreleased solo acoustic songs contained here, six of them
did eventually appear with more expansive instrumentation
on Goodbye & Hello (along with another four not included here).
the crown jewel of this package is seven never-before-heard
compositions. These will be new to even the most devoted Buckley
fan. Arguably, two of them crept out decades after Tim’s death
(albeit, much different recordings than what you have here)
but with little fanfare.
much has been written about Tim Buckley but so little of it
by people who actually knew him. This booklet, however, includes
a detailed interview with both Larry Beckett and Jerry Yester,
providing real insight on how these recordings came to be
and attempting to uncover the man behind all the myths, the
real Tim Buckley.
rarities releases in the 1980s and ‘90s shed light on his
talent, especially the live recordings, but all of the studio
material has generally been alternative versions of songs
that fans already knew—until now. This is the first-ever posthumous
release that reveals a wealth of previously unreleased and
unheard tracks from Tim at the peak of his career. In short,
you need this!
In The Attic Records