Revelatory, near essential collection.
Tim Buckley was blessed with a voice of infinite possibilities and a talent that was no less prodigious. He also had a restlessness which resulted in a seeming disregard for fans who couldn’t cope with his many stylistic shifts. This carefully selected, generous, two-disc anthology covers Buckley’s first seven albums from his folk-pop, teenage debut in 1966 to Greetings from LA’s lascivious grown-up funk six years later. The real draw is the inclusion of seven of the nine cuts from Buckley’s challenging and most sought after work, Starsailor itself.
Scottish Sunday Express
Late, lamented Tim, like his late, lamented son Jeff, was in possession of a staggering vocal range and a need to experiment both musically and pharmaceutically. This low-priced double disc compilation is an excellent way to enter his folk-jazz world and wonder what might have been had Tim not died of an accidental overdose at the age of just 28. Song To The Siren, Starsailor and Make It Right are simply stunning…