28 ottobre 2016

Un gruzzolo di brani mai sentiti e alcuni in versione di prova fissati su nastro in vista del secondo lavoro, Goodbye & Hello, epoca 1967. Offre non pochi tesori agli appassionati di Tim Buckley l'album Lady, Give Me Your Key compilato da Future Days Recordings per Light in the Attic, non ultimo il libretto con interviste, pensieri e annotazioni del paroliere e del produttore di allora, Larry Beckett e Jerry Yester.

In 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. Buckley 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. Available 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. 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.