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  Tim Buckley  
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One of the great rock vocalists of the 1960s, http://Tim Buckley drew from folk, psychedelic rock, and progressive jazz to create a considerable body of adventurous work in his brief lifetime. His multi-octave range was capable of not just astonishing power, but great emotional expressiveness, swooping from sorrowful tenderness to anguished wailing. His restless quest for new territory worked against him commercially: By the time his fans had hooked into his latest album, he was onto something else entirely, both live and in the studio.

Before http://Buckley had reached his 20th birthday, he'd released his debut album. The slightly fey but enormously promising effort highlighted his soaring melodies and romantic, opaque lyrics. Baroque psychedelia was the order of the day for many Elektra releases of the time, and http://Buckley's early folk-rock albums were embellished with important contributions from musicians http://Lee Underwood (guitar), http://Van Dyke Parks (keyboards), http://Jim Fielder (bass), and http://Jerry Yester. http://Larry Beckett was also an overlooked contributor to http://Buckley's first two albums, co-writing many of the songs.
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Tim Buckly reminds me of the Carnival Song which has a sad melody. It can be likened to Where Are The Clowns. For a love song, Sweet Surrender is like an experimental music to me. Maybe that’s the style in that era before the golden decade of the 1970s.
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Sweet Surrender's from 1972 *confused*

I love Tim Buckley. Have the Morning Glory anthology box set (has really good sleeve notes , and the version of Song To The Siren he performed on The Monkees, with the line "I'm as puzzled as the oyster"), the twofer cd (two albums on one cd) of 'Tim Buckley' and 'Goodbye and Hello', Some of his songs are devastating.

Bought Greetings From L.A. by mistake thinking it was one of his hard to find out of print on cd albums (probably thinking of 'Starsailor') Didn't get it at all at first but like it now. It's self flagellating raunchy/sleazy 70s r&b and definitely an acquired taste.

Rock's kind of too narrow a description for him.


Tim Buckley - Song To The Siren (live version performed on The Monkees tv show).
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Looks like voxigrid's auto link redirect code totally messed up all the linked names in Canadian's paragraph cut & pasted from wikipedia.
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