Goodbye and Hello is the second album by Tim Buckley, released in August 1967, recorded in Los Angeles, California, in June of the same year. The album was later re-released on January 22, 2001, in a compilation with debut album Tim Buckley by WEA/Elektra. In 2005 a 180-gram version of the LP was released on the label Four Men With Beards and is being distributed by City Hall Records.Wikipedia
Often cited as the ultimate Tim Buckley statement, Goodbye and Hello is indeed a fabulous album, but it's merely one side of Tim Buckley's enormous talent. Recorded in the middle of 1967 (in the afterglow of Sgt. Pepper), this album is clearly inspired by Pepper's exploratory spirit. More often than not, this helps to bring Buckley's awesome musical vision home, but occasionally falters. Not that the album is overrated (it's not), it's just that it is only one side of Buckley. The finest songs on the album were written by him alone, particularly "Once I Was" and "Pleasant Street." Buoyed by Jerry Yester's excellent production, these tracks are easily among the finest example of Buckley's psychedelic/folk vision. A few tracks, namely the title cut and "No Man Can Find the War," were co-written by poet Larry Beckett. While Beckett's lyrics are undoubtedly literate and evocative, they occasionally tend to be too heavy-handed for Buckley. However, this is a minor criticism of an excellent and revolutionary album that was a quantum leap for both Tim Buckley and the audience.
I tried but anything that feels and sounds this much like a Renaissance festival isn’t helping anybody.
Oh god is gonna be more folk rock. Far too much of it at this point. This adds nothing to the world of music, just seems to be yet another album from that 5-year period that only the editors of this book seem to care about. 2/5.
I listened to this several times a day. It's really beautiful and sounds so fresh and so ahead of its time
Genuinely can't believe I've never listened to this.
Not for me! But congrats on being cute, Tim.
Too folksy for me.
Is almost every album here from the 60’s? I only listened to like 2 tracks
Pure and utter shite, don’t bother unless ur not right in the head, I’d give no star if it was available
The only one of his albums I know, but one I have played regularly and think is a classic.
Eclectic album from a 20yo. Reminds me of a Love album, with the strings and instrumentation. Tracks 1,3,5,6,7,9,10 are all highlights. Recommended.
Oh I liked this! I'm not sure I'd want to listen to a whole album again but I'm definitely a fan of this type of 60s folk. Felt peaceful
Solid album full of folk rock. Loved all of it. 5/5 stars.
Right up my flipping alley. How come I'd never heard of this guy before? Will buy
8/10 FT: Pleasant street
Very good. This is more of the folky protest stuff I like - Buckley's voice is great
I really liked this album. Pleasant Street is a banger and a half.
great voice with some interesting lyrics
I LOVE Tim Buckley but I bet you fuckers voted him down. He's Jeff Buckley's dad and a very good song writer
Alright but I really liked “I Never Asked to be Your Mountain” and the songwriting throughout was cool, so I’m bumping it up to a 4.
You get out a big pot and mix together Al Stewart, Harry Chapin, John Martyn and Harry Chapin... you get Tim Buckley. And it's pretty tight
Pretty good folk. Feels timeless.
He’s got pipes and great song radio. Like some of his other albums better
Peaceful, sometimes dreamy. Very lovely
Locurón, el mejor descubrimiento de la lista hasta ahora. Folk rock psicodélico, con una voz arrolladora y misteriosa, de ambiente perturbador por momentos y largos desarrollos que no sabes a dónde van. Genial.
"Pleasant Street" is one of my all time favorites. Love this guy. "Carnival Song" Is really weird. Tim Buckleys vocals are as crazy as ever. Great album. 4 Nevermind 5
this dude's vocal range is freaking NUTS. Liked the first song the best by a good margin but psychadelia has been big for me the past few years so this album just felt like another thing I'd be intentionally seeking out anyway. great stuff!
Wow, I absolutely loved this album. The writing is amazing.
i knew some of Tim Buckley’ later stuff but had never heard this. this music is right up my alley, folk, psycedlic, californian flower power music. his voice is very feminine in some places which was a little offputting - i had to check if i was still listening to Jeff Buckley. But the music feels vibrant and energetic, you can almost feel that he is innovating with sounds and styles as he goes. i am adding this album to my rotation. love it!
Very melancholic and familiar. Good message and stuff
Wow I am glad to get another Tim Buckley album. His voice brings such passion to these extraordinary songs. I lost myself in the music. Some particular highlights: “Pleasant Street”, “Once I Was”, “Phantasmagoria In Two”, and “Morning Glory”. And how about that epic title track “Goodbye and Hello”?! Wow!
Give me more of that hippie bullshit PREFS: TOUT MOINS PREF: RIEN
Thank you Tim Buckley. When I think "folk", this is exactly what I think of. Guy's like a little bard with an oversized hat that follows our chivalrous knight into the dragon's den. You can call it kitschy, I call it fuckin' art. "Pleasant Street" blew my socks off. His vocal range is insane and his songs give various buffs to his party members. Screw it, 5/5. Any album that thaws my black emotionless heart deserves such a rating.
I always loved Tim. I think his music is just something that cannot be compared to anyone else. Except of course his son. They both created something so incomparable and so special. Just so sad that both of them died and their art and what could have been. will be lost forever.
Ah yes, Jeff Buckley's dad! I listened to this album years ago and didn't really get it. It'll be interesting to re-listen to it now considering my tastes have changed a good bit since then. Wow what a voice! Very impressive songwriting too. I love how different each of the songs are, enjoyed every minute of this.
Very interesting. Good sound. Trippy Moody blues
listened to this while blowing balloons
Le daré un 4 porque canta muy bien. Folk. Padre de Jeff Buckley
slow regard for the echoing things.
Kolejne odrycie muzyczne na liscie, tym razem troche mniej egzotyczne, ale tez bardzo jakosciowe, klimaty folkowego rocka z elementami psychodelicznego grania, czyli klimaty grateful dead czy tez byrdsow, ale woklanie najblizej mi ten albumik pasuje do drake z domieszka donovana, jest to dopiero drugi albumik w karierze buckleya, a na plycie towarzyszy mu conajmniej dziesiecu grajkow sesyjnych, choc pewnie jest ich wiecej, ale bez credistsow, a to wszystko za sprawa wytworni dla jakiej nagrywal, bo jest to albumik wydany przez electre, dodatkowo piecze nad produkcja trzymal sam zalozyciel holzman, co z pewnoscia dodalo rozmachu projektowi, bo jest to epicki kawalek mateiralu, biorac pod uwage, ze artystow z lapanki mozna zapedzic zeby zrobili takie tlo dla wokalu, ktory jest trzonem albumu, 42 minuty w 10 trackach, ale ciezko sie czymkolwiek znudzic z powodu tej roznorodnosci w epkipie grajkowej, bo bandy z tamtego okresu nawet jesli potrafia grac, to wpadaja w monotonie, a tutaj kazdy trak jest osobna historia, ktore opowiadane sa czystym spiewem, poza typowymi erosowymi motywami poruszane sa takze sprawy pacyfistyczne, spirytualne, no i psychodeliczny stuff, jeden z albumikow ktory raczej sluchac od poczatku do konca, ale na plejke leci 1, 4, 6, 9
I liked ‘pleasant street’ the most. The rest was okay but pleasant street was a real banger. I’ll listen to that again.
Nice album to listen to. I liked how melody was combined with pessimistic lyrics.
I can’t help but compare his voice to his son’s, and it’s just so much worse. That weird back of the throat closing thing when he goes up high. This album goes between some really great songs and some songs that must be what all 60’s folk sounds like to people who hate 60’s folk music. Favourite track: “Phantasmagoria in Two”
this isnt my kind of music, but its good.
No Man Can Find the War-Dude's got a strong voice. I could describe it like he's singing in a tremolo? I got no other word for it. Its deep and sombre. including that end. Carnival-Well, it definitely has that carnival feel to it. The instrumental mix is so interesting. it kinda sounds like a carnival gone wrong at times and other times its just ambient carnival noise. one of the album genres in psychedelic rock so that tracks. Pleasant Street-super lowkey sombre but chill and nice. Hallucinations-liking the mix of guitar, ambient sounds and...bells and rattles and echo stuff? Some...bongos too. more psychedelic stuff i see. I like the genre...ambience i suppose? I Never Asked to be Your Mountain-Cool drums. and ambient...melody in the background. dunno what instrument that is. Once I Was-western? harmonica? melancholy. remember meeeee Knight Errant-soo short what. very...knightly? Goodbye and Hello-that two minute mark. unexpected but nice surpise. hes like, telling a whole ass story through a song, with key signature and tempo changes and eveything. neat. final act best act. Morning Glory-i don't know how to describe it but it sounds exactly like the title describes it. choir hymns singing the the back, soft front vocals, medium tempo...like a morning glory swaying in the wind. Not a bad sound. Folk Rock and Psychedelic rock is what the wiki page said, def felt that. Looks like they used a kalimba, congas, a vibraphone and various guitars and percussion. Guess i can put a name to some of the sounds I heard now. You WTF this guy died at 28? Damn. He died the fate of many muscians, thats sad, especially considering how much debt he was in too. And his son died at such a young age too, but by accident. Ran in the family it seems. Sadness. He did have a unique sound here.
Really great, love the singer's voice, love the very peogressive instrumentation. My only gripe is that the lyrics while generally emotionally effective and striking feel very corny on certain cuts.
Muy buen álbum para el año en que salió
This one seems underappreciated. I prefer this to a lot of other folk from the time.
This record is a collection of poems (Bob Dylan-esque) about an individual who finds himself helplessly at the mercy of the madness of the world. (7/10) Favourite Tracks: Once I Was, Pleasant Street
Never listened to any tim Buckley before. Really enjoyed this
1967 - Folk rock; Psychedelic rock
Another from Father Buckley! This was a great ride, just like the first. Plenty of tracks that I know I'll enjoy returning to. It's not as consistent as Happy Sad (what's with this guy and his oxymorons), but it's got a welcome degree of variety and it's light on the ears. Call me a fan. Favorite tracks: I Never Asked to Be Your Mountain, Pleasant Street, Hallucinations, Phantasmagoria in Two, Morning Glory. Album art: I feel like I've seen this one around. I can't make out what he's gripping in his eye. It's a cool cover but nothing special. 4/5
The first side gives an early taste of Buckley’s experimental tendencies, and the second features more ordinary folk. Both sides are great
Mooi. Tegelijkertijd is dit van die muziek die ik niet altijd kan hebben. Het kan me ook erg op m'n zenuwen werken. Toch is vier sterren niet ver weg.
"First things first rest in peace uncle Tim". Među prvim, ujedno skoro i među zadnjim albumima gdje bi išao tim nekim folk rock putem, divnim. Iako ne kažem da je Starsailor imalo loš, ali ipak rekao bih pošto je dosta dobro držan među njegovim najboljim albumima - teži od ovog i Happy Sad za započeti njegovu diskografiju. Ima glas takav da bi ga ja od kuće u Novoj Kapeli čuo od Ratkovice (kad bi tamo imao koncert u domu). Uglavnom, svakako je ovo super album za krenuti u njegovu pustolovinu (ja sam sa Happy Sad, al nea veze). Ako ti srce ne trzne na prve note harmonike u Once I Was, onda ne znam šta da vam kažem. Morning Glory je baš predivan način za završiti album.
Svidio mi se jako album. Nekako imas osjecaj kao da slusas bliskog prijatelja slušajući album.
Was nice to listen to Jeff Buckley's father, can see that its a talented family. Solid album (tho I prefer Grace)
Feels very ahead of its time. Fantastic folk with lots of electric guitar. His voice is amazing.
Not sure I've ever listened to this in its entirety before. It's pretty great! Buckley has a sublime, expressive voice. The music and songwriting don't let him down either. "Once I Was" is a gorgeous ballad. I want a whole album of that. There's some of the darker side of folk-psychedelia in some of the songs. The only thing I don't dig is the "olde worlde English village fete" side of American folk. Also find it slightly weird that Buckley seems to have an English accent at times. Overall, it's gooood. 4*
Escutei no busao indo pra aula e vendo o por do sol na estrada Interessante
It's June 1967 and the Summer of Love is already underway. A twenty year old Tim Buckley has heard Sgt Pepper, released at the end of the previous month, and enters a studio in L.A. to record a psychedelic baroque folk masterpiece which will hit the streets before September is upon us, cementing his reputation as a prodigiously talented, adventurous, almost impossible to pigeonhole artist. Of course, given the time and setting of its recording, it has its fair share of whimsy and flight of fancy (I draw your attention to the lyrics of Knight Errant: "O whither has my lady wandered? I'll search until I know I've found her When I catch my sudden maid I'll deck her out in lace and jade I will take her to her room I will take her to her room I love her upstairs I love her downstairs But I love my lady's chamber" Oh Tim, you dirty fucker) ...but it also has moments that stop you in your tracks. It being 1967, there is the inevitable psychedelic imagery and, of course, a bit of a fairground waltz, but there is also the astonishingly beautiful (and beautifully, astonishingly played) Once I Was, Pleasant Street and Morning Glory, the last of which sends you into a blissful reverie as the album finishes. It left me wishing that I too was twenty years old and living in L.A. at the beginning of the Summer of Love. Yes, I would have liked that a lot.
I've never bothered with Jeff's old fella, mainly because I assumed he did a line in basic Bob Dylan-esque '60s folk minus the Dylan foghorn voice. I enjoyed this though, the voice is as big as you'd expect but musically it's much more complex than '60s hipster New York folk. He's done a good job of cramming all of the '60s into a folk framework, it's a bit psychedelic, a bit avant-garde, there's some soul thrown in there and some jazz and it works. Strong ketwig too.
"Once I Was" always hits me hard. The cadence of it only is matched by the beginning, where it starts off with a few guitar strums and then off beat drums. I love how digs into the beauty in sorrow. As much of Tim Buckley's work does. I can think of a bunch of bands/musicians that might not exist without him taking the chance to do folk music differently-mixing folk, psychedelia, fantasy and rock in a new way.
My second Tim Buckley album, an artist I was unfamiliar with. Greetings from LA was a more rocking album, this one more English folk based, which is more what I expected from Buckley. I really liked Greetings and this one has its own charms. Quieter and more acoustic in nature I hear some Steeleye Span and Fairport Convention influences especially in the epic title track. Lots of great songs that I enjoyed tremendously. 4 🌟
Le daré un 4 porque canta muy bien. Folk. Padre de Jeff Buckley
I was vaguely aware that Jeff Buckley's dad was also a singer, but I was never curious enough to listen. 60's folk protest rock is exactly what I need right now. As I type this, there is a war in Ukraine, a leaked decision that attempts to overturn Roe v. Wade, COVID deaths in the US hit 1,000,000 yesterday, gas is $4 a gallon, and people in the "richest county in the world" can barely afford groceries. I like this. I listened to it three times in a row.
The record starts with a few moments of definite Scott Walker-ism. The opening tracks are notable in that they move away from the more avant-garde implications of that, into poppier territory which retains a bit of a psych edge. There are a couple of notably weak tracks near the end, but Goodbye and Hello is a return to form for this list: Something that evokes both curiosity and familiarity with things I already think are great.
Better than the previous Tim Buckley album we got
I am starting to dig Tim Buckley. His sound is growing on me…or at least it was a good fit for today.
This is the second Tim Buckley album I've listened to, after Happy Sad. That jazz-influenced album apparently was too weird for some of the fans of his earlier work, but I think Happy Sad was more interesting and engaging to me. However, although it was very different from the other album, I liked this folk rock sound quite a bit, finding it very personal and revealing.
J,ai bien aimé, il y a du psychadelique dans cet album, mais aussi de belle chanson. Ca finit sur une super note avec Morning Glory. J'ai réécouté plusieurs fois en plusieurs partie donc j'ai de la difficulté à faire un bon résumé de ce que j'ai ressentit en écoutant tout l'album. Cependant, j'ai bien aimé l'exprience peut importe quelle partie j'écoutais. 4.20
Hmm, va jo egentlig ganske nice
La réunification tant attendue entre les Buckley n'a pas eu lieu. La couverture grotesque de Jeff (qui s'était fait passer pour Jeff Beck je le rapelle) n'a absolument pas réussi à berner Tim, qui questionnera tout de suite la présence de son fils: Tim: "Mais qu'est ce qu'il fait la ce petit merdeux?!" Jeff: "Mais je suis Jeff Beck qu'est ce que tu racontes papa?" Tim: "Dégagez moi ce morveux de là" Un nouveau coup d'épée dans l'eau pour Jeff, qui n'a pas encore dit son dernier mot pour tenter de renouer un semblant d'affection avec son père.
Aurinkoinen levy ja ihan kiinnostavia tekstejä sen perustella mitä sain napattua. Varsin hyvä siis. 4/5
Extremely 1967... in a good way
The instrumentation pairs very well to the vocals, the last few tracks dont quite hit the mark but still a very strong album fav song: Pleasant street (really but the whole badussy into it) least fav song: carnival song or goodbye and hello
There's some really good shit on this album. It's pert near a four so I'ma round up.
Goodbye and Hello is on the same level as Tim Buckley's third album Happy Sad. I didn't expect another one of his albums on the 1001 album list. The songs on the album is a good combination of slower paced folkish songs and more speedy rock songs and what ties them together is that almost all of them share psychadelic influences to different degrees.
Brilliant album from one of the best guitar players
So 60s and I totally am into it.
This was a weirdly nostalgic album for me...I have no idea where or when I heard this but I had a very powerful feeling of having heard it before an it really affected me. Weird
Really enjoyed this!
2.5/5 From the first beat kind of dated with the song about the Vietnam War. The instrumentation, with the carnival like drum beats and the laconic tempo, is very mid to late 60s. Lyrics are either kinda cringey or quite good depending on the song, although the plain and carnival-esque backing instrumentals on several of the songs brings them down. This in itself does seem to be part of a wider theme within the album in which the backing vocals or instruments mimic the themes of the songs, i.e. on a song with a magician in the lyrics, there are carnival like instrumentals, or a xylophone motif alongside lyrics about a dancer. Most of the songs are mid to slow tempo with a focus on vocals and sparse guitar/mandolin, as was the theme for mid to late 60s folk or singer-songwriters. This is fine, its just not to my taste. Buckley's distinctive voice and great range (the falsetto!) help make the experience pleasant despite this not being my cup of tea. Thankfully with the exception of a couple of songs most of the songs are pretty short, so they don't drag on. Two personal standouts for me are I Never Asked to Be Your Mountain and Once I Was. Overall a little bland to my taste, but some good lyrics and vocals.
Good 60s vibe background tunes.
an entertaining album with a folk sound. Would listen again.
There are a couple of really good tracks on this, but listening to a whole album of the nasally voice makes it become really grating. I particularly enjoyed Pleasant Street, when he really belts it out his voice is considerbly more enjoyable.
Just fine. More eclectic than I anticipated
Cantautor. Folk. Suave. Un poco psicodélico.
i've never heard of this guy but this was interesting. It sounded kind of "old" which I don't really care for.
How odd - I found myself listening to this at the weekend quite by chance after a friend's recommendation. I am quite taken with Buckley's rather fruity, wavery delivery but the album doesn't quite hang together successfully for me. It's the usual grab-bag of ideas that seemed to be common in the era, and some of those ideas are better executed than others. The production dates this somewhat, especially those tracks that possess a widescreen ambition.
Not bad, but nothing really held me spellbound either.
2.5. It wasn’t really bad to listen to but it’s like all of my least favorite conventions of 60s music.
Pretty good. Kind of a dated style. Deserves another closer listen for full appreciation. Saved track: “Once I Was”
better than that Leonard Cohen album. There's some pleasant strangeness attached to this folksy guitar. Maybe the album art was a good hint.
Really digging the Jesus Christ Superstar vibe of this album. But then some of the songs are very folky, a really interesting contrast. I enjoyed listening to this one.