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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
meh - i can see how this was likely revolutionary folk but I am not a huge fan...strange that the subject matter is so dark given how happy he looks on the cover!
A clearly influential folk rock/psychedelic rock album it mostly centers on social issues, especially war. Good message, good album, maybe not quite my style of music however.
Lyrical wizardry and a strong vocal performance just fall short of making the whole thing blend. 'Morning Glory' is a lovely number.
"Música protesta" como diría mi amá.
I didn't think the album was super special or super interesting. However I found some songs neat.
Den Namen hatte ich vorher schon mal gehört/gelesen. Auch sein Sohn Jeff Buckley (der Mitte der 90er mit Grace ein schönes Album hinterlassen hat) ist mir ein Begriff gewesen. Mit seiner Musik hatte ich bisher wenig / gar keine Berührungspunkte, da es vor meiner Zeit gewesen ist. Grundsätzlich solider Singer/Songwriter Stuff aus den 60ern. Homeoffice-Kompatibel. Passt!
First Tim Buckley album I've ever listened to. Pleasant and well produced, but a little too earnest and heavy on the medieval sounding folk tunes for my taste.
Overall enjoyable. Similar to Rolling Stones, The Who, Jefferson Airplane.
It seemed like a nice album of the times
Very noisy, almost experimental. It’s definitely “good” objectively. But subjectively I find it too nebulous and lacking in substantial statement. It’s heavily veiled in metaphor like Dylan, but not as profound in my mind. You can definitely feel the sadness in his voice and the real ness of what he’s saying. Rose: the B-Side. Thorn: the A-Side.
I just found it a mediocre album I didn’t love the songs didn’t hate the songs 3/5
Some hits some misses
Interesting album, not really jumping out (eruit springen) cool voice 3/5
Some pretty decent songs on this, like a slightly less trippy Jefferson airplane. Can hear a similar anti war, new era lyricism as well. Enjoyed!
1st listen. it's pretty good.
sooooooo 60s lol
Pet Sounds vibes
Another background music, didn't hear anything to write home about.
Folky hippy melodic
I mean, it wasn’t all bad, but it certainly wasn’t all good either.
Overstays its welcome, bloated with instruments
This album might be an acquired taste that I have yet to acquire. I've liked other stuff I've heard by Tim Buckley so I'm curious to dig a little deeper and honestly I can recognize the musical and songwriting skill here it just isn't my thing.
Not my favorite work by him but still a good album
Not a big fan but can’t deny the talent
Good voice, ok songs, not worth revisiting.
Didn’t leave an impact really
Somber Vietnam War album. Interesting lyrics, lulling acoustic guitar.
Oh how I wanted to hate this album. I wanted to use this space to go on about how overrated Tim Buckley is. About how music journalists of the day believed Tim Buckley should have had the career Jackson Browne enjoyed (Well, Jackson Browne didn't die from a heroin overdose when he was only 28 years old, so there's one reason). About how 3 Tim Buckley albums are too many for this list, especially considering there are NO Jackson Browne albums. But goddamn if this hippie didn't put some gems on this album. Especially Pleasant Street, and the heartbreaking closing song, Morning Glory. I've come around to believing Tim Buckley deserves a spot on this list (ahem, but not 3 spots, seems high). And this is the album that represents his value.
Gave it three listens. I don't think it was something that super stood out to me. But I did enjoy it. Will it get rotated again? Probably not, but I do think it was worth listening just to say I know it.
På andra lyssningen känns det här lite väl teatraliskt för min smak, fortfarande fina grejer men int så slående som på första lyssningen.
A 2.5 album. I didn't hate it but it's not my jam. Very folky, but has a tendency to get weird and loud at times as well
My mum bought me this album a few years back as a random selection from the book, probably hoping I'd like it much more than I do. In reality, it's a half-decent selection of songs- well performed, but a lot of material that's just never made much of an impact on me. "Once I Was" is the most beautiful song here- easily the one I've kept on regular rotation ever since first hearing it and achieving the 3* rating almost on its own. Between an achingly wistful harmonica lead and Buckley's really impassioned vocal, it forms a break-up song for the ages. As for the rest of it, it ranges from intriguing to very dull. Some tracks are carried by Buckley's soaring vocals ("Pleasant Street", in particular, is where his voice is at its best) and others are marred by overbaked lyrics and poor pacing (the title track meanders through a cringeworthy 8 minutes). At its worst, "Goodbye and Hello" is bland and forgettable: "No Man Can Find the War"'s bleak and scorching lyrics just don't get the execution they deserve, and I still don't feel like I know "Hallucinations" or "Phantasmagoria in Two". It's the kind of subliminal psychedelia that drifts into the background, passing by on a wisp of fog, not leaving much of an impression in its wake. Reviewing Blueprint #101: "Goodbye and Hello" - Drop the trivia BOMB that Tim is Jeff Buckley Sr: reach the inevitable conclusion that his voice isn't quite as good. - Also compare it (probably unfavourably) to Sgt. Pepper, 'cos it's 1967. - Slag off the corny medieval themed lyrics and how badly they've aged - Try (and fail) to sum up one memorable thing about half of these songs.
Really enjoyed half the album and particularly songs like No Man Can Find The War, I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain, and Pleasant Street. There were a few aspects I found annoying though, like his high voice and the title track which I was waiting till it was over.
Voor de oudere generatie is Jeff de zoon van Tim. Maar voor mij is Tim de vader van Jeff. Jeff is een van mijn all-time favorites, en hij heeft de muzikaliteit duidelijk van papa geërfd. Maar ik vind papa's werk toch wat moeilijker om echt volledig te omarmen. Aantal hele mooie nummers op dit album, maar ook wat minder interrssante.
Best divers die Tim en een mooie stem, maar toch valt het kwartje niet geheel.
I like this style of music a lot (60s folk), but unfortunately, there weren't really any stand out songs for me. Did not know he was Jeff Buckley's father!
I didn't find this too objectionable, but it's a little too ren faire, eh? "Pleasant Street" really reminded me of "Here it Comes" by Doves, but after listening to them back to back they're not actually that similar... And "I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain" sounds to me like it's about to break into "Get Together", but apparently no-one else on the internet is saying that, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Fave tracks - the two mentioned ☝️
A real oddity. Euphoric at times. Twiddly le Dee at others
A bit slow for me, but had some really cool elements. Strong songwriting, unique voice.
Tim Buckley is in exceptional voice and a real pleasure to listen to on this album, as always. I admire Buckley’s desire to experiment with different genres and take folk rock into some interesting places. But I have a hard time connecting with the demented troubadour vibe that runs through some of the songs. There's a fine line between inventive and overwrought. Buckley stumbles over that line with gusto occasionally with some incredibly dense, psychedelic arrangements. That said, “Once I Was” is an incredibly gorgeous song, probably my favorite Buckley song of them all. “Pleasant Street” and “Phantasmagoria in Two” are also terrific. Fave Songs: Once I Was, Pleasant Street, Phantasmagoria in Two, Morning Glory, I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain
Gut aber hab ich gefühlt hier schon 10x gehört.
Another nice album from the era
This week I'm receiving a lot of family pairs albums and this is an interesting situation because on one side is very easy to know the influences of family in some songs, but some other times they look like opposite works (with also makes sense). Independently of family structures, I liked a bit of this album, but it is too much longer and starts to be annoying after the first 5 songs.
I love the lyrics and music... just not the voice.
Pleasant Street was a stand-out track, along with Morning Glory (which I knew from 1980's This Mortal Coil cover). Of the several Tim Buckley records on the list, this one seems most cohesive.
Sometimes my music streaming app will automatically replay the album once its finished and i was already halfway through the second playthrough when I realized I had already listened to the full album. Really not that bad but that's definitely not a good sign. Wish i could give it a 2 and a half but it just feels off giving it a 2 so imma be generous and go with 3.
Folk. Ni fu ni fa.
5/24/2022 - ALBUM #117 Today's Album: "Goodbye And Hello" by Tim Buckley - This is a fairly decent singer songwriter album in the same vein as Carol King, with a lot of folky guitars and unique percussion. The production probably isn't as high quality as Carol King's Tapestry, but it makes up for it with a lot of personality in the soundscapes, moods, and overall atmospheres Tim is creating. His vocals are really really impressive. He has this really smooth Steely Dan feel to his tone and he gets into some registers that really make me question if its a girl singing at any given point or if he's just goin crazy. I will say that sometimes he is a little over the top and gets a little to forward in the mix, drowning out the pretty great instrumental performances. I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain has this exact problem and I think overall the song sounds a little too noisy and blown out for the sound quality it has. Fortunately, it is followed up by one of the best tracks on the album, Once I Was, which plays out like a really somber break up song with a great harmonica melody and some nice banjo accompaniment. His vocals really shine on a ballad like this and it makes sense that it's also the most listened to song here. I am not a fan of a few of the ending songs, but I really appreciate the flow of this album, shifting frequently from mood to mood. The final song Morning Glory is another somber ballad and I have to say it's really where this album shines. He's singing about some hobo and I don't really get what it means but he sure is emotional about it and putting that on full display. Overall, this album is a really nice peaceful singer-songwriter piece with some solid moods in each song and great vocal performances/songwriting throughout. Listen to this one if you like some of the slower songs by John Denver or Carol King. Highlights: Pleasant Street, Once I Was, Phantasmagoria in Two, Morning Glory. Score: 6.5/10 Decent folky singer-songwriter
Some artists on this list people will say (myself included) that they were ahead of their time and the music sounds like it should be from a decade or generation later. Tim Buckley isn't that, his sound is behind his time seeming like be belongs in a royal court in the 1300s. Or his lyrics and themes around Vietnam are on time, since that was happening at the time. So he's on time lyrically and way behind with his sound. That said, it was still a nice album. Good singer-songwriter folk with psychedelic aspects, poetic lyrics, and a wide variety in the instrumentals between songs hearing a sitar in one and really big sweeping orchestral backing in the title track. Speaking of the title track, it's too long and just completely changes multiple times throughout. Wasn't a fan I think that was the lowest point. Overall decent album, I can see why it's on the list. Probably wouldn't listen again.
What I expected. Some of it good, some of it twee (the title track is excruciating). Everyone needs to listen to Knight Errant: I love her upstairs, I love her downstairs, But I love my lady's chamber. I can't stop laughing.
Buena voz. Tranquilo de escuchar. Sin ningún tipo de extravagancia.
A decent singer-songwriter LP that’s a bit thematically scattered but still mostly hits the mark. Does well when it leans into some real impressive guitar-driven tracks and stays away from the Scarborough Fair-esque stuff
When we listened to our first Tim Buckley album (Happy Sad, ~270 albums ago), I said I would look for more from him. So I was excited to see his name again. This one's a bit more folksy, less jazzy, and Buckley sings in a much higher register for much of this one. I enjoyed the early tracks on the album with more of a 60s protest or psychedelic-folk sound. Once we got into the Knight-errant wond'ring whither his lady'd wandered, I was out.
Only listened because it is Jeff Buckley’s dad. One song I found interesting - “Once I was”. The rest seemed trite. His voice isn’t strong and wobbles a lot. I feel like in terms of folk music Nick Drake is the gold standard and everyone else pales in comparison
I love when folk has this weird, carnival feeling to it. There's something about the freakiness of a carnival that fascinates me, like this place where all the misfits congregate. It's a place for outsiders, but it's not a haven. It's just another place, like Pleasant Street. The psychedelic instrumentation is beautiful and mysterious, perfectly demonstrating what Buckley is singing, like how his lover just vanishes, as if the music itself has blown or carried her away. Almost every song is filled with feelings of trepidation and uncertainty about his romantic relationships. If I didn't know better, Buckley could've convinced me that love is lonely and fake.
Hard to listen to in 2022... I'm sure in the 1960s this was relevant. For me it was tolerable, but not great. 3/5
har kun hørt på sønnen hans, så detta blir spennande dvs hørte eit radioprogram om han for ei stund si trur eg like jeff bedre
Un album à travers lequel Tim Buckley exprime sa lassitude, lui qui tente depuis plusieurs année de se débarrasser de son fils Jeff, jusque-là sans résultat. Ce dernier parvient en effet à éviter la mort à chaque tentative et retrouve continuellement les pattes de son père excédé, d'où le titre Goodbye and Hello. Après s'être essayé à plusieurs méthodes comme la mise au congélateur, la strangulation ou encore l'abandon au milieu d'une forêt, Tim Buckley a soudain une idée : il va cette fois-ci le jeter dans une rivière, pieds et poings liés. Bébé Jeff est alors enveloppé dans un sac poubelle et solidement ligoté. Tim prend sa voiture, se rend près du cours d'eau le plus proche et mène à bien son projet. Le soir-même, alors qu'il boit sa tisane, on toque à la porte. Tim se lève et, une fois arrivé devant la porte, jette un coup d'œil à travers le judas : Jeff se tient debout sur le pallier et semble en parfaite santé. Il ouvre alors la porte la mine démoralisée et n'adressera pas le moindre mot à son rejeton pendant plusieurs jours.
Reminds me of Bob Dylan a lot
A step beyond standard folk rock. Its clearly influenced by Sgt Pepper and the like. I'm not a big fan of the warble in his voice. Probably should be more recognized as an artiste.
Great storytelling and an interesting psych-folk feel
Pleasant street is pretty solid other than that meh
Tää oli aivan sellainen kun kuvittelin tän levyn olevan! Hyvä muttei poikkeuksellinen!
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Never heard about him before, but not bad. . Half psychedelic, some pop, some soul.
Had some bangers, lots of fluff, prefer his son
boring and kinda sad.
Storytelling, god sangskriver, stemningsfyldt, kærlighed, 60’er, Singer/songwriter
Not for me at all.
Maybe I’m just in a bad mood but this record is boring, forgettable, and I feel like this list has generated a bunch of these. Hopefully tomorrow is better, this week has been pretty meh
Really like his voice, just didn't like the album
Not really my style. I didn't really enjoy this one.
If only the tunes lived up to the smile and the barnet.
It was fine. I liked the strangeness, but Tim’s vocals were folky.
not for me
I liked this album, it reminds me a bit of Cat Stevens in lyrics, and a voice a bit like Don McLean, but doesnt do either of those very good.. nothing jumped out at me as being great, but my favorite song was definitely "Pleasant Street" Worst one was "Morning Glory".
What exactly is that in his eye on the cover? Is that like one of those jeweler’s magnifiers for looking at diamonds or what the hell’s going on there? Regardless, I enjoyed some of the songs here and merely listened to others. “Once I Was” is the winner for me, but mostly I found myself thinking about how this combination of folk and rock probably made him super popular with a certain type of woman in the 1960s. And look at those teeth! I bet he never left a party alone.
Boring folk music. Not a fan.
his voice is incredible but i couldn’t really get into it otherwise, a few nice tracks but otherwise i wouldn’t come back.
I like Tim but this was not my fave
Parts of it were interesting. Tried to listen to it twice.
Love the lyrics and the story telling, not a huge fan of the music. But not bad!
I had to check to see if this guy was Tiny Tim - turns out he isn't. Very high voice though. Sounds a little like Cher. Favorite song on here IS Pleasant street. He did seem to be ahead of his time a little on that one, but it's a voice only a mother could love. I would be embarrassed to listen to this with someone else though, so only 2 stars.
This guy again? Really? Sounds like someone force-fed him Jethro Tull and a lute.
Can't remember much from Friday
Although I do like a few Tim Buckley tracks a full album of his is hard going. Pleasant Street was decent but too much introspective folky stuff on this for my liking.
Didn't like it as much as Happy Sad. A bit too much 60s folk rock in this list...
This is basically the record that is being made fun of when movies like Spinal Tap reference schlocky 60's records with a high pitched singer over folk rock.
I'm liking the radio music that Spotify plays after the album more than the album
Like the old-school vibes, don’t like his voice
The Sgt. Peppers influence is all over this album. I'm not a fan of the experimental folksy lovey-dovey folk sound of Tim Buckley so this doesn't ring to well for me.
Lots of other stuff kind of like this that I like better or am more familiar with.
Decent but not for me
60s Folk with some experimental psychedelic sounds. It was okay.
wont search it out very folky, bit too much for me but not terrible
Better than I thought, but a bit wierd
This had potential but felt too all over the place and the music didn’t really do it for me!
Interesting sound…. OK