Saturday, June 18, 2016

Tim Buckley - 1969 - Happy / Sad

Tim Buckley 
Happy / Sad


01. Strange Feelin'    7:49
02. Buzzin' Fly    6:00
03. Love From Room 109 At The Islander (On Pacific Coast Highway)    10:47
04. Dream Letter    5:10
05. Gypsy Woman    12:19
06. Sing A Song For You    2:36

Acoustic Bass – John Miller
Congas – Carter C.C. Collins
Lead Guitar – Lee Underwood
Twelve-String Guitar, Vocals – Tim Buckley
Vibraphone, Marimba [Bass] – David Friedman


Easily Tim Buckley's most underrated album, Happy Sad was another departure for the eclectic Southern California-based singer/songwriter. After the success of the widely acclaimed Goodbye and Hello, Buckley mellowed enough to explore his jazz roots. Sounding like Fred Neil's Capitol-era albums, Buckley and his small, acoustic-based ensemble weave elegant, minimalist tapestries around the six Buckley originals. The effect is completely mesmerizing. On "Buzzin' Fly" and "Strange Feelin'," you are slowly drawn into Buckley's intoxicating vision. The extended opus in the middle of the record, "Love From Room 109," is an intense, complex composition. Lovingly under-produced by Jerry Yester and Zal Yanovsky, this is one of the finest records of the late '60s.



  2. An amazing and totally unique album...