Goodbye and Hello

Goodbye and Hello

by Tim BuckleyTim Buckley

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record)

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/25/2017
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0081227937867
catalogNumber: 318


  1. No Man Can Find the War
  2. Carnival Song
  3. Pleasant Street
  4. Hallucinations
  5. I Never Asked to Be Your Mountain
  6. Once I Was
  7. Phatasmagoria in Two
  8. Knight-Errant
  9. Goodbye and Hello
  10. Morning Glory

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