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Tim Buckley – Morning Glory (1967)

Unfortunately, Tim Buckley is now often more remembered as the father of Jeff rather than as a wonderful singer/songwriter in his own right.

I first became aware of him by accident. The Cocteau Twins offshoot, This Mortal Coil, released a fantastic track called “Song to the Siren” in the mid 1980s that I subsequently learned had been written by Tim Buckley. It took the advent of the CD to make his original version readily available again and to hear an utter work of genius – will be posting that in due course.

This track was released by Tim Buckley as a track on his second LP, “Goodbye and Hello” released in 1967 when he was only 20 …. It is a work of sublime beauty.

Tim Buckley died of a heroin overdose (alcohol also involved) at the age of 28 in 1975. His very talented son, Jeff, died at the age of 30 in 1997 after a much less rock’n’roll death by accidental drowning.

Looking back, I think Dad was the more talented …..

Studio version then a wonderful live performance from the BBC of unknown date ….

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