Goodbye and Hello

Tim Buckley - Goodbye and Hello
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The History of The Albums – n° 349

The name Buckley resonates in the history of music as a kind of curse, similar to what we find in Greek tragedy. Endowed with a pure voice, as embellishing as singular, Tim Buckley was one of its geniuses gone too soon, at only 28 years old, victim of an overdose. The destiny did not stop there, since his son Jeff, also recognized singer, will know him an accidental death in a drowning at the age of 30 years. A tragedy accentuated by the fact that ... read more
Tim Buckley improves by leaps and bounds from his debut to Goodbye and Hello. This, ladies and gents, is a certified folk classic. Similar to his debut, Buckley exhibits the strength of both his firery side and his passionate side. His excellent songwriting is on full display through every track, all coming togehter to compose a very memorable record.

Decent 7/10
Already, within a year of his debut, Buckley has honed in on his craft and improved it by leaps and bounds. He also began carving out a unique (almost medieval at times) sonic aesthetic for himself. The vocals have taken a huge leap and though he is still singing in a bit higher register than he would adapt late on, you can just hear how talented and special Tim is purely from a vocal standpoint.

The lyrics and songs on this record are whimsical and fantastical and this really deals like some ... read more
Tim Buckley, father of Jeff Buckley, comes through with a kaleidoscopic sound on Goodbye and Hello that is grand and immersive providing a palette of bright and colorful instrumentation.

Goodbye and Hello touches upon a multitude of emotions as some tracks can be very story-driven such as the case for “Carnival Song” of which is an immersive track that leads you to visualize the blinding lights at a carnival that is surrounded by carnies as vendors offer cotton candy at every ... read more
Another fantastic Psychedelic Folk record by the legendary cornerstone artist, Tim Buckley and was ultimately a giant leap in his career with tracks like Pleasant Street and Once I Was their are some undeniably classics and although i find Hallucinations overrated, Knight-Errant adding not much to the record and the self-titled track being way too long their is way too many highlights on this record for me not to say it is great.

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No Man Can Find the War 8.5/10.
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Added on: August 6, 2015