Tim Buckley - Bear's Sonic Journals: Merry-Go-Round at the Carousel CD


This is the most important Tim Buckley release since Dream Letter, featuring a singular performance with a jazz-rock lineup that calls to mind Van Morrison's Astral Weeks. Buckley, father of Jeff Buckley, made his mark with his Southern California folk-rock sound and four- octave vocal range. But this rich weave of accessible, warm, improvisational music reveals Buckley in a light never before captured on tape, including two newly discovered songs ("Blues, Love" and "The Lonely Life"), early drafts of Buckley classics, and a stunning cover of Fred Neil's "Merry-Go-Round." Recorded by the Grateful Dead's legendary soundman Owsley "Bear" Stanley, the infamous LSD chemist, this is one of the treasures of his archive.

Buzzin' Fly

I Don't Need it to Rain

Blues, Love

The Father Song

The Lonely Life

Green Rocky Road

Happy Time

Wayfaring Stranger

Buzzin' Fly

Strange Feelin'

Love from Room 109 at the Islander (On Pacific Coast Highway)

Sing a Song for You

Merry-Go-Round> Strange Feelin' (reprise)

Release date 06.4.2021