Tim Buckley Complete Singles Coming in November

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Tim Buckley (photo from his Facebook page)

Tim Buckley (photo from his Facebook page)

Just a month after the announcement of a new compilation of previously unreleased Tim Buckley music from the Light in the Attic label, Omnivore Records has announced the release of Buckley’s Wings: The Complete Singles 1966–1974. The new, single-disc anthology will hit the streets on November 18; pre-order here.

With material running chronologically from Buckley’s self-titled debut from 1966 through 1974’s Look at the Fool, the 21-track Wings compilation, including the A- and B-side of every Buckley single issued in the U.S. and U.K., traces his development as an artist and writer. Of special note is the unissued 1967 single “Once Upon a Time” b/w “Lady, Give Me Your Key,” with the latter making its first appearance anywhere. The original Buckley recordings were produced by such well-known record-makers of the era as Paul Rothchild, Jac Holzman, Bruce Botnick, Jerry Yester and Jerry Goldstein. All tracks are in stereo, except 1–9, which are in mono.

The booklet features photos and ephemera, as well as an extensive, new interview with Buckley’s longtime friend and collaborator, lyricist Larry Beckett, conducted specifically for this collection. The set was mastered by Michael Graves.

Related: Jeff Buckley’s record collection is now online

Tim Buckley, who died in 1975 at age 28, was a singer-songwriter whose music was based in folk but incorporated elements of jazz, avant-garde, psychedelia, soul and other genres. Signed to Elektra Records in 1966, he moved over to Frank Zappa’s Straight label in 1972. He released nine studio albums during his lifetime. Since his death a number of live recording compilations have been released. He was the father of singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley, who also perished tragically at a young age.

Track listing:
Grief in My Soul
Aren’t You the Girl
Strange Street Affair Under Blue
Once Upon a Time
Lady, Give Me Your Key
Morning Glory
Once I Was
Pleasant Street
Carnival Song
Happy Time
So Lonely
Move With Me
Stone in Love
Honey Man
Wanda Lu
Who Could Deny You

Watch Tim Buckley sing “Dolphins” on British TV in 1974

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