Tim Buckley Music
is the website for Tim Buckley Music, the publishing arm for the US musical copyrights
held by the Estate of Timothy C. Buckley III. This site provides music supervisors
in the television and motion picture industries full access to the works of an
extraordinary artist, and how to contact Tim Buckley Music.
site also serves music fans as a touchstone and source for official Tim Buckley
lyrics, as well as allowing access to short musical clips from every Tim Buckley
album, including many non-Buckley compilations and tribute albums.
more in-depth information on Tim Buckley, please visit our other site, The
Tim Buckley Archives.
approval, music supervisors can access extended song clips via this site or request
a complete song MP3 file via e-mail. Please contact Donna Young for more details.
Buckley was an critically acclaimed singer and songwriter whose musical career
spanned nine studio albums from 1966 -1974. Since his death in 1975, there have
been at least that number again of live recordings and unreleased songs on albums
that showcased Tims range as a singer, and as a pioneer who pushed musical
boundaries as few had done before.
Buckleys musical history can be broadly divided into three periods.
is the conventional view of a Sixties singer-songwriter that is covered by his
first three albums - Tim Buckley (Elektra -1966), Goodbye and Hello
(Elektra - 1967) and Happy/Sad (Elektra - 1968).
second period was one of more ambitious musical styling that moved more in the
realm of experimental and jazz-tinged music. Lorca (Elektra -1970), Blue
Afternoon (Straight/Warner Brothers -1969), and Starsailor (Straight/Warner
Brothers -1969) are the three studio albums that show Tims willingness to
forsake the easy path for one far more demanding of musician and listener alike.
enough, one of Tims most popular songs came in this period. Song to the
Siren - a little gem that appeared for the first time on disc on Starsailor
after debuting on the very last Monkees TV show - has been covered extensively
by artistes as diverse as Robert Plant and This Mortal Coil, whose 1998 version
has been sampled many times in electronic mixes.
final period began in 1972, when a more muscular, funk-tinged version appeared
first on Greetings from LA (Straight/Warner Brothers -1971), followed by
Sefronia (DiscReet - 1973) and Look at the Fool (DiscReet - 1974).
Buckleys career was for many years observed solely by fans of one - or all
-of his musical phases, although musicians he worked with and others who admired
his work always knew that Tims willingness to stretch his musical muscles
showed how far ahead of his time he really was.
the exception of Blue Afternoon and Starsailor, Tims albums
remain in print to this day. Continuing strong worldwide sales show that, while
total musical success may have been elusive for him while alive, his musical legacy
is as strong and as relevant as ever today.