Tim Buckley Lady, Give Me Your Key: The Unissued 1967 Solo Acoustic Sessions LP
Rare Newly Discovered Recordings On Vinyl LP!
In 1967, the face of rock was changing. In that year alone there were debut
albums from The Velvet Underground, The Doors, and Pink Floyd, to name a few.
The Beatles had combined orchestration with their music—the result was Sgt.
Peppers in June, the same month that Tim Buckley recorded Goodbye & Hello.
Buckley was no longer just another singer-songwriter with an acoustic guitar; he
was drenched in acid-folk tinges of harpsichord and harmonium. Lyricist Larry
Beckett embellished Tim's songs with introspective lyrics at times, worldly
views at others. It was the first major triumph for Tim as an album artist,
partially because there were a remarkable amount of pre-production demos that
led to it.
Available here for the first time are these newly discovered master tapes,
recorded by Goodbye & Hello's producer Jerry Yester, along with an ultra-rare
acetate, found to be in co-songwriter (and best friend) Beckett's
Of the 13 previously unreleased solo acoustic songs contained here, six of them
did eventually appear with more expansive instrumentation on Goodbye & Hello
(along with another four not included here). However, the crown jewel of this
package is seven never-before-heard compositions. These are new to even the most
devoted Buckley fan. Arguably, two of them crept out decades after Tim’s death
(albeit, much different recordings than what you have here) but with little
So much has been written about Tim Buckley but so little of it by people who
actually knew him. This booklet, however, includes a detailed interview with
both Larry Beckett and Jerry Yester, providing real insight on how these
recordings came to be and attempting to uncover the man behind all the myths,
the real Tim Buckley.
Several rarities releases in the 1980s and '90s shed light on his talent,
especially the live recordings, but all of the studio material has generally
been alternative versions of songs that fans already knew—until now. This is
the first-ever posthumous release that reveals a wealth of previously unreleased
and unheard tracks from Tim at the peak of his career. In short, you need this!
• Vinyl LP
• Remastered from the original analog tapes and acetate
• In-depth interview with Buckley's lyricist, Larry Beckett
Side A: The Demo Tape
3. Lady, Give Me Your Key*
4. Once Upon A Time**
5. Once I Was**
6. I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain**
7. Pleasant Street**
Side B: The Acetate
3. Carnival Song**
4. No Man Can Find The War**
5. I Can't Leave You Lovin' Me**
6. She's Back Again*
*Previously unreleased song & recording
**Previously unreleased recording