Tim Buckley Look At the Fool 180g LP
Limited Edition - Only 400 Copies!
Mastered From Original Master Tapes & Pressed On 180g Vinyl!
The list of ‘60s and ‘70s singer-songwriters is long and full of legends; but
perhaps the most talented of that very talented bunch was Tim Buckley. Certainly
when it came to singing Buckley was at the very top; his range was unmatched,
capable of covering several octaves and acres of emotion in one breath, from
sweet, tenor tenderness to hoarse, cracking anguish. And his songwriting showed
a similar wide range; in the course of eight short years Buckley went from
baroque, psychedelic folk rock to jazzy, even avant-garde ravings to blue-eyed
soul. This extreme eclecticism, of course, worked against Buckley commercially;
by the time his fans caught up to his latest stylistic change he was off on
another. But it’s also one of the reasons why his reputation has steadily grown
in the years since his untimely death in 1975; countless listeners only familiar
with his early Elektra albums have found themselves floored by his later output.
Which is where we find ourselves with 1974’s Look at the Fool, the last record
Buckley released during his lifetime and one of the most controversial albums of
his career. Long-time fans decried this record as a sellout, and indeed its soft
‘70s funk feel is jarring to those used to his more adventurous work. But
Buckley proves himself to be one helluva R&B singer on this album, which
deserved a much larger audience than they got (by this time Buckley was on Frank
Zappa and Herb Cohen’s label DiscReet).
Now, Real Gone Music is proud to present Look at the Fool on vinyl for the first
time since the late ‘80s, in a version newly remastered from the original master
tapes by Bill Inglot. This release marks a significant upgrade in sound from
what’s heretofore been available, and to celebrate, we’re offering this record
in audiophile 180-gram vinyl limited to 400 copies. It’s high time this album
was reappraised; this vinyl release displays it at its very best!
• Limited Edition - Only 400 Copies
• 180g Vinyl
• Mastered from Original Master Tapes
• Mastered by Bill Inglot
1. Bring It On Up
2. Look At The Fool
3. Ain't It Peculiar
4. Freeway Blues
6. Tijuana Moon
7. Who Could Deny You
8. Mexicali Voodoo
9. Wanda Lou
10. Down In The Street