Tim Buckley’s, self-titled, 1966 debut marks the latest entry in the Rhino Handmade series. I have an extra copy to send to an AD reader.  The two-disc set includes both the stereo and mono versions of the debut, plus a second disc of nearly two dozen unreleased recordings Buckley made in 1965 with The Bohemians and in 1966 with frequent songwriting partner Larry Beckett. Check out the details, deluxe packaging notes, etc. here.

To enter, leave a comment with your name, a valid email address we can reach you at, and your favorite Buckley LP, song, video, etc. Winner chosen by Monday, CD will ship out next week.
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64 Responses to “Tim Buckley :: S/T Rhino Handmade (Giveaway)”

  1. I Can’t See You

  2. I’d have to go with Dream Letters, pretty good live album.

  3. Favorite – Song to the Siren

  4. Got to be “Happy Time”, from Blue Afternoon.

  5. Happy Sad

  6. I have to go with Starsailor

  7. Greetings from L.A.

  8. I’d have to go with “Song to the Siren”, just because I remember seeing it on a Monkees re-run as a kid and thinking it was pretty cool.

  9. Favorite song: Once I was

  10. Both he and his son died too soon. And both proved it’s possible be intimate and introspective without being a wimp.

  11. I definitely have to go with Goodbye and Hello. This was the first Tim Buckley album I heard and has remained a very personal listening experience for me.

    charlesjacob@live.com

  12. “Wings”

  13. Sally Go Round the Roses

  14. I really do like Dream Letter too. There’s that comment about “shredded meat” that just always brings me up short. What?!!

    Strange Feelin’ is my favorite song by him though.

  15. My favorite record is Goodbye and Hello, although I love the first one, too. My favorite song is probably “Wings” from the first disc. I love the over-the-top production with strings, etc. It pretty much defines the Elektra style and sound, circa 1966.

  16. I think one of Hollywood’s best examples of soundtracking has got to be the inclusion of Buckley’s “Once I Was” at the end of the film “Coming Home” – such a beautiful, heartbreaking song.

  17. Starsailor! Because it’s the only one I own on vinyl :-/

  18. Three so far for Starsailor

  19. Phantasmagoria In Two

  20. Greetings from LA…

  21. best song …buzzin fly, just had to throw that in.

  22. That fractured, all-bluesy “Strange Feelin’ “

  23. Tough call … I bought all his studio albums (LPs) from Tim Buckley (1966) through Greetings From L.A. (1972). They’re all different .. and good … and favorites depending on my taste at the moment. If I had to pick one album, it would be Starsailor; but to spread it out, I would pick ‘Once I Was’ from Goodbye and Hello as my song. I was fortunate to see Tim during the tour for Greeting From L.A. A great show and he is missed!!

  24. side 2 of lorca is about as out there you can get…and out there is what tim was. looking at that first album cover i’ve always wondered how bad could things be that you could look like that on your debut. i’m taking my tim buckley albums with me…..

  25. yeah, this is my fave, the s/t–i have OG press and reissued vinyl. a wildly varied and high quality career . . .

    doug

  26. picked up goodbye and hello on a whim a number of years back in a thrift store. like claiming another man’s trash it has sat on my player as true nod of finding something great in the lowest of places. which in turn tim would agree to …

  27. “Once I Was” His music was the definitive 60s soundtrack!

  28. Dream Letters

  29. Ashbury Park, Version 2 (Take 25)

    According to my iTunes this is the Tim Buckley song I’ve played the most, and I’ve played them all thousands of times. It would be impossible to pick a favorite except for this cold, objective measurement.

  30. I can’t see you, S/T!

  31. I’ve always been partial to Tim’s cover of “Martha”, off Tom Waits’ ‘Closing Time’. Not normally one for Waits covers, but I give this one a pass.

  32. Goodbye and Hello is my fav.

  33. Oooh, tough one. “Morning Glory” or “Down By the Borderline” or “Phantasmagoria in Two” depending on my mood.

  34. His cover of Fred Neil’s Dolphins was the first song I ever heard by him, from Dream Letter, and it has stayed with me ever since.

  35. My favorite song is “Song to the Siren” hands down. Never heard his debut; looks interesting!

  36. Love Greetings from LA and for live stuff I can’t hear enough of Honeyman. Have all the old stuff on the beloved vinyl, but I’d love to hear more unreleased stuff. Cheers and thanks for the blog.

  37. Starsailor blows my mind; Happy Sad moves my soul.

  38. Song To The Siren, nothing obscure.

  39. Mon album preferé est “blue afternoon”

  40. Greetings from Denmark! Would love to listen to the handmade edition… ;9

  41. Get On Top – a funky rompy ruckus

  42. most favorite; Goodbye and Hello.

  43. Goodbye and Hello is my favorite Tim Buckley album, and one of my favorites of all time.

  44. the amazing “once i was”

  45. Starsailor, Dolphins

  46. “It Happens Every Time”

  47. Song to the Siren. I first heard Tim perform this song on an episode of the Monkees. It was actually the final segment in the final episode of the Monkees. What a way to end a series!

  48. “Starsailor” the whole LP.

  49. `Love from room 109 at the Islander (etc.)` is my favorite T.B. song. Love the way the songs flows like the waves by the beach:´and it´s my heart and it´s your heart´….´

  50. My ski vest has buttons like convenience store mirrors and they help me see that everyone in this room right now is a part of me.

    Also, I’d like this if you still feel like giving it away. Thanks!

  51. Favorite Buckley record at the moment is probably Goodbye & Hello (favorite tracks there being “Once I Was” and “I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain”), but then again I’ve never even heard his first record, so there may be more beautiful songs out there that I don’t even know about! And Lorca actually cuts a close second.

  52. All the stony people
    Walkin round in Christian licorice clothes…

    Gotta be “Pleasant Street”

  53. Either “Goodbye and Hello” or “Blue Afternoon”

  54. During my first Astral Weeks binge, my dad gave me his Happy Sad record, and I can safely say that record changed my life. Recently, I’ve been possessed by his Dream Letter version of “Love from Room 109 / Strange Feelin’,” when he channels a mockingbird singing on a hillside… his voice makes my insides dance like a circus. Buzzin’ Fly, though, will always be my favorite, if only because it so perfectly captures that feeling of happy sad.

  55. The first Tim Buckley album I ever heard was ‘Greetings From L.A.’, which is probably why it remains my favourite of his, and one of my Top 10 albums of all time. Huge call, but his 4 octave vocal range always boggles my mind and I’ll never forget first hearing it on that album. I recommended it to everyone I knew, but because nobody listens to me only 1 friend actually bought it. He hated it. Gutted.

  56. yes! how fantastic! favorite tim recording is the pleasant street/you keep me hanging on track from dream letter- and any and all renditions of wings.

  57. Dream Letter is my favorite! so good so real! cheers from argentina!!

  58. Dream Letter is probably my favorite – the presence of Danny Thompson really sends it over the top for me!

  59. Would have to say that Starsailor is my current favorite.

  60. Anonymous Proposition

  61. Buzzin’ Fly… love the version from Honeyman

  62. Get On Top

  63. I have to go for Buzzin’ Fly, too. If it was good enough to use on my wedding invite, it’s good for all occasions.

  64. Once I Was

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