This is the most important Tim Buckley release since Dream Letter, featuring a singular performance with a jazz-rock lineup that calls to mind Van Morrison's Astral Weeks. Buckley, father of Jeff Buckley, made his mark with his Southern California folk-rock sound and four-octave vocal range. But this rich weave of accessible, warm, improvisational music reveals Buckley in a light never before captured on tape, including two newly discovered songs ("Blues, Love" and "The Lonely Life"), early drafts of Buckley classics, and a stunning cover of Fred Neil's "Merry-Go-Round." Recorded by the Grateful Dead's legendary soundman Owsley "Bear" Stanley, the infamous LSD chemist, this is one of the treasures of his Sonic Journal archive. Buckley's performance is incredible and Bear's thumbprint on the sonics is part of the magic!

FEATURES:

  • Featuring nearly 80 minutes of live performances from June 15 & 16, 1968 at the Carousel Ballroom in San Francisco, CA.
  • This is a significant and rare addition to Tim Buckley's musical legacy for both the performance and excellent sound quality.
  • A 28-page booklet includes original cover art by Dennis Larkins and liner notes featuring new interviews with bassist John Miller, lyricist Larry Beckett, and Buckley scholar Pat Thomas.
  • With Tim Buckley on vocals and 12-string guitar, John Miller on bass, David Friedman on vibraphone, and Carter C.C. Collins on percussion.
  • These tapes were transferred and mastered by Jeffrey Norman (Mockingbird Mastering), long-time collaborator with the Grateful Dead and Owsley Stanley.

Merry-Go-Round at the Carousel / Tim Buckley at the Carousel Ballroom June 15-16, 1968

This is the most important Tim Buckley release since Dream Letter, featuring a singular performance with a jazz-rock lineup that calls to mind Van Morrison's Astral Weeks. Buckley, father of Jeff Buckley, made his mark with his Southern California folk-rock sound and four-octave vocal range. But this rich weave of accessible, warm, improvisational music reveals Buckley in a light never before captured on tape, including two newly discovered songs ("Blues, Love" and "The Lonely Life"), early drafts of Buckley classics, and a stunning cover of Fred Neil's "Merry-Go-Round." Recorded by the Grateful Dead's legendary soundman Owsley "Bear" Stanley, the infamous LSD chemist, this is one of the treasures of his Sonic Journal archive. Buckley's performance is incredible and Bear's thumbprint on the sonics is part of the magic!

FEATURES:

  • Featuring nearly 80 minutes of live performances from June 15 & 16, 1968 at the Carousel Ballroom in San Francisco, CA.
  • This is a significant and rare addition to Tim Buckley's musical legacy for both the performance and excellent sound quality.
  • A 28-page booklet includes original cover art by Dennis Larkins and liner notes featuring new interviews with bassist John Miller, lyricist Larry Beckett, and Buckley scholar Pat Thomas.
  • With Tim Buckley on vocals and 12-string guitar, John Miller on bass, David Friedman on vibraphone, and Carter C.C. Collins on percussion.
  • These tapes were transferred and mastered by Jeffrey Norman (Mockingbird Mastering), long-time collaborator with the Grateful Dead and Owsley Stanley.

Merry-Go-Round at the Carousel / Tim Buckley at the Carousel Ballroom June 15-16, 1968

711574919529

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Format: CD
Rel. Date: 06/04/2021
UPC: 711574919529

Bear's Sonic Journals: Merry-go-round At The
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. *June 15, 1968
2. Buzzin' Fly 6:54
3. I Don't Need It to Rain 9:28
4. Blues, Love 10:42
5. The Father Song 2:30
6. The Lonely Life
7. Happy Time (Digital Only)
8. Hi Lily, Hi Lo (Digital Only)
9. June 16, 1968
10. Green Rocky Road
11. Happy Time
12. Wayfaring Stranger
13. Buzzin' Fly
14. *Strange Feelin' Suite:
15. Strange Feelin'
16. Love from Room 109 at the Islander
17. Sing a Song for You
18. Merry-Go-Round Strange Feelin' (Reprise)

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This is the most important Tim Buckley release since Dream Letter, featuring a singular performance with a jazz-rock lineup that calls to mind Van Morrison's Astral Weeks. Buckley, father of Jeff Buckley, made his mark with his Southern California folk-rock sound and four-octave vocal range. But this rich weave of accessible, warm, improvisational music reveals Buckley in a light never before captured on tape, including two newly discovered songs ("Blues, Love" and "The Lonely Life"), early drafts of Buckley classics, and a stunning cover of Fred Neil's "Merry-Go-Round." Recorded by the Grateful Dead's legendary soundman Owsley "Bear" Stanley, the infamous LSD chemist, this is one of the treasures of his Sonic Journal archive. Buckley's performance is incredible and Bear's thumbprint on the sonics is part of the magic!

FEATURES:

  • Featuring nearly 80 minutes of live performances from June 15 & 16, 1968 at the Carousel Ballroom in San Francisco, CA.
  • This is a significant and rare addition to Tim Buckley's musical legacy for both the performance and excellent sound quality.
  • A 28-page booklet includes original cover art by Dennis Larkins and liner notes featuring new interviews with bassist John Miller, lyricist Larry Beckett, and Buckley scholar Pat Thomas.
  • With Tim Buckley on vocals and 12-string guitar, John Miller on bass, David Friedman on vibraphone, and Carter C.C. Collins on percussion.
  • These tapes were transferred and mastered by Jeffrey Norman (Mockingbird Mastering), long-time collaborator with the Grateful Dead and Owsley Stanley.

Merry-Go-Round at the Carousel / Tim Buckley at the Carousel Ballroom June 15-16, 1968

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