Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Works in Progress
Genres: Folk, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Arvind Mohindra | Sydney, Australia | 12/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Tim Buckley's Works in Progress CD starts with floating Danang (fragment from Love from Room 109 from Happy Sad album) and seamlessly slips into a beautiful rendition of Sing a Song for You. Alternate versions of already available tracks on previously available 9 studio albums such as Buzzin' Fly (two versions), Song to the Siren, Sing a song for You (two versions), Happy Time, Chase the Blues Away and Dream Letter provide Buckley's afficionados with beautiful insights. Sounds quality is great (given the limitations of the reel recordings which were uncovered after decades) and hey this is Tim Buckley - sound quality does not matter - it is the music that just lifts your spirits soaring high in the skies.Kudos to Rhino Handmade for relasing this gem! Message for the Rhino Execs - Fans are waiting with baited breaths for Blue Afternoon and Starsailor - two missing gems from Rhino catalog to surface sooner than later (till then the only hope is ebay for used copies of these albums - ranging anywhere from $65 to $100 for used CDs). Classics lost in time! Till then, just enjoy this beautiful collection of lost gems, georgeous booklet in high quality paper with lyrics and brilliant liner notes by Lee Underwood!"
A Tim Buckley must-have
Angela | Boston | 10/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are as much as a casual fan of Tim Buckley, I can highly recommend you get this album, even if you already have all several of his proper records and Dream Letter: Live in London 1968 (another must-have).
This CD is a wonderful and unique listening experience: the recording sessions fell into the period in which Tim produced many of his most popular and most melodic songs. The singing here is for the most soulful and gentle, and the ocassional studio banter lends this album an additional sense of initimacy.
If you own some of the studio albums and the live CD, this album will be a worthy addition to your collection. This is also your chance to own a rare studio version of 'Wayfaring Stranger'.
You also get the booklet with lyrics and extensive liner notes by Tim's guitarist Lee Underwood providing an in-depth discussion of the songs and giving valuable insights into where Tim stood creatively at the time of these sessions.