- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: March 20, 2001
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Elektra / WEA
Rolling Stone - 3/29/01, p.633.5 stars out of 5
- "...Buckley experimented to the end, sometimes brilliantly...sometimes to his enduring embarrassment, but always with a consequences-be-damned conviction."
Entertainment Weekly - 3/30/01, p.69
"...Tim had a voice in a million: He sounded like an angel on earth..." - Rating: A
Q - 5/01, p.1294 stars out of 5
- "...Explains why Tim is revered as one of American rock's most unique talents....Most of his best songs are here..."
Alternative Press - 5/01, pp.68-93 out of 5
- "...Effectively maps Buckley's musical vagaries....amply proving that not only was his vocal prowess peerless, but his ability to move listeners emotionally was even more impressive..."
Mojo (Publisher) - 4/01, p.116
"...Those who've never heard the man couldn't ask for a more balanced introduction..."
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 2.She Is
- 3.Song Slowly Song
- 4.It Happens Every Time
- 5.Aren't You The Girl
- 6.Pleasant Street
- 8.No Man Can Find The War
- 9.Once I Was
- 10.Morning Glory
- 11.Goodbye And Hello
- 12.Buzzin' Fly
- 13.Strange Feelin'
- 14.Sing A Song For You
- 15.Phantasmagoria In Two (Live)
- 16.I've Been Out Walking (Live)
- 17.Troubadour (Live)
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Happy Time
- 2.Chase The Blues Away
- 3.I Must Have Been Blind
- 4.The River
- 5.So Lonely
- 6.Blue Melody
- 7.I Had A Talk With My Woman (Live)
- 8.Moulin Rouge
- 9.Song To The Siren
- 11.Sweet Surrender
- 12.Hong Kong Bar
- 13.Make It Right
- 14.Sally Go 'Round The Roses
- 15.Who Could Deny You
- 16.Song To The Siren
Personnel includes: Tim Buckley (vocals, 12-string & slide guitars, vibraphone, kalimba); Lee Underwood, Joe Falsia (guitar); Jerry Yester (piano, keyboards, background vocals); Van Dyke Parks (harpsichord); Mark Tiernan (keyboards); Jim Fielder, Jimmy Bond, Danny Thompson, Jim Hughart, John Balkin, John Miller, Chuck Rainey (bass); David Friedman (vibraphone); Maury Baker (drums, tympani); Billy Mundi (drums, percussion); Ed Greene, Jimmy Madison (drums); Carter C.C. Collins (congas, percussion); Clydie King, Venetta Fields (background vocals).
Producers include: Jac Holzman, Jerry Yester, Dick Kunc, Paul Rothschild, Tim Buckley.
Compilation producer: James Austin.
Engineers include: Bruce Botnick, Stan Agol, Dick Kunc.
Recorded between August 1966 & July 1974. Includes liner notes by Lee Underwood & Barry Alfonso.
Digitally remastered by Dan Hersch & Bill Inglot (DigiPrep).
Personnel: Tim Buckley (vocals, 12-string guitar, slide guitar, kalimba); Brian Hartzler, Joe Falsia, Lee Underwood, Ray Pohlman, Steve Khan (guitar); Louis Kievman, Robert Konrad, William Kurash (violin); Harry Hyams, Ralph Schaeffer (viola); Jesse Ehrlich (cello); Henry Diltz (harmonica); Buzz Gardner (trumpet); Mike Melvoin (piano, organ, Moog synthesizer); Don Randi (piano, keyboards); Kevin Kelly (piano); Van Dyke Parks (harpsichord); Jerry Yester (keyboards, background vocals); Mark Tiernan (keyboards); David Friedman (vibraphone); John Miller (electric bass); Maury Baker (drums, timpani); Billy Mundi (drums, percussion); Earl Palmer , Ed Greene, Buddy Helm, Fast Eddie Hoh, Jim Gordon , Jimmy Madison, Roy Harte (drums); Carter C.C. Collins (congas, percussion); King Errisson (congas); Jerry Goldstein (hand claps); Gary Coleman (percussion); Alena (dancer); Clydie King, Sherlie Matthews, Venetta Fields (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Bruce Botnick.
Audio Remasterers: Dan Hersch; Bill Inglot.
Liner Note Authors: James Austin; Lee Underwood; Barry Alfonso.
Recording information: Elektra Sound recorders, Los Angeles, CA (08/16/1966-11/??/1967); Far Out Studios, Hollywood, CA (08/16/1966-11/??/1967); Paramount Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA (08/16/1966-11/??/1967); Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, England (08/16/1966-11/??/1967); Screen Gems Studio 7, Hollywood, CA (08/16/1966-11/??/1967); Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA (08/16/1966-11/??/1967); Sunset-Highland Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA (08/16/1966-11/??/1967); T.T.G (08/16/1966-11/??/1967); The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA (08/16/1966-11/??/1967); The Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA (08/16/1966-11/??/1967); Wally Heider Recording, Hollywood, CA (08/16/1966-11/??/1967); Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA (08/16/1966-11/??/1967); Whitney Studios, Glendale, CA (08/16/1966-11/??/1967).
Introduction by: Micky Dolenz.
Photographers: Guy Webster; David Gahr; Lee Tanner.
It's taken America a long time to come around to the magic of '60s/'70s troubadour Tim Buckley. During his tragically brief, incredibly prolific lifetime, Buckley proved to be a truly eclectic visionary, careening madly from folk-rock to boldly experimental work to quirky R&B and more. His unearthly, elastic tenor was a thing of rare beauty, as Buckley weaving his way through a song with the abandon of a rocker and the fluidity and grace of a jazzman. Buckley never broke through commercially, but his reputation has subsequently grown to impressive cult status. While he's long been revered in other countries, his homeland never even eked out a decent collection of his work until this two-disc marvel.
Hardcore Buckley fans might complain that MORNING GLORY contains only one previously unreleased song (an enthralling "Song to the Siren" taken from a MONKEES episode), but they'd been catered to by a wealth of live and unreleased material becoming available in the previous few years. For anyone just discovering Buckley, or simply desirous of one definitive compilation, this is a gem. In the sunny folk-jazz of "Strange Feelin'," the eerie artsong "Song to the Siren," and the lascivious R&B of "Hong Kong Bar," MORNING GLORY portrays a brilliant, mercurial artist whose destiny would remain sadly unfulfilled. This collection's one flaw is the absence of Buckley's most avant garde works, but it still contains an embarrassment of riches.