Album of the Day
Goodbye and Hello
Tim Buckley's second album represented a major step forward from the singer-songwriter's debut a year earlier. GOODBYE AND HELLO could only have been recorded during the Summer of Love, though the era leaves its stamp more on the set's visionary spirit than through any sonic conventions. Produced by Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman and Jerry Yester of the Lovin' Spoonful, the collection remains rooted in folk-rock, though the occasional use of Renaissance-era instrumentation adds to the psychedelic air – as does Buckley's remarkable multi-octave voice. The lyrics of these 10 songs (half of them co-written with poet Larry Beckett) are equally adventurous, and “Morning Glory,” “Once I Was” and the title track continue to dazzle 50 years on. As Tim Buckley changed game plans with every record, it's tough to pick a single best album, but GOODBYE AND HELLO is surely a contender.