Sing a Song for You: A Tribute to Tim Buckley

Sing a Song for You: A Tribute to Tim Buckley

     
 
The music of Tim Buckley is usually referred to with quiet, reverential whispers of an almost religious nature. That's the sort of approach found across the 17 tracks of this tribute album as well. Many of the artists here, inluding Brendan Perry and Ian Masters (here performing as part of the Friendly

Overview

The music of Tim Buckley is usually referred to with quiet, reverential whispers of an almost religious nature. That's the sort of approach found across the 17 tracks of this tribute album as well. Many of the artists here, inluding Brendan Perry and Ian Masters (here performing as part of the Friendly Science Orchestra) are worshipped on a similar, if smaller, scale by fans of alternative music. Quite a few of the artists giving tribute paid their dues on 4AD, in bands such as Dead Can Dance, Pale Saints, Cocteau Twins, and, well, Mojave 3. Since Buckley was considered to be a sort of experimental, ahead-of-his-time singer/songwriter, it's odd how close to the vest these artists approach their covers. Such a statement is certainly not a knock on the album, but the lack of experimentation does make for a kind of sameness in texture across the tracks, leading to perhaps a few yawns. At least the bands are pouring their hearts into their reproductions. Mojave 3 has never sounded more passionate about a song as the band does on "Love From Room 109 at the Islander." Ian Masters, who has shown some very unique, original sides to his musical output in his post-Pale Saints days, keeps the wacky sound effects to a minimum on "Because of You." Mark Lanegan's cover of "Cafe" is effortlessly cool and beautiful at the same time. The Czars' brittle rendition of "Song to the Siren," which closes the collection, is definitely one of the many standouts; it's one of the most touching covers you're likely to come across anywhere. The great wonder of the tribute is that all of the artists stick to their signature sounds while still providing faithful covers of the source material. It's a testament, one would think, to the talent of Tim Buckley that his songs work so well across the diverse styles of these modern performers. Fans of Buckley or any of the artists performing herein should be most pleased with this tribute.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/12/2000
Label:
Manifesto Records
UPC:
0767004230122
catalogNumber:
42301

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mark Lanegan   Vocals
Irving Joseph   Keyboards
Lilys   Track Performer
Paul Anderson   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Mick Conroy   Bass,Guitar,Strings,Keyboards,Vocals,Vibes
Caroline Crawley   Vocals,Voices
Anneli Marian Drecker   Track Performer
John Grant   Piano,Vocals,Voices
Mark Howell   Trumpet
John Parish   Slide Guitar
Brendan Perry   Keyboards,Vocals,Voices
Danny Tunick   Drums,Vocals,Vibes
Boris Williams   Drums
Simon Raymonde   Guitar,Piano,Background Vocals
Craig Vear   Percussion,Drums
Robin Brown   Guitar
Jules Singleton   Violin
Rachel Goswell   Bass Guitar
Neil Halstead   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Voices,Mellotron
Hamish Kilgour   Guitar,Vocals
Ian McCutcheon   Percussion,Drums,Electric Guitar
Lisa Siegel   Organ,Guitar,Vocals
Michael Conroy   Bass,Guitar,Strings,Keyboards,Vocals,Vibes
Stuart Evans   Guitar
Gary Griffiths   Violin
Mad Scene   Track Performer
Mick Tedder   Bass,Guitar
Russell Yates   Bass,Guitar,Strings,Keyboards,Vocals,Vibes
Brent Arnold   Organ,Electric Piano,Vibes
Steven Dora   Guitar
Kurt Heasley   Vocals,Guitar (Baritone)
Dot Allison   Keyboards,Vocals
Heather Duby   Vocals
Tram   Track Performer
Douglas Caskie   Drums
Keith Graham   Bass
Ian Masters   Guitar,Vocals,Koto,Saw,Classical Guitar
Andrew Montgomery   Vocals
Alan Forrester   Mellotron
Ian Painter   Bass
Michael Littleton   Bass,Vocals,megaphone
Friendly Science Orchestra   Track Performer
Jeff Linsenmaier   Drums
Andy Monley   Guitar
Liam McKahey   Vocals
Joe Peet   Bass
Ida Akesson   Piano,Hammond Organ
Paul Sinclair   Hammond Organ
Simon Rowe   Electric Guitar
Davey Ray Moor   Piano
Michael Shilling   Drums
Cody Burns   Guitar
Jen Charowhas   Violin
Zeke Keeble   Drums
Adam McCollom   Bass
Roger Green   Guitar
Nick Avery   Percussion,Drums
Paul Hammond   Organ,Guitar

Technical Credits

Martin Bisi   Producer,Engineer
Paul Anderson   Arranger
Caroline Crawley   Liner Notes
Phil Ek   Producer
Robin Evans   Producer
Giles Hall   Programming,Producer
Tim Holmes   Engineer
Brendan Perry   Producer
Tristan Powell   Producer
Simon Raymonde   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
Neil Halstead   Producer
Geneva   Producer
Mitsuo Tate   Engineer
Kevin Suggs   Producer
Jem   String Arrangements
Cousteau   Producer,Liner Notes
Evan Cohen   Executive Producer
Brent Arnold   Arranger
Kurt Heasley   Producer
Gareth Parton   Producer
Dot Allison   Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Heather Duby   Producer
Czars   Producer
Ian Masters   Liner Notes,Percussion Programming
Lisa M. Sutton   Art Direction
Mario Casilio   Producer
Paul Anderson   Liner Notes

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