Sing a Song for You: A Tribute to Tim Buckley

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All Music Guide - Tim DiGravina
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim DiGravina
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/12/2000
  • Label: Manifesto Records
  • UPC: 767004230122
  • Catalog Number: 42301
  • Sales rank: 214,206

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sing a Song for You - Moose (3:30)
  2. 2 Morning Glory (4:19)
  3. 3 Dream Letter (4:20)
  4. 4 Love from Room 109 at the Islander - Mojave 3 (4:30)
  5. 5 Because of You - Friendly Science Orchestra (5:36)
  6. 6 Cafe' (5:38)
  7. 7 Buzzin' Fly - Shelleyan Orphan (5:39)
  8. 8 I Woke Up - Mike Johnson (3:06)
  9. 9 Blue Melody - Cousteau (5:20)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I Must Have Been Blind (5:34)
  2. 2 Sweet Surrender (6:01)
  3. 3 Pleasant Street - Geneva (9:15)
  4. 4 Strange Feelin' - Lilys (3:27)
  5. 5 Happy Time (3:54)
  6. 6 Phantasmagoria in Two (4:37)
  7. 7 Once I Was - Tram (3:56)
  8. 8 Song to Siren (7:50)
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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, 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
Lisa Sutton Art Direction
Geneva Producer
Dave Schultz Mastering
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
The Czars Producer
Ian Masters Liner Notes, Percussion Programming
Mario Casilio Producer
Paul Anderson Liner Notes
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