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Download links and information about Starsailor by Tim Buckley. This album was released in 1970 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 35:59 minutes.

Artist: Tim Buckley
Release date: 1970
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 9
Duration: 35:59
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No. Title Length
1. Come Here Woman 4:11
2. I Woke Up 4:05
3. Monterey 4:31
4. Moulin Rouge 1:58
5. Song to the Siren 3:28
6. Jungle Fire 4:39
7. Star Sailor 4:35
8. Healing Festival 3:15
9. Down By the Borderline 5:17



Few singer/songwriters have dared to sail into the far regions that Tim Buckley explored on Starsailor. This 1970 release is his most extreme artistic statement, a cacophonous fusion of progressive jazz and avant-garde idioms with few comfortable moments. Buckley stretches the limits of his phenomenal vocal range to its limits, shrieking and moaning like a soul truly possessed. Songs like “The Healing Festival,” “Jungle Fire” and “Monterey” are hallucinatory vignettes of ecstasy and delirium, brought to life by Tim’s arching held notes and piercing cries. A melodic respite is provided by “Moulin Rouge,” a short cabaret-style number. The key track is “Song to the Siren,” a tune inspired by Homer’s Odyssey that’s both thrilling and disturbing to hear. Starsailor threatens to veer into sheer chaos at any moment – fortunately, such skilled players as guitarist Lee Underwood, bassist John Balkin and reedman Bunk Gardner help maintain an uneasy unity. With this album, Buckley said goodbye to his former image as a folk-rock pretty boy for good. Nearly 40 years later, these tracks still make for a challenging listen. For those with a brave heart and an open mind, Starsailor offers a musical voyage like none other.