Tim Buckley ‎– Blue Afternoon

Straight ‎– STS1060, Straight ‎– STS 1060
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Happy Time 3:15
A2 Chase The Blues Away 5:10
A3 I Must Have Been Blind 3:40
A4 The River 5:47
B1 So Lonely 3:27
B2 Cafe 5:40
B3 Blue Melody
Congas – Carter Collins*
B4 The Train 7:53

Companies, etc.



Gatefold. Pink Label. Stereo.
Came with a Straight label inner sleeve.

On label:
All selections copyrighted for The World by Third Story Music, Inc. BMI (1969)
"Straight Records, A Division Of Bizarre Inc., 5455 Wilshire Blvd.,Suite 1700, Los Angeles, 90036" (As distinguished from Tim Buckley - Blue Afternoon released in 2001).

Printed in USA.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching side A [Variation 1]): STS-1060-A 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching side B [Variation 1]): STS-1060-B 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching side A [Variation 2]): STS-1060-A -2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching side B [Variation 2]): STS-1060-B -1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching side A [Variation 3]): STS-1060-A-1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching side B [Variation 3]): STS-1060-B-1B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching side A [Variation 4]): STS-1060 - A - 1 A T 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching side B [Variation 4]): STS-1060 - B - 2 1 A T 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching side A [Variation 5]): STS - 1060 - A - 1 A 4 T 1 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching side B [Variation 5]): STS - 1060 - B - 2 A 4 10 T 2

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
STS 1060 Tim Buckley Blue Afternoon(LP, Album, Gat) Straight STS 1060 US 1969 Sell This Version
WBS.1842 Tim Buckley Blue Afternoon(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WBS.1842 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
CST 1060 Tim Buckley Blue Afternoon(Cass) Straight CST 1060 US 1970 Sell This Version
WS 001842 Tim Buckley Blue Afternoon(LP, Album, Gat) Warner Bros. Records WS 001842 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
STS 1060 Tim Buckley Blue Afternoon(LP, Album, Gat) Straight STS 1060 Canada 1970 Sell This Version


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May 13, 2018
I think this is probably my favorite Tim Buckley album.

Truth be told, however, I don't think he really ever did a *great* album. He's a confounding artist whose musical journeys always throw me plenty of sharp turns --and sometimes dead ends.

My current thinking is that I simply can't judge him like I do other artists --I just have to get on board for a while, and put my trust in where he takes me.

And something about his music always draws me back again, and when it does, Blue Afternoon is a great place to hop back on.

'Happy Time' is among Buckley's best songs, upbeat and joyous. He almost sounds like he's pulling the lyric out of the ether as he's singing it. 'Blue Melody' and 'The River' are dark, epic and haunting... The vibraphone solo on the latter track is terrific.

The sparse arrangements --guitar. bass, vibes and minimal purcussion give all the songs here a gloomy beauty. The band sounds comfortable and plays with just the right dreamy intensity throughout.

The closer is 'The Train,' a jazz jam that features Buckley screaming, scatting and howling right along with his great band. When the song shudders to a stop after almost eight minutes, it's hard to know for sure where I've been, but the compelling and erratic Tim Buckley draws me in for the return trip every time.


September 30, 2013
This is a highly underrated Tim Buckley gem. 12-string-guitar, jazzy guitar, psychedelic, dark atmosphere. Everybody who is into Tims Music should try to get a hold of this, put it on the LP-player that night and listen to the whole thing. It's on its way of becoming my TB-favorite.