Tim Buckley ‎– Starsailor

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Straight ‎– WS 1881, Warner Bros. Records ‎– WS 1881
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Release has Straight and WB logos in the lower right corner of front cover. Label is red and says, "Straight Records, a division of Bizarre Inc., 5455 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1700, Los Angeles, 90036"

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout [Etched]): Variant 1: WS1881-A 39774-1B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout [Etched]): Variant 1: WS 1881 39775-B 1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout [Etched]): Variant 2: WS-1881 39774-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout [Etched]): Variant 2: WS-1881 39775-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout [Etched]): Variant 3: WS-1881 39774-1 × P
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout [Etched]): Variant 3: WS-1881 39775-1 P

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WS 1881, 1881 Tim Buckley Starsailor(LP, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WS 1881, 1881 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
MOVLP773 Tim Buckley Starsailor(LP, Album, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl MOVLP773 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
2 C 062-92 094 Tim Buckley Starsailor(LP, Album) Straight 2 C 062-92 094 France 1970 Sell This Version
2 C 062-92 094 Tim Buckley Starsailor(LP, Album) Straight 2 C 062-92 094 France 1970 Sell This Version
WS 1881 Tim Buckley Starsailor(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Warner Bros. Records WS 1881 Greece Unknown Sell This Version

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domcat53

domcat53

May 21, 2016
I think there's nothing else like "Starsailor" in the entire Buckley discography... Even the rather inaccessible "Lorca" doesn't prepare to THIS, his most avant-garde LP by far ! There are bits of free-jazz, epileptic funk, hallucinated chorales (listen to "jungle fire" !), & of course Buckley's voice which has never been so free... "Starsailor" (the song) is kinda "musique concrète" for voice & tape manipulation, closer to Berio or Ligeti than rock or folk.
But the songs are short, and there is a rhythmic fever & an orgiastic feeling, especially on side 2, that make an "easier" listening than the morose "Lorca" with its 6 to 10 mn songs.... and of course there's "Song to the siren" !
Euphonics

Euphonics

November 8, 2015
Okay, I'm not going to claim some 'higher ground' as an arbiter of musical truth. I'm not going to say that I "get" this album and give it a 10/10 as I've seen many music reviewers do.
Honestly, I don't love it, and think that it can be pretty hard to listen to. …But that's not to say that he didn't have something remarkable going on here. Where most vocalists would emit what resemble hunger pangs and confused wailing in an arena like this, Tim's astounding register hits every note with an emotive composure hardly ever seen with such clarity. It's captivating to hear the product of an artist so unbound and freewheeling.
Intense, beautiful at times, and thoroughly different, this album is an absolute trip.
gaztodd

gaztodd

July 1, 2011
Tim moves away from language into a whole other world of speaking in tongues over the course of this album. There are twists and turns and banshee wails but when it gels this album just ROCKS in a free jazz/ folk/ rock mashup. Full of beauty and bewilderment in equal measures, you dig. Abominable that it is not currently available on CD.