Tim Buckley

Chase The Blues Away

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Led by a dark, almost foreboding, jazz-inspired melody, "Chase the Blues Away" is one of Tim Buckley's most inspiring and mysterious creations of the 1969 period. The loose, near-modal quality has an intoxicating feel, and this is mirrored by the lustful, sensual lyrics. The title may have been taken from his "Strange Feelin'," a standout on his epic 1968 album Happy Sad. Certainly not the only time that a songwriter wrote a variation on his own work, and, in this case, it succeeds admirably.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Blue Afternoon 1969 Rhino 5:10
Works in Progress 1999 Rhino 4:00
Morning Glory: The Tim Buckley Anthology 2001 Rhino 5:13
Complete Albums Box 2017 Elektra / Rhino 5:13