Tim Buckley

Phantasmagoria in Two

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One of the most well-crafted songs from the Goodbye and Hello album, "Phantasmagoria in Two" wields classical, Elizabethan musical themes with some standard folk guitar changes. Electric guitarist Lee Underwood's excellent, subtle lines are indeed part of the countermelody, and he wouldn't have been out of line asking for a co-writing credit. Lyrically, this song is another example of Buckley's vulnerability, as he lays his emotions on the line at the beginning of a relationship, yet also admits his shortcomings. The studio version is indeed excellent, but the live version (now on the Troubadour collection) carries a more accurate image of the song's point.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Goodbye and Hello 1967 Elektra / Asylum 3:29
Tim Buckley/Goodbye and Hello 2001 Elektra / Warner Bros. 3:28
Complete Albums Box 2017 Elektra / Rhino 3:27
'60s: The Collection
Various Artists
Rhino / Warner Music 3:26
Sixties [Rhino]
Various Artists
Rhino 3:26