Tim Buckley

The River

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One of Tim Buckley's more epic and lengthy compositions of the period, 1969's "The River" closes out Blue Afternoon with great style and showcased his ability to fuse his confessional leanings with the beauty and majesty of the natural world. Utilizing the "river" as a metaphor for his life and soul's journey, Buckley sets forth here a set of allegories and parables that rival possibly only Bob Dylan and Neil Young at the time. Musically, it is a very simple, blues-based song, with the usual, fabulous vibe touches from guest David Freidman.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Blue Afternoon 1969 Rhino 5:47
The Best of Tim Buckley 1983 Elektra 5:47
Morning Glory: The Tim Buckley Anthology 2001 Rhino 5:48
Complete Albums Box 2017 Elektra / Rhino 5:47