Tim Buckley

Wings

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The opening song to Tim Buckley's self-titled debut album, "Wings" is a song and recording that clearly belies Buckley's youth (17 years old) at the time of writing. A graceful, simple, but insightful pop statement, "Wings" sounds as though it could have been a hit record by almost any capable pop/rock outfit from the 1966 period. Utilizing a cross between a first- and third-person account of a love affair, the elegant melody is the basis for Buckley's tale of melancholy. A very Los Angeles-sounding record, the recording's string arrangement is an early, independent effort by the now legendary Jack Nitzsche.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Tim Buckley 1966 Elektra / Asylum 2:30
Tim Buckley/Goodbye and Hello 2001 Elektra / Warner Bros. 2:34
Morning Glory: The Tim Buckley Anthology 2001 Rhino 2:33
Forever Changing: The Golden Age of Elektra 1963-1973 2007
Various Artists
WEA International 2:34
Wings: The Complete Singles 1966-1974 2016 Omnivore 2:34
Complete Albums Box 2017 Elektra / Rhino 2:32