Offered for sale is a still sealed white label promotional copy of Greetings from L.A. by Tim Buckley, complete with a promo-only biographical insert.
About this copy: This copy of Greetings from L.A. is a 1972 U.S. pressing on the Warner Brothers label.
This should be a white label promotional copy of the record, as there is a flyer attached to the back cover that was only distributed with promotional copies.
The record is, of course, presumably new and unplayed, and the cover is the original pressing, which included the perforated front cover which allowed the photo to be removed for use as a postcard.
There is a tear in the shrinkwrap near the top of the front of the cover; it should be visible in the photos. All in all, a beautiful, sealed promotional copy of an iconic album by a very influential performer.
Background: After a few albums of largely experimental material, Tim Buckley returned to more grounded and accessible music with his 1972 release, Greetings from LA. Featuring the song, Sweet Surrender, the album generated a fair amount of airplay and got good reviews, but didn’t sell particularly well.
Stepping back from the swooping avant-garde touches of Starsailor for a fairly greasy, funky, honky tonk set of songs, the opening lines of Greetings from L.A. set the tone: “I went down to the meat rack tavern/And I found myself a big ol’ healthy girl.” Sassy backing vocalists, honking sax, and more add to the atmosphere, while Tim Buckley himself blends his vocal acrobatics with touches not unfamiliar to fans of Mick Jagger or Jim Morrison. … While no doubt there were commercial pressures at play, given Buckley’s constant change from album to album it seems like he simply found something else to try, which he did with gusto.
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|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Record Label:||Warner Brothers|
|Year of Release:||1972|