Six classic original LPs re-pressed on 180g vinyl, beautifully sleeved and boxed, with a poster, a postcard, and a t-shirt (size L only). The dog’s bollocks. Prices include postage.
‘The missing link between Nick Drake, Ray Davies and Bob Dylan *****’ (Uncut).
The wonderful Takoma LP originally released in 1966: solo acoustic guitar instrumentals from folk and blues legends like Bukka White, John Fahey and Robbie Basho, alongside finds like Max Ochs and Harry Taussig.
His recording debut, originally released on John Peel’s Dandelion label in 1972. Basically guitar and vocals only, and the more powerful for it.
Perfect 1964 marriage of wonderful singing, mostly traditional material, and virtuosic, Middle-Eastern-styled guitar-playing. Hares On The Mountain is irresistible; and there’s a great Nottamun Town. Heavy vinyl.
Terrific arrangements by John Cale; Nico bleak but utterly captivating at the harmonium… a stone-cold classic.
Mesmerizing third LP, from 1968… more experimental, reaching. With Buzzin’ Fly, a laid-back killer; the epic, frantic Gypsy Woman; the heart-breaking Dream Letter, to baby son Jeff.
Sublime Buckley from 1969 — mellow and jazzy folk-rock, melancholic but charged and entrancing, with timeless songs like I Must Have Been Blind and Happy Time.
Tremendous, spare 1969 debut, produced hands-off by John Peel, with John Martyn on second guitar.
His gone, meditative 1965 debut, already steeped in Eastern modalities and Indian mysticism. The opener is based on a Ravi Shankar raga; Bardo Blues is a musical rendition of the Tibetan Book Of The Dead.
Laidback, nostalgic, trippy, southern-soul concept album from 1975, with The Meters in the line-up.
‘Well, I spoke to the river, and the river spoke back to me, and it said, You look so lonely, you look full of misery.’
From 1969 — pulling off fine versions of contemporary rock and pop: three Dylans, a Bee Gees, Suzanne, a Byrds…