Tim Hardin 2

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Tim Hardin 2
Studio album by Tim Hardin
Released April 1967
Recorded November 1964 – August 1966
Genre Folk
Length 22:38
Label Verve Forecast
Producer Charles Koppelman, Don Rubin
Tim Hardin chronology
Tim Hardin 1
(1966)
Tim Hardin 2
(1967)
This is Tim Hardin
(1967)

Tim Hardin 2 is the second album by folk artist Tim Hardin, released in 1967.

History[edit]

The original LP release has a long poem on the back cover by Hardin titled "A Question of Birth..."

Tim Hardin 2 contains Hardin's most popular and much-covered composition "If I Were a Carpenter", most notably Bobby Darin, whose version peaked at No. 8 in the US and No. 9 in the UK in 1966.

Tim Hardin 2 was re-released on CD in 1998 by Repertoire along with Tim Hardin 1.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [2]

In his review for Allmusic, music critic Richie Unterberger wrote "Tim Hardin 2 is probably his best single album, on which he eschewed blues nearly entirely and forged a distinctive folk-rock voice..."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Tim Hardin.

Side one[edit]

  1. "If I Were a Carpenter" – 2:41
  2. "Red Balloon" – 2:37
  3. "Black Sheep Boy" – 1:58
  4. "The Lady Came from Baltimore" – 1:49
  5. "Baby Close Its Eyes" – 1:52

Side two[edit]

  1. "You Upset the Grace of Living When You Lie" – 1:47
  2. "Speak Like a Child" – 3:15
  3. "See Where You Are and Get Out" – 1:12
  4. "It's Hard to Believe in Love for Long" – 2:17
  5. "Tribute to Hank Williams" – 3:10

Personnel[edit]

  • Tim Hardin – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Don Peake – arranger
  • Other musicians uncredited

Production notes[edit]

  • Produced by Charles Koppelman and Don Rubin
  • Jerry Schoenbaum – production supervision
  • Val Valentin – director of engineering
  • Engineered by Doc Siegel
  • Cover design by David Krieger
  • Cover photo by Marshall Harmon

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic entry for compilation of Tim Hardin 1 and 2.
  2. ^ a b Unterberger, Richie. "Tim Hardin 2 > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 22, 2011.