Dream Letter: Live in London 1968

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Dream Letter: Live in London 1968
Live album by Tim Buckley
Released May 1990
Recorded London, October 7, 1968
Genre Experimental rock
Length 52:28 (Disc 1)
61:28 (Disc 2)
Label Enigma Retro
Manifesto Records
Producer Bill Inglot
Tim Buckley chronology
The Best of Tim Buckley
Dream Letter: Live in London 1968
Peel Sessions
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Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Dream Letter: Live in London 1968 is a live album by Tim Buckley. The album was recorded in Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, England on October 7, 1968 (mistakenly credited as being recorded on July 10 due to a confusion between American and British formatting of dates). Due to a lack of available funds Buckley was unable to tour with regular bass player John Miller and conga player Carter "C.C." Collins.[2] The concert instead features bassist Danny Thompson (from British folk group Pentangle), guitarist Lee Underwood and vibraphone player David Friedman.[3]

The concert features songs from Buckley's second album, Goodbye and Hello and the soon to be released Happy Sad. Also featured are the songs "Happy Time", which appeared on the 1969 album, Blue Afternoon, and a cover of Fred Neil's "Dolphins", which would appear on Sefronia in 1973. The "Carnival Song" which appears here is not the song of the same name from Goodbye and Hello, but an entirely different composition. Five other tracks from this set had, at the time of Dream Letter's release in 1990, never been heard on record before.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1

  1. "Introduction" (Buckley) – 1:06
  2. "Buzzin' Fly" (Buckley) – 6:13
  3. "Phantasmagoria in Two" (Buckley) – 4:41
  4. "Morning Glory" (Beckett, Buckley) – 3:43
  5. "Dolphins" (Neil) – 6:39
  6. "I've Been Out Walking" (Buckley) – 8:18
  7. "The Earth Is Broken" (Buckley) – 6:59
  8. "Who Do You Love" (Buckley) – 9:27
  9. "Pleasant Street (Buckley)/You Keep Me Hanging On" (Holland, Dozier, Holland) – 7:58

Disc 2

  1. "Love from Room 109/Strange Feelin'" (Buckley) – 12:18
  2. "Carnival Song (Buckley)/Hi Lily, Hi Lo" (Helen Deutsch) – 8:50
  3. "Hallucinations" (Beckett, Buckley) – 7:14
  4. "Troubadour" (Buckley) – 6:04
  5. "Dream Letter/Happy Time" (Buckley) – 9:25
  6. "Wayfaring Stranger/You Got Me Runnin'" (Buckley) – 13:08
  7. "Once I Was" (Buckley) – 4:29


Introduction by Pete Drummond of BBC Radio 1.


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "The Tim Buckley Archives: The High Flyer - Part 3". Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  3. ^ Tim Buckley.net Archived May 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Accessed 20 April 2008