Once I Was

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Once I Was
Compilation album by Tim Buckley
Released 1999
Recorded April 2 1968- May 21 1974
Genre Experimental rock, Folk, Funk
Length 43:39
Label Varese
Producer Bernie Andrews
Tim Buckley chronology
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Once I Was is a compilation album by Tim Buckley. The album features the Peel sessions from April 2, 1968, two tracks, "Honeyman" and "Dolphins", from a BBC broadcast of The Old Grey Whistle Test on May 21, 1974 and finally "I Don't Need It to Rain" taken from the October 12 1968 live show in Copenhagen. This collection features the same track listing as the Morning Glory compilation, with the sole difference being the inclusion "I Don't Need It to Rain". Buckley and his band are accompanied by famed Danish jazz double bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen on this track due to the unavailability of Buckley's regular bassist for the 1968 European tour.

Track listing[edit]

All songs Tim Buckley except where noted:

  1. "Dolphins" (Fred Neil) – 3:11
  2. "Honey Man" – 5:01
  3. "Morning Glory" (Larry Beckett, Buckley) – 3:17
  4. "Coming Home to You (Happy Time)" – 2:56
  5. "Sing a Song for You" – 2:28
  6. "Hallucinations/Troubadour" (Beckett, Buckley) – 10:35
  7. "Once I Was" – 3:57
  8. "I Don't Need It to Rain" – 12:14


(Tracks 1 & 2 only)

(Tracks 3-7 only)

(Track 8 only)