Greetings from L.A.

Greetings from L.A. is the seventh album by singer-songwriter Tim Buckley, released in August 1972. It was recorded at Far Out Studios in Hollywood, California. Like most of his other albums, Greetings from L.A. did not sell well, although this is probably his best seller (there at least 2 different US pressings: the first with removable postcard and dark green WB label, the second had no perforations for the postcard and had the Burbank WB label), getting substantial airplay in the Twin Cities on the Minneapolis FM station KQRS and selling very well at the independent record shops in Minneapolis-St. Paul and elsewhere (Detroit, New York, etc.) until it was deleted by Warner Brothers (whereupon Greetings continued to sell as a UK/European import into the '80's).

Greetings from L.A.
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1972
RecordedJune 1972
StudioFar Out Studios, Hollywood, California
GenreFunk, R&B
Length39:38
LabelStraight Records LP
Enigma Retro CD
ProducerJerry Goldstein
Tim Buckley chronology
Starsailor
(1970)
Greetings from L.A.
(1972)
Sefronia
(1973)

The album was later re-released on November 7, 2005, in a compilation with debut album Tim Buckley by Elektra.

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars link
Christgau's Record GuideB[1]
FasterLouder5/5 stars link
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[2]
Jerk Music Critic2/5 stars link

Track listingEdit

All tracks by Tim Buckley, except where noted.

Side A
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Move With Me"Tim Buckley, Jerry Goldstein4:52
2."Get on Top" 6:33
3."Sweet Surrender" 6:47
Side B
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
4."Nighthawkin'" 3:21
5."Devil Eyes" 6:50
6."Hong Kong Bar"Tim Buckley, Joe Falsia7:08
7."Make It Right"Tim Buckley, Larry Beckett, Joe Falsia, Jerry Goldstein4:07

PersonnelEdit

  • Tim Buckley – 12-string guitar, vocals
  • Venetta Fields, Clydie King, Lorna Willard – vocals
  • Joe Falsia – guitar; string arrangements on "Sweet Surrender" and "Make It Right"
  • Chuck Rainey – bass guitar
  • Reinhold Press - bass guitar on "Make It Right"
  • Harry Hyams, Ralph Schaeffer – viola
  • Louis Kievman – violin
  • Robert Konrad – violin, guitar
  • William Kurasch – violin
  • Jesse Ehrlich – cello on "Make It Right"
  • Kevin Kelly – organ, piano
  • Paul Ross Novros, Eugene E. Siegel – saxophone on "Move With Me"
  • Jerry Goldstein – percussion, arranger, producer
  • Carter C.C. Collins – congas
  • King Errisson - congas
  • Ed Greene – drums
Technical
  • Chris Huston, Stan Agol – engineer
  • Cal Schenkel – album design
  • Bob Gordon – cover photography

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: B". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 22, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.