Saturday, December 15, 2007

Tim Hardin

"Painted Head" 1972





















This is a much different album for Tim Hardin, but it is much better than most would have thought. There are no original songs on Painted Head, but the song selection is so esoteric that the listener doesn't notice much. Backed by a crack team of British musicians, Hardin works his loose magic on such cuts as Jesse Winchester's Yankee LW, Badfinger's Perfection, and Randy Newman's I'll Be Home. While other cuts, such as the blues classic Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out should have worked, they come off a bit flat. While Painted Head isn't that great an album, it shows that Tim Hardin was trying to reel in his excesses and give his career some much-needed discipline. ~ James Chrispell, All Music Guide

9 Comments:

Blogger ge said...

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16 December, 2007 00:33  
Blogger Kadek55 said...

How can we hang on to dream.....?

Thanks a lot!!

16 December, 2007 01:23  
Blogger ge said...

T Hardin covering Ham/Badfinger, twice?? that's as good as getting hold of Gene Clark's version of Baby Blue...my o my those tragic-sweet-autodestructo genius-type guys!
but WAIT! a cloud covers the sun:
did i get a bad-skipping rip?
Midnight caller & Yankee lady very bad.

16 December, 2007 01:35  
Anonymous Martwwa said...

Nice up, but, i concur...is it possible to re-rip? Bad skipping on many tracks.
- Much appreciated, Mart.

16 December, 2007 18:23  
Anonymous Denny said...

I would like to third that ... any chance of a clean re-up?

17 December, 2007 20:49  
Anonymous Baron Von Droogenbroeck said...

so close, but yet so far away... great album...but a little unskillful rip...is there a radio playing during "you can't judge..." or someone coughing? Hope you're okay, lizard...

20 December, 2007 07:22  
Anonymous alex said...

Thanks very much for the upload and ditto the comments on the quality of some of the tracks. As ge noted, there are two Badfinger covers, the second being Midnight Caller (in addition to Perfection).
Thanks again!

21 December, 2007 22:04  
Blogger ge said...

Hel-l-l-l-OOO? any one hoooOOme?
--it seems a unanimous 'plaint:
might we start 08 w/ a retry? --'d be a supah auspicious starter!

02 January, 2008 01:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mega-up-bla-bla still working!

19 February, 2008 19:08  

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