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Sefronia [Tim Buckley]
2. Honey Man
3. Because of You
4. Peanut Man
7. I Know I'd Recognize Your Face
8. Stone in Love
9. Sefronia: After Asklepiades, After Kafka
10. Sefronia: The King's Chain
11. Sally, Go 'Round the Roses
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MR40701
Personnel includes: Tim Buckley (vocals, 12-string guitar); Joe Falsia, Lee Underwood, Bob Rafkin (guitar); Tom Scott (tenor saxophone); Fred Selden (flute); Earl Dunier (English horn); Mark Tiernan, Denny Randall (keyboards); Bernie Mysior (bass); Buddy Heim (drums); King Errison (congas, tambourine, percussion); Myrna Matthews, Sharon Beard, Lisa Roberts (background vocals).
Engineers include: Kerry McNabb, Larry Hirsch, Roy Cicalo.
Principally recorded at Paramount Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California.
Digitally remastered by Bill Inglot & Ken Perry.
Personnel: Tim Buckley (vocals, guitar, 12-string guitar); Sharon Beard, Lisa Roberts, Myrna Matthews (vocals, background vocals); Marcia Waldorf (vocals); Joe Falsia, Lee Underwood, Bob Rafkin (guitar); Fred Selden (flute); Earl Dumler (English horn); Tom Scott (saxophone, tenor saxophone); Eric Dumler (horns); Denny Randell, Mark Tieman, Mark Tiernan (keyboards); Bernie Mysior (bass guitar); Buddy Helm, Buddy Heim (drums); King Errisson (congas, tambourine, percussion); Ken Watson (timpani, percussion); Larry Bunker (percussion).
Audio Remixers: Ken Perry; Bill Inglot.
Recording information: Devonshire Sound Studios, North Hollywood, CA; Paramount Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; Paramount Recording Studios, Lo; Record Plant Studios, New York, NY; Record Plant, NY, NY.
Photographer: Ed Caraeff.
SEFRONIA is an occasionally mesmerizing and very strange album, even by Tim Buckley's latter-day standards. Anybody who could open a lyric with the line "I couldn't buy you with one hundred cattle" (as Buckley does in part two of the album's title song) is harboring no illusions about his ability to sell records. The aforementioned two-part title song is a highly original, abstract mix of folk, jazz, and art song, featuring, like the rest of the album, typically spellbinding vocals.
More weirdness is on display in "I'd Recognize Your Face," a duet (with the lost-to-history Marcia Waldorf on vocals) sung from the point of view of a divorced couple in which the guy isn't paying alimony and has never seen his own son. It's autobiographical, although most listeners at the time had no idea. Buckley closes the album with a version of the most ambiguous and spooky song in rock history--the Jaynettes' "Sally Go Round the Roses."
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