CYBERJUKEBOX #002 – Baixe os 2 primeiros álbuns de Tim Hardin [1941-1980] – Vol. 1 (1966) e Vol. 2 (1967)


TIM HARDIN – I & II (1966 e 1967)
MP3 320 kps – 100 MB de ZIP


A Casa de Vidro, através da série de posts Cyber Jukebox, disponibiliza downloads de álbuns musicais que desfrutamos intensamente por aqui e que desejamos, como Bodhisatvas piratas, pôr na roda e compartilhar. Apreciem sem moderação, pois, esses sons aqui ofertados a todxs que concordam que, sem música, a vida seria um erro, como disse Nietzsche. Hoje, apreciem os dois primeiros álbuns do cantor-e-compositor Tim Hardin [1941-1980] (MP3, 100 MB), figura memorável da cena folk anglo-saxã nos anos 1960 e 1970.  Tim Hardin marcou época no cenário folk do Greenwich Village sessentista e chegou a tocar no lendário festival de Woodstock em 1969. Sua canção mais famosa, “If You Were a Carpenter”, foi gravada por Johnny Cash (em dueto com June) e pelos Four Tops (da Motown). Porém, lembra-nos a Wikipedia, “seu vício em heroína e o medo dos palcos fazia com que seus shows fossem deveras erráticos.” O próprio Bob Dylan reconheceu Hardin como um dos grandes cantores-compositores de sua geração. Décadas depois, uma das vozes mais expressivas do grunge, Mark Lanegan, também celebraria o legado Hardin no Screaming Trees e em sua carreira-solo (chegando a gravar “Shiloh Town”). Uma das bandas do rock alternativo atual mais influenciadas por Tim Hardin é o Okkervil River, que gravou a canção “Black Sheep Boy”, que também dá nome a uns dos primeiros álbuns da banda. Richie Unterberger, em uma biografia publicada na AMG Allmusic Guide, define-o como “a gentle, soulful singer who owed as much to blues and jazz as folk, Tim Hardin produced an impressive body of work in the late ’60s without ever approaching either mass success or the artistic heights of the best singer/songwriters.”

P.S. – No Facebook, um álbum dá acesso a todos os discos já postados, que também podem ser acessados por aqui:

Pra quem gosta de: Tim Buckley, Tom Waits, Nick Drake, Neil Young, Wilco.



AllMusic Review by Bruce Eder

Tim Hardin‘s debut album was something of a happy accident, a killer record at least a third of which was comprised of tracks intended as demos, while another half utilized a string orchestra that the artist knew nothing about. Whatever its origins, Tim Hardin 1 is one of the most powerful and compelling records of its era, encompassing deeply personal and compelling poetry, blues, rock, and folk in settings ranging from stripped-down Sun Records-style rock & roll to lightly orchestrated folk-rock. The beautiful, briskly paced “Don’t Make Promises” — which, along with “Reason to Believe,” became one of the two huge songwriting hits here — opens the album on an ambitious note, its sound mixing a small-band and string section behind a confessional lyric. “Green Rocky Road” and the rollicking “Smugglin’ Man” are both more in a traditional folk-rock vein, showcasing the darker and rougher side of Hardin‘s singing, while “How Long” carries listeners into electric blues that is as raw and stripped down as anything coming out of the British blues boom of the same era, and which could’ve passed muster on Chess’ Fathers & Sons blues showcase. Hardin wasn’t happy about the presence of the blues-style demos on the finished album, but when they’re placed alongside such startlingly original and personal songs as “Reason to Believe,” “Misty Roses,” “While You’re on Your Way,” “It’ll Never Happen Again,” and “Hang on to a Dream,” they vividly show off the sheer range of Hardin’s singing and his musical sensibilities. The string accompaniment on most of those songs reportedly wasn’t to Hardin’s liking, but Artie Butler‘s arrangements are models of restraint, and the bluesier cuts here keep the album from going too far in that direction. And so what if “Ain’t Gonna Do Without” was Hardin’s informal joke based on “Hi Heel Sneakers,” never intended for release? It offered some of the best blues harmonica that John Sebastian ever laid down on a record. The result is a seminal folk-rock album, every bit as exciting and urgent as it was in 1966, and as important a creative effort as Bob Dylan‘s Bringing It All Back Home and Highway 61 Revisited. And this wasn’t even Hardin’s best album, though it set the pattern for everything he did after.

AllMusic Review by Richard Mortifoglio

While not as prolific as Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, or Neil Young, the prototypical folk-rocker Tim Hardinremains one of the greatest singer/songwriters, as much for his masterly delivery and subtle, jazz-inflected accompaniments as for the enduring songcraft of his classics “If I Were a Carpenter,” “Reason to Believe,” “Misty Roses,” and “The Lady Came from Baltimore.” Opening with “Carpenter,” a song on the same level as “Like a Rolling Stone” or “Norwegian Wood,” Tim Hardin 2 is a lovely, all too brief set from tune heaven. An unlikely highlight might just be its very last song, “Tribute to Hank Williams,” which sounds nothing like a country song, but manages in just a few lines to bring the myth of Hank Williams forth into the beautiful chaos of the ’60s: “Goodbye Hank Williams, my friend. I didn’t know you but I’ve been to places you’ve been.”

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Ouça algumas canções:


  1. Don’t Make Promises (2:26)
  2. Green Rocky Road (2:18)
  3. Smugglin’ Man (1:57)
  4. How Long (2:54)
  5. While You’re On Your Way (2:17)
  6. It’ll Never Happen Again (2:37)
  7. Reason to Believe (2:00)
  8. Never Too Far (2:16)
  9. Part of the Wind (2:18)
  10. Ain’t Gonna Do Without (2:13)
  11. Misty Roses (2:00)
  12. How Can We Hang On to a Dream (2:03)
  13. If I Were a Carpenter (2:43)
  14. Red Balloon (2:36)
  15. Black Sheep Boy (1:56)
  16. The Lady Came from Baltimore (1:52)
  17. Baby Close Its Eyes (1:54)
  18. You Upset the Grace of Living When You Lie (1:49)
  19. Speak Like a Child (3:17)
  20. See Where You Are and Get Out (1:14)
  21. It’s Hard to Believe in Love for Long (2:18)
  22. Tribute to Hank Williams (3:11)



Ponto de cultura em Goiânia. Plugando consciências no amplificador. Encabeçado por Eduardo Carli de Moraes, professor de Filosofia no (IFG). Jornalista e Documentarista independente.

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