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  • Audio CD (23 April 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Manifesto
  • ASIN: B000005DDZ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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After the lacklustre response to his groundbreaking early 1970s albums, Tim Buckley was forced back to the drawing board. His second attempt at a comeback was the over-egged Sefronia. Produced by pop producer, Denny Randell, this 11-track album did nothing to rescue his critical reputation. It's clear from the outset that Buckley was not really on peak form. Apparently suffering from a cold at the time, his much-loved voice wasn't at his best and this collection of ballads is made even more frustrating by the occasional flashes of inspiration. Overall, the tracks, which include an interesting choice of covers (Fred Neil's "Dolphins" and Tom Wait's "Martha"), are too submerged in Randell's slick production to really shine. Pedestrian, rather than otherworldly, it undoubtedly takes a while for the listener to feel at home here. However it's not easy: his distinctiveness was waning and the material doesn't really cut it. When his ramshackle muse does hang together, like on the evocative, "Quicksand" and the sweet "I Know I'd Recognise Your Face", we're almost in Happy/Sad territory but overall the songs (bar the covers) aren't worthy of the voice of that blood and blues-scarred past. --Reuben Dessay

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There will always be two schools of thought surrounding the recorded output of TB. Those who eschew out-of-hand all of his latter, sub-commercial trio of releases (i.e. Greetings From LA, Sefronia, and Look At The Fool) in favour of the more stoned escapades of Lorca, Starsailor, Blue Afternoon, etc. But there are those of us who love every aspect of the great minstrel, and why not? There will never be another like him. Personally, I think Sefronia is a great album, though flawed. Certainly, he nails Dolphins perfectly, rearranging Fred Neil's verses into what is arguably a more coherent song, and his version of Martha is better than any other I've heard, and that includes Tom Waits' own. As for the seemingly contentious I Know I'd Recognize Your Face - I love that song! It may not be classic, mouldbreaking Buckley, but what do you expect? Can't a man try something different every now and again? Nobody has mentioned that besides being about unpaid alimony, etc., the song is about a draft-dodger from the Vietnam conflict, and in that context sits well alongside others such as Nighthawkin', Make It Right, Peanut Man, Sally Go Round The Roses, Bring It On Up, Freeway Blues, and so on. The album was recorded during a period of social upheaval in the US (i.e. when the soldiers were being repatriated) and like Marvin Gaye's What's Going On, the latter period of TB reflects very much this change of national mood. Buckley had done introspection better than anyone, but you can't live in a bubble forever. Whichever way you see it, this was a new direction for Buckley. You also have to remember that, as great as we view albums like Lorca and Starsailor in hindsight, they buttered no parsnips as far as Tim was concerned ("Hey! your record's great! I wouldn't buy it though!" - you know?).Read more ›
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Perhaps I was a little harsh when I reviewed this album in November of 2003.
Although it will never be my favourite Buckley album (Happy Sad and Lorca are in a continuous battle for that position) I think I was a bit cruel by giving it only two stars, although I still can't listen to Martha or I Know I'd Recognise Your Face.
If it's true that he had a cold when recording the album then I wish I sounded that good at any time, ill or not! The production still detracts from the music a little but I have learned to ignore it and appreciate the brilliant songs hiding underneath. As a friend pointed out to me after I made a comment about producer Denny Rendell being shot, Buckley himself never kicked up a fuss about it being so bad, perhaps because of his dalliances with heroin at the time.
I do think it's worth hunting down The Dream Belongs To Me because it features demo recordings that Buckley made before the sessions for Sefronia. You can hear the songs in a much rawer state with much more of the Buckley spirit, his voice being used as the fantastic instrument that it was.
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A much berated album when released and still not over popular, but in truth it was only because of its commercial songs, (not a respectable thing to do in this period of music), it was not exepted, this and the fact that neither was Tim Buckley that successful before his total acceptance in the late seventies.
The album builds on his jazz and folk roots, yes moving onward towards the inevitable conclusion of commercial pop, but still with a sound that can haunt and inspire the listener. All the songs have great rhythm sections with gentle powerful vocals as to be expected.

He was wonderful to see live, pulling the audience into his world, so if you get chance to obtain a live album it will be good at worst. He is one of the very few musicians of his decade to make me so happy and proud to be a part of it.

Having many friends and followers of music whom where late to the Tim Buckley sound, this album has never been a favourite, maybe if you did come across it out of its release contest it is of putting. But if you were there awaiting its release then it falls into place, please give this a chance to shine as it was meant to. So many people came to Buckley late to be Hip, this is not what he is about, he is there for the love of what he believed in, his music.
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By KaleHawkwood TOP 100 REVIEWER on 22 Sept. 2010
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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that Sefronia is Tim`s worst album (except
for those who think Look at the Fool or Starsailor take that dubious accolade).
I don`t think he made `worst` albums, only one or two less good ones.
What Sefronia doesn`t quite have is the coherence of his best work - Happy Sad, Blue Afternoon, Look at the Fool - but there`s enough here for the Buckley buff to indulge his passions.
If I`ve erred on the side of generosity in giving this 4 stars, may I present as evidence four songs which show this great singer at his magisterial best. Dolphins is a Fred Neil song (once also covered nicely by the band It`s a Beautiful Day) that gives Tim a chance to show off his vocal chops on an enigmatic, slowish ballad which may just be one of his finest moments; Honey Man is Tim the falsetto voiced ladykiller, on an insidiously soulful number typical of the way in which his music was developing; and the gorgeous Martha, by Buckley fan and friend Tom Waits, is an earnestly sung orchestral song with a tempo shift on the chorus that moves me almost to tears each time I hear it. It`s an edited version of Waits` original (which I don`t think TW had even recorded yet at that stage) with fewer verses and an even more romantic feel. Then there`s the enjoyably daft Peanut Man, which perhaps presages the kind of upbeat follies the similarly unpredictable Paolo Nutini indulges in today.
There are one or two forgettable tracks, it`s true - Because of You and Stone in Love for example; and the two-part title track seems to have strayed in from another, earlier album. As for the duet with one Marcia Waldorf on I Know I`d Recognize Your Face, unlike some reviewers I`ve always rather liked it.
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