Album: Tim Buckley, Starsailor – The Anthology (Rhino)

Everybody needs Tim Buckley in their life, for self-medication as well as entertainment.

This selection of 33 tracks provides the best introduction thus far to the sad-voiced folk-jazz troubador's extraordinarily varied work. The sequence isn't chronological but that's a plus: there'll always be another, quite different, mood along in a minute. The best albums are given their due and while there's nothing from his last two LPs, or the posthumous live-double Dream Letter, this will more than do.