Song To The Siren was written by Tim Buckley and Larry Beckett in 1967, and Tim first performed it on The Monkees show in 1968. He later included the song on his ground-breaking album ‘Starsailor’ in 1970.
The song has been covered many times since then by a catalogue of stars including Robert Plant, Bryan Ferry, Sinead O’Connor, Elizabeth Fraser, and George Michael, to name just a few.
Now in 2016, a new and very unique version has been made with Larry Beckett himself present on the recording, telling in spoken word, the moving story of how the song came to be composed.
Larry’s account is woven into a complete musical performance of Song To The Siren by Larry’s musical collaborators The Long Lost Band from Lancaster, UK.
Formed in Lancaster, UK in January 2010 they recorded their first album ‘The Big Light Secret’. They supported Icicle Works
star Ian McNabb & Mercury Prize nominees ‘I Am Kloot’ The band were championed by Tom Robinson at BBC6 Music Larry Beckett, lyricist to Tim Buckley, started writing with the band in 2013. They made an album together called ‘One More Mile’ (2015)...more