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Leslie Winer & Maxwell Sterling / Tim Buckley

Once I Was

Light in the Attic

LITA 45-044

7” Black $8 $12
  • Latest release in Light in the Attic’s Covers Series
  • Artwork by Los Angeles-based fine artist Robbie Simon
  • Limited edition first pressing


The latest installment of Light in the Attic’s exclusive vinyl and digital singles series features musician, poet, and author Leslie Winer collaborating with Manchester-born composer Maxwell Sterling on a truly gorgeous cover of Tim Buckley’s 1967 forlorn love song “Once I Was.” Buckley’s original classic is found on the flip-side and initially taken from the release Lady, Give Me Your Key: The Unissued 1967 Solo Acoustic Sessions (FDR 631).

Previous singles in Light in the Attic’s Covers Series includes Bill Callahan & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy covering Johnnie Frierson’s beautiful and inspiring tune “Miracles,” BADBADNOTGOOD with Jonah Yano covering “Key To Love (Is Understanding)" by Milwaukee’s funk/soul pioneers Majestics, Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band covering Sixto Rodriguez, Mac DeMarco covering Haruomi Hosono’s “Honey Moon," and Iggy Pop with the Zig Zags transforming Betty Davis’ dirty funk into a heavy Sabbath grind, amongst many others.

Preview Tracklist

  • Leslie Winer & Maxwell Sterling - Once I Was
  • Tim Buckley - Once I Was