Tim Hardin 2

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Tim Hardin 2
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1967
RecordedNovember 1964 – August 1966
Genre Folk
Label Verve Forecast
Producer Charles Koppelman, Don Rubin
Tim Hardin chronology
Tim Hardin 1
Tim Hardin 2
This Is Tim Hardin

Tim Hardin 2 is the second album by folk artist Tim Hardin, released in 1967.



The original LP release has a long poem on the back cover by Hardin titled "A Question of Birth..."

Tim Hardin 2 contains Hardin's most popular and much-covered composition "If I Were a Carpenter", most notably Bobby Darin, whose version peaked at No. 8 in the US and No. 9 in the UK in 1966.

Tim Hardin 2 was re-released on CD in 1998 by Repertoire along with Tim Hardin 1. [1]


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In his review for AllMusic, music critic Richie Unterberger wrote "Tim Hardin 2 is probably his best single album, on which he eschewed blues nearly entirely and forged a distinctive folk-rock voice..." [2]

It was voted number 430 in the third edition of Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums (2000). [4]

Track listing

All songs written by Tim Hardin.

Side one

  1. "If I Were a Carpenter" – 2:41
  2. "Red Balloon" – 2:37
  3. "Black Sheep Boy" – 1:58
  4. "The Lady Came from Baltimore" – 1:49
  5. "Baby Close Its Eyes" – 1:52

Side two

  1. "You Upset the Grace of Living When You Lie" – 1:47
  2. "Speak Like a Child" – 3:15
  3. "See Where You Are and Get Out" – 1:12
  4. "It's Hard to Believe in Love for Long" – 2:17
  5. "Tribute to Hank Williams" – 3:10


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  1. Allmusic entry for compilation of Tim Hardin 1 and 2.
  2. 1 2 Unterberger, Richie. "Tim Hardin 2 > Review". AllMusic . Retrieved June 22, 2011.
  3. Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN   978-0857125958.
  4. Colin Larkin (2006). All Time Top 1000 Albums (3rd ed.). Virgin Books. p. 138. ISBN   0-7535-0493-6.