Tim Hardin was a haunted figure whose songs reflected his persona. Tim wrote some wonderful songs like Reason to Believe and If I were a Carpenter which are songs that “everybody” knows but nobody has any idea who wrote them! Mr Hardin! The title track of the album is Leonard Cohen’s famous “Bird On A Wire”. More than a dozen folk and jazz musicians worked on this album, a.o. keyboardist Joe Zawinul and bassist Tony Levin. Hardin was unique in the straddled the fields of folk and blues.