Jim Sullivan Vinyl, CD & tapes by Jim Sullivan at Norman Records

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Jim Sullivan
U.F.O.

Jim Sullivan was a folkie who haunted the clubs of Malibu in the early '70s but when it came to making an album produced something much more ambitious in scope. It's a deep and yearning work that has something of the Fred Neil about it - a deep listen of cosmic Americana.  Not long after it was completed Sullivan disappeared never to be found so all we have left of him is his masterpiece thankfully re-issued by Light in the Attic.  

Jim Sullivan
If The Evening Were Dawn

Light In The Attic continue their run of Jim Sullivan releases with If The Evening Were Dawn, a previously-unreleased set of tracks taped way back in 1969. Sullivan disappeared in 1975 and has not been found since, so his music will have to do the talking for him. And what music If The Evening Were Dawn is - Sullivan’s story gives these wistful countryfied folk songs even greater power than they would have on their own terms.

Jim Sullivan
Jim Sullivan

Jim Sullivan’s eponymous sophomore LP gets a reissue courtesy of Light In The Attic. Like its predecessor UFO this 1972 joint is a set of psychedelic Americana that coalesces around Sullivan’s charismatic, Nick Drake-esque tenor. Originally released on the short-lived Playboy imprint (yes, that Playboy) Jim Sullivan would be the last many heard from the singer - three years later Sullivan disappeared in New Mexico and has not been spotted since.