Lee Hazlewood Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
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Light In The Attic have been digging around in Lee Hazlewood's loft again. This time they found a tape with Woodchucks written on it. It contained a bunch of surf instrumentals Hazlewood recorded at the beginning of the ‘60s. These tracks have since been recorded by the likes of Dick Dale, The Astronauts, The Ventures and The Trashmen, among others. Hazlewood’s originals have never been released, so this is basically brand new! Cruisin’ For Surf Bunnies is available on LP and CD on Light In The Attic.
Welcome to a series of Light In The Attic reissues of the selected works of Lee Hazlewood. At once fully commercial and slightly odd, Hazlewood is well represented by 1966’s The Very Special World of Lee Hazlewood, which includes the biggest hit he ever wrote in ‘These Boots Are Made For Walking’. Fully remastered, and with a bonus track too.
Welcome to a series of Light In The Attic reissues of the selected works of Lee Hazlewood. Something Special, his third album for MGM, is somewhat stripped back compared to the rest of the trilogy: more like a late-night bar than an epic orchestral studio. Fully remastered from the original tapes with a bonus track thrown in too.
Compared to the intimate reflections of his own country compositions, Lee Hazlewood turned his enigmatic presence to the songwriting of others on Forty. The late 60s album has been lovingly reissued here by Light In The Attic with extra tracks from the recording sessions with legendary producer and arranger Shel Talmy. Just check the stunning big band version of “It Was A Very Good Year” and the twanging country funk of “The Bed”.
Light In The Attic Records are filling their boots with the bittersweet country bliss of Lee Hazlewood, this time turning to the quintessential break-up record Requiem For An Almost Lady, originally released in 1971. Broken-hearted but defiant reflections on loss and love over a backdrop of languid guitar – country music sounds best when it’s down on its luck, and Hazlewood sings like he just lost his last dime.
There’s no shortage of gold dust Americana for Light In The Attic to mine from the long and winding catalogue of Lee Hazlewood, but one of the easiest picks must have been this perfect pairing with Ann-Margaret Olsson. Released in 1969, this full-bodied, red-blooded record veers from fiery acid rock to soulful strut and of course a healthy dose of forlorn country, with the chemistry between Lee and Ann-Margaret to wash the whole thing down.
Remastered for your listening pleasure in the original mono, Trouble is a Lonesome Town was moustachioed baritone Lee Hazlewood's first ever album. Originally released in 1963, this double album features 15 whole bonus tracks and a very informative booklet. A must for anyone who loves cowboys and stories and amusing facial hair. So, everyone basically.
- Vinyl Double LP (LITA096)
A stunning late career album from Lee Hazlewood released by Light in the Attic on vinyl LP, complete with gorgeous packaging and download code. 13 has a very strange backstory (involving transatlantic tape swapping and redubbing) that is fully explained in the comic included, but the souful and unique songs speak for themself.
The excellent Light In The Attic label continue their reissue of LPs from the equally glorious Lee Hazlewood. Hazlewood is such an intensely rich artist that every release brings something new to say about this incredible artist. Cowboy in Sweden is a pure distillation of Hazlewood’s sound, with his crooning vocals drifting over lush orchestration, country rhythms and beautiful women to add a splash of sensuality.
Available as a CD or vinyl LP.
Welcome to a series of Light In The Attic reissues of the selected works of Lee Hazlewood. His 1967 MGM album Lee Hazlewoodism: Its Cause And Cure is full of dramatic, fully-orchestrated numbers, driven by Hazlewood’s compelling drawl. Fully remastered from the original tapes and with a few bonus tracks thrown in too.
Love And Other Crimes was recorded after Lee Hazlewood had moved to Paris. He assembled a crack team of Wrecking Crew musicians including legendary guitarist James Burton and drummer Hal Blaine. The result was a perfect blend of country ballad, psychedelic pop and smooth lounge music that only the Psychedelic Cowboy himself could produce.
Love And Other Crimes is available on vinyl LP.
Stare at that cover. Just stare at it a little while. Now you are ready to listen to Lee Hazlewood and his second solo record (after substantial hit-writing for other artists), Friday’s Child. Plenty of darkness spiced with wry humour, and a remarkable voice. Hasn’t been on vinyl since 1965, so roll up!
This is Lee Hazlewood’s 1964 second album, NSVIP or Not So Very Important People, an apt companion to his much loved debut, Trouble Is a Lonesome Town. With his spoken word intros set to a new cast of sometimes downright bizzare storytelling, the album shows Hazlewood with his signature sound intact. This is the first vinyl reissue of this album, its eccentric country pop married to Hazlewood's oddball tales making it an early career highlight.
Mustachioed cheese-dog Lee Hazlewood is best known for his collaborations, noteably with Nancy Sinatra. Here he is performing Nancyless, but there are still plenty of duets to croon along to. His eerie barritone voice and oddball production brings comparisons with Serge Gainsbourg, but he's all about the pop, albeit serious pop. And weird record sleeves. I mean look at it, you want it right?
- Vinyl Double LP (LITA084LP)