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Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973

This Light In The Attic compilation looks rather fantastic, historicising folk music from the tail-end of 1960s Japan. Cited as a period of growing political and cultural action amongst the country's younger demographic, Even A Tree Can Shed Tears arguably acts as a retrospective to music that was at its time unprecedented, with these artists seeking their own, particular sound through folk music.

Marcos Valle
Garra


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Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986

Light In The Attic’s fascination with Japan continues with Pacific Breeze, a compilation that celebrates one of the country’s most fertile musical epochs. Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986 presents some of the best and artists from the period - Haruomi Hosono, Taeko Ohnuki and Minako Yoshida all feature. Andy Cabic (aka Vetiver), Zach Cowie and Mark “Frosty” McNeill (dublab) have done a fine job of curating Pacific Breeze.
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Erasmo Carlos
Carlos, ERASMO

Erasmo Carlos is a thoroughly big deal in Brazil, though somewhat lesser-known in the English-speaking world (damn the Anglophone public’s lack of enthusiasm for non-English pop!). But the albums now reissued by Light In The Attic are not so known even in Brazil, being the records on which Carlos indulged his interests in a variety of genres. Carlos, ERASMO is one of his most personal records and well worth your time.
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Hiroshi Yoshimura
Green

Hiroshi Yoshimura was an ambient music pioneer but sadly his music barely made it out of his native Japan in his lifetime. His debut album, Music For Nine Postcards, was reissued in 2017 and, along with him being discovered on YouTube, his popularity grew some 14 years after his death. Now we have his groundbreaking ambient masterpiece Green, reissued through Light In The Attic.
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Serge Gainsbourg
Histoire De Melody Nelson

It's safe to say that Serge Gainsbourg wouldn't have fared well post #metoo and Operation Yew Tree. This 1971 LP was a concept album about a middle aged man running his Rolls Royce into a teenage girl who he later seduced. It was probably less romantic when Stuart Hall did this kind of thing because Gainsbourg had a gallic flair for words and music that took him between folk, easy listening a proto-hip-hop on an album often considered his masterpiece. 
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Pacific Breeze 2: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1972-1986

As always with Light In the Attic you get carefully created compilations of sought after tracks housed in lavish packaging. This second edition of their Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie brings together another batch of rare tunes you won't have heard unless you were in Japan between 1972 and 1986. It's all here  - AOR, soul, funk, disco, tropicalia and everything in between for that veranda-ready playlist of rare things. 
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Karen Dalton
In My Own Time

In My Own Time was only one of two full length albums Karen Dalton released in her lifetime. It was a tour de force full of interpretations of recent folk and blues tunes by the likes of The Band, Paul Butterfield and George Jones alongside some traditional songs. It showcases her unique neo-Daffy Duck-styled voice against some glittering folk rock arrangements featuring lashings of pedal steel and a big tablespoonful of melancholy.    
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Listen, Whitey! The Sounds Of Black Power 1967-74

Light In The Attic’s Listen, Whitey! The Sounds Of Black Power 1967-1974 has been released as the aural companion to Pat Thomas’ book of the same name. This is an impressively thorough collection - not only do the expected names feature (Gil Scott-Heron, Last Poets), but we also get songs of solidarity from the likes of Bob Dylan and recordings of speakers like Stokely Carmichael.
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Kearney Barton: Architect of the Northwest Sound

You may not know Kearney Barton by name but if I mention the likes of Quincy Jones, The Ventures, The Wailers, The Sonics and the Young Fresh Fellows then you might sit up and take notice. You see all of those have been recorded with this 80 year old veteran who had been recording bands for 50 years right up to his passing in 2012. This labour of love is a collection of some of the masses of tapes in his collection from local obscurities to more well known artists. Lovingly compiled by Lights in the Attic. 
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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.
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Betty Davis
Betty Davis

To some of us, Betty Davis will always be a hero simply because she told Eric Clapton that she wouldn’t collaborate with him because his music was too boring. The fact that she is also one of the most important funk singers of all time only adds to her case. Here we get her eponymous, Sly & The Family Stone-backed 1973 LP reissued by Light In The Attic. Few LPs before or since have ever come close to matching the swagger on display across these tunes.
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Sachiko Kanenobu
Misora

Produced by Yellow Magic Orchestra’s Haruomi Hosono and originally released in 1972, Misora is the much-admired debut album from Sachiko Kanenobu, often acknowledged as Japan’s first female solo singer-songwriter. The record itself is one of the finest artefacts from the country’s folk scene, and is given a deluxe LP and CD re-issue on Light In The Attic, featuring extensive liner notes. 
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Stone Crush: Memphis Modern Soul 1977-1987

Stone Crush is a new compilation that seeks to provide a detailed overview of Memphis’ soul scene between 1977 and 1987, something that’s taken a decade to accurately curate and convey by Daniel Mathis and Chad Weekley. The double-vinyl collection includes a 24-page booklet featuring unseen images and essays from Memphis soul expert Andria Lisle and writer Robert Gordon. 
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Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990

Light In The Attic’s obsession with reissuing Japanese records shows no sign of abating. For their next trick they’ve given us a collection of ambient compositions made in the country during the ‘80s. Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990 includes delicate pieces from Yellow Magic Orchestra, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Hideki Matsutake and many other distinguished artists. Visible Cloaks’ Spencer Doran has compiled this one.
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Rodriguez
Coming From Reality

The story of American singer-songwriter Rodriguez has been much covered over the years particularly in the Searching for the Sugarman film. His debut Cold Fact is a stone cold (fact) classic but less is known about his second (and final album to date) Coming From Reality. It again pitches Rodriquez with Dennis Coffey and features further stream of consciousness type songs that reference Bob Dylan but has a sound all of its own. 
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Betty Davis
Nasty Gal

Re-release of Betty Davis’ 1975 third album Nasty Gal. A piece of soul history, with still-irresistible grooves from the fierce and formidable contemporary of Miles Davis and Hendrix. Mastered from original tapes, on vinyl in Stoughton gatefold and with a booklet featuring goodies such as rare pictures and liner notes by John Ballon.
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Mac DeMarco / Haruomi Hosono
Honey Moon

Turns out that Mac DeMarco is a huge fan of Japanese legend Haruomi Hosono and as part of this ongoing series from Lights in the Attic has chosen to cover 'Honey Moon' in his inimitable style whilst also singing in Japanese. You'll remember this series from the time Ariel Pink covered Donnie & Joe Emerson's 'Baby' and the format remains the same here  - you get the cover on the A side and the original on the flip.  
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BADBADNOTGOOD / Majestics
Key To Love (Is Understanding)

With their velvety smooth back-catalogue, rich with diverse influences and top featuring guests, BADBADNOTGOOD quickly made a name for themselves since breaking onto the scene in 2010. On this 7" the Canadians collaborate with Majestics, resulting in a soul-splashed earworm hit named 'Key To Love (Is Understanding)'.
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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.
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Betty Davis
They Say I'm Different

She certainly was different. Her life alone is quite the story with relationships with musicians good (Miles Davis) indifferent (Robert Palmer) and bad (Eric Clapton) but it was her incredible funk and soul voice and mesmerising live shows which made her famous. They Say I'm Different was her second album from 1974 written and arranged by herself and has been declared a classic in the intervening years. Ahead of her time in many ways and with an excellent documentary about her life doing the rounds now is the chance to (re) discover her music.   
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Lee Hazlewood
400 Miles From L.A. 1955-56

Light In The Attic strike gold once more with 400 Miles From L.A. 1955-56. The latest record in the label’s set of Lee Hazlewood reissues might be their most impressive. Recently unearthed from the archives of Viv Records - the D.I.Y. label that Hazlewood ran before D.I.Y. labels were a thing - these early sketches, taped at home by Hazlewood, show the artist honing his practice in real-time. 400 Miles From L.A. 1955-56 contains many unreleased tracks as well as demo versions of some songs that would make it onto his debut LP Trouble Is A Lonesome Town.
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Alan Vega, Alex Chilton, Ben Vaughn
Cubist Blues

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Haruomi Hosono
Cochin Moon

Cochin Moon is Haruomi Hosono’s 5th solo album, inspired by a trip to India and set as the soundtrack to a non-existent Bollywood film. The record was originally released in 1978 and as such was massively ahead of its time with its manic electronic instrumentation. FFO Cluster, Aphex Twin. Artwork was provided by Tadanori Yokoo.
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The Black Angels
Passover

The Black Angels are a psychedelic rock band from Austin, Texas. Passover is their debut album. The band describe themselves as playing “Native American drone ‘n’ roll”. This psych-rock classic is available on a limited edition cassette of 1500 hand-numbered copies in a custom made stoughton tip-on box.
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Acetone
1992-2001

The highly regarded yet never quite made it Acetone are given an anthology for the very first time. They were taken on tour by fans of the band Oasis,  Spiritualised, and The Verve, with their mix of country, psych, surf and indie their songs are timeless and filled with place and feeling. Features tracks taken from across their 5 albums as well as 9 unreleased tracks and demos from recordings in their practice room.
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Country Funk Volume II 1967 - 1974

Intro Volume II of Light In The Attic's highly regarded Country Funk collection All tracks newly re-mastered Features cuts by Bob Darin, Townes Van Zandt, Gene Clark , Jim Ford, JJ Cale, Thomas Jefferson Kaye, Willie Nelson and more 2xLP housed in a deluxe Stoughton 'Tip-On' jacket Includes comic with story by Jessica Hundley along with Jess Rotter’s illustrations
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Haruomi Hosono
Hosono House

The Haruomi Hosono reissue train rolls on with a new pressing of his 1973 debut solo LP courtesy of Light In The Attic. For Hosono House the Yellow Magic Orchestra architect claims to have been going for a Music From Big Pink kind of thing, and the plethora of steady rockin’ grooves testify to that. However, this being HH, there is an element of cerebral surreality that lends the record an odd charm.
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Lee Hazlewood's Woodchucks
Cruisin' For Surf Bunnies

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.
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The Supreme Jubilees
It'll All Be Over

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(The Microcosm): Visionary Music of Continental Europe, 1970-1986

Acting as a sequel to Light in the Attic’s I Am The Center, The Microcosm delves further into experimental new age electronic compositions from the 70s and 80s. Mapping a peaceful yet strange world between prog, psych and ambient electronica. With pieces from Vangelis, Roedelius, Ash Ra Tempel, Popol Vuh, Bernard Xolotl, Robert Julian Horky and Enno Velthuys.

Zuider Zee
Zeenith

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Haruomi Hosono
Paraiso

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Haruomi Hosono
omni Sight Seeing

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Haruomi Hosono
Philharmony

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Jim Sullivan
U.F.O.

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Michael Chapman
Fully Qualified Survivor

If anyone could be described as a Fully Qualified Survivor it's Michael Chapman. He can't have known that though when he recorded this album in 1970. This one showcases Chapman's acoustic troubadour side with a series of British folk rock that is up there with the best of the genre. Also features an early appearance from Mick Ronson before he was nabbed by Sir David Bowie.  
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Lee Hazlewood
The Very Special World Of Lee Hazlewood

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.
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The Kitchen Cinq
When The Rainbow Disappears: An Anthology 1965-68

The Kitchen Cinq are very much an in-the-known band, beloved by those that know, but generally lurking in the shadows, including behind frontman Lee Hazlewood’s solo career. When The Rainbow Disappears: An Anthology 1965-1968 collects the whole lot of their sparky garage-rock’n’roll, including very early, very rare stuff. On Light In The Attic.

Lee Hazlewood
Something Special

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.
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Thomas de Hartmann
The Music of Gurdjieff / de Hartmann

Thomas de Hartmann, a Russian composer, collaborated in the 1920’s with G. I. Gurdijieff, a spiritual teacher who travelled for two decades, composing music. de Hartmann transcribed and performed this music, which is now being released in full for the first time in over thirty years: five vinyl LPs worth of remarkable material, packaged in handsome box with a booklet and a download card. On Light In The Attic.
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Lizzy Mercier Descloux
One For The Soul

Lizzy Mercier Descloux was a singer, songwriter and performer who buzzed around the fringes of numerous musics during her adventurous career. One For The Soul finds her decamping to Rio De Janeiro, where the Brazilian influence flowed freely into her music. Remastered and reissued on Light In The Attic, with the addition of 2 bonus tracks.
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Lucio Battisti
Amore E Non Amore

Amore E Non Amore is probably Lucio Battisti’s finest achievement, a concept record that combined his popular appeal with rock crunch some bold proggish instrumentals. Battisti really goes for it in the vocal department too! 1971 album remastered and reissued on 180g vinyl by Light In The Attic.
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Various
Lagniappe Sessions Volume 1

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Lee Hazlewood
Forty

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”.
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Lee Hazlewood
Requiem For An Almost Lady

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.
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The Free Design
Kites Are Fun

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Lee Hazlewood & Ann-Margret
The Cowboy & The Lady

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.
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Jane Birkin
Di Doo Dah

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Mark Lanegan
Has God Seen My Shadow? An Anthology 1989-2011

The entire career of ol' gravel voice Mark Lanegan compressed onto a 32 track 2CD or 3LP set. He's collaborated with everyone (Josh Homme and PJ Harvey to name but two) and appeared on countless labels including Sub Pop and Beggars Banquet so for the beginner it is daunting. This will sort you out for the time being but remember  - it only goes up to 2011 and he's done loads since then. Volume 2 incoming eventually (hopefully). 
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Donnie & Joe Emerson
Dreamin' Wild

Ariel Pink has a lot to answer for, but one of the better things to have come from his meddling has been the resurrection of Donnie & Joe Emerson - Pink’s cover of the duo’s haunting ‘Baby’ was the song of Summer 2012. Off the back of ‘Baby’s success, and bolstered by the evangelism of record collector Jack Fleischer, we now get a Light In The Attic reissue of the Emerson Bro’s Dreamin’ Wild. A private-press LP released way back in 1979, the young Emersons wrote and cut Dreamin’ Wild in a practice space on their isolated Washington farm. Perhaps the fact that the brothers were so much in their own world at that time is what gives this record such a suspended, otherworldly feel. A unique album.
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Barbara Lynn
Here Is Barbara Lynn

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Stephen John Kalinich
A World Of Peace Must Come

Oddball 1960's poetry record from renowned Beach Boys lyricist performing some of his very own super idealistic poetry under hazy lights. If you like spoken word stuff about world peace etc then A World of Peace Must Come is the record for you. The main draw for Beach Boys completists is that it is produced by affable harmoniser Brian Wilson who also adds some of his unique sound sorcery and proto ambient twiddles to the mix.  
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Lee Hazlewood
Trouble Is A Lonesome Town

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. 
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Lynn Castle
Rose Colored Corner

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Michael Chapman
Wrecked Again

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Rodriguez
Cold Fact

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Michael Chapman
Playing Guitar The Easy Way

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Sing It High, Sing It Low : Tumbleweed Records 1971-1973

Here is a compilation that pulls out the forgotten highlights of the underappreciated Tumbleweed Records label, which operated for just two years between 1971 and 1973. As the name might suggest, folky americana was the focus of the label’s energies, and Sing It High, Sing It Low contains ten excellent songs from the roster. Released by Light In The Attic with their usual array of old photos and fascinating liner notes.
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Hayes McMullen
Everyday Seem Like Murder Here

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This Record Belongs To ___

This Record Belongs To _____ is a children’s record for parents who think it extremely important that their young ones start appreciating vinyl as soon as possible (no surprise then, that Jack White’s Third Man Records is behind it). However, the tracklisting, including Carole King, Nina Simone and Jerry Garcia (!) will entice adults too.
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Carlos Erasmo
Sonhos E Memorias 1941-1972

Erasmo Carlos is a thoroughly big deal in Brazil, though somewhat lesser-known in the English-speaking world (damn the Anglophone public’s lack of enthusiasm for non-English pop!). Sonhos E Memórias 1941 - 1972 has in fact never been released outside of Brazil before, an utter shame given the smoothly funky gorgeousness that lies within. Remastered and reissued by Light In The Attic.
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Lee Hazlewood
13

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Erasmo Carlos
Erasmo Carlos E Os Tremendões

Erasmo Carlos is a thoroughly big deal in Brazil, though somewhat lesser-known in the English-speaking world (damn the Anglophone public’s lack of enthusiasm for non-English pop!). But the albums now reissued by Light In The Attic are not so known even in Brazil, being the records on which Carlos indulged his interests in a variety of genres. Erasmo Carlos E Os Tremendões is a particularly groovy suite, available on CD or LP with remastered audio.
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Lee Hazlewood
Cowboy In Sweden

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Betty Davis
The Columbia Years 1968-1969

Pay attention, this is important! These sessions, recorded by Betty Davis with her then-husband Miles (yeah that Miles) and an impressive cast of late 60’s musicians (including Wayne Shorter, Mitch Mitchell, Herbie Hancock) have never been released (or even bootlegged) before! This material has acquired quite the reputation in the meantime, partly because it forms a key pre-Bitches Brew link in the Miles Davis chain. But even without that, this stuff is fresh and fantastic!
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The Shaggs
Philosophy of The World

Lots of people hate on The Shaggs, but what the hell do people know? This was a band that played rock music without needed to know how to play rock music, fitting together scraps of sounds into a broken approximation of the familiar. Which is to say that The Shaggs are great! Philosophy Of The World is their one and only album, and it’s been reissued by Light In The Attic.
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Honey Ltd
The Complete LHI Recordings

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Johnnie Frierson
Have You Been Good To Yourself

Johnnie Frierson was in the 60’s Stax soul crew The Drapels and is brother to Wendy Rene, but his own personal music was not so much about making people dance as about making them pray. Have You Been Good To Yourself is a set of heartfelt intimate gospel songs, recorded at home and locally distributed around Memphis. This remastered Light In The Attic reissue is the first ‘proper’ release of this sensitive music to date.
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Bernard Purdie
Lialeh

1974’s Lialeh is regarded as “the first major black porn movie”, and who are we to disagree? With a film like that to accompany, it should be no surprise that the original soundtrack, by Bernard Purdie, is some of the sexiest, funkiest material you ever heard. I mean, these are literally porn grooves. Extremely rare, but now reissued by Light In The Attic.
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Various
Heartworn Highways – Original Soundtrack

The documentary film Heartworn Highways and its soundtrack perfectly captures the time when country troubadours Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark and Steve Earle, among others, began to wrestle the credibility of country music back from the shiny over-production that was going on in Nashville. The film and the musicians showed their love for the folk and bluegrass roots of country music.
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Lifetones
For A Reason

Lifetones was the post-This Heat project of Charles Bullen, in which he worked with Julius Samuel to incorporate West Indian reggae flavours into his music. It’s less bleak and out-there than This Heat, but still retains an unusual, uncomfortable edge: repetition and chants featuring heavily. Remastered reissue on Light In The Attic.
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Gimmer Nicholson
Christopher Idylls

Gimmer Nicholson was a Memphis musician who kept himself firmly out of the limelight: so much so that this 1968 album is his only recorded work, despite years of involvement in the scene. Christopher Idylls is a prescient set of guitar instrumentals lightly augmented with electronics. This Light In The Attic release is the first ever vinyl release for this gorgeous, mysterious record.
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Noel Ellis
Noel Ellis

Noel Ellis’ self-titled album of dub-tinged reggae songcraft is an underrated gem, well worthy of reissue by Light In The Attic. Sample-spotters will be able to identify a considerable treat in ‘Dance With Me’, which Kanye West made prominent use of in his track ‘All Day’. LP with restored artwork and updated liner notes.
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Lizzy Mercier Descloux
Suspense

Lizzy Mercier Descloux was a singer, songwriter and performer who buzzed around the fringes of numerous crucial areas during her adventurous career. Suspense is her take on an 80’s pop record, an unusual step that works remarkably well. Light In The Attic are reissuing Suspense and several other of her albums, in remastered form. With 6 bonus tracks!
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Lizzy Mercier Descloux
Zulu Rock

Lizzy Mercier Descloux was a singer, songwriter and performer who buzzed around the fringes of numerous crucial areas during her adventurous career. Zulu Rock is her South African album, a real 80’s afro-funk record. Remastered and reissued on Light In The Attic, with the addition of 5 bonus tracks.
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Lizzy Mercier Descloux
Mambo Nassau

Lizzy Mercier Descloux was a singer, songwriter and performer who buzzed around the fringes of numerous crucial areas during her adventurous career. Mambo Nassau is a very funky record indeed, partly a result of recording at Chris Blackwell’s studios. Light In The Attic are reissuing this along with several other Descloux albums, in remastered form, with the addition of 6 bonus tracks.
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Alan Vega, Alex Chilton, Ben Vaughn
Live at Trans Musicales, Rennes, France, 7th December 1996

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Lee Hazlewood
Its Cause and Cure

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.
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The City
Now That Everything's Been Said

A masterpiece of 60s rock, Now That Everything’s Been Said has been waiting for a vinyl reissue for far too long. The City, songwriter Carole King’s band, is brimming with optimistic, polyphonic and rebellious energy. A great opportunity to dig up your mum's wide jeans and the shades your dad always used to brag about.
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Spooner Oldham
Pot Luck

Spooner Oldham released his one and only solo album back in 1972. The man wrote songs and played keys for a wide variety of classic soul artists, but this is the only opportunity to hear him take centre stage. God knows why, as he sounds very comfortable there. Pot Luck is fully remastered and reissued by Light In The Attic.
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Public Image Limited
First Issue

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Lizzy Mercier Descloux
Press Color

Lizzy Mercier Descloux did an excellent thing in 1979, releasing a record that mirrored her journey from Paris to Lower East Side NY by putting a tight no wave rhythm section beneath a version of slick French song. Press Color is that record, and it is a firmly compelling listen. Reissued at last, in remastered form, by Light In The Attic.
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Karin Krog
Don't Just Sing – An Anthology: 1963-1999

Karin Krog is a Scandinavian legend, but a more-or-less unknown in our part of the world. Let’s change that eh? Don’t Just Sing - An Anthology: 1963-1999 collects highlights of a full career of creative, jazz-inflected pop, fronted by Krog’s inventive and highly characteristic vocals. On Light In The Attic.
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Lewis
L'Amour

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Arthur
Dreams and Images

Some tender thoughts and feelings from Arthur aka Arthur Lee Harper. Dreams and Images is the repressed and remastered edition of his 1968 debut release. This record is packed with Arthurs archetypal sympathetic vocals, his finger picking folksy guitar and some other instrumental bits and bobs. A wee gem of warm considered songs. Out on vinyl LP and CD from Light In The Attic.
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Michael Chapman
Window

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Roky Erickson
Don't Slander Me

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Lewis
Romantic Times

There's something about the Lewis myth that just doesn't stack up. I'm not entirely convinced that the whole thing is not an elaborate hoax. If the story they are telling is true - then its completely insane. Unbelievably since the recent re-issue of Lewis's 'L'Amour' album someone has found another album by a man who allegedly disappeared after cutting 'L'Amour'. This is apparently the 1985 issue of an album credited this time to Lewis Baloue. The sound is similar, a tortured voice wracked over languid synths, the sleeve sees him posing next to a private jet. Its the same man. This was remastered from a sealed, vinyl copy of the ultra-rare album discovered in the vaults of DJ and collector Kevin “Sipreano” Howes in Vancouver. For the moment the man remains a complete enigma. The record label claims they can't find him- it could well be true. In any case what we are left with is another shimmering album of eerie late night evocations that a certainly more David Lynch than the debut but have exactly the same naked threadbare appeal 
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Sylvie Simmons
Sylvie

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Sly Stone
I'm Just Like You: Sly's Stone Flower Power 1969-70

He's just like us, except for he actually has hair, and can play instruments well. 'I'm Just Like You: Sly Stone's Flower Power' celebrates the second era of the master's career, after leaving the Family Stone for a solo career that explored the electronic expansions of funk music, using a wide variety of instruments and programmed drum machines to create grooves like no other. This double LP chronicles an innovative period that Stone probably won't be remembered for, but probably should be honoured for.
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