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.
7/10 Jack Customer review, 11th November 2015
Much of this record is rooted in jazz and blues rather than the alt-country/lounge style with which he is usually associated. That's not to say that Hazlewood's wry wit and world-weary cynicism don't pervade the lyrics, its just that he takes them down a new musical path. My favourites are: "Shades," the only song on the LP that doesn't fit the mood of the rest; the gritty "This Town;" the depressed vibe of "Stone Cold Blues" which features some excellent piano; and the haunted blues of "Hands."
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