LHI Years: Singles, Nudes & Backsides (1968-71)

LHI Years: Singles, Nudes & Backsides (1968-71)

by Lee Hazlewood
     
 

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One could go off the rails trying to explain the odd genius of Lee Hazlewood. A born wanderer, a natural iconoclast, and a man who simply heard music his own way and was somehow able to sail the shark-infested waters of the music business on his own terms by out-sharking the sharks and doing what he pleased, Hazlewood defied easy definitions. He was a fascinating… See more details below

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One could go off the rails trying to explain the odd genius of Lee Hazlewood. A born wanderer, a natural iconoclast, and a man who simply heard music his own way and was somehow able to sail the shark-infested waters of the music business on his own terms by out-sharking the sharks and doing what he pleased, Hazlewood defied easy definitions. He was a fascinating songwriter with a sort of desert Vegas cowboy vision of life, and he was a subtle, brilliant, and innovative producer in the studio, crafting recordings that had enough echo, space, and surprises that Phil Spector viewed him as a mentor. Hazlewood was every bit as eccentric as Spector, too, and at the close of the '60s, he suddenly moved to Stockholm, started his own label, LHI (Lee Hazlewood Industries), and turned out a fair amount of extremely interesting material, most of which wasn't even remotely aimed at commercial success. Light in the Attic Records has begun an archival reissue series of some of these rare Hazlewood sides, and this set, which covers 1968 to 1971, is the first of these. With a sparse and yet somehow strangely lush production sound full of reverb and echo, spooky strings, and hushed percussion, Hazlewood sounds here like a resigned and weary ex-patriot cowboy version of Leonard Cohen crossed with Sun Records-era Johnny Cash, all of which would make these recordings simply curios if the songs weren't so good -- and they're good. "No Train to Stockholm" is brilliant, and so, too, is the bleak beauty of "If It's Monday Morning" and the weary wisdom of "I Just Learned to Run." Hazlewood manages to sound resigned, lightly disgusted, heartbroken, and deathbed wise as he sings his way through these songs, none of which ever hit anywhere near an AM radio station. It's easy to be excited for more volumes in this series after hearing this one.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/01/2012
Label:
Light In The Attic
UPC:
0826853008426
catalogNumber:
84
Rank:
36406

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Tracks

  1. Califia (Stone Rider)  - Suzi Jane Hokom
  2. The Bed  - Lee Hazlewood
  3. Sleep In the Grass  -  Ann-Margret
  4. Leather and Lace  - Nina Lizell
  5. If It's Monday Morning  - Lee Hazlewood
  6. The Night Before  - Lee Hazlewood
  7. Bye Babe  - Lee Hazlewood
  8. Victims of the Night  -  Ann-Margret
  9. Chico  -  Ann-Margret
  10. Hey Cowboy  - Nina Lizell
  11. No Train To Stockholm  - Lee Hazlewood
  12. Won't You Tell Your Dreams  - Lee Hazlewood
  13. Nobody Like You  - Suzi Jane Hokom
  14. Trouble Maker  - Lee Hazlewood
  15. What's More I Don't Need Her  - Lee Hazlewood
  16. Come On Home To Me  - Lee Hazlewood
  17. I Just Learned To Run  - Lee Hazlewood

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lee Hazlewood   Primary Artist
Clarence White   Guitar
Ray Kelley   Strings
Curtis Amy   Flute
Victor Feldman   Piano
Plas Johnson   Brass
Don Randi   Organ,Piano
Jerry Cole   Bass,Guitar
Lyle Ritz   Bass
Nicky Hopkins   Keyboards
Jack Nitzsche   Keyboards
Jim Gordon   Drums
Murray Adler   Strings
Robert Barene   Strings
Arnold Belnick   Brass
Harold Bemko   Strings
Chuck Berghofer   Upright Bass
Roy Caton   Brass
Gary Coleman   Percussion,Drums
Harold Diner   Brass,Woodwind
Assa Drori   Strings
Jesse Ehrlich   Brass
Alan Estes   Percussion
Virgil Evans   Brass
Henry Ferber   Strings,Brass
Vic Flick   Guitar
Nathan Gershman   Strings
James Getzoff   Brass,Woodwind
Sam Goldstein   Drums
Jim Horn   Brass,Woodwind
George Kast   Brass
Jerome Kessler   Strings
Lou Klass   Strings
Carl LaMagna   Strings
Edgar Lustgarten   Brass
Arthur Maebe   Brass
Leonard Malarsky   Strings,Brass
Vito Mangano   Brass,Woodwind
Lew McCreary   Brass,Woodwind
Wilbert Nuttycombe   Strings,Brass
Stanley Plummer   Strings
Ray Pohlman   Bass
Jerome Reisler   Strings
John Rotella   Brass,Woodwind
Mischa Russell   Strings
Ralph Schaeffer   Strings
Henry Sigismonti   Brass
Jack Sperling   Drums
Tibor Zelig   Strings
Shari Zippert   Strings
Vincent DeRosa   Brass,Woodwind
Alton Hendrickson   Guitar
William Hinshaw   Brass
Anthony Terran   Brass,Woodwind
Gregory Bemko   Strings
David Filerman   Strings
Paul N. Humphrey   Drums
Ray Kelly   Strings
Russ Titleman   Guitar
Donnie Owens   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Joe Cannon   Guitar
Raymond Kelley   Brass
Armand Kaproff   Brass
William Kurasch   Strings
Oliver Mitchell   Brass,Woodwind
David a. Duke   Brass,Woodwind
Big Jim Sullivan   Guitar
Louis Blackburn   Brass
James O'Rafferty   Pedal Steel Guitar
David Cohen   Guitar
Gerald McGee   Guitar
Thomas Holbrook   Bass
Igor Heroshevsky   Strings
Donald Owens   Guitar
Christine Maleveska   Strings

Technical Credits

Lee Hazlewood   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Jack Nitzsche   Arranger
Billy Strange   Arranger
Eddie Brackett   Engineer
Jimmie Haskell   Arranger
Damon Lyon-Shaw   Engineer
Larry Marks   Producer
Lars Samuelson   Arranger
Shel Talmy   Composer,Producer
Jim Walters   Engineer
David Whitaker   Arranger
Charlie McCoy   Arranger
Donnie Owens   Producer
Johnny Arthy   Arranger
Joe Nixon   Producer
Wyndham Wallace   Liner Notes
Matt Sullivan   Executive Producer
Josh Wright   Executive Producer
B. Belland   Composer
Moseley   Composer
J. Nixon   Composer
Big Jim Sullivan   Arranger
Jason Grant   Proof Reading
D.T. Summerville   Composer

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