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Lee Hazlewood

It's Cause And Cure

Album remastered from the original tapes with three bonus tracks The midtolate '60s were strange days for Lee Hazlewood Having struck gold as songwriter and vocal foil for Nancy Sinatra he signed up to MGM as an artist in his own right and between 1966 and 1968 produced three ambitious solo albums that were eclectic idiosyncratic and most of all unpredictable It was a happy time for Lee his music was hot on the charts he was fully immersed in his collaboration with his muse Suzi Jane Hokom The second of his MGM trilogy1967's peculiarly named 'Lee Hazlewoodism Its Cause And Cure' took on countrified French yeye 'The Girls In Paris' a tale of a young bullfighter built on Spanish guitar and choral cowboys 'Jose' a stringdrenched song about the passing of time 'The Old Man And His Guitar' and a western epic about a Native American tribe 'The Nights' And that was just the first four tracks Elsewhere the honky tonk madness of 'Suzi Jane Is Back In Town' the Byrdslike jangle of 'In Our Time' andin the bonus tracksan instrumental named 'Batman' confirm this to be one of Hazlewood's most farranging farout LPs ever It's the result of two main factors ambitionto top Phil Spector primarilyand cash which paid for orchestras plush studios and the inestimable talents of arranger Billy Strange 'I think the big sound of those records came out of the Spector thing' says Hokom in the new liner notes 'If you can have a big sound and you have money to burn it was a flamboyancy' Released before the Nancy and Lee LPa bona fide hit for Reprise Records 'Hazlewoodism' was a tougher nut to crack a record that confused by combining pofaced delivery with unabashed comical touches By 1967 Hazlewood had founded the LHI imprint and was busy building his own empireone we've been lovingly archiving for the past few years We now present this missing link in the story plus predecessor The Very Special World Of Lee Hazlewood and followup 'Something Special' Welcome to Hazlewood's magnificentand madMGM years Liner notes by Hunter Lea with exclusive interviews and archive photos LP Housed in a deluxe Gatefold Stoughton tipon jacket

  • 1. The Girls in Paris
    2. Jose
    3. The Old Man and His Guitar
    4. The Nights
    5. I Am a Part
    6. Home (I'm Home)
    7. After Six
    8. Suzi Jane Is Back in Town
    9. In Our Time
    10. Dark in My Heart
    11. Lee Hazlewood's Woodchucks Frenesi
    12. Lee Hazlewood's Woodchucks Muchacho
    13. Lee Hazlewood's Woodchucks Batman

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