HAZLEWOOD, LEE & ANN-MARGRET

THE COWBOY & THE LADY (LIGHT IN THE ATTIC)

HAZLEWOOD, LEE & ANN-MARGRET - THE COWBOY & THE LADY 118106
Format:
1 CD
Release:
10.11.2017
Label:
LIGHT IN THE ATTIC
Kat.-Nr.:
118106
Barcode:
0826853016025
* Album remastered from pristine LHI master tapes * Includes non-album LHI singles as bonus tracks * Download card for all of Ann-Margret's LHI tracks including previously unreleased tracks * Liner notes by Hunter Lea including interviews with Ann-Margret & Suzi Jane Hokom * Essay by Lydia Hyslop The "Cowboy" moved slowly out of the booth and into the studio.

You could tell by the look in his eyes, that the half-dozen shots of Chivas Regal had put his ego to rest, and he was ready to sing with the "Lady." They Sang for three nights - the "Cowboy" and the "Lady", and the Gods were kind, and their album was finished on time.

Herein, lie the results.some good, some bad and some more. - Lee Hazlewood "He had that wonderful, raw sense of humor and that good ol' boy accent.

He certainly could turn a phrase." - Ann-Margret In 1969 Lee Hazlewood's personal record label LHI Records was flush with major label cash and Lee wanted to make Ann-Margret his next big star.

In the quest for a hit, the pair recorded fuzzed out acid rock ("It's A Nice World To Visit (But Not To Live In)" & "You Turned My Head Around,") orchestral pop ("Sleep in the Grass" & "Chico") and a genuine country album cut in Nashville.

Light in the Attic Records is proud to continue it's Lee Hazlewood archival series with an expanded reissue of Lee & Ann-Margret's The Cowboy & The Lady.

The album is Hazlewood's truest country album and a perfect example of the genre hopping he was afforded at LHI with unlimited creative freedom and money to burn.

Recorded over a weekend in Nashville with the help of Charlie McCoy and some Nashville session musicians.

"That was 47 years and about 5000 sessions ago." - Charlie McCoy With improvised lines like "Look at her standing there with chili all over her dress / If I knew her better, I'd give her a puppy," the sessions were loose and fun, with most tracks cut in one or two takes.

"I had done things in Nashville before. I worked with The Jordanaires in '62 or '63. We did a lot of things.

I had worked with Charlie McCoy, Floyd Cramer, and Chet Atkins. I love the feeling of Nashville." - Ann-Margret A whirlwind year of lear jet promo tours, magazine photo shoots, television specials and cutting records for LHI wasn't able to bring the success that Lee and Ann-Margret pushed for.

A second LHI album with Ann-Margret was planned but never recorded. Within a year of making the trip to Nashville, Lee would be living in Sweden full-time and Ann-Margret would focus on her acting career for the better part of a decade.

Nothing exemplifies Lee's "throw it against the wall and see if it sticks" record production of the LHI era like his work with Ann-Margret.

Though it didn't stick, and it didn't sell, Lee's adventure with Ann-Margret is an extravagant tangent that has since grown a cult following.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. AM I THAT EASY TO FORGET
  • 1.2. ONLY MAMA THAT'LL WALK THE LINE
  • 1.3. GREYHOUND BUS DEPOT
  • 1.4. WALK ON OUT OF MY MIND
  • 1.5. HANGIN' ON
  • 1.6. VICTIMS OF THE NIGHT
  • 1.7. BREAK MY MIND
  • 1.8. YOU CAN'T IMAGINE
  • 1.9. SWEET THING
  • 1.10. NO REGRETS
  • 1.11. DARK END OF THE STREET
  • 1.12. YOU TURNED MY HEAD AROUND
  • 1.13. IT'S A NICE WORLD TO VISIT (BUT NOT
  • 1.14. SLEEP IN THE GRASS
  • 1.15. CHICO