SINATRA, NANCY & HAZLEWOOD, LEE

NANCY & LEE AGAIN (LIGHT IN THE ATTIC)

SINATRA, NANCY & HAZLEWOOD, LEE - NANCY & LEE AGAIN 157282
Format:
1 LP
Release:
14.04.2023
Label:
LIGHT IN THE ATTIC
Genre:
World
Kat.-Nr.:
157282
Barcode:
0826853019910
Light in the Attic Records is proud to present the next installment of the Nancy Sinatra Archival Series with the first ever reissue of the classic 1972 album Nancy & Lee Again.

Recorded during a 1972 reunion between Nancy and the enigmatic Hazlewood, the album contains some of the pair's most enduring and ambitious duets including the epic "Arkansas Coal (Suite)," the sensual "Paris Summer" and the incredibly powerful Dolly Parton-penned "Down From Dover." Equal parts daring, psychedelic, cinematic, and sweet, Nancy & Lee Again reveals with each track a timeless, natural chemistry between two artists who would remain influential for generations to come.

Nancy & Lee Again is available in a variety of formats, including vinyl and CD. The vinyl LP is presented in an expanded gatefold jacket and is accompanied by a 20-page booklet, featuring an array of photos from the legendary singer, actress, and activist's personal collection, as well as in-depth Q&A with Nancy Sinatra, conducted by the reissue's GRAMMYr-nominated co-producer, Hunter Lea (also available in the CD package).

All formats have been beautifully designed by Darryl Norsen of D. Norsen Design, and include two bonus tracks, "Machine Gun Kelly" (first time on vinyl) and the previously unreleased "Think I'm Coming Down." Nancy, the eldest daughter of Frank Sinatra, had been working with the Oklahoma-born songwriter since 1965, when she topped the pop charts with "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'." Over the next five years, the two artists forged a prolific relationship in the studio, with Hazlewood writing and producing many of Nancy's solo hits.

Soon, the duo found success with a series of duets, including "Sand," "Summer Wine," and "Some Velvet Morning" - all of which appeared on their highly-influential 1968 debut.

Not long after the critical acclaim and chart success of Nancy & Lee died down, however, Hazlewood unexpectedly relocated to Sweden, leaving his musical partner in the proverbial dust.

America, meanwhile, was in the midst of a cultural shift, as the Vietnam War waged on. By the turn of the decade, the musical landscape had changed significantly.

"Trivial music and not profound music became unimportant," recalls Nancy, speaking to Hunter Lea.

"It was a tough time." And yet, despite the circumstances, the stars somehow aligned for the duo to record some of their most magnificent music together.

Returning to Los Angeles for the project, Hazlewood - who reprised his role as producer - chose to take a new direction with the duo's sophomore album.

Nancy recalls, "It was more dramatic; it was more fun to do, more challenging to do_. It was more grandiose." Nancy & Lee Again remains a creative high point in the careers of Sinatra and Hazlewood and, upon its release, garnered rave reviews from Billboard, Record World, and Cash Box, among others.

Yet, Nancy & Lee Again never received the spotlight it so utterly deserved. "We didn't have label support at all in those days," recalls Nancy.

"Without the strength of a label, records die. We were old. We were old-fashioned. We were just not what was happening.

It's a very ageist kind of business." Nevertheless, she adds, "I think it's a very good album.

I think it's timeless." Now, after years of being a sought-after rarity, this gem in the Sinatra-Hazlewood canon can finally get its due.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. ARKANSAS COAL (SUITE)
  • 1.2. BIG RED BALLOON
  • 1.3. FRIENDSHIP TRAIN
  • 1.4. PARIS SUMMER
  • 1.5. CONGRATULATIONS
  • 1.6. DOWN FROM DOVER
  • 1.7. DID YOU EVER?
  • 1.8. TIPPY TOES
  • 1.9. BACK ON THE ROAD
  • 1.10. GOT IT TOGETHER
  • 1.11. MACHINE GUN KELLY (BONUS TRACK, FIRST TIME ON VINYL)
  • 1.12. THINK I'M COMING DOWN (BONUS TRACK, PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)