LEE HAZELWOOD

Cowboy In Sweden

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Light In The Attic Records continue its Lee Hazlewood Archival Series with this expanded reissue of Cowboy in Sweden. Released as the last LHI LP, Cowboy in Sweden was a soundtrack to the 1970 cult classic film of the same name starring Lee Hazlewood. The film was a surreal psychedelic account of Lee’s journey to his new homeland, while the soundtrack was a perfect compilation of Hazlewood’s strongest songs recorded over a prolific globe trotting three year period. The production scope of the album was the most ambitious of his career, recorded in Paris, London, Los Angeles and Stockholm with a slew of talented session musicians, producers and arrangers. Cowboy in Sweden is quite possibly the purest distillation of the Hazlewood sound; lush melancholy country pop with a pinch of humour (Pray Them Bars Away), a dash of bummer (Cold Hard Times), some beautiful ladies to sing with (Leather and Lace and Hey Cowboy) and even a couple anti-war protest songs to be topical (No Train to Stockholm and For A Day Like Today). The David Bitter Sweet Symphony Whitaker arranged orchestral pop of What’s More I Don’t Need Her and the stone cold Hazlewood classic The Night Before cement the album as Lee’s peak on LHI Records and ironically the label’s swan song.

Remastered from original master tapes. Includes unheard versions of Pray Them Bars Away and Easy and Me. Liner notes by Hunter Lea including interviews with Torbjoorn Axelman, Suzi Jane Hokom, Nina Lizell, Don Randi, Hal Blaine and Shel Talmy. Rare film production photos from the Torbjorn Axelman archive. 

Tracklisting 


1 Pray Them Bars Away
2 Leather & Lace
3 Forget Marie 
4 Cold Hard Times
5 The Night Before 
6 Hey Cowboy 
7 No Train To Stockholm 
8 For A Day Like Today 
9 Easy And Me 
10 What's More I Don't Need Her 
11 Vem Kan Segla