24 unreleased Lee Hazlewood recordings to be released this September

Lee Hazlewood was undoubtedly one of the coolest musicians of the ’60s and ’70s. In an era which pioneered an array of new sounds such as Jimi Hendrix’s extravagant and revolutionary use of the electric guitar, or the distinct pop-influenced soul music of Motown, Lee Hazlewood was paramount in the rise of ‘cowboy psychedelia.’

In honour of the late musician, Light in the Attic Records have announced the release of some of his unheard recordings on September 13th. The collection is called 400 Miles From L.A. 1955-56 and features 24 demos that predate Hazlewood’s mainstream success.

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Light in the Attic have announced the release of 24 Lee Hazlewood recordings in a collection entitled 400 Miles From L.A. 1955-56, set for September 13.

The record comes in CD, LP, MP3 and exclusive bundles, including gold vinyl, “Labels of Lee” coasters, a shot glass, a travel journal and a 18×24 silkscreen print. The release has been approved by the Hazlewood estate.

This release captures a new era of his music, allowing fans to chart the growth of Hazlewood as an artist throughout the years. In a sense, a new first chapter of his career has been written.

Song titles such as Cross Country Bus, Long Black Train, The Country Bus Tune and The Railroad Song would suggest that the release will be filled with intimate, rural sketches of his earlier years.

Pre-order your copy here.