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Cowboy In Sweden
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LP

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LITA 153LP LITA 153LP
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RELEASE DATE
11/25/2016

LP version in deluxe Stoughton tip-on gatefold sleeve. "Album remastered from pristine LHI master tapes. Includes previously unheard versions of 'Pray Them Bars Away' & 'Easy & Me.' Liner notes by Hunter Lea including interviews with Torbjörn Axelman, Suzi Jane Hokom, Nina Lizell, Don Randi, Hal Blaine and Shel Talmy. Rare film production photos from the Torbjörn Axelman archive. Light In The Attic records is proud to continue its Lee Hazlewood 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 humor ('Pray Them Bars Away'), a dash of bummer ('Cold Hard Times'), some beautiful ladies to sing with ('Leather & Lace' & 'Hey Cowboy') and even a couple anti-war protest songs to be topical ('No Train to Stockholm' & '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."