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”The album further fleshes out the Lewis myth – we see him pictured in that white suit with his famous white Mercedes and a private jet too; we hear him focussing more intently on matters of the heart, and appearing to unravel in the process. “I felt like I was witnessing a full-blown exorcism of a phantom clad in the finest linen,” writes filmmaker and historian Jack D. Fleischer in his brand new liner notes. “This record went further [than L’Amour ]. It was a personal plea, of sorts. Something had gone wrong. Nerves were clearly exposed.” –Light In The Attic Records

Lewis – Bringing You A Rose

Pre-order, HERE.
Digital – Out Now, CD – August 26th, LP – November 18th

先週末、突如eBayに現れ、Light in the Attic Recordsにせり落とされた幻のセカンド・アルバム『Romantic Times』(1985)が速攻で再発されることに! もちろん、先にファースト『L’Amour』(1983)も再発している同レーベルから。デヴィッド・リンチ〜アンジェロ バダラメンティからアーサー・ラッセルまで引き合いに出され、オブセッションてんこ盛りの発掘。

Lewis – I Thought The World Of You
from “L’Amour” (Light In The Attic Records LITA 117)

“I’m the one, you don’t have to look any further. I’m the one. I’m here, right here for you,” oozes jazz, rock, and electronic music pioneer Annette Peacock on the leadoff title track of her solo debut LP. The album’s wide range of vocal emotions and diverse sonic palette (featuring Robert Moog’s early modular synthesizers, which the singer actually transmitted her voice through to wild effect) places it firmly at the forefront of the pop avant-garde. Originally released by RCA Victor in 1972 to widespread critical acclaim, I’m The One found itself amongst good company. Both Lou Reed and David Bowie had recently signed to the label—Bowie in particular was enamored with Annette—and artists ranging from ex-husband and jazz great Paul Bley, along with notable Brazilian percussionists Airto Moreira and Dom Um Romao, guested on the album itself. Writing and arranging I’m The One’s nine passionate tracks—bar a unique cover of Elvis Presley’s “Love Me Tender”— the disc grooves easily from free jazz freak-outs and rough and rugged blues-funk to gently pulsing synthesized bliss. –Light In The Attic

Annette Peacock “Pony” (from “I’m The One”) by LightInTheAtticRecords

This is the second release on Light In The Attic’s Future Days Recordings imprint. Available on CD and LP (limited to 1,000 hand-numbered copies), A re-mastered, limited, hard cover signed first edition CD in a 6 panel jacket with 12 page booklet containing lyrics and 9 color photos. Pre-order, HERE. Also available on the artists own label, HERE, and cdbaby.

Michael Chapman began his career on the Cornish folk circuit in 1967.
Signed to the Harvest label, home to Pink Floyd and Deep Purple, he
recorded four quasi-legendary albums. The influential ‘Fully Qualified
Survivor’ was John Peel’s favorite record of 1970, and featured future
Bowie collaborator Mick Ronson. After decades of recording and touring,
Chapman remained an obscure figure in the States until his profile was
raised by a lengthy 2009 interview with big fan Thurston Moore in
Fretboard Journal. He toured extensively with the late guitarist Jack
Rose, and more recently, with Bill Callahan. Seattle-based indie label
Light in the Attic began a reissue campaign of his Harvest work, and
Tompkins Square released the internationally acclaimed double disc, ‘Trainsong : Guitar Compositions, 1967-2010‘.
–Tompkins Square Records 

“Oh Michael, Look What You’ve Done : Friends Play Michael Chapman,” compiled by Michael’s wife Andru and Tompkins Square’s Josh Rosenthal, is due out on May 29th via Tompkins Square.

“No Song To Sing” by Meg Baird by TompkinsSquare

Track listing : 
1. Black Twig Pickers – Life on the Ceiling 
2. D. Charles Speer – Expressway in the Rain 
3. Lucinda Williams – That Time of Night 
4. Thurston Moore – It Didn’t Work Out 
5. Meg Baird – No Song To Sing 
6. Maddy Prior – The Prospector 
7. Hiss Golden Messenger – Fennario 
8. Rick Kemp – Vanity and Pride 
9. Two Wings – You Say 
10. Nick Jonah Davis – Little Molly’s Dream 
11. Bridget St. John – Rabbit Hills 
12. William Tyler – Naked Ladies and Electric Ragtime

Wymond Miles (of The Fresh & Onlys) has released his solo debut EP “Earth Has Doors” via Sacred Bones Records. ‘Hidden Things Are Asking You To Find Them’ is the first track from that EP. And The Fresh & Onlys’ new album, as their follow-up to last year’s ” Play It Strange,”  will be released this spring via Mexican Summer.

“Four years ago Wymond Miles, guitar player and songwriter in San Francisco’s The Fresh & Onlys, began writing solo material thematically based on the concepts of eschatology, anthroposophy, and Gnostic and Hermetic symbolism. Drawing from a vast musical pool of inspiration, including Scott Walker, Robert Wyatt, Arvo Part, and Nikki Sudden amongst others, Earth Has Doors is Miles’ first solo release.” —Sacred Bones Records

Rodriguez – Sugar Man (Live on KEXP)
Rodriguez performs “Sugar Man” at the Triple Door in Seattle as part of KEXP’s VIP Club concert series. Recorded 6/23/09 with the Fresh and Onlys. Rodriguez film documentary “Searching For Sugar Man,” directed by Malik Bendjelloul, debuted at the World Documentary competition of 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

Light in the Attic follows up their last year’s reissue of Michael Chapman’s 1970 classic album “Fully Qualified Survivor” (LITA 060) with Chapman’s excellent debut LP “Rainmaker,” produced by Gus Dudgeon, originally released on the seminal Harvest label in 1969. “Rainmaker” features a stellar cast of legendary English musicians including “Clem” Clempson (Bakerloo, Colosseum and then Humble Pie), Aynsley Dunbar (John Mayall, Eric Burdon, David Bowie, Frank Zappa and Lou Reed), Norman Haines (Locomotive), Danny Thompson (Pentangle, John Martyn, Nick Drake) , Rick Kemp (Steeleye Span), Mick Ronson and others. 

Remastered from the original master tapes. CD contains 3 previously unreleased tracks. LP remains the same as the original album tracks. Pre-Order, HERE.

Michael Chapman | Deluxe LP Reissue | What’s Inside?

Okkervil River – It Is So Nice to Get Stoned (Ted Lucas cover)

As a follow-up to their 2007′s “Golden Opportunities,” Okkervil River has released a brand new set of covers “Golden Opportunities 2″ which was recorded live and mixed live to 2 track by Danny Reisch at Premium Recording, Austin, TX, November 3rd.
Available now for free download through the Okkervil River web site.

Track listing:
1. It Is So Nice to Get Stoned (Ted Lucas)
originally appeared on Ted Lucas’ self-titled solo album (known as “The OM album”) recorded in Detroit, 1974, LP reissued on Yoga Records.
2. U.F.O. (Jim Sullivan)
originally appeared on Jim Sullivan’s debut album “U.F.O” (Monnie 1969) featuring the legendary Wrecking Crew (Beach Boys, Phil Spector). Reissued from Light in the Attic Records.
3. One Soul Less on Your Fiery List (The Triffids)
originally appeared on The Triffids’ 1986 album “In The Pines,” reissued from Domino Records.
4. Plan D (Bill Fay)
originally appeared on Bill Fay’s second album “Time of the Last Persecution,” released in 1971 from Deram Records, reissued from Esoteric Recordings.
5. Dry Bones (traditional spiritual song)

Ted Lucas – It Is So Nice to Get Stoned

Damien Jurado & Richard Swift – Be Not So Fearful (Bill Fay cover)

from “OTHER PEOPLE’S SONGS – Volume One – Performed by Damien Jurado & Richard Swift” (2010), a Free collection of covers recorded 2010. Originally written & performed by Bill Fay on his self-titled first album (Nova, 1967), reissued from Esoteric Recordings. Also…. Wilco and Loose Fur (Jeff Tweedy and Glen Kotche with O’Rourke) has covered ‘Be Not So Fearful,’ and Jim O’Rourke covered ‘Pictures of Adolf Again,’ the song from “Time of the Last Persecution”, for 2007′s Koji Wakamatsu’s film “United Red Army” OST.

Little Bit of Rain – Karen Dalton and Fred Neil
from 1969 album “It’s So Hard to Tell Who’s Going to Love You the Best

Delmore Recordings is incredibly proud to announce the February 2012 release of Karen Dalton – 1966 — newly unearthed reel- … more to-reel recordings made of the elusive songstress rehearsing with her estranged husband Richard Tucker, it was documented by Carl Baron who brought a tape recorder to their Colorado cabin.

Track List
01. Reason To Believe
02. Katie Cruel
03. Cotton Eyed Joe
04. Green Rocky Road
05. Don’t Make Promises
06. Other Side To This Life
07. God Bless The Child
08. Little Bit Of Rain
09. While You’re On Your Way
10. 2:19 Train
11. Misery Blues
12. Mole In The Ground
13. Shiloh Town
14. Hallelujah

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