lee hazlewood

For years, one of my rituals when hitting up record stores was a quick visit to the Lee Hazlewood section — alternately located, depending on the shop, in ‘country’, ‘rock’, or the most perplexing, ‘oldies’. You could occasionally find old, beaten down, used vinyl or foreign-pressed (often shoddily produced) import CDs. Other than that locating Hazlewood’s music was often left to best-of compilations — and typically just the Nancy Sinatra collaborations at that. Even finding Hazlewoood’s music via (legal) digital outlets has proved difficult. But there is good news…

Last year Light In The Attic Records launched a massive reissue campaign kicking off with The LHI years: Singles, Nudes & backsides (1968-71), a 17 track set spanning what the label describes as ‘the best of Lee’s solo songs and duets from his LHI (Lee Hazlewood Industries) imprint.’  Indeed.  The LITA Hazlewood excavation continues with A House Safe For Tigers, (previously unavailable outside of a rare 1975 Swedish pressing) and the just released Trouble Is A Lonesome Town, originally released in 1963.

I have some vinyl copies of the LITA reissues to give away to some of the AD faithful. To land a copy, leave your name, a working email in the address field, and your favorite Hazlewood LP. Winners notified via email by Sunday. Have at it…

150 Responses to “Lee Hazlewood :: Trouble Is A Lonesome Town”

  1. Cowboy in Sweden

  2. It’s a close call, but The Very Special World of Lee Hazlewood ranks number one for me!

  3. Ohhhh ‘The Cowboy and the Lady’; Dark End of the Street particularly…

  4. “Cowboy in Sweden”- a masterpiece

  5. “Love And Other Crimes”

  6. cowboy in sweden for sure

  7. Trouble is a lonesome town!

  8. Lately, because I just scored a pretty sweet copy of “Nancy and Lee” it’s been my fave jam. Such awkward love songs. they both often sound so lonely even though they are singing to one another..

  9. Mucha s I love this album, Nancy and Lee wins.

  10. ‘Trouble is a Lonesome Town’ – great concept. I’m still eager to pick up ‘A House Safe for Tigers’ soon. Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Cowboy In Sweden! Great album.

  12. My favorite is probably 13.

  13. I’ve always had a soft spot for NANCY & LEE. Still have my dad’s original vinyl copy – he had amazing taste in music and shared his love of vinyl with me. Thanks pop!

  14. Lee Hazlewood-ism: Its Cause and Cure!

  15. The Very Special World of Lee Hazlewood

  16. I’ve always really liked “Poet, Fool, or Bum” but I recently found a copy of “20th Century Lee” and I’ve been really surprised with how much I’ve been playing it.

  17. the very special world of….

  18. A House Safe for Tigers

  19. The N.S.V.I.P.’s (Not So Very Important People) !!!

  20. Gotta be Nancy & Lee. Now if I could only find a clean copy!

  21. Requiem for an almost Lady.

  22. I see a lot of people on here saying Love and Other Crimes, Damn it you took my answer! But you are all correct, That’s the best.

  23. Trouble Is a lonesome Town.

    Because it is!

  24. Requiem for an Almost Lady

  25. The Very Special World Of Lee Hazlewood

  26. I love Lee so I love “Love And Other Crimes”!!!!!

    Thanks a lot!!!

  27. Love and Other Crimes…

    Pour Man is a fantastic track isn’t it?

  28. Trouble is a Lonesome Town

    they’re gonna git you boy!

  29. Nancy & Lee probably, or cowboy in Sweden. That LHI years comp is pretty strong too…

  30. i love cowboy in sweden,

    and also love and other crimes. loooook at that womannn

  31. I’m not that deep into Lee’s discography(yet), but so far i gotta go with Love and Other Crimes.

  32. For me, Cowboy In Sweden every time (though with a hat tip to Nancy and Lee as that was the record I found in the charity shop that got me into Lee Hazlewood). Cheers J

  33. Cowboy in Sweden. I’m feeling lucky. Thanks!

  34. love and other crimes! i win!

  35. Love and Other Crimes

  36. Cake or Death.

  37. love and other crimes. go dawgs.

  38. Nancy & Lee


  39. Love And Other Crimes

  40. I’d like me some free Lee.

  41. Favorite is probably Trouble Is A Lonesome Town for its consistency, but Cowboy In Sweden (with The Night Before and Forget Marie) and Nancy and Lee (Some Velvet Morning and Sand) are pretty close.


  42. Trouble is a lonesome town, we all make the flowers grow is just the tops

  43. Cowboy in Sweden

  44. Love and other Crimes

  45. Absolutely have to go with Requiem For An Almost Lady

  46. Trouble is a Lonesome Town, duh

  47. Cowboy in Sweden. My 3 year old digs Trouble is a Lonesome Town.

  48. My favourite Lee Hazlewood album is Trouble is a lonesome town.
    It’s also my favourite concept album!

  49. Lee Hazlewood – Trouble is a Lonesome town.

  50. Trouble is a lonesome town is my favourite!

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