If you’ve been following Light in the Attic’s ongoing Lee Hazlewood Archive Series, you’ve discovered a treasure trove of wild ‘n’ wooly music from the country-pop maverick. But the past releases in the series are proving to be delicious appetizers for the just-announced main course. On November 26, Light in the Attic will unveil There’s a Dream I’ve Been Saving: Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966-1971. This seven-years-in-the-making deluxe box set will be available as a 4-CD/1-DVD/1-flexidisc edition and an even more elaborate version adding three data DVDs containing WAVs and MP3s of 17 albums and 140 A and B sides from the LHI catalogue.
The Lee Hazlewood Industries label was a natural extension of the work Hazlewood created as a writer, producer and vocalist for a variety of artists at labels including MGM and most notably, Reprise. At The House That Frank Built, Hazlewood taught Nancy Sinatra how to sing “like a 16-year old who goes out with 45-year old truckers” updated the Chairman’s own sound with hits like “This Town,” and delivered “Houston” to Dean Martin. It’s been a Hazlewood renaissance in recent years; the Ace label has compiled collections dedicated to the psychedelic cowboy’s songs and outside productions as well as his complete 1965-1967 recordings for MGM (made in between stints at Reprise) while Rhino Handmade has surveyed the Reprise years. In 1966, however, Hazlewood founded LHI, where he not only recorded his own singular, off-the-wall brand of country/folk/pop/rock but released numerous albums and singles by a wide range of hand-picked artists.
What, exactly, will you find on this comprehensive compendium? Hit the jump for more details including the track listing and pre-order link!
There’s a Dream I’ve Been Saving celebrates LHI’s brief but fertile period of creativity in lavish style, with a hardcover, clothbound, LP-sized book (12” x 12”) joining its four CDs and one DVD. Written by Jessica Hundley, the book tells the LHI story via interviews with Hazlewood and label alumni including Suzi Jane Hokom, plus a timeline, 27 artist profiles, and reassessments of key LHI albums. Over 150 photographs can also be found in its pages.
The four CDs boast a total of 107 tracks, 14 of which are previously unreleased. Discs 1 and 2 offer the entirety of Lee’s solo LHI recordings, including every single and album (Cowboy in Sweden, Forty, The Cowboy and the Lady, and Requiem for an Almost Lady) plus a brace of previously unissued tracks. These discs also cover his memorable duets with Suzi Jane Hokom and Ann-Margret. Discs 3 and 4 sample the rest of the LHI catalogue, with tracks from artists such as Hokom, The Kitchen Cinq, Ann-Margret, Honey Ltd., The International Submarine Band, Arthur, The Aggregation, Sanford Clark, Lynn Castle, The Surprise Package, Virgil Warner, Don Randi, The Shacklefords and Hamilton Streetcar. All tracks have been remastered; 95% have been derived from the original master tapes while the remaining 5% have been transferred from pristine vinyl sources.
The region-free DVD premieres a new digital transfer from the original 16mm master negative of Hazlewood’s never-before-available 1970 film Cowboy in Sweden, fully restored with remastered sound. Rounding out the package are a couple pieces of Lee-centric swag: a flexidisc capturing unheard studio chatter from Hazlewood, and a reproduction of his original embossed LHI business card. In addition, five boxes will be packaged with a Golden Ticket for a free subscription to Light in the Attic’s ongoing Hazlewood Archive Series.
If that’s not enough Lee for you, LITA has a super deluxe version on tap. This set adds three DVDs. On the first disc you’ll find the near-entirety of the LHI catalogue in 320 Kbps MP3 format (17 albums and 140 single sides, for a total of 305 songs). (The International Submarine Band’s LP is the only LHI album excluded here.) DVD 2 includes the albums in WAV format, and DVD 3 has the singles as WAVs. This edition is housed in a gold-foil clothbound clamshell box, and also adds six glossy photographs and a 1970 ticket from Hazlewood Airlines!
Light in the Attic will bundle online orders from the label’s site with a limited edition 45 RPM single featuring two previously unreleased songs: “For a Day Like Today” (Take 4) by Suzi Jane Hokom b/w “Sweet Ride” (Demo) by Lee himself. Pre-orders will begin shipping on November 19 per LITA’s website. Pre-orders are not yet being accepted at Amazon.com, but you can order directly from LITA – and check out sound samples – at the link below! There’s a Dream I’ve Been Saving: Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966-1971 is available on November 26.
Various Artists, There’s a Dream I’ve Been Saving: Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966-1971 (Light in the Attic LITA 109, 2013) (Amazon U.S. - Standard Edition)
CD 1: Woke Up Sunday Morning with My Head Full of Pain
- Pray Them Bars Away - Lee Hazlewood
- Leather and Lace - Lee Hazlewood & Nina Lizell
- Forget Marie - Lee Hazlewood
- Cold Hard Times - Lee Hazlewood
- The Night Before - Lee Hazlewood
- Hey Cowboy - Lee Hazlewood & Nina Lizell
- No Train to Stockholm - Lee Hazlewood
- For a Day Like Today - Suzi Jane Hokom
- Easy and Me - Lee Hazlewood
- What's More I Don't Need Her - Lee Hazlewood
- Vem Kan Segla (I Can Sail Without the Wind) - Lee Hazlewood & Nina Lizell
- Trouble Maker - Lee Hazlewood
- Califia (Stone Rider) - Lee Hazlewood & Suzi Jane Hokom
- Alone - Lee Hazlewood & Suzi Jane Hokom
- I'll Never Fall in Love Again - Lee Hazlewood & Suzi Jane Hokom
- No Body Like You - Lee Hazlewood & Suzi Jane Hokom
- First Street Blues - Suzi Jane Hokom
- I'm Glad I Never - Lee Hazlewood
- If It's Monday Morning - Lee Hazlewood
- L.A. Lady - Lee Hazlewood
- Won't You Tell Your Dreams - Lee Hazlewood
- I'll Live Yesterdays - Lee Hazlewood
- Little Miss Sunshine - Lee Hazlewood
- Stoned Lost Child - Lee Hazlewood
- Come On Home to Me - Lee Hazlewood
- Must Have Been Something I Loved - Lee Hazlewood
- I'd Rather Be Your Enemy - Lee Hazlewood
CD 2: I Was Born Running Wild the Victim of a Woman Child
- Sleep in the Grass - Lee Hazlewood & Ann-Margret
- Chico - Lee Hazlewood & Ann-Margret
- Am I That Easy to Forget - Lee Hazlewood & Ann-Margret
- Only Mama That'll Walk the Line - Lee Hazlewood & Ann-Margre
- Greyhound Bus Depot - Lee Hazlewood & Ann-Margret
- Walk On Out of My Mind - Lee Hazlewood & Ann-Margret
- Hangin' On - Lee Hazlewood & Ann-Margret
- Victims of the Night - Lee Hazlewood & Ann-Margret
- Break My Mind - Lee Hazlewood & Ann-Margret
- You Can't Imagine - Lee Hazlewood & Ann-Margret
- Sweet Thing - Lee Hazlewood & Ann-Margret
- No Regrets - Lee Hazlewood & Ann-Margret
- Dark End of the Street - Lee Hazlewood & Ann-Margret
- It Was a Very Good Year - Lee Hazlewood
- The Bed - Lee Hazlewood
- Paris Bells - Lee Hazlewood
- Wait Till Next Year - Lee Hazlewood
- September Song - Lee Hazlewood
- Let's Burn Down the Cornfield - Lee Hazlewood
- Bye Babe - Lee Hazlewood
- Mary - Lee Hazlewood
- For Once in My Life - Lee Hazlewood
- I Just Learned to Run - Lee Hazlewood
- Me and the Wine and the City Lights - Lee Hazlewood
- Nothin's Gonna Blow My Mind - Lee Hazlewood
CD 3: Ol’ Zues is Running Loose Again
- Rose Colored Corner - Lynn Castle w/Last Friday's Fire
- Need All the Help I Can Get - The Kitchen Cinq
- You Better Go - Raul Danks & Jon Taylor
- I Can't Help the Way I Feel - Last Friday's Fire
- Tomorrow Your Heart - Honey Ltd.
- Come On Sunshine - Suzi Jane Hokom
- Little War - Suzi Jane Hokom
- If You Climb on the Tiger's Back - Danny Michaels
- The Street Song (New York's My Home) - The Kitchen Cinq
- I Want You - The Kitchen Cinq
- Puppetry - Raul Danks & Jon Taylor
- Pastel Dreams - Michael Gram
- And They Are Changing - Danny Michaels
- Does Anybody Know - A Handful (Kitchen Cinq)
- Wasn't It You - A Handful (Kitchen Cinq)
- Silk 'n' Honey - Honey Ltd.
- Invisible People - Hamilton Streetcar
- Flash - Hamilton Streetcar
- Maharishi - The Aggregation
- Flying Free - The Aggregation
- Something's Happening - Last Friday's Fire
- You Turned My Head Around - Ann-Margret
- It's a Nice World to Visit (But Not to Live In) - Ann-Margret
- Sam - Ann-Margret
- New Way Home - The Surprise Package
- The Lady Barber - Lynn Castle w/Last Friday's Fire
- When We're Talked About Tomorrow - Colleen Lanza
- Sunshine Soldier – Arthur
CD 4: Whistling for a Dog Named Kindness That You’ll Never Find
- The Black Widow Spider - Sanford Clark
- Dying Daffodil Incident - A Handful (Kitchen Cinq)
- Lady Bird - Virgil Warner & Suzi Jane Hokom
- Summer Wine - Virgil Warner & Suzi Jane Hokom
- Emmy - Ray Chafin
- Luxury Liner - International Submarine Band
- California Sunshine Girl - The Shacklefords
- It's My Time - The Shacklefords
- Hands - Danny Michaels
- Same Old Songs - Suzi Jane Hokom
- Reason to Believe - Suzi Jane Hokom
- The Man I Was Yesterday - Virgil Warner
- Dusty Roads - Eve
- Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham - Eve
- Warm Miami Sunshine - Joe Cannon
- Lonesome Wheels - Joe Cannon
- Cold Hard Times - Joe Cannon
- Peppermint Morning - Rabbitt
- Goin' On - Phoenix 70
- Friday's Child - Billie Dearborn
- I Feel Love Coming On - Jon Christian
- Ten or Eleven Towns Ago - Barbara Randolph
- Miracle on 19th Street - Barbara Randolph
- Cheap Lovin' - Barbara Randolph
- Chain of Fools - Don Randi
- Angry Generation - The Woodchucks
- The Start - Larry Marks
Adds LHI catalogue as both WAVs & MP3s (320 Kbps) – covering 17 albums and 140 A&B sides. 3 DVDs exclude The International Submarine Band LP. Contents as follows:
- DISC 1: LHI catalog (MP3 w/cover art)
- DISC 2: LHI LPs (WAV w/cover art)
- DISC 3: LHI 45 Singles (WAV w/label art)
Wish they'd just release the Hazlewood albums instead of a box with all that other stuff.
Pär Pärsson says
Ah, this will be great! Actually, Cowboy in Sweden (the movie) was once released in Sweden as a VHS by a small company called Klubb Super-8 along with other Hazlewood/Axelman films: Nancy & Lee in Las Vegas, Requiem For An Almost lady/My Friend Joe and Home Safe For Tigers. But they're all more or less unavailable now. And no one misses VHS's, I guess. What I am really longing for after this release is the soundtrack to the movie Smoke, written by Hazlewood and performed by Joe Cannon.
I would love a DVD release of "Nancy & Lee in Las Vegas." I have never seen it.
It's very interesting and quite peculiar. I watch it about once a year.
I was lucky to get copies of these a few years back from someone.
I wish they would have released this in smaller packaging. That huge book and packaging is going to make me pass on this one, unfortunately.
James Valenti says
I just purchased this set. Does anyone know what will play the 3 DVDs of Data? I have tried my blu ray machine, a DVD machine and a computer with a DVD player. Nothing but the DVD player shows anything on the screen. It shows the list of LPs and Art Work but says "Not Supported File". Anyone know what program I could download to use to play these ? Thanks!