VJQC Score: N/A
Album Name: COWBOY & THE LADY
Record Label: LIGHT IN THE ATTIC
Format: VINYL LP
Release Date: 11/3/2017
Limited vinyl LP pressing housed in a deluxe gatefold Stoughton tip-on jacket. Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1969 album. Light in the Attic Records is proud to continue it's Lee Hazlewood archival series with an expanded reissue of Lee and Ann-Margret's The Cowboy & The Lady. The album is Hazlewood's truest country album and a perfect example of the genre hopping he was afforded at LHI with unlimited creative freedom and money to burn. Recorded over a weekend in Nashville with the help of Charlie McCoy and some Nashville session musicians. With improvised lines like ''Look at her standing there with chili all over her dress / If I knew her better, I'd give her a puppy,'' the sessions were loose and fun, with most tracks cut in one or two takes. A whirlwind year of lear jet promo tours, magazine photo shoots, television specials and cutting records for LHI wasn't able to bring the success that Lee and Ann-Margret pushed for. A second LHI album with Ann-Margret was planned but never recorded. Within a year of making the trip to Nashville, Lee would be living in Sweden full-time and Ann-Margret would focus on her acting career for the better part of a decade. Nothing exemplifies Lee's ''throw it against the wall and see if it sticks'' record production of the LHI era like his work with Ann-Margret. Though it didn't stick, and it didn't sell, Lee's adventure with Ann-Margret is an extravagant tangent that has since grown a cult following.