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Record Store Day 2012 – Lee Hazlewood “The LHI Years” 2xLP & Stax 10x 45 Box Set

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

We’ll bet all of you were starting to wonder, “hey, what’s Light In The Attic got up their sleeve for Record Store Day?”. Well, no more sleepless nights tossing and turning in constant anticipation…here’s a sneak peek at our Record Store Day 2012 (April 21) releases. Stay tuned next week for in-depth info about each release plus those snazzy “What’s Inside?” videos showing off these two glorious sets. But for now, let’s just say that we are very, very, very excited to share these with you all.

Lee Hazlewood – The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes, & Backsides (1968-71) (LITA 084)

  • Cuts from essential albums like Cowboy In Sweden and features duets with Suzi Jane Hokom, Ann-Margret and Nina Lizell
  • Audio re-mastered from original tapes
  • Unreleased song “I Just Learned To Run”
  • In-depth liner notes & unseen photographs
  • 50 random LP copies include a limited LHI Records patch!!!!

With his handlebar moustache and booming baritone, Lee Hazlewood was one of the defining stars of the late ‘60s. Though he’s perhaps best known for his work with Nancy Sinatra (including writing mega-hit “These Boots Are Made For Walking”), Hazlewood did stunning work away from that particular glamour queen and found latter day champions in Beck, Sonic Youth, and Jarvis Cocker. Now, for Record Store Day 2012, we are kicking off our excavation of the Lee Hazlewood archives with this anthology, Singles, Nudes & Backsides, collecting the best of Lee’s solo songs and duets from his LHI (Lee Hazlewood Industries) imprint. 2xLP housed in a deluxe gatefold Stoughton “tip-on” jacket, includes 8-page book-deep liner notes and OBI card. CD version available 4/25. Wonder what’s behind that OBI card? Guess you’ll have to wait to see…

v/A Never To Be Forgotten – The Flip Side of Stax 1968-1974 (LITA 085)

  • Only 4,000 hand-numbered copies worldwide
  • *Fifteen* random copies include autographed photos
  • Meticulously remastered from the original tapes
  • Ten 45rpm singles featuring original label and sleeve art and housed in a gorgeous custom made magnetic flip-top box
  • Extensive 84-page bound booklet brimming with informative interviews with the surviving musicians contained within and liner notes by Memphis writer Andria Lisle, candid photographs, and personal anecdotes from Stax enthusiasts and label veterans Stewart, co-owner Al Bell, and promotions manager Phillip Rauls.
  • Includes Download Card for full free download of set

Never To Be Forgotten: The Flip Side Of Stax 1968-1974 is our love letter to some of the lesser-known Stax Records artists, collected and presented in a knock-out 7” vinyl box set. Containing 10 faithfully reproduced 45-rpm singles from Mable John, Bernie Hayes, Lee Sain, Melvin Van Peebles, Roy Lee Johnson & The Villagers, and John Gary Williams, in addition to label stalwarts Johnnie Taylor, Mad Lads, Emotions, and Rufus Thomas, prepare to move, groove, and be enthused. Never To Be Forgotten comes housed in a beautiful flip-top container case replete with an extensive 84-page bounded booklet brimming with informative interviews with the surviving musicians contained within and liner notes by Memphis writer Andria Lisle, candid photographs, and personal anecdotes from Stax enthusiasts and label veterans Stewart, co-owner Al Bell, and promotions manager Phillip Rauls. Plus, a free Download Card for those turntable-less moments. If you loved the Wheedle’s Groove box set, than you will flip for this one.

“Me As Lee” Halloween Costume Contest | Win The LHI Box Set!

Thursday, October 24th, 2013


Fall is arguably the best season of the year. Nothing beats the smell of the crisp fresh air and wood burning fire places. Tree lined streets turn from a lush green to a radiant orange, amplifying the warm fuzzy feeling of Fall. However, one of the best parts of the season is Halloween. It’s the only holiday where it’s somewhat acceptable to dress up as Miley Cyrus and attend a friend’s party.


But for those who have ruled out dressing up as Miley and still can’t decide on a good costume to impress your friends, we have the perfect idea for you! Why not dress up as Lee Hazlewood and enter for a chance to win a standard edition copy of our forthcoming LHI box set, There’s A Dream I’ve Been Saving? Below is a list of details and terms for our “Me As Lee” Halloween giveaway.

  • All costumes must be homemade
  • Couples are welcomed. I.E. Lee and Nancy, Lee and Suzi Jane Hokom, ect. Please note that only one prize will be awarded
  • Take a picture or video of yourself in full regalia and post it to Instagram tagging the Light In The Attic Instagram (@lightintheatticrecords) and using the hashtag #MeAsLee
  • Most creative and ‘stachtackular costume wins. Drinking, smoking and singing encouraged!
  • The winner will be announced Friday, Nov.1st

Light In The Attic’s Matt Sullivan and his wife dressed up as Lee and Nancy a few years back. Here are a couple pictures they provided as inspiration to get the creative juices flowing.




“There’s A Dream I’ve Been Saving” Box Set | OUT NOW!

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013



The day has finally come!  After 7 intense years in the making, our most expansive and lavishly packaged project to date: There’s A Dream I’ve Been Saving, commemorating the complete legacy of Lee Hazlewood Industries from 1966-1971, is finally out!

For more than a year now, we have been reissuing the solo work of this true American moustachioed maverick. Beyond restored versions of Lee’s debut Trouble is a Lonesome Town and the soundtrack A House Safe for Tigers, the lid has also been lifted on the rich, little-explored archives of the label Lee Hazlewood Industries (LHI), when Hazlewood was svengali and super-producer to a stable full of brilliant artists.

This landmark box set is the ultimate artifact for Lee Hazlewood heads new and old, containing a lavishly packaged, expansive 172-page LP sized hard cover book. But every good book deserves a soundtrack and in this case it comes in the form of a four-CD anthology of the LHI label, along with the never-before-released 1970 film Cowboy in Sweden on DVD. The CDs feature Hazlewood songs familiar and less so; surprising covers, doleful duets and little heard LHI gold.

One of the most impressive aspects of the LHI box set is the gorgeous 12”x12” LP sized book (perfect for your record shelf), packed with rare beautiful pictures of Lee, his artists (and the occasional horse). The pages roll out the full story of the LHI label, including interviews with Lee and Suzi Jane Hokum, re-assessments of key Hazlewood albums, and artist profiles for the label’s roster, lovingly written by renowned L.A. music journalist/novelist Jessica Hundley. In the illuminating text, a picture of Hazlewood emerges – fiercely talented, brutally independent, a rare, ornery, ruthless and visionary man.

A Deluxe Edition of the box set contains all of the above housed in a cloth-bound clamshell box with reproductions of LHI-era artifacts including press photos and a reproduction plane ticket used by Hazlewood back in ‘70. But the true icing on the cake is three data discs which include just about every 45 single and every LP ever released on LHI — in both WAV and MP3 formats. At around 17 albums and 72 singles (totaling 305 songs!), that’s a whole lot of Lee.

*Video By David Black


  • 172 Page Hard Cover Book:
    - LP-sized cloth bound book with gold foil stamp
    - Over 150 rare &
unseen photos
+ In depth essays
    - LHI history, album breakdowns, 27 artist profiles, LHI timeline, and interviews with Lee & dozens of label alum.
  • Cowboy in Sweden The Film, on DVD (1970, 60 mIns):
    - First time available. New digital transfer from the original 16mm master negative at the Swedish Broadcasting Co. Fully restored in HD with re-mastered sound. Region Free.
  • 4 CDs (107 Tracks):
    - Meticulously Re-mastered. Analog transfers captured at 24-bit/96-kHz. 95% of transfers from original analog master tapes (remainder transferred from mint vinyl).
    - DISCS 1 & 2: Everything Lee recorded for LHI, including every 45 single and album (Cowboy in SwedenFortyThe Cowboy & The Lady, and Requiem For an Almost Lady), plus a handful of unreleased tracks.
    - DISCS 3 & 4: Key tracks from the LHI stable
 of artists, including Suzi Jane Hokom, The Kitchen Cinq, Ann-Margret, Honey Ltd., The International Submarine Band, Arthur, The Aggregation, Sanford Clark, Lynn Castle, The Surprise Package, Virgil Warner, and Hamilton Streetcar, amongst many others.
    - 14 unreleased tracks
  • From Lee’s Personal ‘Stache:
    - Flexi disc featuring unheard Lee ‘studio chatter’ (“Play it like a cowboy song”)
    - Reproduction of Lee’s original embossed LHI business card
    - 5 random copies include a “Golden Ticket” for a free subscription to Light In The Attic’s Lee Hazlewood Archive Series


(Note: Deluxe Edition includes everything above from Standard Edition plus the below extras)

  • 3 DVDs (305 Tracks):
    - LHI catalog as both WAVs & MP3s (320 Kbps) – covering 17 albums and 138 A&B sides. DVDs exclude The International Submarine Band.
    - Meticulously re-mastered
    - 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)
  • Cloth Bound Clamshell Box:
    - Gold foil stamped and debossed silhouette of Lee
  • From The LHI Vault:
    - 6 glossy LHI promo photos
    - 1970 Hazlewood Airlines ticket


*Video By Jessica Hundley

Also, to celebrate this release, we’re rolling out some dandy LHI tees. If there is one tee shirt Lee Hazlewood would’ve worn, it’s this one. Silk-screened American Apparel tees available in sizes S-XL at!


“Cowboy In Sweden” Screening | Chicago

Thursday, December 5th, 2013


Hey everyone on Sunday, December 15th, there will be a special screening of Cowboy in Sweden in Chicago! Made originally as a Swedish television special in 1970, Cowboy in Sweden,  was directed by Torbjörn Axelman and stars Lee Hazlewood, Nina Lizell and Suzi Jane Hokom. The films legendary soundtrack includes many Lee originals, all of which are featured on the album Cowboy in Sweden  as well as tracks from Lee’s friends. The film is included in our recent box set release, Lee Hazlewood Industries: There’s A Dream I’ve Been Saving 1966-1971, and is a new fully restored HD digital transfer from the original 16mm master negatives! For more information please visit RSVP HERE!

New LITA Release | The Kitchen Cinq!

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

The Kitchen Cinq | When The Rainbow Disappears: An Anthology 1965-68



They had that cool garage punk sound mixed with a beat-pop likability. They had killer harmonies and a keen sense of the absurd. They had Lee Hazlewood’s stamp of approval. The Kitchen Cinq boys seemed to have it all, but they were missing just one little ol’ thing… success.

Originally hailing from Texas, The Kitchen Cinq really started doin’ their thing in Los Angeles back in ’66, when they released their album, Everything But, on Lee Hazlewood Industries, but by ’68 band life had burned them out and the Texas boys went their separate ways. But what remains is a smashing collection of 60s garage pop that will surely get you jivin’.

A double vinyl anthology, When The Rainbow Disappears is now available for preorder on either blue (200 copies) or black wax. LITA vinyl subscribers will receive marbled rainbow LPs. It is also available as a CD. The anthology will be available for immediate purchase August 28.

Check out one of our favorite tracks from the album ‘You’ll Be Sorry Someday‘: