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Lee Hazlewood - The N.s.v.i.p.’s (Not So Very Important People)
A1First Street Blues
A2I Had A Friend
A3I'm Gonna Fly
A4Go Die Big City
A5I Ain't Gonna Be
B1Have You Made Any New Bombs Today?
B2Everybody Calls Me Something
B3Save Your Vote For Clarence Mudd
B4I Might Break Even
B5Just Bluesin

Lee Hazlewood
The N.s.v.i.p.’s (Not So Very Important People)

1972 | Item No: 362827
Vinyl LP | 1964 / US – Reissue | New
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Lee Hazlewood’s partnership with Reprise Records in the 1960s resulted in timeless hits for Dean Martin and Nancy Sinatra. Throughout the decade, though, the label also released three of the artist’s most highly regarded solo works: The N.S.V.I.P.’s, Friday’s Child and Love and Other Crimes.

Hazlewood’s 1964 sophomore album The N.S.V.I.P.’s (Not So Very Important People) is the perfect companion to his classic debut, Trouble Is a Lonesome Town, released the year prior. Setting his signature spoken intros to a new cast of small town eccentrics (perhaps modeled on his childhood locale in Mannford, Oklahoma), this early career high-point presents Hazlewood with all of his singular assets already intact: playful lyrics veering toward the bizarre, wry delivery and wonderfully understated pop-country song craft.

“First Street Blues” opens The N.S.V.I.P.’s with the saga of Leroy, the once-irascible dragon who converts to a cheerful wino. The small-town drunkard’s likely story merges with fantastic whimsy in Hazlewood’s strange world. Elsewhere, he waxes absurd on “I Had a Friend” about Tarzan’s deficiencies as a citizen and marital prospect for Jane. He even imparts some simple wisdom about the presidential election on “Save Your Vote for Clarence Mudd.” As always, Hazlewood’s tongue is firmly rooted in cheek. Still, it’s easy to just forget that and live inside the poignant songs he creates for each and every one of the not so very important, but absolutely riveting, people—and dragons, too.
Item Details
Item No:362827
Artist:Lee Hazlewood
Titel:The N.s.v.i.p.’s (Not So Very Important People)
Katalog-Nr:IF 1973
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:US – Reissue
Release Date:1964
Genre:Rock / Indie, Pop
Style:1960s, Folk
Available since:30.07.2014
Price: 25,99 € 19,49 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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