Lee Hazlewood ‎– Cowboy In Sweden


At the turn of the '60s, Lee Hazlewood decided to leave America for Sweden. He had already spent time in the country, appearing as an actor in two television productions, so his decision wasn't completely out of the blue — especially since he had become close with the Swedish artist/filmmaker Torbjörn Axelman. The year that he arrived in Sweden, he starred in Axelman's television production Cowboy in Sweden and cut an album of the same name. Judging by the album alone, the film must have been exceedingly surreal, since the record exists in its own space and time. At its core, it's a collection of country and cowboy tunes, much like the work he did with Nancy Sinatra, but the production is cinematic and psychedelic, creating a druggy, discombobulated sound like no other. This is mind-altering music — the combination of country song structures, Hazlewood's deep baritone, the sweet voices of Nina Lizell and Suzi Jane Hokom, rolling acoustic guitars, ominous strings, harpsichords and flutes, eerie pianos, and endless echo is stranger than outright avant-garde music, since the familiar is undone by unexpected arrangements. Though the songs are all well-written, Cowboy in Sweden is ultimately about the sound and mood it evokes — and it's quite singular in that regard.

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LHI Records ‎– LHI 3101 Stereo Vinyl LP 1970

Side 1.

1. Pray Them Bars Away

2. Leather & Lace

3. Forget Marie

4. Cold Hard Times

5. The Night Before

6. Hey Cowboy

Side 2.

1. No Train To Stockholm

2. For A Day Like Today

3. Easy And Me

4. What’s More I Don’t Need Her

5. Vem Kan Segla (I Can Sail Without The Wind)
Lyrics By [English] – Lee Hazlewood

Arranged By – Clark Gassman, Craig Doerge, David Whitaker, Johnny Arthy, Lars Samuelsson, Lee Hazlewood
Engineer [Recording] – Eddie Brackett, Mickey Crofford
Liner Notes – Lee Hazlewood
Producer – Lee Hazlewood
Producer [Associate] – Donnie Owens, Jack Robinson, Larry Marks, Shel Talmy
Vocals – Nina Lizell

Additional information

Weight 5 kg
LP Condition

Very Good Plus (VG )

Cover Condition

Near Mint (NM or M-)


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