Label: Light In The Attic - LITA 118,LHI Records - S12,000 • Series: Lee Hazlewood Archive Series - 7 • Format: CD Album, Reissue, Remastered • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Many reissues make it abundantly clear why they missed the marketplace, but Dreams and Imagesrecently reprinted by Light in the Attic, is simply a modest debut, very much of its era, that retains a sense of artistic promise curtailed. During the second half of the s the planet was chock-full of idealistic youngsters endeavoring to hit it big, a shared yearning certainly entailing contemporary notions of stardom that in the context of its era also embodied being an agent of positive change.
Amid this mass of eager humanity Arthur Lee Harper made it farther than most, his full-length actually getting into racks. Most famous for his fruitful musical partnership with Nancy Sinatra, Lee Hazlewood was a superb blend of accessibility and idiosyncrasy, and for a few years Various - Вадим Крищенко: Пізня Зустріч fortunes led him to spearhead a label.
The relationship lasted hardly beyond a year, the brevity allowing for the distribution of the solitary, self-titled LP by girl-group Honey Ltd. As the sleeve illustrates, LHI shortened his handle, the move in retrospect an obvious calculation in response to the popularity of Donovan, and I suspect it seemed as such at the time. Following thereafter are the Randi-directed strings, though the notes for the reissue detail the singer was Wintertime - Arthur* - Dreams And Images in the process of supplementing his songs.
Immediately apparent is how the music, if minor, avoids the aura of Malt Water - Various - Label Sampler second-rate. The strings are less lush, and the additive of woodwinds and brass lends the record welcome breadth. Toward the end is a found a tough-talking Wintertime - Arthur* - Dreams And Images of phrase. As said, a whole lot of kids were out in the streets looking to make it big in The tiniest fraction pulled it off, and some managed to turn out great, if neglected and forgotten, works of art.
Many more floundered, became disillusioned, or even met disagreeable ends. Still others landed a modicum of success; before getting married, raising a daughter, and working as an engineer of Mystery Train - Bob Welch - Collection engines and as a special education teacher, Arthur Lee Harper cut Dreams and Images.
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