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Nick Lowe LP Bundle
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Nick Lowe LP Bundle Six vinyl LP set. Limited edition bundle containing digitally remastered versions of British singer/songwriter Nick Lowe's solo albums originally released on Columbia Records between the years 1982 and 1990. Contains the albums Nick the Knife (1982), The Abominable Showman (1983), Nick Lowe & His Cowboy Outfit (1984), The Rose Of England (1985), Pinker And Prouder Than Previous (1988), and Party Of One (1990). Lowe has been part of the British music scene since the '60s but didn't achieve critical and commercial success until the late '70s thanks to his production work and his beloved solo catalog.

NICK THE KNIFE

Nick the Knife is a 1982 album by Nick Lowe. The album was Lowe's third solo LP, and his first since the 1981 breakup of his band Rockpile. However, the record still has several Rockpile ties, as Lowe's former bandmates Billy Bremner and Terry Williams play on the album. In addition, Lowe does a slowed-down remake of the Rockpile song "Heart"; the original version can be found on the band's album Seconds of Pleasure sung by Bremner.

ABOMINABLE SHOWMAN

Lowe’s post-Rockpile touring band Noise to Go joined Nick in the studio for this 1983 LP, stepping on the gas for some high-octane rock ’n’ roll then applying the brakes for some silky soulful pop. Bonus live versions of "(What’s So Funny ’Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding" and "Crackin’ Up" join "We Want Action," "Raging Eyes," "Cool Reaction," "Wish You Were Here" and more.

NICK LOWE AND HIS COWBOY OUTFIT

While Cowboy Outfit has a slightly different meaning as UK Slang, Nick Lowe and His Cowboy Outfit marks a turn towards a more rootsy persona for our hero. Anchored by the international number one Half a Boy and Half a Man, the album introduces a tex-mex/roller-rink organ sound, although the lineup of Bobby Irwin, Paul Carrack, Martin Belmont and Lowe is essentially unchanged. Newly discovered Johnny Horton covers Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor and Walk on By (included here as bonus tracks) show that there may have been a more twangy intention to the record- but as it is full on rockers like Maureen and Mickey Jupps You'll Never Get Me Up (in One of Those) rub shoulders with pop like Dusty Springfields Breakaway and Nicks own L.A.F.S. (featuring the TKO Horns who had recently punched up arranger Elvis Costellos own Everyday I Write the Book).

ROSE OF ENGLAND

The Rose of England continues with a slightly more contemporary feel. John Hiatt's "She Don't Love Nobody" is a sturdy pop single, while "I Knew the Bride (When She Used to Rock and Roll)"-a song Lowe wrote in the '70s and was popularized by fellow Rockpile member Dave Edmunds-is given a modern kick in the pants, produced by Huey Lewis and featuring Huey's band the News. Granted, from a production standpoint it basically sounds like a Huey Lewis and the News song, but the quality of the songwriting is miles past "The Heart of Rock and Roll". The Rose of England isn't necessarily a record company's bid for Lowe to top the pop charts, though. "Seven Nights to Rock" is a lively, caffeinated rockabilly cover that feels like a timeless whirl through a more carefree time, and there isn't a synthesizer or over processed drum sound in sight.

PARTY OF ONE

Vinyl LP pressing. Yep Roc Records will reissue six classic yet long unavailable Nick Lowe albums, fulfilling a longstanding goal of bringing the entire catalog of one of it's flagship artists back into print and available on one label. The albums - Nick the Knife, The Abominable Showman, Nick Lowe and His Cowboy Outfit, The Rose of England, Pinker and Prouder Than Previous, and Party of One - span the years 1982 to 1990, and represent a crucial bridge from Lowe's trailblazing 1970s work to the "remarkable second wind" (New York Times) and widespread critical acclaim that have characterized his more recent releases. For 1990's Party of One, the personnel was drawn from Nick's bandmates on 1987's John Hiatt masterpiece, Bring the Family (Lowe on bass, Jim Keltner on drums and Ry Cooder on guitar) combined with the twin heads of the band The Moonlighters (Austin DeLone - ex of Eggs Over Easy and Bill Kirchen - original Lost Planet Airman and twang kingpin). Nick brought in Dave Edmunds to produce and play even more guitar. They rip through a fantastic batch of original songs highlighted by "All Men Are Liars" and "What's Shakin' on the Hill" which are still staples of Nick's live show. This strong effort led into the Little Village project and can be considered the final chapter in the first half of Nick's career.

PINKER & PROUDER

Vinyl LP pressing. Yep Roc Records will reissue six classic yet long unavailable Nick Lowe albums, fulfilling a longstanding goal of bringing the entire catalog of one of it's flagship artists back into print and available on one label. The albums - Nick the Knife, The Abominable Showman, Nick Lowe and His Cowboy Outfit, The Rose of England, Pinker and Prouder Than Previous, and Party of One - span the years 1982 to 1990, and represent a crucial bridge from Lowe's trailblazing '70s work to the "remarkable second wind" (New York Times) and widespread critical acclaim that have characterized his more recent releases. Perhaps Nick Lowe's most varied release, 1988's Pinker and Prouder Than Previous was recorded in Austin, Texas, the famed Rockfield Studios in Wales, and in London. Tapping everyone from his current associates Bobby Irwin, Paul Carrack and Martin Belmont to the Fabulous Thunderbirds and The Men They Couldn't Hang to back him up, this excellent 11-track mix of originals and covers actually predicts the stripped down style that revived his career a few years later.

NICK LOWE LP BUNDLE

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Title: Nick Lowe LP Bundle
Genre: Pop
Artist(s): Nick Lowe
Label: Exclusive Bundle
Release Date: 8/10/2018
Product Type: LP
UPC: 762184320823
Item #: 2085812X

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