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Laid back work of genius,
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This review is from: Poet, Fool Or Bum/Back On The Street Again (Audio CD)
Both the albums reissued here are amongst Lee Hazlewood's best - 1973's 'Poet, Fool Or Bum' and 1977's 'Back On The Street Again' - and if nothing else great value! Musicwise, it's what you'd expect from the first album's opener 'Poet, Fool Or Bum' with it's echoes of 'Summer Wine', through to covers - Leonard Cohen's, and a pretty superlative version of Tom Waits' 'Martha', and not forgetting Lee's own tunes - the aforementioned title track, 'Kari', the 'Performer', and 'I Think I'm Coming Down'.
The second album's highlights have to be the wonderfully laconic and archetypal Lee Hazlewood - 'Suddenly Tennessee', 'Dolly And Hawkeye' - which sounds like it should've been written by Nick Cave, and the frankly horny country-funk of 'Your Thunder And Your Lightning'. As well as pretty much of the songs. A wonderful package - and with extensive sleeve notes which give a good overview of what the late great Barton Lee Hazlewood was up to post-Nancy.