Light In The Attic

Vinyl Releases

KEY TO LOVE (IS UNDERSTANDING) (PINK 7 INCH)
coloured 7" Vinyl D Pre sale (21.02.2020)
badbadnotgood’s cover and the 1982 majestics original of “key to love (is understanding)” on pink coloured 7 inch vinyl.
LITA45039
Light In The Attic
presale
15.49 EUR *
AFTER LAUGHTER (COMES TEARS) (7INCH)
7" Vinyl NL Pre sale
celebrating light in the attics 10 year anniversary in 2012, the labels releasing a series of very special colored vinyl 7inches. the series features contemporary artists covering a track reissued by light in the attic on the a-side, plus the original version on the b-side!
LITA045025
Light in the Attic
presale
6.81 EUR *
PACIFIC BREEZE: JAPANESE CITY POP (LTD COLOURED 2LP)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl D Pre sale (15.05.2020)
summer fun tricolor edition of the acclaimed japanese city pop compilation, limited to 500 copies.
LITA163LP1
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also available as:
Vinyl (EUR 43.86)
presale
57.99 EUR *
SAME OLD MAN (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl NL Pre sale
celebrating light in the attics 10 year anniversary in 2012, the labels releasing a series of very special colored vinyl 7s. the series features contemporary artists covering a track reissued by light in the attic on the a-side, plus the original version on the b-side !
LITA045025
Light in the Attic
presale
6.81 EUR *
GREEN (LP)
12" Vinyl D Pre sale (26.06.2020)
first ever reissue of hiroshi yoshimura’s groundbreaking ambient album from 1986.
LITA192
Light In The Attic
presale
34.11 EUR *
REQUIEM FOR AN ALMOST LADY (LP)
12" Vinyl US 09.11.17
1971’s requiem for an almost lady is a personal statement and one of the heaviest break-up albums of all time. there are no lilting strings, sweeping choirs, or dancing trumpets. the arrangements are stripped down to the raw nerve, lee’s emotions are the orchestra here. the listener eavesdrops on a sonic journal of heartbreak. after losing his lady, his record label, and his country, lee etches his woes to wax
LITA 162LP
Light In The Attic
Last Copy!
29.23 EUR *
THE COWBOY & THE LADY (LP)
12" Vinyl US 09.11.17
the cowboy moved slowly out of the booth and into the studio. you could tell by the look in his eyes, that the half-dozen shots of chivas regal had put his ego to rest, and he was ready to sing with the lady. they sang for three nights - the cowboy and the lady, and the gods were kind, and their album was finished on time. herein, lie the results…some good, some bad and some more. - lee hazlewood
LITA 160LP
Light In The Attic
Last Copy!
29.23 EUR *
COWBOY IN SWEDEN (LP)
12" Vinyl US 07.12.16
cowboy in sweden, the soundtrack to the 1970 cult classic film of the same name, is quite possibly the purest distillation of the hazlewood sound lush melancholy country pop with a pinch of humor lee hazlewood spent a good part of the late 1960s traveling the globe, cutting records and inking business deals. a string of hits with nancy sinatra enabled lee to build a mini media empire lee hazlewood industries and afforded him nearly unlimited resources for a time. by the end of the decade lhi records had burned piles of cash, gone through a half dozen distributors and failed to achieve the kind of chart success boots had promised. fortunately for lee there was a land where he was still on the top of the charts, a place where women flowed like brannvin. sweden was calling.
LITA 153LP
Light In The Attic
Last Copy!
32.16 EUR *
PHILOSOPHY OF THE WORLD (LP)
12" Vinyl US 27.09.16
light in the attic reissues their impossible to find 1969 album, originally out on third world recordings ! 5 on kurt cobains top 50 favorite albums. philosophy of the world is a collection of garage rock tunes that balanced charm and discordance in equal measure. in 1968, three sisters from fremont, new hampshire strapped on their instruments and declared themselves the shaggs. at that moment begun a peculiar tale that would last far beyond the groups five-year run. dot, betty and helen (and occasionally rachel, the fourth sister) played in the group on the insistence of their father, austin wiggin jr., who was convinced they were going to be big. years earlier, austins mother gave him a palm reading, predicting that her son would marry a strawberry blonde woman, that he would have two sons after his mother died, and that his daughters would form a popular music outfit. the first two became reality, so austin was certain the third would follow suit.
LITA 151LP
Light In The Attic
in stock
29.23 EUR *
HAVE YOU BEEN GOOD TO YOURSELF (LP)
12" Vinyl US 02.09.16
beautiful mix of spoken word and gospel songs, originally only put out on cassette, gets it first lp release! followers of light in the attic output might have a pang of recognition on reading the name frierson. that was the surname of wendy rene, whose work was collected into the 2012 lita anthology after laughter comes tears, and indeed, johnnie frierson is wendys brother, a fellow member of her mid 60s stax four-piece the drapels.
LITA 127LP
Light In The Attic
Last Copy!
32.16 EUR *
TOBE + LIVE AT THE DOUBLETREE INN (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl NL 24.11.11
now with lovingly remastered audio, extensive liner notes, and unpublished photos, this double l.p. set gives you both of the aforementioned rarities and the best of overton berry - that is, if you havent had the good fortune of seeing the man play live. still performing his trademark blend of standards, thoughtful interpretations, and original compositions weekly in-and-around seattle, if you find yourself music hungry in the pacific northwest, you just might have a chance. berry is still doing his thing with the utmost respect and dedication to his craft.lp limited to 1000 copies.
LITA058LP
Light In The Attic
Last Copy!
25.33 EUR *
I CANT MAKE A FRIEND 1965 - 1968 (LP)
12" Vinyl US 03.05.11
the official collection of all singles of the band that inspired the ramones, recorded for labels such as southern sound, atco and vanguard. this 180 gramms vinyl release includes unseen photos, linernotes and interview with johnny ramone.
Lita 059LP
Light In The Attic
Last Copy!
20.46 EUR *
PACIFIC BREEZE 2: JAPANESE CITY POP (LTD PINK 2LP)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl D 28.05.20
the second part of lita’s pacific breeze series with more sought-after tracks from 70’s & 80’s japan. limited pressing on pink double vinyl.
LITA179LP
Light In The Attic
out of stock
48.73 EUR *
STONE CRUSH: MEMPHIS MODERN SOUL 1977-1987 (LTD COLOURED 2LP + BOOK)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl D 16.04.20
the definitive anthology of memphis modern soul scene, compiled by daniel mathis and chad weekley. limited galaxy haze orabnge/red coloured double vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve. includes 24-page full colour book.
LITA165LPC
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also available as:
Vinyl (EUR 41.91)
out of stock
47.27 EUR *
STONE CRUSH: MEMPHIS MODERN SOUL 1977-1987 (2LP + BOOK)
2x12" Vinyl D 16.04.20
the definitive anthology of memphis modern soul scene, compiled by daniel mathis and chad weekley. black double vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve. includes 24-page full colour book.
LITA165LP
Light In The Attic
out of stock
41.91 EUR *
PACIFIC BREEZE (2LP)
2x12" Vinyl US 29.05.19
repress!
LITA 163LP
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also available as:
Deluxe Edition (EUR 57.99)
out of stock
43.86 EUR *
KANKYO ONGAKU: JAPANESE AMBIENT 1980-1990 (3LP)
3x12" Vinyl D 12.02.19
light in the attic’s japan archival series continues with kankyo ongaku: japanese ambient, environmental & new age music 1980-1990, an unprecedented overview of the country’s vital minimal, ambient, avant-garde, and new age music – what can collectively be described as kanky&#333,,,,, ongaku, or environmental music.
LITA167
Light In The Attic
out of stock
70.18 EUR *
COCHIN MOON (LP)
12" Vinyl US 19.10.18
released in september 1978, a mere two months before ymos debut, cochin moon is a clear precursor to the groundbreaking synth and sequencer-dominated sounds that would come to define the iconic trio. huge tip! credited to hosono and pop art legend tadanori yokoo (who created the cover art), cochin moon is a fictional soundtrack to a journey into unknown worlds, inspired by hosono and yokoo’s trip to india.
LITA 174LP
Light In The Attic
out of stock
27.28 EUR *
HOSONO HOUSE (LP)
12" Vinyl US 19.10.18
hosono’s solo career would take many twists and turns from this point forward, with forays into exotica, electronic, ambient, and techno, culminating in the massive success of techno pop group yellow magic orchestra (ymo), who made their debut in 1978. admired by artists ranging from van dyke parks to mac demarco, hosono continues to forge ahead as he heads into his fifth decade as a musician. with the re-release of his key albums for the first time outside of japan, his genius will be discovered by a whole new generation of fans around the world.
LITA 173LP
Light In The Attic
out of stock
27.28 EUR *
PREVISAO DO TEMPO (LP)
12" Vinyl US 08.03.18
2013 marks marcos valle s 70th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the brazilian native s debut long player. for the past few years, light in the attic s been obsessed with valle s early 70s work, originally recorded for the odeon label. it s where a new modern brazilian pop sound effortlessly mixed bossa nova, baio and samba with foreign influences like jazz, rock, pop, soul and funk, bringing to mind the sounds of jean claude vannier and david axelrod. tip!!
LITA 093LP
Light In The Attic
out of stock
29.23 EUR *
FOR A REASON (LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl lp US 09.02.18
killer punkrockdub album from 1983 finally reissued via the consistent light in the attic label. newly remastered, with download code included. huge tip!
LITA 141LP
Light In The Attic
out of stock
30.21 EUR *
1992 - 2001 (2LP)
2x12" Vinyl US 04.10.17
first time band anthology - includes 9 unreleased tracks! this fall, the independent literary press all night menu will publish sam sweets hadley lee lightcap, a nonfiction novel that traces the backstories of the three members in acetone, a band that played in los angeles for nine years. though few heard them, their recordings are time capsules of who they were, how they lived, and where they came from. light in the attic has partnered with all night menu to present acetone 1992-2001, the first anthology of the trios music. the book and the album will be released at the same time.
LITA 159LP
LIGHT IN THE ATTIC
out of stock
36.06 EUR *
IT LL ALL BE OVER (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 12.06.17
if god had a disco, the dj would be playing california gospel-soul group the supreme jubilees. “we won’t have to cry no more,” the tuxedo-clad group would sing, in high, angelic vocals over smooth grooves. “it’ll all be over.” prepare to dance and contemplate death all at the same time.
lita120lp
Light In The Attic
out of stock
29.23 EUR *
THIS RECORDS BELONGS TO (LTD RED/GREEN LP)
coloured 12" Vinyl US 27.12.16
limited edition red & green -christmas season- this record belongs to__________ is the antidote to your standard kids’ compilations. you won’t find boy bands, princesses, or purple dinosaurs here. instead, we have carole king, jerry garcia, harry nilsson, the pointer sisters, donovan–and kermit the frog.
LITA 145LP-XMAS
Light In The Attic
out of stock
31.68 EUR *
VISIONARY MUSIC OF CONTINENTAL EUROPE, 1970-1986 (3X12 INCH LP)
3x12" Vinyl lp box US 15.12.16
after three years in the making, the followup to light in the attic’s game-changing i am the center box set is finally here. the microcosm: visionary music of continental europe, 1970-1986 is the first major overview of key works from cosmically-taped in artists needing little introduction — vangelis, ash ra tempel, and popol vuh — and unknown masterpieces by criminally overlooked heroes like bernard xolotl, robert julian horky and enno velthuys.
LITA 143LP
Light In The Attic
out of stock
62.28 EUR *
AMORE E NON AMORE (LP)
12" Vinyl US 07.10.16
italy s answer to histoire de melody nelson:-amore e non amore repressed! if lucio battisti was italy s answer to france s serge gainsbourg, then amore e non amore is his own histoire de melody nelson, a concept album that s widely regarded as a formative artistic achievement (if far from the most hit packed album) of his respective career. both albums were released in 1971. for battisti, the concept came from that dichotomous title: theres a rocky non-love side of the album, which has songs about obsession and adultery, and a love side of dreamy, prog-rock instrumentals.
LITA 144LP
Light In The Attic
out of stock
30.21 EUR *
HEARTWORN HIGHWAYS - 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION BOX SET (2016 RSD RELEASE)
us2lpboxset plus dvd plus bookw8 US 26.07.16
sometimes, a documentary maker is present at precisely the right moment to capture lightning in a bottle. it happened with dylan s don t look back, it happened with the decline of western civilization, and it happened with 1976 s heartworn highways. in the early 70s, as willie nelson let his hair grow long and brought together hippies and country music fans, a new country music world was developing. helmed by filmmaker james szalapski, heartworn highways is an iconic performance documentary that masterfully captures this magical slice of time through encounters with many of the true progenitors of the outlaw country scene.
LITA 146
Light In The Attic
out of stock
183.75 EUR *
BOBBY CHARLES (LP)
12" Vinyl US 27.02.14
bobby charles pioneered the musical genre known as swamp rock - he wrote the early rock n roll classic see you later, alligator (best known via the version by bill haley & the comets).check!
LITA 111
Light In The Attic
out of stock
25.33 EUR *
ILL SLIP AWAY (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl US 20.06.13
celebrating light in the attics 10 year anniversary in 2012, the labels releasing a series of very special colored vinyl 7inches. the series features contemporary artists covering a track reissued by light in the attic on the a-side, plus the original version on the b-side!
LITA045021
Light in the Attic
Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band - Ill Slip Away
out of stock
8.76 EUR *
IF I M IN LUCK I MIGHT GET PICKED UP (GREEN VINYL 7 INCH)
coloured 7" Vinyl UK 19.11.12
celebrating the 10th anniversary of light in the attic records, label friends and family cover tunes we reissued over the past decade.
a side features iggy pop & zig zags bringing the heavy, scuzzed out vibes to betty davis 1973 punk-funk classic >if i m in luck i might get picked up<, with the original found on the flip side.
pressing on green 7 inch vinyl.
lita045-020
Light In The Attic
out of stock
7.79 EUR *
COUNTRY FUNK 1969-1975 (2X12LP)
2x12" Vinyl US 18.09.12
lita083lp
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out of stock
27.28 EUR *
NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN 1968-1974 (10X7INCH BOX + MP3)
7" Vinyl UK 08.05.12
lavishly packaged love letter to the final years of stax!
* record store day 2012 official release
* only 4.000 hand-numbered copies worldwide
* fifteen random copies include autographed photos
* meticulously remastered from the original tapes
* ten 45rpm singles featuring original label and sleeve art and housed in a gorgeous custom made magnetic flip-top box
* extensive 84-page bound booklet brimming with informative interviews with the surviving musicians contained within and liner notes by memphis writer andria lisle, candid photographs, and personal anecdotes from stax enthusiasts and label veterans stewart, co-owner al bell, and promotions manager phillip rauls.
* includes free download card for full set
lita085
Light In The Attic Records
out of stock
63.35 EUR *
BEAUTIFUL RIVERS AND MOUNTAINS (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp NL 24.11.11
shin joong hyuns tale is personal, spiritual, and deep, not only reflecting the full spectrum of human emotions, but one that produced reverberating echoes of sound, some beautiful and life-giving, others restless and ungovernable. for the first time outside of korea, shins music will be readily available to music lovers the world over through this release, a career spanning 2x12 lp compilation of this diminutive guitarist, songwriter, producer, arranger, and talent developer.
LITA 065LP
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out of stock
25.33 EUR *
LATE LATE PARTY 1965-67 (LP)
12" Vinyl NL 12.10.11
in the vast netherworld of soul there are countless characters that reside on the fringe, their significant contributions to american music history long forgotten. born in memphis, tennessee, tenor saxophone player and bandleader charles ‘packy’ axton is yet another of the uncelebrated, despite a deep pedigree and funky catalogue of notable grooves.
lita067
Light In The Attic Records
out of stock
22.41 EUR *
SNOCKGRASS (LP)
12" Vinyl D 03.05.11
first ever vinyl reissue and remaster for this 1980 album that features peter stampfel and other members of the holy modal rounders. as hurleys surreal cover painting suggests, this is woozy and charming musical folk art.
LITA063LP
Light In The Attic
out of stock
20.46 EUR *
LONG LOURNEY (LP)
12" Vinyl D 03.05.11
this 1976 masterwork is remastered and back on vinyl for the first time in decades. peter stampfel and dave reisch of the holy modal rounders lend a hand to this bizarre and earthy collection from one of americas finest singers / songwriters.
LITA062LP
Light In The Attic
out of stock
20.46 EUR *
UFO (LP)
12" Vinyl US 03.05.11
first time lp reissue of this ultra rare 1969 private press psych-folk rock masterpiece, eaturing the legendary wrecking crew (beach boys, phil spector)! with liner notes by andria lisle (mojo, oxford american).
Lita 054LP
Light In The Attic
out of stock
20.46 EUR *

Releases on CD / DVD

SING IT HIGH SING IT LOW: TUMBLEWEED RECORDS 1971-1973 (CD)
cd US 18.05.17
in february of 1971, larry ray and bill szymczyk fled an earthquake and a debauched l.a. music scene to claim their own slice of utopia in denver, colorado. after meeting and bonding at abc-dunhill, where ray landed as general manager, and where szymczyk had breezed in from new york fresh off his first real hit as a burgeoning engineer/producer with bb kings. the thrill is gone theyd often daydreamed about starting their own label.
LITA 154CD
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also available as:
Vinyl (EUR )
Last Copy!
18.51 EUR *
LISTEN, WHITEY (CD)
cd UK 18.12.14
listen, whitey! the sounds of black power 1967-1974 companion soundtrack to the book of the same name f/stokely carmichael, the watts prophets, dick gregory, gil scott-heron, amiri baraka, last poets, etc. gatefold tip-on jacket.
lita083cd
Light In The Attic
out of stock
18.51 EUR *
LATE LATE PARTY 1965-67 (CD)
cd NL 12.09.11
2011 collection of tracks from the overlooked soul / rock / funk sax player spanning the years 1965-67. in the vast netherworld of soul, there are countless characters that reside on the fringe, their significant contributions to american music history long forgotten. born in memphis, tennessee, tenor saxophone player and bandleader charles packy axton is yet another of the uncelebrated, despite a deep pedigree and funky catalog of notable grooves. part of the mighty stax family through birth, packys mother estelle axton and uncle jim stewart founded the southern r&b dynasty in the early 1960s. packy picked up the sax at a young age, and after linking with future booker t. & the m.g.s steve cropper and donald duck dunn, formed the the mar-keys. almost reaching the top of the r&b and pop charts in 1961 with the classic last night, friction caused by packys party going ways caused a split. it wasnt until 1965 that the wild child had another national instrumental hit on his hands, hole in the wall by the packers.
lita067
Light In The Attic Records
out of stock
15.59 EUR *
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