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YEP ROC RECORDS TO REISSUE SIX LONG OUT-OF-PRINT NICK LOWE TITLES, MAKING HIS ENTIRE ALBUM CATALOG AVAILABLE ON ONE LABEL

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On July 14, 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 its 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 thru 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.

All six albums will be released digitally for the first time ever on July 14, with CD and vinyl reissues for the first two titles Nick the Knife and The Abominable Showman arriving on that date as well.  CD/vinyl reissues for Nick Lowe and His Cowboy Outfit and The Rose of England will be released on August 25, followed by Pinker and Prouder Than Previous and Party of One on October 20.

Listen to Lowe’s never-heard recording of the country classic “Walk On By” from the …and His Cowboy Outfit sessions, via NPR Songs We Love.

Highlights and special guests abound on these six albums, with many enduring mainstays of Lowe’s live show such as “Raging Eyes,” “Half a Boy and Half a Man,” “All Men are Liars” and “What’s Shakin on the Hill” originating in this period.  Every member of Lowe’s former band Rockpile (Billy Bremner, Dave Edmunds and Terry Williams) and his future group Little Village (Ry Cooder, John Hiatt and Jim Keltner) collaborated with Lowe during this period, as did Elvis Costello, Huey Lewis, Paul Carrack, Carlene Carter and many others. With demos, outtakes, live recordings and alternate art added to these reissues, as well as exclusive merchandise available through Yep Roc’s online store (including the lunch box pictured above), the label shines a fascinating light on a chapter of Lowe’s career that is ripe for rediscovery.

Pre-order all six reissues plus the limited edition Nick Lowe lunch box here.

In other news, Nick Lowe will be honored with the Independent Icon Award at this year’s A2IM Libera Awards on June 8 in NYC.  He’ll mark the occasion with a short run of area solo shows, including three already-sold-out nights at City Winery New York on June 9, 10 and 11.  See below for a full run of dates.

June 8 – New York, NY – A2IM Libera Awards at the PlayStation Theater
June 9 – New York, NY – City Winery
June 10 – New York, NY – City Winery
June 11 – New York, NY – City Winery
June 12 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater
June 15 – South Orange, NJ – SOPAC
June 16 – Tarrytown, NY – Tarrytown Music Hall w. Alejandro Escovedo
June 17 – Croton-On-Hudson, NY – Croton Point Park

NICK THE KNIFE TRACKLIST:
Burning
Heart
Stick It Where the Sun Don’t Shine
Queen of Sheba
My Heart Hurts
Couldn’t Love You (Any More Than I Do)
Let Me Kiss Ya
Too Many Teardrops
Ba Doom
Raining Raining
One’s Too Many (And a Hundred Ain’t Enough)
Zulu Kiss
Heart (Demo) (Bonus Track)
Raining Raining (Demo) (Bonus Track)
I Got a Job (Bonus Track)

THE ABOMINABLE SHOWMAN TRACKLIST:
We Want Action
Raging Eyes
Cool Reaction
Time Wounds All Heels
Man of a Fool
Tanque-Rae
Wish You Were Here
Chicken and Feathers
Paid the Price
Mess Around with Love
Saint Beneath the Paint
How You Talk To an Angel
(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding? (Live) (Bonus Track)
Cracking Up (Live) (Bonus Track)

NICK LOWE AND HIS COWBOY OUTFIT TRACKLIST:
Half a Boy and Half a Man
Breakaway
You’ll Never Get Me Up (in One of Those)
Love Like a Glove
The Gee and the Rick and the Three Card Trick
(Hey Big Mouth) Stand Up and Say That
Awesome
God’s Gift to Women
Maureen
L.A.F.S.
Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young
Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor (Bonus Track)
Walk On By (Bonus Track)

THE ROSE OF ENGLAND TRACKLIST:
Darlin’ Angel Eyes
She Don’t Love Nobody
7 Nights to Rock
Long Walk Back
The Rose of England
Lucky Dog
I Knew The Bride (When She Used to Rock and Roll)
Indoor Fireworks
(Hope to God) I’m Right
I Can Be the One You Love
Everyone
Bo Bo Ska Diddle

PINKER AND PROUDER THAN PREVIOUS TRACKLIST:
(You’re My) Wildest Dream
Crying in My Sleep
Big Hair
Love Gets Strange
I Got the Love
Black Lincoln Continental
Cry It Out
Lovers Jamboree
Geisha Girl
Wishing Well
Big Big Love

PARTY OF ONE TRACKLIST:
You Got The Look I Like
(I Want to Build A) Jumbo Ark
Gai-Gin Man
Who Was That Man?
What’s Shakin’ on the Hill
Shting-Shtang
All Men Are Liars
Rocky Road
Refrigerator White
I Don’t Know Why You Keep Me On
Honeygun
You Stabbed Me in the Front (Bonus Track)
Rocket Coast (Bonus Track)
Rocky Road (Demo) (Bonus Track)
Don’t Think About Her (Demo) (Bonus Track)

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