If you’re a fan of country/folk singer Lucinda Williams, hailed by Time Magazine as “America’s Best Songwriter”, you may have noticed that her 1988 self-titled debut has become difficult to find. The album launched Williams’s long and impressive career, and featured the song “Passionate Kisses” that Mary Chapin Carpenter made a huge hit in 1994, and which won a Grammy. (And which my little sister could sing since she was a toddler.)
As Williams says on PledgeMusic, “I can’t even begin to explain what this album means to me… It was the first record where I truly found myself… Or, at least, figured out what it is I do. And it has shaped me as an artist from that year forward.”
Now the rare recording is being reissued by Thirty Tigers, and will be available exclusively through PledgeMusic’s direct-to-fan pre-order. Fans can order signed copies on either CD or vinyl; both versions include photos like the one above from her original photo shoot, and a digital download, while the 2-disc CD package also has liner notes by Rough Trade’s Robin Hurley and critic Chris Morris.
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