Lucinda Williams’s Hard-to-Find Debut Album Reissued

Lucinda WilliamsIf 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.

Image via PledgeMusic

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Simone Snaith writes young adult and fantasy novels, and sings in the band Turning Violet. A fan of scifi, fantasy, the supernatural and most things from the '80s, she enjoys reviewing music, books and movies. You can read about her own books at
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