Often referred to as “The Rough Trade” album (the UK label that originally released it), Lucinda Williams has been out of print for 10 years. The new package includes a remastered version from the original master recordings, which had been missing for over 20 years. The package also features a bonus disc containing an unreleased 1989 live concert recorded in Eindhoven, Holland and six previously released live bonus tracks. The expanded booklet has never before seen photos and two new sets of liner notes: one written by Rough Trade A&R man Robin Hurley and a second set written by respected US music writer Chris Morris.
Lucinda Williams was the artist’s second album of original songs and has become a personal favourite of so many over the years. Major artists have gone on to cover tracks from Lucinda Williams. The Grammy Award-winning Passionate Kisses (1994 Country Song Of The Year) was a big hit for Mary Chapin Carpenter in 1993, in 1983 Emmylou Harris recorded “Crescent City” and in 1996 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers recorded “Changed The Locks”.
Looking back, it is clear that Lucinda Williams would be a precursor to a career filled with critically-acclaimed, award-winning albums,