jeb loy nichols Long Time Traveller (LP, £16.95)label: on-u sound
“The high priest of country cool” - Rolling Stone. • Jeb Loy Nichols finally comes home to On-U Sound, the label he first befriended in 1981. • ‘Long Time Traveller’ is a country / dub crossover record, backed by members of Dub Syndicate and the Roots Radics and with Adrian Sherwood at the controls. The subtle dub production gives Jeb’s careworn songs of love and loss a unique sound - this is Nashville-by-way-ofKingston Lee Hazlewood (if he’d made an album with The Wailers) - equal parts Johnny Cash and Horace Andy. • Following a limited Japanese release in 2010, the album has been remixed, resequenced and redesigned to present the definitive edition of this sublime set of songs. • A cult figure for fans of Americana, Jeb was born in the Midwest of the United States. His career has encompassed leading The Fellow Travellers (one of the first bands to be described as ‘alt country’), sleeve design for the Pressure Sounds reggae reissue label, compiling the acclaimed ‘Country Got Soul’ series, writing a regular column for the Heavenly-affiliated Caught By The River periodical and solo albums for Capitol, Decca, Rykodisc and Rough Trade. • His song ‘As The Rain’ was used in the film ‘Good Will Hunting’ and included on the subsequent soundtrack album. • ‘Long Time Traveller’ also features 11 bonus tracks and alternate versions. The LP format includes a download card for the full album plus the bonus tracks.
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