lee hazlewood / a house safe for tigers lp
Vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition. A House Safe For Tigers is the soundtrack to one of the seven TV movies Lee Hazlewood made with the director Torbj”rn Axelman during his period living in Sweden in the early 1970s. Originally only available in Sweden, this marks the first time Tigers has been reissued and available the world over. The movie was a semi-documentary featuring Hazlewood and his friend Axelman, looking back to childhood and contemplating the meaning of life. In it, Hazlewood runs a marathon, tells anecdotes about a bum who cured his stutter and convinces a group of Swedish children to take sides against Richard Nixon. It's not necessary to see A House Safe For Tigers to enjoy the soundtrack, of course. Despite the fact that it was never released outside of Sweden, the music's hallowed reputation, cultivated in the intervening decades by the privileged few who were able to hear it, is testament to the strength of its material.