For an artist who first gained success as a songwriter and moved on to a stunning career with his band of renown Little Feat, the late great Lowell George continually proved to be a major force on the music scene for his short time on earth. His music transcended all genres of music styles, fusing rock, R&B, and folk landscapes with thought provoking and stellar lyrical content during his successful reign on the album and radio charts. After reaching very successful heights with Little Feat, Lowell decided it was time to record a solo album with 1979s Thanks Ill Eat It Here.
Thanks Ill Eat It Here finds Lowell George groovin back to the earlier boogie and New Orleans rock and R&B feel found on his earlier Little Feat albums. Released a very short time before his untimely death, the album included his brilliant 20 Million Things, a funk infused Little Feat revisit with Two Trains, plus several inspiring collaborations with notable friends like Van Dyke Parks and Little Feats Fred Tackett, as well as significant cover versions like Allen Toussaints What Do You Want the Girl To Do, which the late artist truly made his own.
The all-star recording sessions included some of the finest talents and close friends like Bonnie Raitt, John David Souther, John Phillips, Jim Keltner, Nicky Hopkins (Quicksilver, Rolling Stones) David Foster, Floyd Sneed and Jimmy Greenspoon (Three Dog Night), David Paich and Jeff Porcaro (Toto), and of course a handful of the original Little Feat alumni like Richie Hayward, Fred Tackett, and Billy Payne.
Out-of-print on viny for several decades now, Friday Music is very honored to offer Lowell Georges first and only solo album Thanks Ill Eat It Here/The Deluxe Edition. This special edition includes the rare original CD only release of Heartaches featuring a stellar duet with Valerie Carter.
Along with the newly mastered original recording, also enclosed are the original LP sized artwork elements in a first time rare gatefold cover featuring Neon Parks stunning front cover, as well as liner notes from Lowell George to enhance this wonderful and classic self-produced album.
Mastered impeccably from the original Warner Bros. tapes by Joe Reagoso (Warren Zevon/Boz Scaggs/Elvis Presley), this amazing rock classic truly shines once again.
The legacy of Lowell George continues with his 1979 classic recording Thanks Ill Eat It Here/The Deluxe Edition...finally available once again on an impeccably mastered LP...only from your friends at Friday Music.
180g Audiophile Vinyl
Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios
Mastered from original Warner Bros. tapes
1. What Do You Want the Girl To Do
2. Honest Man
3. Two Trains
4. Can't Stand the Rain
1. Cheek To Cheek
2. Easy Money
3. 20 Million Things
4. Find a River
5. Himmler's Ring
6. Heartaches (not on original vinyl LP)