Offered for sale is a scarce sealed copy of Lee Hazelwood’s 1968 LP, Love and Other Crimes.
Lee Hazelwood’s recorded material was all over the map, and 1968’s Love and Other Crimes is said to be one of his stranger efforts. AllMusic.com gave it 4 1/2 stars and said:
If you’re looking for evidence of Lee Hazlewood the weirdo, this album will not disappoint. As pure music it’s another story. Hazlewood usually sounds like Johnny Cash gone pop, after gargling with razor blades; sometimes he sounds like a drunk taking over the cocktail piano, with soused accompaniment by such estimable session greats as guitarist James Burton and drummer Hal Blaine. Check out “She’s Funny That Way,” which suddenly fades into a silly excerpt of Ray Charles’ “Drown in My Own Tears”; there’s also “Pour Man'” (sic), a jaunty ballad sung by a convicted murderer on his last night of life.
This album is rather hard to find and didn’t sell well; most copies offered for sale are white label promotional copies. This one, however, is a rare, still sealed stock copy. The wrap is fully intact and it’s about as nice a copy of this odd album as you’re ever likely to find.