Gone are the days when he was known as “Basher”. These days Nick Lowe is somewhat venerated as a senior statesman of UK rock music but over the past five decades he’s been a pub rocker, a punk rocker, a pop star and a country rocker in addition to his prodigious output as a producer.
Good news then that Yep Roc will reissue six classic yet long unavailable Nick Lowe albums- Nick the Knife, The Abominable Showman, Nick Lowe and His Cowboy Outfit, The Rose of England, Pinker and Prouder Than Previous, and Party of One – that span the years 1982 through 1990. All six albums will be released digitally for the first time ever on July 14, with CD and vinyl reissues for the first two titles Nick the Knife and The Abominable Showman arriving on that date as well. CD/vinyl reissues for Nick Lowe and His Cowboy Outfit and The Rose of England will be released on August 25, followed by Pinker and Prouder Than Previous and Party of One on October 20.