One of our favourite ever interviewees Holly Golightly will reissue three albums from her extensive back catalogue on April 20th through Damaged Goods as part of the label’s 21st birthday celebrations. All three will be issued on digipak CD and 12″ vinyl. No bonus tracks in sight though. The classic studio album Painted On, originally released in 1997, is said to be one of Holly’s favourite albums and features several songs that still crop up in her live sets these days, most notably ‘I Let My Daddy Do That’, which recently got a countrified makeover on 2007′s You Can’t Buy A Gun When You’re Crying (her first recording under the name of Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs).
The other two albums are live recordings: 1998′s Up The Empire and 2004′s Down Gina’s At 3. Up The Empire was the first live album of Holly’s career and has been out of print for a while now. The Empire of the title refers to the ballroom in which it was recorded. Down Gina’s At 3 is a full 20-song set recorded in at the start of Holly’s 2004 US tour in support of her brilliant album Truly She Is None Other (2003). It has never previously been available on vinyl. For more information on these reissues, visit the Damaged Goods website.
We highly recommend seeing Ms Golightly in person so clear your diaries for these upcoming tourdates:
24.05.09 The Cluny, Newcastle
25.05.09 King Tuts, Glasgow
27.05.09 Cyprus Avenue, Cork
30.05.09 Rio’s, Leeds
31.05.09 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
01.06.09 Borderline, London
03.06.09 Parc Hall, Rhondda Valley
04.06.09 Thekla, Bristol
Holly Golightly & The Greenhornes, ‘There Is An End’