Exclusive Listen: Nick Lowe's 'Endless Grey Ribbon' Rescued From Obscurity on New Reissue

Check out a bonus track from rerelease of the long out-of-print album 'Labour of Lust'

February 14, 2011 4:25 PM ET
Exclusive Listen: Nick Lowe's 'Endless Grey Ribbon' Rescued From Obscurity on New Reissue

Nick Lowe's "Endless Grey Ribbon"

Nick Lowe's 1979 album Labour of Lust has been out-of-print for years, but it's finally being reissued by the Yep Roc label on March 15th. The new edition of the album, which features Lowe's biggest hit "Cruel to Be Kind," will include extensive liner notes and two songs not included on the original American release. You can listen to one of those bonus tracks now. "Endless Grey Ribbon" was originally only on the U.K. version of the album, but returns to its proper place in the sequence on this reissue.

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