Light In The Attic Records present Nancy Sinatra: Start Walkin’ 1965-1976. The definitive new collection surveys Sinatra’s most prolific period over 1965-1976, including her revered collaborations with Lee Hazlewood, over 23 tracks. Remastered from the original analog tapes by the Grammy®-nominated engineer John Baldwin, the collection is complemented by liner notes penned by Amanda Petrusich (author and music critic at The New Yorker), featuring insightful new interviews with Sinatra, as well as a Q&A with archivist and Grammy®-nominated reissue co-producer Hunter Lea.
As the eldest daughter of Frank Sinatra, Nancy was born into the spotlight. At 19, she made her professional debut in front of millions of Americans, appearing alongside her father and Elvis Presley on the television special Welcome Home Elvis. Not long after, she released a series of singles. But those demure recordings didn’t reflect the real Nancy Sinatra – that Nancy would be re-introduced to the world just a few years later, thanks to an unlikely musical partnership with songwriter and producer Lee Hazlewood. Nancy’s performance of Lee’s song These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ was a huge hit in 1966 and became her signature tune. The pair began a three year run of successful albums, duets and singles including Sugar Town, Some Velvet Morning, Summer Wine, Sand, Jackson, and the title track to the 1967 James Bond film You Only Live Twice.Start Walkin’ explores Nancy’s recordings with Lee, her inspired collaborations with songwriter Mac Davis (Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham), producer Lenny Waronker (Hook and Ladder) and the “should’ve been hit” song with arranger / producer Billy Strange (How Are Things In California.)
Over the years, she has been cited as an influence by countless artists, including Sonic Youth, Morrissey, Calexico, U2, and Lana Del Rey. Her haunting song “Bang, Bang” gained a new legion of fans when it appeared in the opening credits of Quentin Tarantino’s 2003 film, Kill Bill Volume 1. Most recently, Sinatra’s contributions to the industry were further recognized by her peers, when Boots was inducted into the Grammy ® Hall of Fame. The honour, bestowed in January of 2020, recognizes “musical recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance.”