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Encore Records Ltd

Earl's Closet: The Lost Archive of Earl McGrath, 1970-1980 - CD

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1 CD - Import

Earl McGrath was the ultimate 1970s jet setter, an art collector and comic bon vivant who stumbled into the record business between legendary parties in New York and LA and discovered Daryl Hall & John Oates and then Jim Carroll.

Atlantic founder Ahmet Ertegun gave Earl his own label, Clean Records, in 1970; Mick Jagger hired him to run Rolling Stones Records in 1977. Friend to Joan Didion, Andy Warhol, and a galaxy of luminaries, Earl was an inveterate tastemaker. Harrison Ford, who before Star Wars fame was Earl's handyman and pot dealer, called him "the last of a breed, one of the last great gentlemen and bohemians".

After Earl died in 2016, journalist Joe Hagan discovered a trove of rare and unheard tapes in Earl's apartment in New York. Now Light in the Attic Records proudly presents "Earl's Closet", a double album of the treasures discovered inside, including unheard music by Daryl Hall & John Oates, David Johansen, Terry Allen, Delbert McClinton, Jim Carroll, and an eclectic cast of undiscovered artists who once vied for fame and glory.