Quite similar to Björk as one of the most eccentric female vocalists in electronic music, Nicolette also knows how to pick producers who get the best out of her songs. She selected Plaid to mix it up on her political-minded single "No Government," while elsewhere the singer works with Alec Empire, 4Hero and Felix (Roni Size and Dillinja help out with remixes). Let No One Live Rent Free in Your Head is one of the most glowing moments of mid-'90s vocal electronica.
Montana-born, honey-voiced singer Nicolette Larson headed west in 1974 and quickly became a member of the '70s California rock scene. She sang backup with Hoyt Axton and Commander Cody, did sessions with Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, and Neil Young, and landed a solo deal with Warner Bros., which, in late 1978, released her first single, "Lotta Love" (penned by her mentor Young). It went Top 10, spurred her debut album Nicolette to gold, and launched a promising career. She cut four albums for Warner Bros. and guested on records by others ranging from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to Van Halen. In Nashville, Larson starred in the musical Pump Boys And Dinettes and cut the album Say When, proving she was adept at country too. Sadly, Nicolette passed away in December 1997 of complications arising from cerebral edema; she was just 45. Now Rhino is proud to bring you the only collection devoted to this underappreciated artist's best solo recordings, The Very Best Of Nicolette Larson.