[Cover photo credit and copyright to Rick Olivier at Rick Olivier dot com]

Another Side, the previously unreleased studio album by guitarist and songwriter Leo Nocentelli of the pioneering New Orleans Funk outfit The Meters is returning with a repressing due out May 20th, 2022, from Light In The Attic.

This repressing includes a new tricolor New Orleans edition pressed on purple, yellow, and green wax, in addition to the standard black wax. Pressed at Record Technology, Inc. (RTI), the vinyl configurations are accompanied by a 20-page booklet and feature gold-foil treatment on cover and spine.

cover art (photo by Michael P. Smith, © The Historic New Orleans Collection) and New Orleans tricolor pressing

The album’s incredible journey is documented in the liner notes by Sam Sweet (New York Times, Los Angeles Times), who spoke with Nocentelli about the recording process and re-discovery of the tapes. Sweet’s full notes appear in the release’s accompanying booklet, alongside hand-written lyrics by Nocentelli.

Rounding out the package are original designs and layout by the multi-Grammy Awards-winning designer Masaki Koike. Additionally, the CD and cassette editions of Another Side are available now to purchase, as well as a t-shirt featuring a photo of Nocentelli performing with The Meters at Jazz Fest from photographer Michael P. Smith (courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection).

Leo Nocentelli famously said when the album’s tapes were recovered:

What you’re telling me is an amazing discovery. That’s a part of my life that I thought was gone forever.