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Legacy [Capitol] [Box]
0. DISC 1: I DON'T MESS AROUND, BOY:
1. I'm Walkin'
2. You're My One and Only Love
3. Teenager's Romance, A
4. Be-Bop Baby - (single version)
5. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - (single version)
6. If You Can't Rock Me
7. Stood Up
8. Waitin' in School
9. Believe What You Say - (single version)
10. My Bucket's Got a Hole in It
11. Shirley Lee
12. My Babe
13. Poor Little Fool
14. There Goes My Baby
15. Lonesome Town
16. I Got a Feeling
17. Cindy - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
18. It's Late
19. One of These Mornings
20. Gloomy Sunday - (previously unreleased)
21. Brand New Girl - (previously unreleased)
22. Never Be Anyone Else But You
23. Just a Little Too Much
24. Sweeter Than You
25. I've Been Thinkin' - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
26. I Wanna Be Loved
27. Mighty Good
28. Hey Pretty Baby - (mix)
29. Lonesome Town - (previously unreleased)
30. Just a Little Too Much - (previously unreleased)
31. My Rifle, My Pony and Me - (previously unreleased)
0. DISC 2: HELLO MARY LOU, GOODBYE IMPERIAL:
1. Young Emotions
2. Glory Train
3. I'm Not Afraid
4. You Are My Sunshine - (previously unreleased)
5. Ain't Nothin' But Love
6. Yes Sir, That's My Baby
7. You Are the Only One
8. Milk Cow Blues
9. Travelin' Man
10. Hello Mary Lou
11. Today's Teardrops
13. Wonder Like You, A
14. Sweet Little Lovable You - (previously unreleased)
15. Young World
16. It's up to You
17. Teenage Idol
18. I Got a Woman
19. String Along
20. Gypsy Woman
21. I Rise, I Fall
22. Fools Rush In
23. For You
24. Very Thought of You, The
25. There's Nothing I Can Say - (previously unreleased)
26. I'm a Fool
27. I'm Talking About You
28. Christmas Song, The - (previously unreleased, bonus track)
29. Jingle Bells - (previously unreleased, bonus track)
0. DISC 3: EASY TO BE FREE:
1. Louisiana Man
2. Night Train to Memphis
3. You Just Can't Quit
5. Mystery Train
6. Suzanne on a Sunday Morning
7. Promenade in Green
8. She Belongs to Me
9. Easy to Be Free
10. Come on In
11. Bye Bye Love - (previously unreleased)
12. Look at Mary
13. Life - (single version)
14. Thank You Lord
15. Last Time Around
16. Gypsy Pilot
17. Love Minus Zero/No Limit
18. Garden Party
19. Palace Guard
20. Are You Really Real?
0. DISC 4: RAVE ON:
1. One Night Stand
3. Truck Drivin' Man - (previously unreleased)
5. One X One
6. Stay Young
7. Carl of the Jungle
8. Mama, You Been on My Mind
9. Dream Lover
10. Tired of Toeing the Line - (previously unreleased)
11. Almost Saturday Night
12. Believe What You Say - (Capitol single version)
13. Back to Schooldays
14. Rave On - (previously unreleased)
15. Loser Babe, Is You, The
16. Call It What You Want
17. Doll Hospital - (previously unreleased)
18. Give 'Em My Number
19. Do You Kow What I Mean
20. True Love Ways
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 29521
Personnel includes: Rick Nelson (vocals, guitar): Dean Martin, Don Everly, The Jordanaires, Sweet Inspirations (vocals); James Burton, Glenn Campbell, Dennis Budimir (guitar); Tom Brumley (steel guitar); Ray Caton (trumpet); Chuck Loper (trombone); Gene Garf, Mike Melvoin, Don Randi (piano); James Kirkland, Joe Osborn (bass); Pat Shanahan, Richie Frost (drums).
Producers include: Rick Nelson, Ozzie Nelson, Jimmie Haskell, Barney Kessel, John Boylan.
Compilation producer: Bob Hyde.
Recorded between 1957 & 1985. Includes a 48 page book with liner notes by Colin Escott, James Ritz, Sam Nelson, Gunnar Nelson, Matthew Nelson, Tracy Nelson, and Bob Hyde.
Digitally remastered by Bob Fisher (2000, Pacific Multimedia).
Personnel: Rick Nelson (vocals, guitar); Allen Kemp, Bobby Neal, Dennis Larden (vocals, guitar); Steve Duncan (vocals, drums, percussion); Keith Moon (vocals, drums); Dave Burgess, Dean Martin, Tim Cetera, Gloria Wood, Jay DeWitt White, John Davis , Stephen A. Love, Jerry Fuller, Joanie Sommers, Pat Upton, Randy Meisner, The Jordanaires, The Sweet Inspirations, Walter Brennan (vocals); John Beland (guitar, viola); Clarence White, David Cohen, Dennis Budimir, Dick Rosmini, Roy Marinell, Don Preston , Mike Deasy Sr. , Howard Roberts , Al Casey , Jack Marshall, James Burton, Jeff Baxter, Jerry McGee, Joe Maphis, John Boylan, Keith Allison, Allan Reuss, Ron Elliott, Tommy Tedesco , Barney Kessel, Billy Strange, Bob Bain (guitar); Tom Brumley, Red Rhodes (steel guitar); Billy Ray Latham (banjo); Michel Rubini (harp); Assa Drori, James Getzoff, William Weiss, Harold Ayres, Bill Kurasch, Harold Dicterow, Jack Shulman, Tibor Zelig, Murray Adler, Lou Klass, Joe Quadri, Sid Sharp, Israel Baker (violin); Dave Schwartz, Harry Hyams (viola); Joseph Ditullio, Ray Kelley, Jesse Ehrlich (cello); Bill Green (flute); John Rotella (clarinet, saxophone); Jim Horn, Bill Perkins (reeds, saxophone); Jules Jacob, Gene Cipriano (reeds); Teddy Edwards (saxophone); Plas Johnson (tenor saxophone); Roy Caton, John Anderson , Holly Humphreys, Anthony Terran, John Audino, Ollie Mitchell (trumpet); Dick Hyde, Bobby Knight, Chuck Loper, Morris Repass, Marshal Cram, Lew McCreary (trombone); Leon Russell (piano, organ); Gene Garf, Don Randi, Roger Renner, Elmo Peeler, Don Ferris, Glen D. Hardin, James Rowles, Dave Morgan, Mac Rebennack, Michael McDonald , Mike Melvoin, Paul Smith , Pete Jolly, Ray Johnson, Allen Harris, Jim Pierce (piano); Norm Jeffries, Earl Palmer , Pat Shannahan, Frank Capp, Rick Intveld, Ty Grimes, Richard Frost, Frank DeVito , Doug Altman, Eddie Tuduri, Jim Gordon , Gary Coleman, Billy Thomas, Irving Cottler (drums); Victor Feldman, Irving Kluger, Milt Holland (percussion).
Audio Mixers: Matthew Nelson; Ron Furmanek; Tom Moulton; Vic Anesini; Bob Fisher ; Bob Irwin.
Audio Remixer: Steve Buckingham.
Liner Note Authors: Colin Escott; Sam Nelson; Gunnar Nelson; Matthew Nelson; Tracy Nelson; Bob Hyde.
Recording information: 04/1957-05/1986.
Photographers: Terry Campbell; James Ritz; Tracy Nelson.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Conte Candoli; Richard Schlosser; John Andino; Jesse Ehrlich.
Arrangers: Donald Peake; Don Randi; Jimmie Haskell; John Boylan; Trade Martin.
As a four-CD set spanning Rick Nelson's entire career, this will likely stand as the most thorough overview of the singer's music ever issued. This doesn't mean, though, that it's the best anthology of his work, unless you subscribe to the viewpoint that his post-mid-'60s records were about as good as his pre-mid-'60s ones, since a full two discs (or half) of this package is devoted to that post-mid-'60s output. Basically, it illustrates his trajectory in phases: disc one, as a good-to-great pop-rockabilly singer; disc two, as a still-good but not quite as vital teen idol in the late '50s and early '60s; disc three, as a fair but not great country-rocker; and disc four, as a has-been playing out the string with uninspired adult contemporary and revival tracks during his final years. The album is an impressive feat of cross-licensing, though, starting with three songs from his first singles (for Verve, and never easy to find on reissues), drawing a lot from his creative peak at Imperial, and then from his spottier efforts for Decca and other labels. All of his Top 40 hits are here, along with a dozen or so previously unreleased tracks, none too remarkable, as well as the 45-single versions of a few early hits. The song selection is very good, but not infallible: The absence of the moody "Mean Old World," which was about the best thing he did in the mid-'60s, is inexplicable. If you are a big fan and do like Nelson's country-rock phase, this is a reasonable investment, but if you don't, you should stick to those collections that focus on his 1957-1965 recordings. ~ Richie Unterberger
Entertainment Weekly (1/12/01, p.83) - "...The most significant boxed set of the year....LEGACY should secure Nelson's place in the pantheon of great '50s rockers..." - Rating: A
No Depression (3-4/01, pp.105-6) - "...An in depth look at Nelson from teen idol to country rock pioneer to rockabilly revivalist..."
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