Ricky Nelson Legacy (4-CD)

Legacy (4-CD)
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Format: CD  (4 Discs)
Item:  CAP 29521

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Released: November 21, 2000
  • Originally Released: 2000
  • Label: Capitol

Entertainment Reviews:

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..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.I'm Walkin'
  • 2.You're My One And Only Love
  • 3.A Teenager's Romance
  • 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 (Alternate Version)
  • 18.It's Late
  • 19.One Of These Mornings
  • 20.Gloomy Sunday
  • 21.Brand New Girl
  • 22.Never Be Anyone Else But You
  • 23.Just A Little Too Much
  • 24.Sweeter Than You
  • 25.I've Been Thinkin' (Alternate Version)
  • 26.I Wanna Be Loved
  • 27.Mighty Good
  • 28.Hey Pretty Baby
  • 29.Lonesome Town (Alternate Version)
  • 30.Just A Little Too Much (Alternate Version)
  • 31.My Rifle, My Pony & Me

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Young Emotions
  • 2.Glory Train
  • 3.I'm Not Afraid
  • 4.You Are My Sunshine
  • 5.Ain't Nothin' But Love
  • 6.Yes Sir, That's My Baby
  • 7.You Are The Only One
  • 8.Milkcow Blues
  • 9.Travelin' Man
  • 10.Hello Mary Lou
  • 11.Today's Teardrops
  • 12.Everlovin'
  • 13.A Wonder Like You
  • 14.Sweet Little Loveable You
  • 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.The Very Thought Of You
  • 25.There's Nothing I Can Say
  • 26.I'm A Fool
  • 27.I'm Talkin' 'Bout You
  • 28.The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
  • 29.Jingle Bells

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Louisiana Man
  • 2.Night Train To Memphis
  • 3.You Just Can't Quit
  • 4.Alone
  • 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 (Live)
  • 11.Bye Bye Love (Live)
  • 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

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.One Night Stand
  • 2.Legacy
  • 3.Truck Drivin' Man (Live)
  • 4.Wings
  • 5.One X One
  • 6.Stay Young
  • 7.Carl Of The Jungle
  • 8.Mama, You've Been On My Mind
  • 9.Dream Lover
  • 10.Tired Of Toeing The Line
  • 11.Almost Saturday Night
  • 12.Believe What You Say (Capitol Single Version)
  • 13.Back To Schooldays
  • 14.Rave On
  • 15.The Loser Babe Is You
  • 16.Call It What You Want
  • 17.Doll Hospital
  • 18.Give 'Em My Number
  • 19.Do You Know What I Mean
  • 20.True Love Ways

Product Description:

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, Morris Repass, Marshal Cram, Charles Loper, 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
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