Chained to a Memory 1966-1972

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The third and last of Bear Family's Everly box sets, Chained to a Memory 1966-1972, chronicles the final act of the Everly Brothers' prime years, beginning just after the duo started to shake their mid-'60s doldrums and documenting their subsequent revival as they shifted to country-rock, the sound they continued to mine until their acrimonious split in 1973. This is a weighty set, containing a hefty hardcover book and a bonus DVD in addition to ten CDs, but the extra length isn't merely Bear Family's modus operandi -- it's needed to bring an end to a story this epic. Indeed, the music on Chained to a Memory is in some ways some of the most interesting the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The third and last of Bear Family's Everly box sets, Chained to a Memory 1966-1972, chronicles the final act of the Everly Brothers' prime years, beginning just after the duo started to shake their mid-'60s doldrums and documenting their subsequent revival as they shifted to country-rock, the sound they continued to mine until their acrimonious split in 1973. This is a weighty set, containing a hefty hardcover book and a bonus DVD in addition to ten CDs, but the extra length isn't merely Bear Family's modus operandi -- it's needed to bring an end to a story this epic. Indeed, the music on Chained to a Memory is in some ways some of the most interesting the Everlys ever produced. As their star began to fade, the Everlys reconnected with their country beginnings, quite deliberately titling their 1968 makeover, Roots, finding a wealth of new sounds and sentiments within country-rock. They exhibited a keen ear for material from emerging songwriters, and they wrote some terrific new songs, songs that exhibited the widening chasm between the two brothers who shared a sound and continued to harmonize beautifully together even as their sensibilities began to drift apart. All this, of course, is evident on Chained to a Memory, a box that surprises in its variety and consistency, traits that are emphasized by the relative lack of long stretches of alternate takes, something that sometimes slowed its companion, The Price of Fame. Here, on recordings originally released on Warner and RCA, there are no foreign-market releases or holiday albums, no clusters of alternate takes -- the narrative keeps moving with a natural propulsion. The set kicks off with the sessions that resulted in the remarkable 1966 British Invasion salute Two Yanks in England, and after a little hippified stretching, cutting swinging remakes of "Blueberry Hill" and "Good Golly Miss Molly," the group settled into a country-rock groove, stretching it out until their 1973 break. Within that seemingly tight field, the Everlys found plenty of room to roam, giving Hank Snow's "I'm Moving On" a far-out groove that found an odd cousin in a reading of "A Whiter Shade of Pale," letting the brothers do everything from sweet, nostalgic takes of country standards to cutting convincing versions of songs by Kris Kristofferson, John Sebastian, Merle Haggard, Rod Stewart, Guy Clark, and John Prine. They also had considerable live chops, as evidenced by the complete concert captured on disc five, a bit of forceful rock & roll that finds the group opening up oldies to free-form jams that fit the time yet remained ever so slightly outside of it. That description fits the Everlys during these years: apart from 1967's "Bowling Green" they didn't have a single hit and didn't receive much attention outside of Roots, but the music here holds its own with any of the progressive country and country-rock of its time, and when taken with their groundbreaking Cadence recordings and the hits of their earliest Warner recordings, amounts to one of the great 20th century bodies of music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/16/2006
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127167910
  • Catalog Number: 16791
  • Sales rank: 69,373

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 June Is as Cold as December (2:52)
  2. 2 Glitter and Gold (2:38)
  3. 3 Lovey Kravezit (2:35)
  4. 4 The Doll House Is Empty (1:59)
  5. 5 (You Got) The Power of Love (2:37)
  6. 6 Leave My Girl Alone (2:21)
  7. 7 (Why Am I) Chained to a Memory (2:05)
  8. 8 Don't Run and Hide (2:36)
  9. 9 Have You Ever Loved Somebody (2:47)
  10. 10 Fifi the Flea (3:06)
  11. 11 Hard Hard Year (2:56)
  12. 12 Like Every Time Before (1:55)
  13. 13 Signs That Will Never Change (3:04)
  14. 14 The Collector (2:54)
  15. 15 So Lonely (2:38)
  16. 16 I've Been Wrong Before (2:11)
  17. 17 Kiss Your Man Goodbye, Pt. 3 (2:33)
  18. 18 Pretty Flamingo (2:35)
  19. 19 Somebody Help Me (2:00)
  20. 20 When Eddie Comes Home (2:47)
  21. 21 The Devil's Child (2:46)
  22. 22 She Never Smiles Anymore (3:15)
  23. 23 She Never Smiles Anymore (3:18)
  24. 24 Nothing But the Best (2:49)
  25. 25 Sea of Heartbreak (2:21)
  26. 26 Blueberry Hill (3:01)
  27. 27 Good Golly, Miss Molly (2:50)
  28. 28 (I'd Be) A Legend in My Own Time (2:47)
  29. 29 I'm Movin' On (2:26)
  30. 30 Sticks and Stones (2:46)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Oh, Boy! (2:44)
  2. 2 Let's Go Get Stoned (3:04)
  3. 3 Trains and Boats and Planes (3:01)
  4. 4 Even If I Hold It in My Hand (3:31)
  5. 5 Even If I Hold It in My Hand (2:43)
  6. 6 The House of the Rising Sun (4:19)
  7. 7 The House of the Rising Sun (4:34)
  8. 8 Bowling Green (2:33)
  9. 9 I'll Be Gone (2:09)
  10. 10 I Don't Want to Love You (2:45)
  11. 11 Bowling Green (2:46)
  12. 12 Mary Jane (2:57)
  13. 13 A Little Bit of Crazy (3:02)
  14. 14 Do You (2:44)
  15. 15 A Voice Within (2:22)
  16. 16 It's All Over (2:19)
  17. 17 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (2:28)
  18. 18 A Whiter Shade of Pale (4:52)
  19. 19 Talking to the Flowers (2:54)
  20. 20 Deliver Me (2:31)
  21. 21 I'm Finding It Rough (2:50)
  22. 22 They Smile for You (3:13)
  23. 23 Love of the Common People (2:01)
  24. 24 Love of the Common People (3:14)
  25. 25 Love of the Common People (4:15)
  26. 26 My Elusive Dreams (2:38)
Disc 3
  1. 1 You're Just What I Was Looking for Today (1:06)
  2. 2 You're Just What I Was Looking for Today (2:56)
  3. 3 Lord of the Manor (4:47)
  4. 4 It's My Time (3:11)
  5. 5 Bonsoir Madame (1:28)
  6. 6 Empty Boxes (2:50)
  7. 7 Love with Your Heart, Pt. 1 (3:06)
  8. 8 Love with Your Heart, Pt. 1 (3:00)
  9. 9 You Done Me Wrogn (2:11)
  10. 10 Milk Train (2:47)
  11. 11 The Everly Family (1952) (1:11)
  12. 12 Mama Tried (2:22)
  13. 13 Less of Me (3:08)
  14. 14 T for Texas (3:32)
  15. 15 I Wonder If I Care as Much, Pt. 2 (3:01)
  16. 16 Ventura Boulevard (2:53)
  17. 17 Shady Grove (3:09)
  18. 18 Illinois, Pt. 1 & 2 (2:17)
  19. 19 Living Too Close to the Ground (2:18)
  20. 20 You Done Me Wrong (2:19)
  21. 21 Turn Around (2:53)
  22. 22 Sing Me Back Home (5:22)
  23. 23 The Everly Family (1952)/Shady Grove/Kentucky (2:47)
  24. 24 The Weight (1:34)
  25. 25 Deep Water (3:24)
  26. 26 Medley: Lady Anne/Blue Balloon (2:11)
  27. 27 Roots Promo Sampler (6:08)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Lady Anne (1:43)
  2. 2 Shop Girl (2:39)
  3. 3 Omaha (3:18)
  4. 4 Human Race, Pt. 1 (4:08)
  5. 5 Mr. Soul (3:14)
  6. 6 In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad) (3:54)
  7. 7 Down in the Bottom (2:47)
  8. 8 Love with Your Heart, Pt. 2 (2:56)
  9. 9 Mr. Soul (3:00)
  10. 10 In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad) (3:51)
  11. 11 Down in the Bottom (3:11)
  12. 12 Glory Road (3:18)
  13. 13 My Little Yellow Bird (2:24)
  14. 14 I'm on My Way Home Again (2:41)
  15. 15 Cuckoo Bird (2:56)
  16. 16 From Eden to Canaan (3:35)
  17. 17 From Eden to Canaan (4:34)
  18. 18 I'm on My Way Home Again (2:25)
  19. 19 I'm on My Way Home Again (2:20)
  20. 20 Carolina in My Mind (3:18)
  21. 21 Casey's Last Ride, Pt. 1 (3:46)
  22. 22 Casey's Last Ride, Pt. 1 (3:24)
  23. 23 Stained Glass Morning (5:14)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Yves (3:39)
  2. 2 Human Race, Pt. 2 (3:34)
  3. 3 Introduction (1:31)
  4. 4 Mama Tried (2:03)
  5. 5 Kentucky (2:43)
  6. 6 Bowling Green (2:34)
  7. 7 ('Til) I Kissed You (1:56)
  8. 8 Wake Up Little Susie (1:42)
  9. 9 Cathy's Clown (1:23)
  10. 10 Bird Dog (1:57)
  11. 11 Maybelline (2:16)
  12. 12 Rock and Roll Music (2:12)
  13. 13 The End (1:05)
  14. 14 Aquarius (0:43)
  15. 15 If I Were a Carpenter (0:37)
  16. 16 The Price of Love (0:46)
  17. 17 Rock and Roll Music (8:48)
  18. 18 Thrill Is Gone (1:41)
  19. 19 The End (1:00)
  20. 20 Games People Play (0:46)
  21. 21 The Price of Love (0:57)
  22. 22 Baby What You Want Me to Do (4:52)
  23. 23 All I Have to Do Is Dream (3:11)
  24. 24 Walk Right Back (2:09)
  25. 25 Medley: Susie Q/Hey Jude (5:23)
  26. 26 Lord of the Manor (4:12)
  27. 27 I Wonder If I Care as Much (3:11)
  28. 28 Love Is Strange (3:59)
  29. 29 Medley: Let It Be Me/Give Peace a Chance (4:10)
  30. 30 Chrysler Plymouth Duster Radio Spot (0:55)
Disc 6
  1. 1 The Brand New Tennessee Waltz (3:13)
  2. 2 Casey's Last Ride, Pt. 2 (3:37)
  3. 3 Old Kentucky River (3:08)
  4. 4 Green River (4:42)
  5. 5 Breakdown (3:12)
  6. 6 All We Really Want to Do (2:21)
  7. 7 Poems, Prayers and Promises (4:00)
  8. 8 Mandolin Wind (3:00)
  9. 9 I'm Tired of Singing My Song in Las Vegas (3:15)
  10. 10 Ridin' High (2:41)
  11. 11 Lay It Down (3:07)
  12. 12 Del Rio Dan (3:58)
  13. 13 Three-Armed Poker-Playin' River Rat (2:45)
  14. 14 Christmas Eve Can Kill You (3:26)
  15. 15 Stories We Can Tell (3:35)
  16. 16 Poisonberry Pie (3:33)
  17. 17 It Pleases Me to Please You (3:16)
  18. 18 Up in Mabel's Room (3:14)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Lay It Down (3:24)
  2. 2 I Can't Be Myself (2:56)
  3. 3 Sweet Memories (2:56)
  4. 4 Rocky Top (2:57)
  5. 5 Survival of the Fittest (2:38)
  6. 6 Not Fade Away (2:00)
  7. 7 Paradise (3:39)
  8. 8 A Nickel for the Fiddler (2:26)
  9. 9 Somebody Nobody Knows (3:39)
  10. 10 Watchin' It Go (2:27)
  11. 11 Woman Don't You Try to Tie Me Down (4:03)
  12. 12 Good Hearted Woman (2:36)
  13. 13 Husbands and Wives (2:24)
  14. 14 Ladies Love Outlaws (3:14)
  15. 15 Maiden's Prayer (2:17)
  16. 16 Send Me the Pillow You Dream on, Pt. 2 (2:25)
  17. 17 I'm Alone Because I Love You (2:31)
  18. 18 Don Everly Talks About "Pass the Chicken and Listen" (5:53)
Disc 8
  1. 1 Intro/Lucille (2:44)
  2. 2 Susie Q (2:08)
  3. 3 Raunchy (1:45)
  4. 4 Walk Right Back (3:25)
  5. 5 Bye Bye Love (3:02)
  6. 6 Gone, Gone, Gone (2:10)
  7. 7 [Untitled] (2:50)
  8. 8 I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town (3:30)
  9. 9 Bird Dog (2:35)
  10. 10 So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) (3:13)
  11. 11 Lucille (2:09)
Disc 9
  1. 1 The Archie Bleyer Show: Are You Sincere/All I Have to Do Is Dream/Lillipop/ - Gunilla Florell
  2. 2 Intro/You're My Girl
  3. 3 Intro/Lonely Weekends - Steve Lawrence
  4. 4 I Got a Woman
  5. 5 All I Have to Do Is Dream - Steve Lawrence
  6. 6 Grammy Award Medley: I Want to Hold Your Hand/People/The Boy from Ipane - Gayle
  7. 7 Intro/The Price of Love
  8. 8 Wake Up Little Susie/Bye, Bye Love/Bird Dog
  9. 9 Bye, Bye Love
  10. 10 Wake Up Little Susie/All I Have to Do Is Dream/Bird Dog/Devoted to You
  11. 11 Cathy's Clown
  12. 12 Intro/Mama Tried - Roy Rogers
  13. 13 All I Have to Do Is Dream/Wake Up Little Susie/Bye, Bye Love [D - Roy Rogers
  14. 14 Games People Play
  15. 15 Let It Be Me
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Everly Brothers Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Chet Atkins Producer
Don Everly Producer
Phil Everly Producer
Dale Hawkins Composer
Lou Adler Producer
Colin Escott Introduction
Wes Farrell Producer
Dick Glasser Producer
Howard Greenfield Producer
Dan Hersch Mastering
Jimmy Hilliard Producer
Bill Inglot Tape Research
Jack Rael Producer
Jack Keller Producer
Stan Lewis Composer
Paul Rothchild Producer
Andrew Sandoval Liner Notes, Reissue Producer, Mastering, Tape Research, Essay
Lenny Waronker Producer
Ed Thrasher Cover Photo
Dave Schultz Mastering
Richard Weize Reissue Producer
Holger Von Bargen Art Direction
Wolfgang Taubenauer Artwork
Erich H├╝lsenbeck Photo Restoration, Photo Scanning
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
Bas Siewertsen Photo Scanning
Eleanor Broadwater Composer
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