Legacy [Capitol]

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Barnes & Noble - Scott Schinder
This handsomely packaged, smartly annotated four-CD, 100-track box set offers a thorough overview of Ricky (later Rick) Nelson’s prolific -- and underrated -- 30-year recording career, beginning with his ‘50s superstardom as a teen-idol pop-rockabilly crooner, through his late-‘60s comeback as a Dylan-influenced folk-rocker, to his later years as a seasoned showbiz pro who could still summon up a rocker’s passion when the inspiration hit him. In the ‘50s, Nelson’s boyish looks and Hollywood background (he got his start costarring in his parents’ long-running TV sitcom, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, which is where he first sang rock ‘n’ roll) led many to dismiss...
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Barnes & Noble - Scott Schinder
This handsomely packaged, smartly annotated four-CD, 100-track box set offers a thorough overview of Ricky (later Rick) Nelson’s prolific -- and underrated -- 30-year recording career, beginning with his ‘50s superstardom as a teen-idol pop-rockabilly crooner, through his late-‘60s comeback as a Dylan-influenced folk-rocker, to his later years as a seasoned showbiz pro who could still summon up a rocker’s passion when the inspiration hit him. In the ‘50s, Nelson’s boyish looks and Hollywood background (he got his start costarring in his parents’ long-running TV sitcom, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, which is where he first sang rock ‘n’ roll) led many to dismiss him as a pop prettyboy. But, unlike the Frankies and Fabians of his era, Nelson was a credible, if reserved, rock ‘n’ roller as well as a convincing ballad singer, and his vintage hits -- “A Teenager’s Romance,” “Be Bop Baby,” “Stood Up,” “Waitin’ in School,” “Believe What You Say,” “Poor Little Fool,” “Lonesome Town,” “It’s Late,” “Hello Mary Lou,” “Fools Rush In” and the reflective “Teenage Idol,” all of them included here along with a nice assortment of previously unreleased tracks -- have a sense of integrity and emotional investment that’s still compelling. There’s also considerable pleasure to be found in material from Nelson’s country-rocking late-‘60s comeback, exemplified by his wry protest hit “Garden Party” and such evocative original compositions as “Palace Guard” and “Gypsy Pilot.” Though Nelson eventually faded from the charts and was driven to the oldies circuit that he’d sworn off on “Garden Party,” the later recordings that comprise Disc Four (including previously unheard readings of Buddy Holly’s “Rave On” and John Hiatt’s “Doll Hospital”) indicate that he never lost hiis ability to rock.
All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/21/2000
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724352952120
  • Catalog Number: 29521
  • Sales rank: 129,562


Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm Walkin' (1:59)
  2. 2 You're My One and Only Love (2:06)
  3. 3 A Teenager's Romance (2:20)
  4. 4 Be-Bop Baby (2:04)
  5. 5 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (1:59)
  6. 6 If You Can't Rock Me (1:53)
  7. 7 Stood Up (1:53)
  8. 8 Waitin' in School (2:02)
  9. 9 Believe What You Say (2:06)
  10. 10 My Bucket's Got a Hole in It (2:03)
  11. 11 Shirley Lee (2:00)
  12. 12 My Babe (2:34)
  13. 13 Poor Little Fool (2:33)
  14. 14 There Goes My Baby (2:14)
  15. 15 Lonesome Town (2:14)
  16. 16 I Got a Feeling (2:05)
  17. 17 Cindy (2:00)
  18. 18 It's Late (1:59)
  19. 19 One of These Mornings (1:54)
  20. 20 Gloomy Sunday (2:05)
  21. 21 Brand New Girl (2:06)
  22. 22 Never Be Anyone Else But You (2:16)
  23. 23 Just a Little Too Much (2:12)
  24. 24 Sweeter Than You (2:19)
  25. 25 I've Been Thinkin' (1:48)
  26. 26 I Wanna Be Loved (2:46)
  27. 27 Mighty Good (2:18)
  28. 28 Hey Pretty Baby (2:29)
  29. 29 Lonesome Town (2:13)
  30. 30 Just a Little Too Much (1:57)
  31. 31 My Rifle, My Pony and Me (2:10)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Young Emotions (2:35)
  2. 2 Glory Train (2:42)
  3. 3 I'm Not Afraid (2:38)
  4. 4 You Are My Sunshine (2:35)
  5. 5 Ain't Nothin' But Love (2:23)
  6. 6 Yes Sir, That's My Baby (1:56)
  7. 7 You Are the Only One (2:40)
  8. 8 Milk Cow Blues (2:13)
  9. 9 Travelin' Man (2:22)
  10. 10 Hello Mary Lou (2:18)
  11. 11 Today's Teardrops (2:07)
  12. 12 Everlovin' (2:07)
  13. 13 A Wonder Like You (2:36)
  14. 14 Sweet Little Lovable You (2:33)
  15. 15 Young World (2:26)
  16. 16 It's up to You (2:58)
  17. 17 Teenage Idol (2:29)
  18. 18 I Got a Woman (2:23)
  19. 19 String Along (2:21)
  20. 20 Gypsy Woman (2:32)
  21. 21 I Rise, I Fall (2:16)
  22. 22 Fools Rush In (2:33)
  23. 23 For You (2:16)
  24. 24 The Very Thought of You (1:56)
  25. 25 There's Nothing I Can Say (2:05)
  26. 26 I'm a Fool (1:55)
  27. 27 I'm Talking About You (2:12)
  28. 28 The Christmas Song (2:23)
  29. 29 Jingle Bells (1:38)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Louisiana Man (3:06)
  2. 2 Night Train to Memphis (2:15)
  3. 3 You Just Can't Quit (2:21)
  4. 4 Alone (2:36)
  5. 5 Mystery Train (2:23)
  6. 6 Suzanne on a Sunday Morning (1:54)
  7. 7 Promenade in Green (2:11)
  8. 8 She Belongs to Me (3:02)
  9. 9 Easy to Be Free (3:14)
  10. 10 Come on In (2:42)
  11. 11 Bye Bye Love (3:13)
  12. 12 Look at Mary (3:05)
  13. 13 Life (3:00)
  14. 14 Thank You Lord (3:59)
  15. 15 Last Time Around (4:23)
  16. 16 Gypsy Pilot (4:05)
  17. 17 Love Minus Zero/No Limit (2:54)
  18. 18 Garden Party (3:48)
  19. 19 Palace Guard (5:12)
  20. 20 Are You Really Real? (3:24)
Disc 4
  1. 1 One Night Stand (3:16)
  2. 2 Legacy (3:25)
  3. 3 Truck Drivin' Man (3:01)
  4. 4 Wings (3:15)
  5. 5 One X One (3:37)
  6. 6 Stay Young (3:34)
  7. 7 Carl of the Jungle (4:02)
  8. 8 Mama, You Been on My Mind (2:50)
  9. 9 Dream Lover (3:14)
  10. 10 Tired of Toeing the Line (3:31)
  11. 11 Almost Saturday Night (2:32)
  12. 12 Believe What You Say (2:58)
  13. 13 Back to Schooldays (2:46)
  14. 14 Rave On (2:59)
  15. 15 The Loser Babe, Is You (3:46)
  16. 16 Call It What You Want (3:07)
  17. 17 Doll Hospital (4:05)
  18. 18 Give 'Em My Number (3:48)
  19. 19 Do You Kow What I Mean (1:52)
  20. 20 True Love Ways (1:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rick Nelson Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Clarence White Guitar
Ron Elliott Guitar
Joe Maphis Guitar
Ray Kelley Cello
Dean Martin Vocals
The Jordanaires Vocals
Michael McDonald Piano
Randy Meisner Bass, Vocals
Leon Russell Organ, Piano
Frank Capp Drums
Victor Feldman Percussion
Plas Johnson Tenor Saxophone
Barney Kessel Guitar
Red Mitchell Bass
Bill Perkins Reeds, Saxophone
Don Randi Piano
Paul Smith Piano
Don Bagley Bass
Pete Jolly Piano
Jerry Cole Bass
Jack Marshall Guitar
Lyle Ritz Bass
Keith Allison Guitar
Skip Battin Bass
James Burton Guitar
Mike Deasy Sr. Guitar
Don Everly Track Performer
Keith Moon Drums, Vocals
Red Rhodes Steel Guitar
Joanie Sommers Vocals
Bob Bain Guitar
Dave Morgan Piano
Billy Strange Guitar
The Sweet Inspirations Vocals
Jim Gordon Drums
Walter Brennan Vocals
Murray Adler Violin
John Audino Trumpet
Israel Baker Violin
Jeff Baxter Guitar
John Beland Guitar, Viola
John Boylan Guitar
Tom Brumley Steel Guitar
Dennis Budimir Guitar
Dave Burgess Vocals
Roger Bush Bass
Roy Caton Trumpet
Tim Cetera Bass, Vocals
Gene Cipriano Reeds
David Cohen Guitar
Gary Coleman Drums
Irving Cottler Drums
Marshal Cram Trombone
Glen D. Hardin Piano
Frank DeVito Drums
Jay DeWitt White Bass, Vocals
Harold Dicterow Violin
Assa Drori Violin
Steve Duncan Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Teddy Edwards Saxophone
Jesse Ehrlich Cello
Don Ferris Piano
Richard Frost Drums
James Getzoff Violin
Bob Glaub Bass
Bill Green Flute
Ty Grimes Drums
Milt Holland Percussion
Jim Horn Reeds, Saxophone
Howard Roberts Guitar
Harry Hyams Viola
Jules Jacob Reeds
Norm Jeffries Drums
Ray Johnson Piano
Allen Kemp Guitar, Vocals
James Kirkland Bass
Lou Klass Violin
Bobby Knight Trombone
Dennis Larden Guitar, Vocals
Billy Ray Latham Banjo
Charles Loper Trombone
Stephen A. Love Bass, Vocals
Roy Marinell Guitar
Lew McCreary Trombone
Jerry McGee Guitar
Mike Melvoin Piano
Ollie Mitchell Trumpet
Earl Palmer Drums
Elmo Peeler Piano
Jim Pierce Piano
Ray Pohlman Bass
Don Preston Guitar
Morris Repass Trombone
Allan Reuss Guitar
Dick Rosmini Guitar
John Rotella Clarinet, Saxophone
Michel Rubini Harp
Sid Sharp Violin
Jack Shulman Violin
Ray Siegel Bass
Tommy Tedesco Guitar
Tiny Timbrell Bass
Eddie Tuduri Drums
Pat Upton Vocals
Leroy Vinnegar Bass
Tibor Zelig Violin
Allen Harris Piano
Jimmy Bond Bass
Dick Hyde Trombone
Mac Rebennack Piano
Anthony Terran Trumpet
Doug Altman Drums
Joseph Ditullio Cello
Gene Garf Piano
Bill Kurasch Violin
James Rowles Piano
William Weiss Violin
Joe Quadri Violin
Red Wootten Bass
Bert Dodson Bass
Pat Shannahan Drums
Billy Thomas Drums
John Anderson Trumpet
Dave Schwartz Viola
Rick Intveld Drums
Gloria Wood Vocals
Bobby Neal Guitar, Vocals
Al Casey Guitar
Jerry Fuller Vocals
Joe Osborn Bass
Roger Renner Piano
Chuck Bass
Patrick Woodward Bass
John Davis Bass, Vocals
Irving Kluger Percussion
Harold Ayres Violin
Bob West Bass
Holly Humphreys Trumpet
Technical Credits
Kokomo Arnold Composer
Willie Dixon Composer
Little Walter Composer
Jimmy Reed Composer
Doug Kershaw Composer
Roy Acuff Composer
Ray Charles Composer
John Hiatt Composer
Buddy Holly Composer
Mick Jagger Composer
Al Kooper Original Album Producer
Curtis Mayfield Composer
Graham Parker Composer
Gene Pitney Composer
Conte Candoli Contributor
Barney Kessel Composer, Original Album Producer
Don Randi Arranger
Mel Tormé Composer
Jacques Brel Composer
Jack Marshall Composer
Ozzie Nelson Original Album Producer
Tracy Nelson Liner Notes, Photo Courtesy
Rocky Burnette Composer
James Burton Composer
Trade Martin Arranger
Norman Petty Composer
Dorsey Burnette Composer
Pink Anderson Composer
Ronald Coleman Composer
John Andino Contributor
Louis Armstrong Composer
Rube Bloom Composer
John Boylan Arranger, Composer, Original Album Producer
Owen Bradley Composer
Randall Bramblett Composer
Felice Bryant Composer
Boudleaux Bryant Composer
Steve Buckingham Remixing
Johnny Burnette Composer
Joey Cooper Composer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Jesse Ehrlich Contributor
Colin Escott Liner Notes
Bob Fisher Mastering, Track Mix
Ron Furmanek Track Mix
Johnny Green Composer
Jimmie Haskell Arranger, Original Album Producer
Bob Hyde Producer, Liner Notes, Tape Research, Annotation
Gus Kahn Composer
Albert King Composer
James Kirkland Composer
Jack Lewis Composer
Jay Livingston Composer
Greg McDonald Original Album Producer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Velma Middleton Composer
Tom Moulton Track Mix
Rick Nelson Composer, Original Album Producer
Gunnar Nelson Liner Notes, Tape Research
Matthew Nelson Liner Notes, Tape Research, Track Mix
John O'Brien Art Direction
Keith Olsen Original Album Producer
Joe Osborn Composer
Junior Parker Composer
Donald Peake Arranger
Keith Richards Composer
Sharon Sheeley Composer
Harry Beasley Smith Composer
Al Stillman Composer
Nick Venet Original Album Producer
Robert Wells Composer
Clarence Williams Composer
Marvin Hughes Composer
Tommy Steele Art Direction
Sam Phillips Composer
George Treadwell Composer
Bob Irwin Track Mix
Ron Holden Composer
Sam Nelson Liner Notes, Tape Research
Vic Anesini Track Mix
Terry Campbell Photo Courtesy
Joe Sutton Producer
Bryan Kelley Producer
Richard Schlosser Contributor
Mack David Composer
Renald Richard Composer
Christian Sarrel Composer
Bill Tilghman Composer
Dub Dickerson Composer
Sonny West Composer
Jerry Fuller Producer
Traditional Composer
Lover Patterson Composer
James Ritz Photo Courtesy
Benjamin Nelson Composer
Baker Knight Composer
Pearl Lendhurst Composer
Isabella Wood Composer
David Gillam Composer
Burnette Composer
James Pierpont Composer
László Jávor Composer
Red West Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A HIT!

    My sister loved Rick Nelson and it's not easy to find his recordings, but this one set has everything on it. She loved it. Thanks, B&N for giving me the opportunity to make her happy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Legacy does justice to a great rock 'n' roll star

    This was a great collection of Rick Nelson's songs from his time as a young boy until his death. It seems fitting that this set would come out 15 years after his death on New Year's Eve 1985. You get over an hour of good quality Rick Nelson music on each of the 4 CDs and it includes a book with pictures and stories from some of the songs and some biographical info. It's a very complete set and would be a great choice for first time Rick Nelson listeners or hard core Rick Nelson fans. Everyone can enjoy Rick's songs from the hits to the unissued tracks. It's a great buy!

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    Posted December 16, 2009

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