The Last Time Around 1970-1982

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
At the dawn of the '70s, Rick Nelson was in the wilderness. He hadn't placed a single in the Top 40 since 1964 but he didn't disappear, he worked steadily on the outskirts of L.A., creating a hybrid of country and rock not too far removed from the nascent Cosmic American Music the Byrds were playing at the same time. Nelson didn't do this in the spotlight, so when he debuted his new sound in public it caused some shock and rejection -- a situation he detailed on his 1972 comeback single "Garden Party," a loping country-rocker with the hard-learned moral that "you can't please everyone, so you've got to please yourself." Nelson followed that credo during the 12 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
At the dawn of the '70s, Rick Nelson was in the wilderness. He hadn't placed a single in the Top 40 since 1964 but he didn't disappear, he worked steadily on the outskirts of L.A., creating a hybrid of country and rock not too far removed from the nascent Cosmic American Music the Byrds were playing at the same time. Nelson didn't do this in the spotlight, so when he debuted his new sound in public it caused some shock and rejection -- a situation he detailed on his 1972 comeback single "Garden Party," a loping country-rocker with the hard-learned moral that "you can't please everyone, so you've got to please yourself." Nelson followed that credo during the 12 years documented on Bear Family's 2010 box set The Last Time Around 1970-1982 -- a seven-disc set that's the last of their three exhaustive boxes covering Nelson's career -- sometimes smoothing the edges down so he could possibly slide onto soft rock radio but never straying from country or rock & roll, even smartly polishing his rockabilly roots for a new wave makeover at the end of the '70s. Nelson might have covered Graham Parker's "Back to Schooldays," a song that sounded tailor-made for him, but it didn't generate a hit or lend him a second-hand hipness, so he never quite got the credit he was due. Then again, as The Last Time Around proves, Rick Nelson in the last act of his career was the kind of troubadour who was dependable, not flashy, and that's never the kind of artist who is a prime candidate for a revival. Yet that very dependability is what is so impressive when Nelson's music is heard in retrospect. Apart from a couple of aimless flirtations with disco and polyester soft rock in the late '70s, the music of The Last Time Around is remarkably consistent, Nelson locking into a nice sun-bleached country-rock groove and never straying. He was a subtle yet strong interpreter, always delivering good versions of Dylan and funkifying the Rolling Stones' "Honky Tonk Women," and the inclusion of a live set from 1974 illustrates that his talent was hardly limited to the studio; on-stage, he delivered with the same easy authority. Certainly, some of this music feels distinctly of its time -- there are enough mellow vibes, spacious echoes, and slightly out-of-phase guitars to suggest this is all colored in muted paisleys -- yet it is so sturdy, so deeply rooted and expertly executed, that it endures, perhaps even sounding better with the passage of time than it did when it was made. At the very least, this exceptional box set proves that, many years after his commercial heyday, Rick Nelson still delivered fresh, entertaining music, which is something few of his rock & roll peers could claim.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/2010
  • Label: Bear Family
  • UPC: 790051668228
  • Catalog Number: 16682


Disc 1
  1. 1 We've Got Such a Long Way To Go (3:58)
  2. 2 California (3:04)
  3. 3 How Long (2:59)
  4. 4 Sweet Mary (3:27)
  5. 5 Down Along the Bayou Country (2:11)
  6. 6 My Woman (4:00)
  7. 7 Anytime (4:27)
  8. 8 Mr. Dolphin (3:42)
  9. 9 Look At Mary (3:08)
  10. 10 (Can't You See) the Reason Why (4:21)
  11. 11 Life (3:00)
  12. 12 Just Like a Woman (4:39)
  13. 13 The Last Time Around (4:26)
  14. 14 Gypsy Pilot (4:09)
  15. 15 Honky Tonk Women (4:13)
  16. 16 Sing Me a Song (3:24)
  17. 17 Love Minus Zero/No Limit (2:57)
  18. 18 Thank You Lord (4:02)
  19. 19 This Train (2:37)
  20. 20 Song For Kristin (1:19)
  21. 21 Song For Kristin (Reprise) (1:19)
  22. 22 Feel So Good (3:01)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Palace Guard (5:16)
  2. 2 So Long Mama (3:30)
  3. 3 I'm Talking About You (4:01)
  4. 4 Garden Party (3:50)
  5. 5 Don't Let Your Goodbye Stand (3:23)
  6. 6 I Wanna Be With You (2:24)
  7. 7 A Flower Opens Gently By (3:14)
  8. 8 Let It Bring You Along (4:21)
  9. 9 Are You Really Real (3:26)
  10. 10 Nightime Lady (3:11)
  11. 11 Legacy (3:17)
  12. 12 Evil Woman Child (3:47)
  13. 13 Don't Leave Me Here (2:46)
  14. 14 Someone To Love (4:00)
  15. 15 Wild Nights In Tulsa (3:36)
  16. 16 Lifestream (2:43)
  17. 17 How Many Times (4:44)
  18. 18 Windfall (3:00)
  19. 19 One Night Stand (3:19)
  20. 20 I Don't Want To Be Lonely Tonight (3:15)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Introduction (1:16)
  2. 2 I Don't Want To Be Lonely Tonight (2:58)
  3. 3 Hello Mary Lou (3:08)
  4. 4 She Belongs To Me (3:54)
  5. 5 My Babe (5:29)
  6. 6 The Last Time Around (5:32)
  7. 7 One Night Stand (4:11)
  8. 8 Windfall (3:27)
  9. 9 Louisiana Man (3:52)
  10. 10 Someone To Love (5:21)
  11. 11 Garden Party (4:19)
  12. 12 Honky Tonk Women (4:17)
  13. 13 Gypsy Pilot (4:36)
  14. 14 Traveling Man (2:54)
  15. 15 Easy To Be Free (3:15)
  16. 16 My Babe (Reprise) (3:52)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Life (3:01)
  2. 2 Try (Try To Fall In Love) (3:09)
  3. 3 Louisiana Belle (3:41)
  4. 4 Rock and Roll Lady (3:08)
  5. 5 Fadeaway (3:40)
  6. 6 Palace Guard (4:16)
  7. 7 Thank You Lord (3:11)
  8. 8 Song For Kristin (0:53)
  9. 9 California Free (2:38)
  10. 10 Try (Try To Fall In Love) (3:46)
  11. 11 Louisiana Belle (3:38)
  12. 12 Mystery Train (4:00)
  13. 13 Rock and Roll Lady (4:08)
  14. 14 California Free (2:39)
  15. 15 Rudy the Fifth Radio Spot (1:01)
  16. 16 Heart Association Radio Spot (0:26)
  17. 17 Garden Party Radio Spot (1:05)
  18. 18 Windfall Radio Spot (1:14)
Disc 5
  1. 1 You Can't Dance (3:02)
  2. 2 (Love is) Something You Can't Buy (2:50)
  3. 3 I Wanna Move With You (3:32)
  4. 4 Five Minutes More (2:48)
  5. 5 Gimme Little Sign (3:07)
  6. 6 Stay Young (3:36)
  7. 7 Wings (3:15)
  8. 8 It's Another Day (3:15)
  9. 9 One By One (3:38)
  10. 10 Change Your Mind (2:38)
  11. 11 Everyday I Have To Cry Some (4:21)
  12. 12 Love You So (5:46)
  13. 13 Chump Change Romeo (3:23)
  14. 14 What is Success (4:30)
  15. 15 Carl of the Jungle (4:06)
  16. 16 No Words of Love (4:20)
  17. 17 New Delhi Freight Train (4:54)
  18. 18 Mama, You've Been On My Mind (2:52)
  19. 19 Getting It On (2:50)
  20. 20 Conversation (3:32)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Dream Lover (3:17)
  2. 2 That's Alright Mama (2:23)
  3. 3 It's All Over Now (3:18)
  4. 4 In My Heart (3:14)
  5. 5 Send Me Somebody To Love (2:58)
  6. 6 Stuck In the Middle (3:35)
  7. 7 It Shall Remain (2:57)
  8. 8 True Love Ways (2:00)
  9. 9 That Ain't the Way Love's Suppose To Be (3:12)
  10. 10 Sleep Tight Good Night Man (3:27)
  11. 11 Rave On (2:52)
  12. 12 Lay Back In the Arms of Someone (3:04)
  13. 13 Almost Saturday Night (2:40)
  14. 14 Dream Lover (3:15)
  15. 15 Send Me Somebody To Love (3:08)
  16. 16 Lay Back In the Arms of Someone (4:01)
  17. 17 Almost Saturday Night (3:05)
  18. 18 Rave On (2:53)
  19. 19 Lay Back In the Arms of Someone (2:54)
  20. 20 Almost Saturday Night (2:57)
  21. 21 Rave On (2:45)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Tired of Toeing the Line (3:35)
  2. 2 I Can't Take It No More (3:47)
  3. 3 Don't Look At Me (3:00)
  4. 4 It Hasn't Happened Yet (3:35)
  5. 5 Almost Saturday Night (2:37)
  6. 6 Radio Girl (3:07)
  7. 7 Little Miss American Dream (4:05)
  8. 8 Rave On (3:00)
  9. 9 Do the Best You Can (4:13)
  10. 10 Believe What You Say (3:00)
  11. 11 Back To Schooldays (2:47)
  12. 12 The Loser Babe is You (3:47)
  13. 13 Call It What You Want (3:08)
  14. 14 Believe What You Say (3:00)
  15. 15 Doll Hospital (4:07)
  16. 16 No Fair Falling In Love (3:13)
  17. 17 Give 'Em My Number (3:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rick Nelson Primary Artist, Guitar, Piano, Leader, Vocals
Ron Elliott Guitar
Ray Kelley Cello
Dr. John Piano
Al Kooper Organ, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Celeste, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Leader, Electric Piano, Sitar, Clavinet, Vocal Harmony
Michael McDonald Piano, Electric Piano, Clavinet
Randy Meisner Bass
Richard Greene Violin, Soloist
Murray Adler Violin
Israel Baker Violin
John Beland Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Choir, Chorus
Tom Brumley Steel Guitar, Leader
Roger Bush Bass
Assa Drori Violin
Steve Duncan Drums, Leader
Jesse Ehrlich Cello
Gene Morford Choir, Chorus
James Getzoff Violin
Jim Gilstrap Choir, Chorus
Ty Grimes Drums
Charlie Harwood Keyboards, Choir, Chorus
Ron Hicklin Choir, Chorus
Danny Hogan Bass
Milt Holland Percussion
Harry Hyams Viola
Jules Jacob Reeds
Augie Johnson Choir, Chorus
Allen Kemp Guitar
Bernard Kundell Violin
Bobby LaKind Percussion
Dennis Larden Guitar, Leader
Roy Marinell Guitar
Mickey McGee Drums
Don Preston Guitar, Electric Guitar, Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Ralph Rickert Brass
Ronny Scaife Guitar
Sid Sharp Violin
Eddie Tuduri Drums, Leader
Pat Upton Choir, Chorus
Leroy Vinnegar Bass
Waters Family Choir, Chorus
Oren Waters Choir, Chorus
David Wilczewski Reeds, Soprano Saxophone
Tibor Zelig Violin
Bill Kurasch Violin
Perry York Drums
Bob Moore Upright Bass
Billy Thomas Choir, Chorus
Dave Schwartz Viola
Jai Winding Piano, Keyboards, Leader
Richard Schlosser Drums
Bobby Neal Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Choir, Chorus
John Davis Leader, Choir, Chorus
Sam Boghossian Viola
Joe DiFiore Viola
Jay White Leader
Douglas Lee Altman Drums, Leader
David Alan Morgan Keyboards
Pat Shanahan Drums, Leader
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Arthur Alexander Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
Ry Cooder Composer
Bobby Darin Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
John Fogerty Composer, Source Material
John Hiatt Composer
Buddy Holly Composer
Mick Jagger Composer
Al Kooper Arranger, Producer, Source Material
Dave Loggins Composer
Randy Meisner Composer
Graham Parker Composer
Gene Pitney Composer
Gerry Rafferty Composer
Paul Rodgers Composer
Bobby Womack Composer
Terry Allen Composer
Rocky Burnette Composer
Joe Egan Composer
Tim Krekel Composer
Larry Murray Composer
Gary Myrick Source Material
Jack Nitzsche Producer
Norman Petty Composer
Dorsey Burnette Composer
Richard Stekol Composer, Source Material
Frank Beard Composer
John Beland Composer
Randall Bramblett Composer
Steve Buckingham Liner Notes
Johnny Burnette Composer
Don Burns Composer
Tim Cetera Source Material
Nicky Chinn Composer
Rick Clark Source Material
J.R. Cobb Composer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Composer
Jay DeWitt White Composer
Maureen Droney Source Material
Ben Edmonds Source Material
Colin Escott Source Material
Todd Everett Liner Notes, Source Material, Biographical Notes
Benny Gallagher Composer
Billy Gibbons Composer
Jimmie Haskell Arranger, Producer
Dusty Hill Composer
Allen Kemp Composer
Simon Kirke Composer
Danny Kortchmar Composer
Dennis Larden Composer
Leonard Lee Composer
Stephen A. Love Composer
Graham Lyle Composer
Mike McClellan Composer
Jerry McGee Composer
Mickey McGee Composer
Rick Nelson Composer, Producer
Keith Olsen Producer
Keith Richards Composer
Larry Rogers Producer, Illustrations
Mike Settle Composer, Source Material
John Scott Sherrill Composer
Jeff Silbar Composer
John Stafford Source Material
Billy Steinberg Composer
Russ Titelman Composer
Allen Toussaint Composer
Eddie Tuduri Composer
Nick Venet Producer
Riley Wildflower Composer
Lester Bangs Source Material
Joel Selvin Illustrations, Source Material
Sam Phillips Composer
Bob Yeomans Composer
Joel Whitburn Source Material
Mike Chapman Composer
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Richard Weize Reissue Producer, Tape Research
Jurgen Koop Illustrations
Michael Goldberg Source Material
John Einarson Source Material
Cayet Mangiaracina Composer
Bill Tilghman Composer
Shirley Jean Womack Composer
Mark Vicha Reissue Producer, Mastering, Tape Research
Sonny West Composer
Jerry Winn Composer
Alfred Smith Composer
Brian Smith Illustrations
Andrew Wilkinson Illustrations
Bill Parker Source Material
Jerry Fuller Composer, Producer, Illustrations
James Ritz Source Material
Baker Knight Composer
Iain Young Source Material
Tim Ryan Composer
John Davis Composer
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
Alanna Nash Source Material
Isabella Wood Composer
Kent McCombs Illustrations, Photo Scanning
Daniel Gersdorf Photo Restoration, Sleeve Restoration
Mychael Gerstenberger Artwork
Herman Parker Jr. Composer
Joseph Hooven Composer
Peter McCann Composer
David Causey Composer
Rolene Brumley Illustrations
Kristin Nelson Tinker Source Material
Kelly Choi Source Material
Hal Wingo Source Material
Gus Thompson Source Material
Frederick Bliffert Composer
Buddie Buie Composer
Arthur Frank Delgudico Composer
Trish Kennedy Illustrations
Steve Lorber Composer
Ronald Coleman Composer
Philip Bashe Source Material
Penny Pagano Source Material
Paula Burba Source Material
Norman C. Des Roisers Composer
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