The Locust Years...And the Return to the Promised Land

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Picking up where the eight-CD set Classic left off, the eight-CD box The Locust Years...and the Return to the Promised Land rivals its predecessor in musical quality. Tracing Jerry Lee Lewis' '60s career at Smash Records, the first two discs find the pianist trying to replicate his rock & roll success; while the performances were good, it was clear he was out of touch with the times. During the third disc, he begins to concentrate on country music. The fourth, fifth, and sixth discs match his Sun recordings for consistently brilliant performances; several of the songs became big hits on the country charts, establishing him as a country star. The seventh disc...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Picking up where the eight-CD set Classic left off, the eight-CD box The Locust Years...and the Return to the Promised Land rivals its predecessor in musical quality. Tracing Jerry Lee Lewis' '60s career at Smash Records, the first two discs find the pianist trying to replicate his rock & roll success; while the performances were good, it was clear he was out of touch with the times. During the third disc, he begins to concentrate on country music. The fourth, fifth, and sixth discs match his Sun recordings for consistently brilliant performances; several of the songs became big hits on the country charts, establishing him as a country star. The seventh disc chronicles an exciting unreleased show, while the eighth disc is an unexceptional interview. For dedicated Jerry Lee Lewis fans, The Locust Years is every bit as essential as Classic.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/29/1994
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127157836
  • Catalog Number: 15783
  • Sales rank: 248,114

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (2:40)
  2. 2 Crazy Arms (2:29)
  3. 3 Great Balls of Fire (1:48)
  4. 4 High School Confidential (2:23)
  5. 5 I'll Make It All up to You (2:46)
  6. 6 Break Up (2:25)
  7. 7 Down the Line (1:55)
  8. 8 Hit the Road Jack (1:58)
  9. 9 End of the Road (1:54)
  10. 10 Your Cheatin' Heart (2:32)
  11. 11 Wedding Bells (2:32)
  12. 12 Just Because (2:00)
  13. 13 Breathless (2:40)
  14. 14 He Took It Like a Man (1:53)
  15. 15 Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee (2:17)
  16. 16 Johnny B. Goode (2:13)
  17. 17 Hallelujah, I Love Her So (2:31)
  18. 18 You Went Out of Your Way (To Walk on Me) (2:06)
  19. 19 Pen and Paper (2:28)
  20. 20 The Hole He Said He'd Dig for Me (2:47)
  21. 21 The Hole He Said He'd Dig for Me (2:45)
  22. 22 You Win Again (3:01)
  23. 23 Fools Like Me (2:41)
  24. 24 Hit the Road Jack (2:22)
  25. 25 I'm on Fire (2:26)
  26. 26 I'm on Fire (2:25)
  27. 27 She Was My Baby (He Was My Friend) (2:18)
  28. 28 Bread and Butter Man (2:36)
  29. 29 I Bet You're Gonna Like It (2:38)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Got You on My Mind (3:20)
  2. 2 Mathilda (2:16)
  3. 3 Corrine, Corrina (2:04)
  4. 4 Sexy Ways (2:28)
  5. 5 The Wild Side of Life (3:10)
  6. 6 Flip Flop and Fly (2:00)
  7. 7 Don't Let Go (2:27)
  8. 8 Maybelline (2:09)
  9. 9 Roll over Beethoven (2:51)
  10. 10 Just in Time (2:55)
  11. 11 I Believe in You (2:35)
  12. 12 Herman the Hermit (1:58)
  13. 13 Baby, Hold Me Close (3:07)
  14. 14 Skid Row (2:55)
  15. 15 This Must Be the Place (2:31)
  16. 16 Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu (2:03)
  17. 17 Seasons of My Heart (3:58)
  18. 18 Big Boss Man (2:54)
  19. 19 Too Young (3:02)
  20. 20 Danny Boy (3:58)
  21. 21 Crazy Arms (2:28)
  22. 22 City Lights (2:26)
  23. 23 Funny How Time Slips Away (2:56)
  24. 24 North to Alaska (2:00)
  25. 25 Walk Right In (2:08)
  26. 26 Wolverton Mountain (2:59)
  27. 27 King of the Road (2:14)
  28. 28 Detroit City (2:44)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Ring of Fire (2:14)
  2. 2 Baby (You've Got What It Takes) (2:38)
  3. 3 Green, Green Grass of Home (2:40)
  4. 4 Sticks and Stones (2:06)
  5. 5 What a Heck of a Mess (2:30)
  6. 6 Lincoln Limousine (2:38)
  7. 7 Rockin' Jerry Lee (2:41)
  8. 8 Memphis Beat (2:49)
  9. 9 The Urge (2:43)
  10. 10 Whenever You're Ready (1:49)
  11. 11 She Thinks I Still Care (2:49)
  12. 12 Memphis Beat (2:46)
  13. 13 Memphis Beat (2:45)
  14. 14 Twenty Four Hours a Day (1:56)
  15. 15 Twenty Four Hours a Day (1:51)
  16. 16 Swinging Doors (2:51)
  17. 17 Swinging Doors (2:49)
  18. 18 If I Had It All to Do Over (2:11)
  19. 19 If I Had It All to Do Over (2:08)
  20. 20 Just Dropped In (2:22)
  21. 21 It's a Hang Up Baby (2:15)
  22. 22 Holdin' On (3:03)
  23. 23 Hey! Baby (2:09)
  24. 24 Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) (2:25)
  25. 25 Treat Her Right (2:02)
  26. 26 Turn on Your Love Light (2:30)
  27. 27 Shotgun Man (2:40)
Disc 4
  1. 1 All the Good Is Gone (2:12)
  2. 2 Another Place, Another Time (2:25)
  3. 3 Walking the Floor over You (2:08)
  4. 4 I'm a Lonesome Fugitive (3:00)
  5. 5 Break My Mind (2:28)
  6. 6 Play Me a Song I Can Cry To (2:53)
  7. 7 Before the Next Teardrop Falls (2:08)
  8. 8 All Night Long (2:33)
  9. 9 We Live in Two Different Worlds (2:14)
  10. 10 What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me) (2:37)
  11. 11 On the Back Row (2:50)
  12. 12 Slipping Around (2:08)
  13. 13 She Still Comes Around (To Love What's Left of Me) (2:29)
  14. 14 Today I Started Loving You Again (2:10)
  15. 15 Louisiana Man (1:47)
  16. 16 There Stands the Glass (2:37)
  17. 17 I Can't Have a Merry Christmas, Mary (Without You) (2:40)
  18. 18 Out of My Mind (2:21)
  19. 19 I Can't Get over You (3:04)
  20. 20 Listen, They're Playing My Song (2:45)
  21. 21 Echoes (2:31)
  22. 22 Release Me (2:59)
  23. 23 Let's Talk About Us (1:57)
  24. 24 To Make Love Sweeter for You (2:47)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Don't Let Me Cross Over (2:58)
  2. 2 Born to Lose (2:23)
  3. 3 You Belong to Me (2:54)
  4. 4 Oh, Lonesome Me (2:46)
  5. 5 Sweet Dreams (3:05)
  6. 6 Cold, Cold Heart (3:00)
  7. 7 Fraulein (2:28)
  8. 8 Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)? (1:40)
  9. 9 Four Walls (2:40)
  10. 10 It Makes No Difference Now (2:25)
  11. 11 I Love You Because (2:22)
  12. 12 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (2:46)
  13. 13 Jambalaya (On the Bayou) (2:13)
  14. 14 More and More (2:25)
  15. 15 One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart) (2:39)
  16. 16 Burning Memories (2:07)
  17. 17 Mom and Dad's Waltz (2:07)
  18. 18 Pick Me up on Your Way Down (2:30)
  19. 19 Heartaches by the Number (2:32)
  20. 20 I Can't Stop Loving You (2:37)
  21. 21 My Blue Heaven (2:49)
  22. 22 I Wonder Where You Are Tonight (2:35)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Jackson (2:24)
  2. 2 Sweet Thang (2:16)
  3. 3 He'll Have to Go (2:19)
  4. 4 You've Still Got a Place in My Heart (2:23)
  5. 5 I Get the Blues When It Rains (2:14)
  6. 6 Gotta Travel On (1:58)
  7. 7 Milwaukee, Here I Come (2:04)
  8. 8 Cryin' Time (2:37)
  9. 9 Roll over Beethoven (2:00)
  10. 10 Secret Places (2:50)
  11. 11 Don't Take It out on Me (2:04)
  12. 12 Earth up Above (Grand Ole Moon up Above) (2:01)
  13. 13 Waiting for a Train (2:01)
  14. 14 Love for All Seasons (2:52)
  15. 15 She Even Woke Me up to Say Goodbye (2:40)
  16. 16 When the Grass Grows over Me (2:43)
  17. 17 Wine Me Up (2:24)
  18. 18 Since I Met You Baby (2:48)
  19. 19 Workin' Man Blues (2:56)
  20. 20 Once More with Feeling (2:22)
  21. 21 In Loving Memories (2:53)
  22. 22 You Went out of Your Way (To Walk on Me) (1:57)
  23. 23 My Only Claim to Fame (2:15)
  24. 24 Brown Eyed Handsome Man (2:08)
  25. 25 In Loving Memories (3:17)
  26. 26 Once More with Feeling (2:22)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Intro (0:36)
  2. 2 Little Queenie (3:59)
  3. 3 Blue Suede Shoes (2:41)
  4. 4 How's My Ex Treating You (4:08)
  5. 5 Johnny B. Goode (3:19)
  6. 6 Crazy Arms (3:37)
  7. 7 Green, Green Grass of Home (3:00)
  8. 8 Lovin' up a Storm (3:41)
  9. 9 Mean Woman Blues (3:59)
  10. 10 What'd I Say, Pts. 1 & 2/Closing (9:19)
Disc 8
  1. 1 Interview (38:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jerry Lee Lewis Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Piano, Electric Guitar, Harpsichord, Leader, Vocals
Pete Drake Steel Guitar
Lloyd Green Steel Guitar
Martin Katahn Violin
Brenton Banks Violin
George Binkley III Violin
Harold Bradley Guitar
Larry Butler Organ, Piano
Kenny Buttrey Drums
Marvin Chantry Viola
Gene Chrisman Percussion, Drums
Dolores Edgin Vocals
Solie Fott Violin
Charlie Freeman Guitar
Noel Gilbert Violin
John Hanken Drums
Herman Hawkins Bass
Lillian Hunt Violin
Jerry Kennedy Guitar, Leader
Mike Leech Bass
Kenneth Lovelace Fiddle, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Louis Dean Nunley Vocals
June Page Vocals
Ray Phillips Bass
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Organ, Piano
Pete Shannon Guitar
Jerry Shook Guitar
Morris "Tarp" Tarrant Percussion, Drums
Reggie Young Guitar
Joe Zinkan Bass
Dorothy Ann Dillard Vocals
Herman Wade Guitar
Marilyn Harman Drums
Priscilla Ann Hubbard Vocals
Bob Moore Bass
Nino Ravarino Violin
John Allen Guitar
Edward DeBruhl Bass
Joan Gilbert Violin
Jerry Reed Hubbard Guitar
Linda Gail Lewis Vocals
William Guilford Wright Jr. Vocals
Joseph T. Babcock Vocals
Technical Credits
Percy Mayfield Composer
Paul Clayton Composer
Pete Seeger Composer
Jerry Lee Lewis Composer
Roy Orbison Composer
Bruce Channel Composer
Pee Wee King Composer
Redd Stewart Composer
Jack Clement Producer
Paul Craft Composer
Sunny David Composer
Colin Escott Liner Notes, Illustrations
A. Greisham Composer
Lee Hays Composer
Fred Hellerman Composer
Bob Jones Mastering
Jerry Kennedy Producer
Eddie Kilroy Producer
Dennis Lambert Composer
Deadric Malone Composer
Allen Reynolds Composer
Shelby Singleton Composer, Producer
Hank Williams Composer
Norris Wilson Composer
Dave Williams Composer
Sam Phillips Composer
Glen Garrison Composer
Linda Gail Lewis Composer
Michael Ochs Illustrations
Bill Millar Illustrations
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Richard Weize Producer, Tape Research
Sylke Holtrop Artwork
Gerd Weiler Artwork
Jean Louis Rancurel Illustrations
Hans Peter Zdrenka Illustrations
Bo Berglind Illustrations
Dave Lazar Composer
Neil Levenson Composer
Dickey Lee Lipscomb Composer
Joseph Scott Composer
Mary Jean Shurtz Composer
Margaret Cobb Composer
Larry Ehrlich Composer
Marion Turner Composer
Dub Williams Composer
Robert Yount Composer
Charlie Williams Composer
Ron Hargrave Composer
Eddie Miller Composer
Marti Afflech Illustrations
Chilton Price Composer
Cecil Harrelson Composer
Milton Addington Composer
Russ Hull Composer
Dottie Bruce Composer
Frederick Edward Weatherly Composer
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