Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

by Rick NelsonRick Nelson


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Released to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Ricky Nelson's tragic death, Capitol/EMI's 2005 compilation Greatest Hits is not the first collection to bear that title, nor is it the first to span from his first big hit (1957's "Be Bop Baby") to his last (1972's "Garden Party"). However, it is the best of these Greatest Hits albums, and the best single-disc Ricky Nelson comp yet assembled. Weighing in at 25 tracks, it has all the big hits. In fact, it has all but two of the 20 songs from the 2002 Greatest Hits ("For You" and "She Belongs to Me" were axed), and it corrects the more serious omissions from that collection as well. In particular, the great "Waitin' in School," inexplicably absent from the 2002 comp, is here, along with "My Bucket's Got a Hole in It," which is enough to make this the very best Ricky Nelson collection yet. Not only is it the place to go to get all of his biggest and best songs, but it's proof positive that he was one of the best and most underrated of the early rock & rollers.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/27/2005
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0094631226229
catalogNumber: 12262
Rank: 5028

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rick Nelson   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
James Burton   Guitar

Technical Credits

Gene Pitney   Composer
Ozzie Nelson   Producer
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
Dorsey Burnette   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Dave Burgess   Composer
Johnny Burnette   Composer
Fats Domino   Composer
Jimmie Haskell   Producer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Rick Nelson   Composer
Sharon Sheeley   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Bill Holdship   Liner Notes,Author
Mack David   Composer
Dub Dickerson   Composer
Jerry Fuller   Composer
Baker Knight   Composer
Susan Lavoie   Art Direction
Pearl Lendhurst   Composer

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