The Best of Rick Nelson, Vol. 2

The Best of Rick Nelson, Vol. 2

by Rick Nelson


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The Best of Rick Nelson, Vol. 2

Focusing primarily on Rick's early-'60s material for Imperial, this 27-cut disc is not quite as rocking as Volume One, but still offers plenty of worthy moments. It includes all of his massive, mid-tempo teen idol ballad hits of the era: "Young World," "A Wonder Like You," "Teenage Idol," "It's Up to You," and the number one hit "Travelin' Man." Teen ballads they might have been, but James Burton's masterful guitar licks and Nelson's assured, committed delivery placed them leagues above other teen-idol hits of the period. Of more interest to serious fans are the inclusion of several minor hit singles and covers of R&B tunes. And of course, there's the first-class rockabilly hit "Hello Mary Lou" (penned by Gene Pitney), perhaps his best recording of the decade. His surprisingly raucous cover of "Summertime" features, amazingly, the same bassline used as a hook on the Blues Magoos' psych-pop-garage hit "(We Ain't Got) Anything Yet" years later. The pleasures of this CD are modest but consistent.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/26/1991
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0077779521920
catalogNumber: 95219

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rick Nelson   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Gene Pitney   Composer
Ozzie Nelson   Producer
Alan Brandt   Composer
Ron Furmanek   Liner Notes,Remixing
Jimmie Haskell   Producer
Rick Nelson   Producer
Bob Norberg   Remixing
Kevin Reeves   Contributor
Carl Sigman   Composer
Steve Kolanjian   Liner Notes,Track Annotations
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Henry Marquez   Art Direction
Jeffrey Scales   Still Pictures
Paul Volk   Artwork
Bob Haymes   Composer
Charles Dawes   Composer
Baker Knight   Composer

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