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Rick Nelson - Rick's Rarities: 1964-1974 (2004) Retail CD
This Rick Nelson was really a big positive surprise for me. The CD contains rarities from his Decca period ; from 1964-74.
I never cared very much for his early Decca albums ( up till his formation of the Stone Canyon Band - the two country albums are okay), and most of the songs from that period that are included here, are in fact better than a great deal of what was originally released.
The opening track, Sonny Curtis' "I've Been Lookin`" is among these positive surprises. Recorded in 1964 with great guitarist James Burton, it's a track that comes pretty close to the sound of his great Imperialmore… recordings.
"I Need You" is not the same song that was released as a single on Imperial, but the song is almost as fine, which says quite a lot, since "I Need You" is one of my all-time Rick Nelson favourites.
Most of the non-album singles which are also included are pretty good, though not outstanding.
Next positive surprise for me was the unreleased song "Freedom and Liberty" which Rick wrote himself. A beautiful song with a tasteful sparse arrangement showing that Rick as early as 1965 was beginning to develop the sound that would eventually blossom with the Stone Canyon Band. The lyrics may sound a little naive today, but there is an innocent charm to them too. The re-recorded version in a more country-flavoured style from 1967 is equally good; both versions are included here.
A previously unreleased Jerry Fuller song can also be found here. Fuller wrote a lot of Rick best songs for Imperial, and "Peddler Man" is a song which reminds me a lot of "Travellin' Man", and it's almost as great. Interesting that it features the great Byrds guitarist Clarence White.
Rick's self-penned single "I'm Called Lonely" was also "new" for me; a fine song from his country-period.
"Moonshine" is song untypical of the material Rick usually chose; recorded just before the formation of his own band.
The previously unreleased "Lady From Baltimore" which though it sounds like a demo-recording is great performance, showing the early incarnation of the Stone Canyon Band, featuring Allen Kemp, Randy Meisner and Shanahan. Same band gives a fine performance of "I Think It's Going to Rain Today".
"Promises", the B-side to "She Belongs to Me", is another Nelson original which is CD released here for the first time. The song was also a highlight on the fine Live album from 1969, "Rick Nelson in Concert - The Troubador 1969".
Last track is another Stone Canyon Band recording, featuring the Dennis Larden line-up. "California Free" would have fitted nicely onto the "Windfall" album; yet another Nelson original.
Though a few of the tracks may be under par, I'll have to give the CD five stars.
|1||I've Been Lookin'|
|2||I Need You|
|3||Stop The World And Let Me Off|
|4||Your Kind Of Lovin'|
|5||Freedom And Liberty|
|6||Fire Breathin' Dragon|
|8||Blue Moon Of Kentucky|
|9||Outside Lookin' In|
|12||Take A Broken Heart|
|13||It Doesn't Matter Anymore|
|14||They Don't Give Medals (To Yesterday's Heroes)|
|15||Try To See It My Way (With Joanie Summers)|
|16||Freedom And Liberty|
|17||I'm Called Lonely|
|19||The Lady Came From Baltimore|
|20||I Think It's Going To Rain Today|
|22||My Bucket's Got A Hole In It|
- Rick Nelson - Rick's Rarities: 1964-1974 (2004) Retail CD
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