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Track List:

Cd 1

1. You Don't Love Me Anymore
2. I Got A Woman
3. What Comes Next?
4. Everytime I See You Smiling
5. Everytime I Think About You
6. For Your Sweet Love
7. Gypsy Woman
8. I Will Follow You
9. Let's Talk The Whole Thing Over
10. One Boy Too Late
11. Pick Up The Pieces
12. String Along
13. You're Free To Go
14. Hello Mister Happiness
15. That Same Old Feeling
16. Down Home
17. I Rise, I Fall
18. (i'd Be) A Legend In My Time
19. Fools Rush In
20. Just Take A Moment
21. That's All She Wrote
22. For You
23. Hey There, Little Miss Tease
24. The Nearness Of You
25. My Old Flame
26. Love Is The Sweetest Thing
27. I Wonder (if Your Love Will Ever Belong To Me)
28. Be My Love
29. The Very Thought Of You

Cd 2

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Cd 1

1. You Don't Love Me Anymore
2. I Got A Woman
3. What Comes Next?
4. Everytime I See You Smiling
5. Everytime I Think About You
6. For Your Sweet Love
7. Gypsy Woman
8. I Will Follow You
9. Let's Talk The Whole Thing Over
10. One Boy Too Late
11. Pick Up The Pieces
12. String Along
13. You're Free To Go
14. Hello Mister Happiness
15. That Same Old Feeling
16. Down Home
17. I Rise, I Fall
18. (i'd Be) A Legend In My Time
19. Fools Rush In
20. Just Take A Moment
21. That's All She Wrote
22. For You
23. Hey There, Little Miss Tease
24. The Nearness Of You
25. My Old Flame
26. Love Is The Sweetest Thing
27. I Wonder (if Your Love Will Ever Belong To Me)
28. Be My Love
29. The Very Thought Of You

Cd 2

1. Dinah
2. I'll Get You Yet
3. I Don't Wanna Love You
4. Just A Little Bit Sweet
5. I Love You More Than You Know
6. The Loneliest Sound
7. You'll Never Fall In Love Again
8. Lonely Corner
9. Just Relax
10. There's Nothing I Can Say
11. I've Been Lookin'
12. That's Why I Love You Like I Do
13. A Happy Guy
14. In My Dreams
15. Don't Breathe A Word
16. I'm Talking About You
17. Yesterday's Love
18. Live And Learn
19. Liz
20. I Tried
21. I'm A Fool
22. Stop, Look, And Listen
23. From A Distance
24. When The Chips Are Down
25. Ladies Choice
26. Only The Young
27. Mean Old World
28. Since I Don't Have You
29. Say You Love Me
30. Love And Kisses
31. Love And Kisses Movie Promo 1
32. Love And Kisses Movie Promo 2
33. Love And Kisses Movie Promo 3
34. Love And Kisses Movie Promo 4
35. Love And Kisses Movie Promo 5
36. Love And Kisses Movie Promo 6

Cd 3

1. I'm Not Ready For You Yet
2. It's Beginning To Hurt
3. My Blue Heaven
4. How Does It Go?
5. You Don't Know Me
6. Come Out Dancin'
7. I Know A Place
8. Love Is Where You Find It
9. I Should Have Loved You More
10. I Paid For Loving You
11. Raincoat In The River
12. I Catch Myself Crying
13. Our Own Funny Way
14. I Need You
15. Try To Remember
16. More
17. Stop The World (and Let Me Off)
18. Your Kind Of Lovin'
19. Freedom And Liberty
20. Fire Breathin' Dragon
21. Louisiana Man
22. Congratulations
23. Truck Drivin' Man
24. No Vacancy
25. Hello Walls
26. Night Train To Memphis
27. I'm A Fool To Care
28. You Just Can't Quit
29. Here I Am
30. Bright Lights And Country Music
31. Kentucky Means Paradise
32. Welcome To My World

Cd 4

1. Alone
2. Big Chief Buffalo Nickel (the Desert Blues)
3. Peddler Man
4. Blue Moon Of Kentucky
5. Mystery Train
6. You Win Again
7. (i Heard That) Lonesome Whistle Blow
8. The Bridge Washed Out
9. Take These Chains From My Heart
10. Things You Gave Me
11. (standing) On The Outside Lookin' In
12. Helpless (with Backing Vocals)
13. Funny How Time Slips Away
14. Take A City Bride
15. Salty Dog<
16. Walkin' Down The Line
17. It Doesn't Matter Anymore
18. They Don't Give Medals (to Yesterday's Heroes)
19. Take A Broken Heart
20. Try To See It My Way
21. Freedom And Liberty
22. I'm Called Lonely
23. Suzanne On A Sunday Morning
24. Moonshine
25. Helpless (without Backing Vocals)

Cd 5

1. Reason To Believe
2. Marshmallow Skies
3. I Wonder If Louise Is Home
4. Georgia On My Mind
5. Barefoot Boy
6. Dream Weaver
7. Baby Close Its Eyes
8. Don't Make Promises
9. Daydream
10. Don't Blame It On Your Wife
11. Promenade In Green
12. Three Day Eternity
13. The Lady Stayed With Me
14. I Think It's Gonna Rain Today
15. When The Sun Shined Its Face On Me
16. So Long Dad / Love Story (reprise)
17. Wait Till Next Year
18. For Emily Wherever I Find Her
19. Without Her
20. Stop By My Window
21. Hello To The Wind (bonjour Le Vent) (& Kris Nelson)
22. Love Story
23. Lady Came From Baltimore
24. I Think It's Gonna Rain Today
25. She Belongs To Me
26. Promises
27. Easy To Be Free
28. If You Gotta Go, Go Now
29. Promises

Cd 6

1. Believe What You Say
2. Bye-bye Love (& Don Everly)
3. Come On In
4. Easy To Be Free
5. Hello Mary Lou
6. If You Gotta Go, Go Now
7. I'm Walkin'
8. I Shall Be Released
9. It's Late
10. I Think It’s Going To Rain Today
11. Lady Came From Baltimore
12. Louisiana Man
13. My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It
14. Poor Little Fool
15. Red Balloon
16. She Belongs To Me
17. Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You
18. Travelin’ Man
19. Violets Of Dawn
20. Who Cares About Tomorrow/promises

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Rick Nelson
For You - The Decca Years 1963-1969
Bear Family Records - Bcd 16512 Fl (2008)
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Possible Styles: rock adn roll - country - roots
Submitted by: raveonreviews.
Publication date - 11 April 2008
Copyrights: Johnny Vallis

A requisite follow-up to the 2001 set Ricky Nelson - The American Dream, which covered his Verve, Challenge and Imperial sides, this 6-CD set covers Nelson’s 1963-1969 stint with Decca. This period yielded such Top 40 hits as “String Along,” a cover of a 1940’s hit for Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Tony Martin “Fool’s Rush In,” (which Elvis Presley copied during the 1970’s), “For You,” originally a Top 10 hit for Baritone John Boles in 1930. The former rockabilly also revived a song both Ray Noble and Bing Crosby had as hits in 1934 “The Very Thought Of You.”

During his Decca years, Nelson stayed busy recording 11 full-length albums, one soundtrack and singles. Displaying his usual good taste during the song selection process, the singer cut some memorable sides including a cover of Baker Knight’s “Just Relax,” a smooth version of Sonny Curtis’ “Don’t Breathe A Word,” and Johnny Burnette and Joe Osborn’s “Gypsy Woman,” which is a real mover. Then for the rockers the first version of Chuck Berry’s “I’m Talking About You,” “Mean Old World” written by Billy Vera shows Nelson’s more soulful side. Better still, “Since I Don’t Have You,” offers the former sitcom star’s most unique blasting vocal approach of his career.

In the midst of all this activity, Nelson’s sound began to mature, getting rootsier in the process. Some of the set’s highlights include Country Fever and Bright Lights & Country Music. These stellar LPs paved the way for the mainstream acceptance of the California Country Rock sound.The Rick Nelson In Concert LP from the Troubadour in Hollywood was an interesting project spotlighting his new sound and material and including countrified arrangements of his teen hits. The set includes unreleased performances of “Travelin’ Man,” “It’s Late,” “Poor Little Fool,” Randy Newman’s “I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today,” Tim Hardin’s “Lady Came From Baltimore,” Bob Dylan’s “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You.” Nelson’s last top 40 hit during this period was Bob Dylan’s “She Belongs To Me” charting in 1970. Dylan himself thought it was a great cover version.

Smartly researched notes from Todd Everett within the 140 page hardcover book provide a clear understanding of Nelson’s life and times and are bolstered with many amazing unseen photos, a great collection of picture sleeves, labels album covers and sheet music from all over the world. Along with the full session and discography there are also six promo spots for his Universal Movie (Produced and directed by father Ozzie Nelson) 'Love and Kisses'. More importantly, diligent efforts have been taken to remastered this set which showcases the oft underrated Rick Nelson as the brilliant recording artists he was.

- Johnny Vallis

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