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Ricky Nelson - The Complete Epic Recordings (2012)

30-11-2015, 18:24
Music | Pop | Rock | Oldies

Title: The Complete Epic Recordings
Year Of Release: 2012
Label: Real Gone
Genre: Pop/Rock
Quality: 320 Kbps
Total Time: 133:32
Total Size: 311 MB

1. You Can't Dance (2:59)
2. Something You Can't Buy (2:48)
3. I Wanna Move With You (3:28)
4. Five Minutes More (2:43)
5. Gimme A Little Sign (3:02)
6. Stay Young (3:32)
7. Wings (3:12)
8. It's Another Day (3:11)
9. One X One (3:34)
10. Change Your Mind (2:33)
11. Everyday I Have To Cry Some (4:15)
12. Love You So (5:42)
13. Chump Change Romeo (3:18)
14. What Is Success (4:25)
15. Carl Of The Jungle (4:02)
16. No Words Of Love (4:15)
17. New Delhi Freight Train (4:50)
18. Mama, You've Been On My Mind (2:48)
19. Getting It On (2:46)
20. Conversation (3:31)

1. That's Alright Mama - Memphis Sessions Mix (2:19)
2. Send Me Somebody To Love - Memphis Sessions Mix (2:53)
3. Stuck In The Middle - Memphis Sessions Mix (3:31)
4. It Shall Remain (2:53)
5. It's All Over Now - Memphis Sessions Mix (3:14)
6. Lay Back In The Arms Of Someone - Memphis Sessions Mix (3:00)
7. That Ain't The Way Love Supposed To Be (3:09)
8. In My Heart (3:09)
9. Almost Saturday Night - Memphis Sessions Mix (2:35)
10. Dream Lover (3:11)
11. True Love Ways - Memphis Sessions Mix (1:57)
12. Sleep Tight, Good Night Man - Memphis Sessions Mix (3:23)
13. Rave On - Memphis Sessions Mix (2:48)
14. Dream Lover - Memphis Sessions Mix (3:11)
15. Send Me Somebody To Love - Alternate Mix (3:03)
16. Lay Back In The Arms Of Someone - Alternate Mix (3:56)
17. Almost Saturday Night - Alternate Mix (3:00)
18. Rave On - Alternate Mix (2:47)
19. Lay Back In The Arms Of Someone - Ep Version (2:50)
20. Almost Saturday Night - Ep Version (2:52)
21. Rave On - Ep Version (2:41)

Real Gone's 2012 double-disc compilation The Complete Epic Recordings rounds up the entirety of Rick Nelson's recordings for Epic. Nelson was at Epic between 1977 and 1978, with only one album -- 1977’s Intakes -- appearing at the time. Post-Intakes sessions first surfaced on the posthumous, somewhat overdubbed 1986 LP The Memphis Sessions, with further sides appearing on the 1993 collection Stay Young. The first time all the Epic sides were released was on Bear Family's exhaustive 2010 The Last Time Around, a seven-disc box so weighty it left an opening for a set like The Complete Epic Recordings, a set that focuses just on those two years at Epic. During this time, Nelson straddled two sounds -- the sunkissed West Coast country-rock he pioneered in the early ‘70s, and the super-smooth soft rock of the late ‘70s, occasionally dipping his toe into a bit of rockabilly revival. Epic may not have been entirely wrong to consider these sessions, including the scrapped Al Kooper-produced Back to Vienna LP, difficult to market: they sound of their time but they don’t quite belong to their time, their sensibility a little bit too tied to country and rockabilly to make the recordings commercial, even if the layers of gloss render them radio-ready. Consequently, this music sounds better today than it may have at the time. Sure, it’s very much a product of its time, with every bit of visible surface shining from studio slickness, but this period polish is appealing and, underneath it, Rick Nelson's remarkable interpretative gifts remain intact. Nelson never pushed a song too hard, not even when he rocked it hard as he did on insistent versions of John Fogerty's “Almost Saturday Night” and Buddy Holly's “Rave On,” yet he was never lazy; his ease was his charm and he never lost sight of this gift, something that’s evident on this collection of overlooked but very enjoyable latter-day recordings.

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mufty77   User Online   1 December 2015 02:55

Any chance for lossless????
Would be greatful!

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