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Live at the Star Club, Hamburg [Live, Import]

Jerry Lee LewisAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 27, 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live, Import
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B000001AW2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,461 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most energetic live album ever June 29, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Whenever I listen to this, I can feel my heart pumping at a hundred beats a second. No other live album captures the energy and fun of this one. Jerry Lee Lewis was at a low point in his career. After marrying his thirteen year old cousin, he was in exile in the States and was only on the verge on being forgiven by Europe. That didn't however alter his perception that he was the king of rock 'n' roll, which in many ways he was. It certainly didn't stop him from being a wildman on stage, and as crazy as his 50's performances where, he is on top of his game on this recording. He plays his songs with a passion and love for them, and puts more heart and soul into the covers than the original artists probably ever dreamed of. A little bit of ego will carry you a long way, and Jerry's ego is massive on this one, resulting in the most energetic live album there is. "Kick Out the Jams" and "At Folsum Prison" are great, but are incredibly tame compared to this. "At the Apollo 1962" is a good, but not great album. It is considored the greatest live album mainly because it is the most influential. Despite the fact it proved people would buy a live album, it was far from the best. This, folks, it the best. Elvis who? Jerry Lee Lewis never sold his soul to Vegas, and is the true king of rock 'n' roll.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The triumphal return May 4, 2004
Format:Audio CD
In the early 1960s on to the 1970s, Jerry Lee Lewis was probably doing the best rock and roll ever done by anyone. It is unfortunate that this was not what people were listening to at the time, but we do have this CD.
This was done in a triumphant tour where JLL returned to Europe starting out with a tour of Britain that was outstanding.I've seen a film of what was no doubt the greatest single rock and roll performance of all history on that tour, one of the British teen rock shows I was recently informed was a special for Granada Television with Little Richard opening and Jerry Lee Lewis closing. It drove the studio audience into a near riot, drove me into near riot seeing it, unfortunately before I owned a vcr!
But we have this performance. Yes Jerry is cocky and Egoistic. The last time he hit Europe he was driven out of England by booing crowds because of his marriage, and when he returned to the USA his entire career fell into a shambles and he was denounced as a moral degenerate, backward "hillbilly" and thrown on the ash heep of history. Even though Lewis's music got better and better, there would be no more number one hits (he had several that went number one in R & B, Pop, and County at the same time!!!)until he went solid country in the middle 1970s. Now he has already conquered England with terrific smashing well reviewed shows and crowds that loved him. Now it is his time to celelbrate.
Here he is back, and even though he is just playing with a German pickup band, he is really burning the music out. He is in his element with a hot crowd of people who are drinking, seducing, and partying like there is no tommorrow (and probably no tommorrow but a hangover), and he is rising to the occaision.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE GREATEST "LIVE" ALBUM EVER RECORDED! June 15, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
Jerry Lee Lewis....in deep remorse during this period from his son's drowninaccident ...Jerry Lee Comes to Germany and EXPLODES with such ferocity that everyone who listens to this performancejust listens in awe!!!!Non-stop rock & roll....even "Your Cheatin' Heart" comes across with an anger Hank Wiliams never imagined...Props to the Nashville Teens for managing to keep up with "The Killer"!!! This performance is a MUST for anyone curious about the POWER of Jerry Lee Lewis in his prime!!! Turn this one up REAL LOUD...sit in front of the speaker, and bear witness to "The Greatest Live Album" ever recorded!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! September 29, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Is this the greatest live album of all time? It very well may be. At the very least, it's the greatest live album by any of the "founding fathers" of rock and roll. Jerry Lee Lewis, with the capable backing of "one hit wonders" the Nashville Teens, blazes his way through an awesome set. Jerry Lee has the crowd in the palm of his hand, and don't think he doesn't know it. This is not just a live album, it's an epic document of a man that many considered to be a has-been proving that he still could rock harder than anybody.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Warning: this album will kill you. July 15, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Words really can't describe this record. It's too loud, too energetic, and far too ferocious to be contianed by lame adjectives like "loud," "energetic," or "ferocious." In fact, I think that punctuation would do a much better job of summing up the Live at the Star Club experience: "!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Still not satisfied? See, the thing is, this album captures one of the most incredible performances in the entire history of rock n roll- Jerry Lee Lewis doesn't so much play these songs as demolish them, ripping through each number with the focused intensity of a laser, single-mindedly plowing through verses and choruses without so much as stopping to catch a breath. He plays the song with pure, sweaty, unhinged abandon, hurling himself across his piano, pounding the keys into submission, making it spit forth notes like a flamethrower, slaughtering the air around him with pure sound. His vocals, meanwhile, channel the very spirit of rock n roll, dripping with enough soul and sexuality to turn a nun into a go-go dancer (trust me, I've tried. Controlled experiment. I'd do anything for science, you know). His vocals transcend whatever lyrics he happens to be singing- the guy could be belting out the copyright information to a Portugese biology textbook and make it sound like a dance craze. In other words, Jerry's performance is rock in its ideal form, a frenzied blast of blood-curdling ferocity that'll make you dance, scream, and beat up the guy next to you all at the same time. Just like Beethoven or the Beatles, it's music for the ages. If you're human, get this. Get this now. Good golly.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A true rock and roll gem!
The best live album I've ever bought. Jerry Lee brings an intensity to the performance that is both unbelievable and incredible. Read more
Published 2 months ago by javiera aguilera
5.0 out of 5 stars Great recording. Jerry packs 5 minutes of music in 3 minutes!
I saw this album on a list of amazing albums. Now I know why it was on the list. Live performance captured with great recording. Worth your time!

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Published 6 months ago by Robert H. Hyatt
5.0 out of 5 stars jerry lee lewis
album is everything it was advertised to be and more after playing it i can see why he was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame
Published 8 months ago by terry j edmonds
5.0 out of 5 stars Jerry Lee at his best
This is the best Jerry Lee Lewis record. He is at his rockin' best. I have truly enjoyed listening to this record. I love it when it comes on the ipod shuffle.
Published 9 months ago by phillip cousins
4.0 out of 5 stars Overall Reviews!
Because that's what I feel!!! Anything less than 4 stars means that there's too many songs of weak quality. Enough Said
Published 11 months ago by James Patino
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as it gets!
If you like Jerry Lee, you'll love this recording. My favorite track of all?? His cover of "Money" really gets you going.
Published 19 months ago by jerry a munson
5.0 out of 5 stars "The Killer" Strikes!
A triumphant 1964 "comeback" performance and one of the all-time great live albums. When Jerry Lee Lewis launches into a scorching "Mean Woman Blues," he has the rowdy Hamburg... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Scott T. Rivers
5.0 out of 5 stars Badass Live Record
If you even remotely like Jerry Lee Lewis, you'll want to get this one. Not one bad song on it. This one will definitly get the party started.
Published 19 months ago by john violette
4.0 out of 5 stars Jerry lee Lewis Live at the Star Club
I love the history of the role the Star Club played in early Rock N Roll, particularly the early British groups and of course ultimately the Beatles. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Greg Zuleger
5.0 out of 5 stars Get it now!
My favorite live recording of all artists! This is a 'must have' for any lover of rock n' roll. You can feel the vibe in the club as Jerry puts down an electric performance.
Published on August 31, 2012 by R. Moore
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