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Rick Nelson - Greatest Hits [Import]

Ricky NelsonAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)


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listen  1. I'm Walkin' (1999 Digital Remaster)Ricky Nelson 1:58$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Be-Bop Baby (2001 Digital Remaster)Ricky Nelson 2:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Stood Up (2001 Digital Remaster)Ricky Nelson 1:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Believe What You Say (2001 Digital Remaster)Ricky Nelson 2:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Poor Little Fool (2001 Digital Remaster)Ricky Nelson 2:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Lonesome Town (2001 - Remaster)Ricky Nelson 2:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. I Got A Feeling (2001 Digital Remaster)Ricky Nelson 2:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Never Be Anyone Else But You (2001 Digital Remaster)Ricky Nelson 2:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. It's Late (2001 Digital Remaster)Ricky Nelson 1:58$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Just A Little Too Much (2001 Digital Remaster)Ricky Nelson 2:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Sweeter Than You (2001 Digital Remaster)Ricky Nelson 2:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Travelin' Man (2001 Digital Remaster)Ricky Nelson 2:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart) (2001 Digital Remaster)Ricky Nelson 2:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Everlovin' (2001 Digital Remaster)Ricky Nelson 2:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Young World (2001 Digital Remaster)Ricky Nelson 2:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Teenage Idol (2001 Digital Remaster)Ricky Nelson 2:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread)Ricky Nelson 2:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. For YouRicky Nelson 2:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen19. She Belongs To MeRick Nelson And The Stone Canyon Band 3:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen20. Garden PartyRick Nelson And The Stone Canyon Band 3:45$1.29  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 18, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: EMI Import
  • ASIN: B00005BJ9X
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,696 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Out-of-print in the US! Digitally remastered collection of Rick's biggest hits, spanning the years 1957-72. From his early teen-idol days when he was known as Ricky Nelson (on the Ozzie And Harriet Show) through his more accomplished '60s recordings (when he switched to the more dignified and mature Rick Nelson) up to his early '70s Country Rock hits with his Stone Canyon Band, every track here is a bona fide hit. 20 tracks including 'I'm Walking', 'Travelin' Man', 'Hello Mary Lou', 'Poor Little Fool', 'Lonesome Town' and the autobiographical 'Garden Party. EMI.

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74 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Rick Nelson July 10, 2003
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Rick Nelson was a TV personality before becoming a "teen idol". He established a pattern, followed by a number of other young TV personalities (Shelley Fabares, Johnny Crawford, etc.), by using his TV visibility as a springboard to the recording studio. Nelson, however, was easily the most musically talented and ultimately the most successful of the lot. Through the late 1950's and early 1960's he had a string of "Top-40" hits that established him as one of the leading recording artists of the time. His number one single, "Travelin' Man", dominated radio play for months in the spring and summer of 1961 and was a staple at school dances (it was my eighth grade year). Despite achieving enormous success at an early age, however, Nelson struggled to be taken seriously as an artist. Buried, along with many other artists of the time, when the Beatles turned the music world upside down, his later work was largely ignored by a more mature public that seemed to want him to forever remain the quintessential "teen idol". Nevertheless, he continued recording and performing until he was killed in a plane crash in 1985. Now a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he has begun to receive some of the recognition he deserves.
This "Greatest Hits" CD is a super collection. You get Rick's essential tunes, including "She Belongs To Me" and "Garden Party" (his last chart appearances, the only ones recorded with the Stone Canyon Band, and among my personal favorites). Other great "golden oldies" include "Stood Up", "Believe What You Say", "Poor Little Fool", "It's Late", "Just A Little Too Much", "Travelin' Man", "Hello Mary Lou", and more. Most also feature James Burton, Rick's great lead guitarist.
This is probably the most complete set available on a single disc for a single-disc price.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Sampler February 20, 2002
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From his first Top 40 hit in 1957 to his last in 1972 this is a superb beginning to anyone interested in Rick Nelson. Only 2 of his Top 10 hits are missing (57's "A Teenager's Romance" and 62's "It's Up To You") but all his other Top 10's are here. Hard-core Nelson fans might find a favorite track missing, but this is geared for the Nelson novice, and succeeds on that level. Up-to-date liner notes, photos and chart information make this an ideal sampler. If you want to venture further into his career pick up the Legacy Box Set which goes from 1957-1985. If that's too much than 3 budget compilations will do the trick: Legendary Masters Vol. 1 and 2 go up to 1963. While the out-of-print (but easy to find used) Best of 63-75 covers the rest. P.S. Also try the remastered Ricky Sings Again/Songs By Ricky (Capitol 1959) just in case you're wondering if Nelson could cut it for a whole album (he could).
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Compilation Of Rick's Illustrative Career! July 22, 2002
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Rick Nelson is one of the least celebrated and yet most profoundly memorable of all the rock stars of the late fifties and early sixties. His work spanned a time frame that included a lot of rock greats, and yet he stood shoulder to shoulder to them in delivering a phenomenal string of successes which no one other than Elvis Presley could keep pace with in his time. Yet today he is often seen in less than flattering terms, even though he is likely one of the greatest balladeers of the day. Anyone taking a good listen to such songs as "Lonesome Town", "Young World' and ""Never Be Anyone Else But You" can hardly deny his powerful and sensitive voice as a perfect vehicle for the songs. Unfortunately, Nelson is too often treated as more of a star than an artist.
Yet all of the proof of his ability is here in a collection of his greatest hits, which range from the early "Stood Up" to the more complex and appealing "Travelin' Man". There is quite a range of work here, from "Waiting In School" to "Be-bop Baby", from "Poor Little Fool" to "It's Late", and from "Hello, Mary Lou" to "Believe What You Say". My favorites here are a rocking rendition of "Just A Little Too Much", with some terrific guitar licks by his preferred studio back-up man, James Burton, and "Teenage idol", which shows Rick to considerable advantage later in his recording career. He later did some great covers of songs by everyone from Eric Andersen (a personal friend of Nelson's) to Dylan's "She Belongs to Me" to his own "Easy To Be Free" and "Garden Party". With a career that spanned more than thirty years before his untimely demise in an airplane crash, Rick Nelson remains one of rock's most under-appreciated artists.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rick is the greatest March 5, 2003
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Rick Nelson is one of the greatest, but also one of the most overlooked singers around. His songs are as famous as his name and family tree. This collection contains most of Rick's greatest hits like "Fools Rush In","For You", "Travelin' Man", "Hello Mary Lou", and many more. I encourage you to buy this CD if you are a fan of Rick Nelson or just a music lover in general. He's Great!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Original recordings of twenty classic hits May 26, 2005
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Ricky had more than twenty hits in America but all the important ones are in this collection. Ricky's hottest period was from May 1957 to June 1959, during which time he scored many American top ten hits including several double-sided singles that yielded two top ten hits. Ricky was much less successful in the UK although it's not clear why as he didn't suffer from competition by British cover versions as (for example) the Drifters did. During this period, Ricky made the UK top ten with Poor little fool (an American number one hit), Someday and It's late, although Someday is omitted from this compilation. Ricky's American top ten hits from this period included I'm walking, Be-bop baby, Stood up and Believe what you say, all of which made the top five, as well as Never be anyone else but you, which may well be the most-covered of all Ricky's songs. Saying that, covers of Ricky's songs are far less common than covers of some of his contemporaries' songs, such as Buddy Holly or the Everly Brothers.

Following the double-sided American top ten hit, Just a little too much / Sweeter than you, Ricky's career went into a bit of a decline. All that changed in 1961 when he had another double-sided hit - the biggest of his career. On one side was Travelin' man, which gave him his second and last American number one hit, selling over six million copies. On the other side was Hello Mary Lou, written by Gene Pitney who (at the time) was known only as a songwriter. It was also an American top ten hit, but it made number two in the UK, where it became his biggest ever hit.

The revival in Ricky's career was short-lived. He scored two further American top five hits (Young world, Teenage idol) before changing record labels, when he also changed his name from Ricky to Rick.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite Memories
Was one of my idols when teenager so love the remake of his songs. All his old songs played great.
Published 13 days ago by Margaret D. Acosta Engels
5.0 out of 5 stars Never ever be anyone else like you
There will never be another Rick Nelson. He sang as beautifully as he looks. So frightfully handsome. Often wonder what he'd be like if he were still alive. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Cheryl Anderson Cadrin
5.0 out of 5 stars Ricky Nelson fans will love it!
This is a great album and takes my husband and me back
to our high school days. The sound is great.
Published 2 months ago by Judith J Christina
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
I bought this item for my mom. I had ordered the wrong one,so I thought. It turned out to be the right one. So,now she has two of the same songs. It is a great CD. Read more
Published 6 months ago by ladymgnolia
5.0 out of 5 stars Has to be greatest
Anyone relating to the late 50's / early 60's will definitely appreciate this CD reminiscent of
high school days long gone by. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Tucan733
5.0 out of 5 stars It was an appreciated gift!
My 10-year-old nephew (who loves music, especially from the 60's era) has recently "discovered" Rick Nelson. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Book Angel
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome album, Amazon won't play it very well though.
Great album if you like the oldies sound. The music is nice to listen to while working in the office or on the computer or around the office.
Published 11 months ago by Don *Diet Coke* Wallace
3.0 out of 5 stars poor sound quality, had to keep turning up volume
the volume had to be turned up higher on almost everysong. song choices were good, but recording was poor quality
Published 13 months ago by R Joanne
5.0 out of 5 stars Ricky Nelson- Greatest Hits
The title says it all. If you are a Ricky Nelson Fan you relly must have a copy of this cd in your collection.
Published 15 months ago by Gerald Ingram,Sr
5.0 out of 5 stars best of the best
This is also a gift for my brother's 60th bday, Friday. He's mentioned how Ricky Nelson was such a great loss when he was killed in that plane crash & how great his songs were. Read more
Published on September 10, 2011 by melo 5
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