Ricky Nelson - The American Dream (CD)

SKU: BCD16196

$ 168.74 $ 224.99


6-CD Box (LP-format) with 176-page hardcover book, 181 tracks, Playing time approx. 400:00 mns.

'They call me a teenage idol...' Ricky Nelson sang in 1962.
And of course he was the prototypical teenage idol. Already one of the most familiar faces on American television, he cut his first single at the age of seventeen. That single, I'm Walkin', quickly amassed impressive sales and launched a career that would span three decades. A fan of Sun rockabilly, Ricky assembled his own band with a fabulous rock 'n' roll sound, featuring guitarist James Burton, who would join him in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He drew songs from some of the era's greatest writers, including Johnny and Dorsey Burnette, Baker Knight, Gene Pitney, and Johnny Cash. And just in case anyone thought that the family sitcom made Ricky Nelson a star, it's worth remembering that the show wasn't broadcast outside the United States, but Ricky was an international star, an influence on Cliff Richard, and an early favorite of Paul McCartney, among many others.

This boxed set was 25 years in the making! Ever since Bear Family Records started, we've wanted to do the complete Ricky Nelson recordings on Verve and Imperial. Few artists had the consistency ... and few were as influential. But we didn't want to do an incomplete job so we waited until we had access to all the original masters and session tapes so that we could do it absolutely right. Now we're ready, and here's what we found!

Every Ricky Nelson recording for Verve and Imperial in pristine original sound quality from the original tapes! The very rare Challenge recordings with the Fleas and Throphies featuring Ricky. Many titles in stereo as well as mono! Many previously unissued alternate takes, not included on the recent boxed set or elsewhere! Sessions with false starts and incomplete takes. We'll take you to Master Recorders for a Ricky Nelson session! Rare TV performances, including duets with Lorrie Collins of the Collins Kids. Rare movie performances including a duet with Dean Martin! An incredible hardcover book with many previously unpublished photos and a newly researched biography by Los Angeles-based music journalist Todd Everett! New 3-track mixes by Bill Inglot. Do we need to say more? Yes we do: The production and final mastering is done by the 'One and Only Bob Jones!' Did we forget to mention hits? They're all here: I'm Walkin', Be-Bop Baby, Stood Up, Waitin' In School, Believe What You Say, My Bucket's Got A Hole In It, Poor Little Fool, Lonesome Town, I Got A Feelin', Never Be Anyone Else But You, It's Late, Just A Little Too Much, Travelin' Man, Hello Mary Lou, A Wonder Like You, Young World, Teenage Idol, It's Up To You, Today's Teardrops... and many more!

Track Listing

Disc 1:
  • I'm Walkin'
  • You're My One And Only Love
  • A Teenager's Romance
  • Be-Bop Baby (single vers.)
  • Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
  • If You Can't Rock Me (1st recording)(master)
  • Your True Love
  • Honeycomb
  • Boppin' The Blues
  • Baby I'm Sorry
  • I'm Confessin'
Disc 3:
  • Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
  • True Love
  • Am I Blue
  • Teenage Doll
  • If You Can't Rock Me (vers. 2)
  • Stood Up
  • Waitin' In School
  • My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
  • Believe What You Say (single vers.)
  • Shirley Lee
  • I'm Feelin' Sorry
  • There's Good Rockin' Tonight
  • Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)
  • Down The Line
  • Unchained Melody
  • Poor Little Fool
  • My Babe
Disc 4:
  • I'm In Love Again
  • There Goes My Baby
Disc 5:
  • Don't Leave Me This Way
  • Lonesome Town (vers. 1)(stereo)
  • I Got A Feeling (stereo)
  • I'll Walk Alone
  • Restless Kid (stereo)
  • It's All In The Game
  • Lonesome Town
  • Cindy (vers. 3, slow)(stereo)
  • It's Late
  • One Of These Mornings (stereo)
  • Old Enough To Love
  • Trying To Get To You (stereo)
  • Gloomy Sunday (stereo)
  • Be True To Me (stereo)
  • Never Be Anyone Else But You (stereo)
  • Just A Little Too Much (vers. 1)(stereo)
  • Sweeter Than You (vers. 1)(stereo)
  • I've Been Thinkin' (vers. 1)
  • It's Late (stereo)
  • I Can't Help It (stereo)
  • You Tear Me Up
  • Just A Little Too Much (vers. 2)(stereo)
  • Sweeter Than You (vers. 2) (stereo)
  • I've Been Thinkin' (vers. 2)(stereo)
  • One Minute To One (stereo)
  • So Long (stereo)
  • Blood From A Stone (stereo)
Disc 6:
  • You'll Never Know What You're Missing
  • You're So Fine
  • That's All
  • A Long Vacation
  • Hey Pretty Baby
  • Half Breed
  • Don't Leave Me
  • Make Believe (vers. 1)
  • Mighty Good
  • I Wanna Be Loved
  • Again
  • I'd Climb The Highest Mountain (stereo)
  • Young Emotions
  • Make Believe (vers. 2)(stereo)
  • Glory Train
  • If You Believe It
  • March With The Band Of The Lord
  • I Bowed My Head In Shame
  • Right By My Side
  • Here I Go Again (stereo)
  • Do You Know What It Means (To Miss New...)
  • When Your Lover Has Gone (stereo)
  • Baby Won't You Please Come Home (stereo)
  • Time After Time (stereo)
  • I'm Not Afraid (stereo)
  • Yes Sir, That's My Baby
  • You Are My Sunshine (stereo)
  • Ain't Nothin' But Love (stereo)
  • Proving My Love (stereo)
  • I'm All Through With You (stereo)
Disc 7:
  • You Are The Only One (stereo)
  • Milk Cow Blues
  • Hello Mary Lou
  • Everybody But Me (stereo)
  • Break My Chain (stereo)
  • Travelin' Man (stereo)
  • Oh Yeah, I'm In Love (stereo)
  • Sure Fire Bet (stereo)
  • Stars Fell On Alabama (stereo)
  • Lucky Star (stereo)
  • My One Desire (stereo)
  • I'll Make Believe (stereo)
  • Hello Mary Lou (stereo)
  • That Warm Summer Night (stereo)
  • Everlovin'
  • A Wonder Like You
  • Thank You Darling (stereo)
  • History Of Love (stereo)
  • Today's Teardrops (stereo)
  • Baby, You Don't Know (stereo)
  • There's Not A Minute (stereo)
  • Mad Mad World (stereo)
  • Sweet Little Lovable You (stereo)
  • Stop Sneakin' Around (stereo)
  • Excuse Me Baby (stereo)
  • I Can't Stop Loving You (stereo)
  • Summertime (stereo)
  • Congratulations (stereo)
  • Poor Loser (stereo)
  • Young World
  • I've Got My Eyes On You (vers. 2)
Disc 8:
  • Teen Age Idol
  • It's Up To You (stereo)
  • I Need You (double vocal)(stereo)
  • Brand New Girl (The Session)(stereo)
  • Brand New Girl (stereo)
  • Scratchin' (vers. 2) (The Fleas)
  • Tears (vers. 2) (The Fleas)
  • Doggone It (vers. 2) (The Trophies)
  • Desire (vers. 2) (The Trophies)
  • Cindy (vers. 1-movie vers.) (& W. BRENNAN)
  • My Rifle, My Pony And Me (& DEAN MARTIN)
  • Do You Know What It Means...(movie vers.)
  • You Are The Only One
  • Trying To Get To You
  • Just Because (& LORRIE COLLINS)
  • You Are The Only One (& LORRIE COLLINS)
  • Never Be Anyone Else But You
  • Cindy (vers.2:fast/key of 'D') (TV vers.)
  • Sevillanas (guitar duet: V.GOMEZ & R.NELSON)
  • Rick Flat-Picking
  • Have I Told You Lately That I..(singl. vers.)
  • Christmas Song
  • Jingle Bells
  • Radio Ad
  • Album Plug
Disc 9:
  • You're My One And Only Love (alt)
  • I'm Walkin' (alt)
  • A Teenager's Romance (alt)
  • If You Can't Rock Me (vers. 1)
  • Restless Kid (different overdub) (stereo)
  • Believe What You Say
  • Lonesome Town (vers. 1, diff. vocal)(stereo)
  • It's All In The Game (alt)
  • Be True To Me (alt)(stereo)
  • It's Late (false start & alt. stereo mix)
  • Cindy (vers. 2:fast/key of 'D')(alt)(stereo)
  • Just A Little Too Much (vers. 2)(track)
  • Never Be Anyone Else But You (alt-1)(stereo)
  • Young Emotions (without strings)(stereo)
  • I've Been Thinkin' (track)
  • Never Be Anyone Else But You (alt-2)(stereo)
  • Doggone It (vers. 1)(The Trophies)
  • Tears (vers. 1)(The Fleas)(stereo)
  • Scratchin' (vers. 1)(The Fleas)(stereo)
  • I've Got My Eyes On You (vers. 1)
  • I Need You (singl. vocal)(alt)(stereo)

Additional Details

Label: Bear Family Records

Genre: Pop/Rock

Run Time: 400 mins

Release Date: 01/02/07

UPC: 4000127161963

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