Ricky Nelson Ricky Nelson on 180g Import LP
Featuring 2 Bonus Tracks from the Same Period Not Included on the Original LP!
Special LP edition of Ricky Nelson's eponymous album, originally released by the Imperial label in 1958, and long unavailable on the format. Nelson is supported by a first-class band here which includes James Burton (guitar), James Kirkland (bass) and Elvis Presley's original backing group The Jordainares among others.
In addition to album anchor "There's Good Rockin' Tonight" which sounds like it could have been made at Sun Studio in Memphis instead of Master Recorders in Los Angeles, the set also includes takes on songs made famous by Roy Orbison ("Down the Line"), Little Walter ("My Babe") and Fat Domino ("I'm in Love Again"). He was also beginning to write his own material ("Don't Leave Me This Way") and introduced the writing of his band members (Burton and Kirland's "There Goes My Baby").
In addition to the original LP, this Vinyl Lovers collector's edition also includes two bonus tracks from the same period: the underrated numbers "Ain't Nothin' But Love" and Johnny Burnette's "Believe What You Say."