Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Rick returns to his roots
Henry R. Kujawa | "The Forbidden Zone" (Camden, NJ) | 07/02/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This live show recorded in The Aladdin's Bagdad Showroom in (early?) 1979 was shortly after Rick started doing his oldies as a big part of his stage shows again. In addition to the "usual", he does "Last Time Around" (from RUDY THE FIFTH), "Mystery Train" (from BRIGHT LIGHTS & COUNTRY MUSIC). The most improvizational bit comes when he momentarily slips into a very blues-sounding "Merry Christmas Baby". It's both a moody & funny moment, and having been to dozens of "bar shows" it's something I can appreciate. The same goes for the sound quality, which isn't the greatest-- but had I been there that night, personal tape recorder in hand, I'd have a treasured memory to hold onto-- and this CD is WAY better than that! Of course, for those who only want high-quality in their live albums, seek out RICK NELSON IN CONCERT (1969) and LIVE, 1983-1985."