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Live in 85
Ricky Nelson
Live in 85
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Ricky Nelson
Title: Live in 85
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Release Date: 5/12/1989
Album Type: Live
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Styles: Oldies, Teen Pop, Oldies & Retro, Country Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 081227111427, 081227111410, 081227111441

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Worth Your Ten Bucks!
(4 out of 5 stars)

"No one will ever read this, but what the heck it's good practice. After his teenage idol years, Rick ran away from his past with the Stone Canyon Band and, with the exception of "Garden Party", was ignored. However, if you want to see where groups like the Eagles and Poco got their ideas take a listen to "Live at the Troubador". When the '80ties rolled around, Rick's life was a shambles due to drugs and divorce, and he needed bucks. Thus, he fell into self-parody and hit the state fair and one-night stand circuits with an oldies show. From the beginning, one of the aspects that separated Rick from the sanitary, run of the mill late '50ties/early '60ties teen idols was that he was always backed by a solid rock band (his first lead guitar player was the legendary James Burton). This disc carries on that tradition. These guys can kick some serious butt! "Believe What You Say" would get anyone's attention and the whole line up here is fairly strong. Elvis certainly would appreciate "That's All Right", and "You Know What I Mean " is rockabilly at it's best (Carl Perkins was Rick's idol represented here by "Boppin' the Blues"). This recording has a good bottom end and a real punch lacking in many live recordings. Most of the songs make you want to hit the repeat button on your CD player, wish you were in the audience and, with 18 tracks, you get your money's worth. A must-have for any fan."
That's the way it was!
Edwin W. Hollenbaugh | USA | 03/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you were fortunate enough to have seen Rick's shows in the '80's, buy this before it disappears!

It's the audience tape-souvenir you didn't make yourself.

Yes, they're mostly oldies, but that's why we came. I saw
Rick in a dozen beer joints and motel lounges in the early eighties, and this CD is essentially his show. Most of the
people there felt like I did-we couldn't believe we were seeing
someone close in stature to Elvis with only a couple hundred people, most of us delerious on beer!

I never saw him with the Jordanaires, but the audience
filled in for them at every show. Rick seemed delighted at the
audience response. He was never less than very professional, and
if Rick wasn't getting off on playing close up to adoring fans,
he was a far better actor than his screen credits would indicate.

If you weren't there-sorry. You missed a Big Thing!

The older Rick rocks harder than the young Ricky
Theresa Welsh | Ferndale, Michigan, USA | 11/08/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I loved Ricky Nelson when he was younger and had sometimes seen his CDs in the store and thought about buying one. But my teen-age daughter, knowing I had been a Nelson fan, finally bought me a Rick CD for my birthday (The Best of Ricky Nelson) I played it so much, I realized I needed another Nelson CD. I read the reviews here (see, John Clemons, you were wrong about no one reading your review) and bought this one. I can't believe the passion of the older Ricky on these songs. I am now playing this one over and over."