Bear Family Records Press Archive

Pressearbeit Deutschland:
Shack Media Promotion Agency
Tom Redecker - Postfach 1627 - 27706 Osterholz-Scharmbeck
Tel.: 04791-980642 - Fax: 04791-980643

International representative:
L-P Anderson - Alefjällsvägen 3 - 443 45 Sjövik - SWEDEN
Tel: +46 302-43545 - Mob: +46 736-293434 -

Automatically scanned from the original press reviews by an OCR software, the text files in our Press Archive may contain errors and mutilations. We will eliminate these errors whenever time allows. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Press Archive - Ricky Nelson - The American Dream - Keep Rockin'
lt has been nearly 10 years since Bear Family released the first Rick Nelson box set The American Dream. All phases of Rick's recording career are vital to his fans but my favorite has always been his 1957 to 1962 period which includes his early (but limited) Verve recordings.


Press Archive - Ricky Nelson - For You-Decca 1963-69 - Country Music
171 tracks - Bear Family 6xCD Box Set album — Jerry Fuller, Ellie BCD 16512 Greenwich, Hal David — but 6:52:49 perhaps producer Charles 'Bud' Dant (1907-1999), who was probably not too interested in rock'n'roll or country, was the wrong man for the job. More to the point, the musical values of the previous decade had been forgotten as Motown and Phil Spector kicked the rockers into touch and even Elvis seemed to have lost the plot. New names like The Beach Boys and The Four Seasons were in the charts. and Nelson was just one of many US acts feeling the pinch. The first 1964 album, Rick Nelson Sings For You', was a slight improvement, as it included a US Top 20 single. a revival of the Glenn Miller hit, Fools Rush In, and a US Top 10 single in For You (a revival of a 1933 recording by Glen Gray & His Casa Loma Orchestra), while the album itself also went Top 20. but was Nelson's last chart album for six years, as British Beat, psychedelic, etc., eliminated the vast majority of earlier stars.


Press Archive - Ricky Nelson - For You-Decca 1963-69 - Blue Suede News
Nelson's last top 40 hit during this period was Bob Dylan's "She Belongs To Me" charting in 1970. Dylan himself thought it was a great cover version. Smartly researched notes from Todd Everett within the 140 page hardcover book provide a clear understanding of Nelson's life and times and are bolstered with many amazing unseen photos, a great collection of picture sleeves, labels album covers and sheet music from all over the world. Along with the full session and discography there are also six promo spots for his Universal Movie (Produced and directed by father Ozzie Nelson) Love and Kisses. More importantly, diligent efforts have been taken to remaster this set which showcases the oft underrated Rick Nelson as the brilliant recording artist he was. -- Johnny Vallis


Presse Archives - Ricky Nelson - For You-Decca 1963-69 - Blue Suede News
Le dernier succès de Nelson dans le top 40 de cette période a été le "She Belongs To Me" de Bob Dylan en 1970. Dylan lui-même pensait que c'était une excellente reprise. Les notes intelligemment recherchées de Todd Everett dans le livre à couverture rigide de 140 pages fournissent une compréhension claire de la vie et de l'époque de Nelson et sont agrémentées de nombreuses photos étonnantes et inédites, d'une grande collection de pochettes d'images, de couvertures d'albums d'étiquettes et de partitions du monde entier. En plus de la session complète et de la discographie, il y a aussi six spots promotionnels pour son film Universal Movie (produit et réalisé par le père Ozzie Nelson) Love and Kisses. Plus important encore, des efforts diligents ont été déployés pour remasteriser cet ensemble qui présente Rick Nelson, souvent sous-estimé, comme l'artiste brillant qu'il était. Johnny Vallis


Press Archive - Ricky Nelson Sing, Ricky, Sing! (10inch Vinyl) - Vintage Rock
Rather than repress Ricky Nelson's inconsistent 1960 Imperial LP More Songs By Ricky, the imaginative folks at Bear Family have opted to reissue the teen idol's incredibly rare 1960 Japanese 10" Sing Ricky Sing! It's a limited edition: only 1,000 copies have been pressed on coloured vinyl.