Reviews

A Whole Lotta Jerry Lee Lewis / 4-Disc retrospective box

A Whole Lotta  Jerry Lee Lewis 4CD Retrospective

“Hell, I never said I was the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll… I said simply that I’m the BEST!”

Jerry Lee Lewis has never been the modest type, but listening to this new four-disc box set from Salvo Music is a great reminder of just how good ‘The Killer’ was at his peak.

With over 100 tracks, this set covers his journey through multiple labels (Sun, Smash, Mercury, Elektra, MCA) from the early hits in ’57 (Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, Great Balls Of Fire) to Sixteen Candles from the Class Of ’55 album (recorded with fellow rock ‘n’ rollers Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins in 1986) and a re-recording of Wild One in 1989.

The early discs are the most satisfying with the first focusing on the Sun and Smash eras, while the second CD documents his very successful move into country music, and is probably the highlight of this set.

A Whole Lotta Jerry Lee Lewis / 4CD Box Set

Excellent packaging and a extensive booklet

With plenty of ‘budget’ compilations released over the years, what is particularly fine about A Whole Lotta Jerry Lee Lewis is the presentation. The set is delivered as a hard cover six panel digi-pak, with a well designed 72-page booklet that tells the story via a 10,000 word essay and some excellent period photography.

This is not really a surprise – Salvo Music probably deliver the very best packaging of any label out there at the moment, somehow managing to provide high quality, at budget prices. Their archive work with ZTT is testament to that. This Jerry Lee Lewis set mirrors the packaging for Salvo’s 2008 ZTT Box Set and the Guided Tour Of Madness box from last year.

At under £22 A Whole Lotta Jerry Lee Lewis should not be resisted.

Pre-order here (UK) or here (US).

no images were found

Full track listing below:

Disc: 1

  • 1. Crazy Arms
  • 2. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
  • 3. Great Balls Of Fire
  • 4. You Win Again
  • 5. Breathless
  • 6. High School Confidential
  • 7. Lewis Boogie
  • 8. Break Up
  • 9. I ll Sail My Ship Alone
  • 10. Lovin Up A Storm
  • 11. What d I Say
  • 12. Cold Cold Heart
  • 13. Hit The Road Jack
  • 14. Pen And Paper
  • 15. I’m On Fire
  • 16. She Was My Baby (He Was My Friend)
  • 17. High Heel Sneakers
  • 18. Just In Time
  • 19. Baby, Hold Me Close
  • 20. I Believe In You
  • 21. Green Green Grass Of Home
  • 22. Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes) (with Linda Gail Lewis)
  • 23. Detroit City
  • 24. Rockin’ Jerry Lee
  • 25. Memphis Beat
  • 26. Big Boss Man
  • 27. It’s A Hang-Up Baby
  • 28. Turn On Your Love Light
  • 29. Shotgun Man

Disc: 2

  • 1. Another Place, Another Time
  • 2. Walking The Floor Over You
  • 3. I’m A Lonesome Fugitive
  • 4. What’s Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made A Loser Out Of Me)
  • 5. She Still Comes Around (To Love What’s Left Of Me)
  • 6. To Make Love Sweeter For You
  • 7. There Stands The Glass
  • 8. Don’t Let Me Cross Over (with Linda Gail Lewis)
  • 9. Jackson (with Linda Gail Lewis)
  • 10. One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)
  • 11. Invitation To Your Party
  • 12. Earth Up Above (with Linda Gail Lewis)
  • 13. She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye
  • 14. One Minute Past Eternity
  • 15. Roll Over Beethoven (with Linda Gail Lewis)
  • 16. Working Man Blues
  • 17. Wine Me Up
  • 18. Once More With Feeling
  • 19. I Can’t Seem To Say Goodbye
  • 20. There Must Be More To Love Than This
  • 21. Waiting For A Train
  • 22. In Loving Memories
  • 23. Sweet Georgia Brown
  • 24. Touching Home
  • 25. When He Walks On You (Like You Walked On Me)
  • 26. Would You Take Another Chance On Me
  • 27. Me And Bobby McGee
  • 28. Thirteen At The Table

Disc: 3

  • 1. Chantilly Lace
  • 2. Think About It Darlin’
  • 3. Walk A Mile In My Shoes
  • 4. Lonely Weekends
  • 5. Me And Jesus (with Linda Gail Lewis)
  • 6. Who’s Gonna Play This Old Piano
  • 7. No Honky Tonks In Heaven
  • 8. No Traffic Out Of Abilene
  • 9. No More Hanging On
  • 10. Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee
  • 11. Bad Moon Rising
  • 12. Juke Box
  • 13. No Headstone On My Grave
  • 14. Sometimes A Memory Ain’t Enough
  • 15. Ride Me Down Easy
  • 16. I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone
  • 17. Just A Little Bit
  • 18. Big Blue Diamonds
  • 19. Tell Tale Signs
  • 20. He Can’t Fill My Shoes
  • 21. Honey Hush
  • 22. I Can Still Hear The Music In The Rest Room
  • 23. House Of Blue Lights
  • 24. Boogie Woogie Country Man
  • 25. A Damn Good Country Song

Disc: 4

  • 1. Don’t Boogie Woogie
  • 2. I Can’t Keep My Hands Off Of You
  • 3. I Don’t Want To Be Lonely Tonight
  • 4. Let’s Put It Back Together Again
  • 5. Jerry Lee’s Rock And Roll Revival Show
  • 6. The Closest Thing To You
  • 7. Middle Age Crazy
  • 8. Tennessee Saturday Night
  • 9. Come On In
  • 10. I’ll Find It Where I Can
  • 11. I Hate You
  • 12. Rockin’ My Life Away
  • 13. I Wish I Was Eighteen Again
  • 14. Who Will The Next Fool Be
  • 15. When Two Worlds Collide
  • 16. Over The Rainbow
  • 17. Thirty-Nine And Holding
  • 18. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
  • 19. My Fingers Do The Talkin’
  • 20. Come As You Were
  • 21. Honky Tonk Rock And Roll Piano Man
  • 22. Why You Been Gone So Long
  • 23. Sixteen Candles (with Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison & Carl Perkins)
  • 24. Wild One (with David Kemper and Gerald McGee)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>