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Jerry Lee Lewis: The Killer Live (1964-1970) [Digipak]

Audio Samples

>Mean Woman Blues
>High School Confidential
>Money
>Matchbox
>What'd I Say
>Great Balls of Fire
>Good Golly Miss Molly
>Lewis Boogie
>Your Cheatin' Heart
>Hound Dog
>Long Tall Sally
>Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On
>Down the Line
>Jenny Jenny
>Who Will the Next Fool Be
>Memphis
>Houng Dog
>Mean Woman Blues
>High Heel Sneakers
>No Particular Place to Go
>Together Again
>Long Tall Sally
>Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
>Introduction
>Little Queenie
>How's My Ex Treating You
>Johnny B. Goode
>Green Green Grass of Home
>What's I Say, Pt. 2
>You Win Again
>I'll Sail My Ship Alone
>Cryin' Time
>Money
>Roll Over Beethoven
>She Even Woke Me to Say Goodbye
>Jambalaya
>She Still Comes Around (To Love What's Left of Me)
>Drinkin' Champagne
>San Antonio Rose
>Once More with Feeling
>Band Introductions
>When You Wore a Tulip
>Take These Chains from My Heart
>Ballad of Forty Dollars, The
>Flip, Flop and Fly
>Blue Suede Shoes
>Crazy Arms
>Lovin' Up a Storm
>Mean Woman Blues
>What I'd Say, Pts. 1-2
>Down the Line/I'm Movin' On - (previously unreleased)
>Shoeshine Man - (previously unreleased)
>Invitation to Your Party - (previously unreleased)
>San Antonio Rose - (previously unreleased)
>Homecoming - (previously unreleased)
>Once More with Feeling - (previously unreleased)
>Stagger Lee - (previously unreleased)
>Got You on My Mind Again - (previously unreleased)
>Great Balls of Fire - (previously unreleased)
>Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - (previously unreleased)

Track List

>Mean Woman Blues
>High School Confidential
>Money
>Matchbox
>What'd I Say
>Great Balls of Fire
>Good Golly Miss Molly
>Lewis Boogie
>Your Cheatin' Heart
>Hound Dog
>Long Tall Sally
>Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On
>Down the Line
>Jenny Jenny
>Who Will the Next Fool Be
>Memphis
>Houng Dog
>Mean Woman Blues
>High Heel Sneakers
>No Particular Place to Go
>Together Again
>Long Tall Sally
>Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
>Introduction
>Little Queenie
>How's My Ex Treating You
>Johnny B. Goode
>Green Green Grass of Home
>What's I Say, Pt. 2
>You Win Again
>I'll Sail My Ship Alone
>Cryin' Time
>Money
>Roll Over Beethoven
>She Even Woke Me to Say Goodbye
>Jambalaya
>She Still Comes Around (To Love What's Left of Me)
>Drinkin' Champagne
>San Antonio Rose
>Once More with Feeling
>Band Introductions
>When You Wore a Tulip
>Take These Chains from My Heart
>Ballad of Forty Dollars, The
>Flip, Flop and Fly
>Blue Suede Shoes
>Crazy Arms
>Lovin' Up a Storm
>Mean Woman Blues
>What I'd Say, Pts. 1-2
>Down the Line/I'm Movin' On - (previously unreleased)
>Shoeshine Man - (previously unreleased)
>Invitation to Your Party - (previously unreleased)
>San Antonio Rose - (previously unreleased)
>Homecoming - (previously unreleased)
>Once More with Feeling - (previously unreleased)
>Stagger Lee - (previously unreleased)
>Got You on My Mind Again - (previously unreleased)
>Great Balls of Fire - (previously unreleased)
>Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - (previously unreleased)

Album Notes

Personnel: Jerry Lee Lewis (piano).

Liner Note Author: Mitchell Cohen.

Recording information: Municipal Auditorium, Birmingham, AL (04/05/1964); Panther Hall, Fort Worth, TX (04/05/1964); The International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV (04/05/1964); The Star Club, Hamburg (04/05/1964); Municipal Auditorium, Birmingham, AL (05/22/1970-05/23/1970); Panther Hall, Fort Worth, TX (05/22/1970-05/23/1970); The International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV (05/22/1970-05/23/1970); The Star Club, Hamburg (05/22/1970-05/23/1970); Municipal Auditorium, Birmingham, AL (07/01/1964); Panther Hall, Fort Worth, TX (07/01/1964); The International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV (07/01/1964); The Star Club, Hamburg (07/01/1964); Municipal Auditorium, Birmingham, AL (08/20/1966); Panther Hall, Fort Worth, TX (08/20/1966); The International Hotel, Las Vegas, NV (08/20/1966); The Star Club, Hamburg (08/20/1966).

Photographers: Bill Millar; R.A. Andreas; Wayne Knight; Philip Day.

Hip-O Select's triple-disc 2012 set The Killer Live (1964-1970) fills a bit of a gap in Jerry Lee's archival discography by rounding up his four officially released live albums for Smash and Mercury: Live at the Star Club, Hamburg and The Greatest Live Show on Earth, both released in 1964; By Request: More of the Greatest Live Show on Earth from 1966; and Live at the International, Las Vegas in 1970. The Killer Live expands these four LP by adding 16 bonus tracks, ten of which are previously unreleased, all of which are equally as good as the finished albums -- and that means they're terrific, as good as rock & roll music gets. That is particularly true of Live at the Star Club, by many measures a serious contender for the best live album ever made, and if the other three records aren't quite as galvanizing as this furious set -- so heated that the Killer berates his backing band the Nashville Teens for not quite keeping up -- well, that's an unfair comparison as so few sets could measure up. The two Greatest Live Show on Earth LPs and Live at the International showcases are different affairs. The Greatest Live Show LPs are a shade less frenzied but in a similar vein to Star Club -- they're hard rock & roll albums tempered with a bit of R&B and country. Conversely, the Vegas LP appropriately showcases a Killer with a bit more showbiz pizzazz, rooted in country -- his big hits are bypassed in favor of his honky tonk late-'60s hits and his covers, both classic ("San Antonio Rose") and contemporary (Tom T. Hall's "The Ballad of Forty Dollars"), are country -- but given a slightly splashy rocking spin, all sounding unmistakably like Jerry Lee, just like the harder-rocking boogie of a few years earlier does. There's not a bad performance here -- it's all on a sliding scale from great to transcendent, so don't let the transportive stuff let you overlook the merely excellent music. Just bask in the glory of the Killer and enjoy every precious note on this superb set. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine



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