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Rick Nelson: In Concert [Decca, 1970]
Reassuring to learn there are constants in this changing world--a dozen years ago, Nelson was an inspired fake, and he still is. At worst this is a tasteful country-rock album marred by a mildness typical of the style and one too many Dylan covers. "Hello Mary Lou" far outshines any of Rick's four originals, but "Hello Mary Lou" has always been a terrific song, and I'd go see this band in a club in Denver any time. C+