Chained to a Memory 1966-1972

Chained to a Memory 1966-1972

by The Everly BrothersThe Everly Brothers


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The third and last of Bear Family's Everly box sets, Chained to a Memory 1966-1972, chronicles the final act of the Everly Brothers' prime years, beginning just after the duo started to shake their mid-'60s doldrums and documenting their subsequent revival as they shifted to country-rock, the sound they continued to mine until their acrimonious split in 1973. This is a weighty set, containing a hefty hardcover book and a bonus DVD in addition to ten CDs, but the extra length isn't merely Bear Family's modus operandi -- it's needed to bring an end to a story this epic. Indeed, the music on Chained to a Memory is in some ways some of the most interesting the Everlys ever produced. As their star began to fade, the Everlys reconnected with their country beginnings, quite deliberately titling their 1968 makeover, Roots, finding a wealth of new sounds and sentiments within country-rock. They exhibited a keen ear for material from emerging songwriters, and they wrote some terrific new songs, songs that exhibited the widening chasm between the two brothers who shared a sound and continued to harmonize beautifully together even as their sensibilities began to drift apart. All this, of course, is evident on Chained to a Memory, a box that surprises in its variety and consistency, traits that are emphasized by the relative lack of long stretches of alternate takes, something that sometimes slowed its companion, The Price of Fame. Here, on recordings originally released on Warner and RCA, there are no foreign-market releases or holiday albums, no clusters of alternate takes -- the narrative keeps moving with a natural propulsion. The set kicks off with the sessions that resulted in the remarkable 1966 British Invasion salute Two Yanks in England, and after a little hippified stretching, cutting swinging remakes of "Blueberry Hill" and "Good Golly Miss Molly," the group settled into a country-rock groove, stretching it out until their 1973 break. Within that seemingly tight field, the Everlys found plenty of room to roam, giving Hank Snow's "I'm Moving On" a far-out groove that found an odd cousin in a reading of "A Whiter Shade of Pale," letting the brothers do everything from sweet, nostalgic takes of country standards to cutting convincing versions of songs by Kris Kristofferson, John Sebastian, Merle Haggard, Rod Stewart, Guy Clark, and John Prine. They also had considerable live chops, as evidenced by the complete concert captured on disc five, a bit of forceful rock & roll that finds the group opening up oldies to free-form jams that fit the time yet remained ever so slightly outside of it. That description fits the Everlys during these years: apart from 1967's "Bowling Green" they didn't have a single hit and didn't receive much attention outside of Roots, but the music here holds its own with any of the progressive country and country-rock of its time, and when taken with their groundbreaking Cadence recordings and the hits of their earliest Warner recordings, amounts to one of the great 20th century bodies of music.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/16/2006
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127167910
catalogNumber: 16791
Rank: 90582


Disc 1

  1. June Is as Cold as December
  2. Glitter and Gold
  3. Lovey Kravezit
  4. The Doll House Is Empty
  5. (You Got) The Power of Love
  6. Leave My Girl Alone
  7. (Why Am I) Chained to a Memory
  8. Don't Run and Hide
  9. Have You Ever Loved Somebody
  10. Fifi the Flea
  11. Hard Hard Year
  12. Like Every Time Before
  13. Signs That Will Never Change
  14. The Collector
  15. So Lonely
  16. I've Been Wrong Before
  17. Kiss Your Man Goodbye, Pt. 3
  18. Pretty Flamingo
  19. Somebody Help Me
  20. When Eddie Comes Home
  21. The Devil's Child
  22. She Never Smiles Anymore
  23. She Never Smiles Anymore
  24. Nothing But the Best
  25. Sea of Heartbreak
  26. Blueberry Hill
  27. Good Golly, Miss Molly
  28. (I'd Be) A Legend in My Own Time
  29. I'm Movin' On
  30. Sticks and Stones

Disc 2

  1. Oh, Boy!
  2. Let's Go Get Stoned
  3. Trains and Boats and Planes
  4. Even If I Hold It in My Hand
  5. Even If I Hold It in My Hand
  6. The House of the Rising Sun
  7. The House of the Rising Sun
  8. Bowling Green
  9. I'll Be Gone
  10. I Don't Want to Love You
  11. Bowling Green
  12. Mary Jane
  13. A Little Bit of Crazy
  14. Do You
  15. A Voice Within
  16. It's All Over
  17. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
  18. A Whiter Shade of Pale
  19. Talking to the Flowers
  20. Deliver Me
  21. I'm Finding It Rough
  22. They Smile for You
  23. Love of the Common People
  24. Love of the Common People
  25. Love of the Common People
  26. My Elusive Dreams

Disc 3

  1. You're Just What I Was Looking for Today
  2. You're Just What I Was Looking for Today
  3. Lord of the Manor
  4. It's My Time
  5. Bonsoir Madame
  6. Empty Boxes
  7. Love with Your Heart, Pt. 1
  8. Love with Your Heart, Pt. 1
  9. You Done Me Wrogn
  10. Milk Train
  11. The Everly Family (1952)
  12. Mama Tried
  13. Less of Me
  14. T for Texas
  15. I Wonder If I Care as Much, Pt. 2
  16. Ventura Boulevard
  17. Shady Grove
  18. Illinois, Pt. 1 & 2
  19. Living Too Close to the Ground
  20. You Done Me Wrong
  21. Turn Around
  22. Sing Me Back Home
  23. The Everly Family (1952)/Shady Grove/Kentucky
  24. The Weight
  25. Deep Water
  26. Medley: Lady Anne/Blue Balloon
  27. Roots Promo Sampler

Disc 4

  1. Lady Anne
  2. Shop Girl
  3. Omaha
  4. Human Race, Pt. 1
  5. Mr. Soul
  6. In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)
  7. Down in the Bottom
  8. Love with Your Heart, Pt. 2
  9. Mr. Soul
  10. In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)
  11. Down in the Bottom
  12. Glory Road
  13. My Little Yellow Bird
  14. I'm on My Way Home Again
  15. Cuckoo Bird
  16. From Eden to Canaan
  17. From Eden to Canaan
  18. I'm on My Way Home Again
  19. I'm on My Way Home Again
  20. Carolina in My Mind
  21. Casey's Last Ride, Pt. 1
  22. Casey's Last Ride, Pt. 1
  23. Stained Glass Morning

Disc 5

  1. Yves
  2. Human Race, Pt. 2
  3. Introduction
  4. Mama Tried
  5. Kentucky
  6. Bowling Green
  7. ('Til) I Kissed You
  8. Wake Up Little Susie
  9. Cathy's Clown
  10. Bird Dog
  11. Maybelline
  12. Rock and Roll Music
  13. The End
  14. Aquarius
  15. If I Were a Carpenter
  16. The Price of Love
  17. Rock and Roll Music
  18. Thrill Is Gone
  19. The End
  20. Games People Play
  21. The Price of Love
  22. Baby What You Want Me to Do
  23. All I Have to Do Is Dream
  24. Walk Right Back
  25. Medley: Susie Q/Hey Jude
  26. Lord of the Manor
  27. I Wonder If I Care as Much
  28. Love Is Strange
  29. Medley: Let It Be Me/Give Peace a Chance
  30. Chrysler Plymouth Duster Radio Spot

Disc 6

  1. The Brand New Tennessee Waltz
  2. Casey's Last Ride, Pt. 2
  3. Old Kentucky River
  4. Green River
  5. Breakdown
  6. All We Really Want to Do
  7. Poems, Prayers and Promises
  8. Mandolin Wind
  9. I'm Tired of Singing My Song in Las Vegas
  10. Ridin' High
  11. Lay It Down
  12. Del Rio Dan
  13. Three-Armed Poker-Playin' River Rat
  14. Christmas Eve Can Kill You
  15. Stories We Can Tell
  16. Poisonberry Pie
  17. It Pleases Me to Please You
  18. Up in Mabel's Room

Disc 7

  1. Lay It Down
  2. I Can't Be Myself
  3. Sweet Memories
  4. Rocky Top
  5. Survival of the Fittest
  6. Not Fade Away
  7. Paradise
  8. A Nickel for the Fiddler
  9. Somebody Nobody Knows
  10. Watchin' It Go
  11. Woman Don't You Try to Tie Me Down
  12. Good Hearted Woman
  13. Husbands and Wives
  14. Ladies Love Outlaws
  15. Maiden's Prayer
  16. Send Me the Pillow You Dream on, Pt. 2
  17. I'm Alone Because I Love You
  18. Don Everly Talks About "Pass the Chicken and Listen"

Disc 8

  1. Intro/Lucille
  2. Susie Q
  3. Raunchy
  4. Walk Right Back
  5. Bye Bye Love
  6. Gone, Gone, Gone
  7. [Untitled]
  8. I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town
  9. Bird Dog
  10. So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)
  11. Lucille

Disc 9

  1. The Archie Bleyer Show: Are You Sincere/All I Have to Do Is Dream/Lillipop/
  2. Intro/You're My Girl
  3. Intro/Lonely Weekends
  4. I Got a Woman
  5. All I Have to Do Is Dream
  6. Grammy Award Medley: I Want to Hold Your Hand/People/The Boy from Ipane
  7. Intro/The Price of Love
  8. Wake Up Little Susie/Bye, Bye Love/Bird Dog
  9. Bye, Bye Love
  10. Wake Up Little Susie/All I Have to Do Is Dream/Bird Dog/Devoted to You
  11. Cathy's Clown
  12. Intro/Mama Tried
  13. All I Have to Do Is Dream/Wake Up Little Susie/Bye, Bye Love [D
  14. Games People Play
  15. Let It Be Me

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Everly Brothers   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Chet Atkins   Producer
Don Everly   Producer
Phil Everly   Producer
Dale Hawkins   Composer
Lou Adler   Producer
Colin Escott   Introduction
Wes Farrell   Producer
Dick Glasser   Producer
Howard Greenfield   Producer
Jimmy Hilliard   Producer
Bill Inglot   Tape Research
Jack Rael   Producer
Jack Keller   Producer
Stan Lewis   Composer
Paul Rothchild   Producer
Andrew Sandoval   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Tape Research,Essay
Lenny Waronker   Producer
Ed Thrasher   Cover Photo
Richard Weize   Reissue Producer
Holger Von Bargen   Art Direction
Wolfgang Taubenauer   Artwork
Erich Hülsenbeck   Photo Restoration,Photo Scanning
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Bas Siewertsen   Photo Scanning
Eleanor Broadwater   Composer

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