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The album of the century,
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This review is from: Last Man Standing (Audio CD)
It's been well worth waiting for. Years in the making, this fantastic album lines the legendary Killer up with many other super-stars of Rock,Blues and Country.
Producer Jimmy Rip has left in adlibs, and before/after comments on many tracks, so the whole album is like a huge, fun jam session. A less wise producer might have cut all this out and produced a bland, characterless CD.
Despite the great duets, Jerry Lee dominates throughout, and his talent shines undimmed by the years in both slow and fast tracks.
In a stroke of pure genius the album ends with Jerry and Kris Kristofferson singing The Pilgrim Ch.33, and Jerry speaking the immortal lines: 'From the rockin' of the cradle to the rolling of the hearse, the going up was worth the coming down'. Very moving!
And believe me, this album moves - it rocks! And it has serious moments like the one above, the great Old Glory with Toby Keith, and Jerry teamed up with older Country legends like Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and George Jones on some great tracks, as well as with rock stars. This deserves CMA and Grammy awards!
Pure genius! And above all, fun!