Liner Notes:

To commemorate the fortieth anniversary of Ricky Nelson's recording career I have reunited his original band circa 1961 or so, and recorded a brand new album of all new material that feels, looks and sounds like the incredible music that he was making for Imperial Records between 1957 and 1962.

To hear James Burton, Joe Osborn, Glen D. Hardin and the Jordanaires singing and playing together at RCA's legendary Studio B was truly a sight and sound to behold. They did it for Rick. They did it for the past. And in a strange way, they did it for the future too. To show the ever current relevancy of truly great rock and roll played right.

As James Burton told me a few weeks after the session, "Threk, you're putting a new face on my old sound.." And of course that was exactly the idea -- to make the last great Rick and Roll album of this millennium. I think Ricky would have loved the idea. I hope you do too. The album is entitled "As True As You (Songs for Ricky)." Enjoy!

Sincerely, Threk Michaels

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As True As You Tracklist:

1. As True As You
2. This Lonely Girl I Love
3. My First Night With You
4. I Believe In You
5. You
6. Turn And Walk Away
7. What You're Doing To Me
8. April Fool
9. I Got A Reason To Remember
10. Have You Ever Tried To Find (It's So Hard To Find)

(Released by Royal Records, 1999)

As True As You Players:

Threk Michaels - vocals & guitar
James Burton - electric guitar
Jimmy Capps - rhythm guitar
Joe Osborn - bass guitar
Glen D. Hardin - piano & keyboards
Roy Yeager - drums
The Jordainaires - backing vocals

As True As You Credits:

Recorded at Nashville's legendary RCA Studio B

Recording engineered by Tim Kish
Mastering by Randy LeRoy at Final Stage

Art direction by Virginia Team, design by Jerry Joyner
Cover artwork by J. William Myers

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