The album was released on Sire Records on May 23, 1995. It was recorded at Blue Jay Recording Studio, Carlisle, Massachusetts, House of Blues Studios, Memphis, Tennessee, Lewis Ranch, Nesbit, Mississippi, Sunset Sound Factory, Los Angeles, California, and Your Place Or Mine Studio, Glendale, California. It featured an all-star cast of musicians including James Burton, Buddy Harman, Joey Spampinato, Andy Paley and Kenny Lovelace.
The release was a comeback album which attempted to recapture the 1950s
Sun Records style which Jerry Lee Lewis was most known for. There is heavy echo and a back-to-basics instrumentation with little or no reliance on synthesizers or studio effects.
The single that was released was "Goosebumps" backed by "Crown Victoria Custom '51". A music video was released that featured the song "Goosebumps". "Crown Victoria Custom '51" is played in the style of Jerry Lee Lewis' first and most iconic recording, "
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" from 1957. The video also made an appearance on an episode of
Beavis & Butthead
The album was assessed favorably in The Encyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century: "Though performances in the 1980s exhibited a slightly reserved Jerry Lee Lewis, his 1995 album Young Blood showed a return to his old form."
In The Rough Guide to Rock 2003, Peter Buckley wrote: "1995's album, Young Blood, showed him potent as ever".
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^Encyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century Lol Henderson, Lee Stacey - 2014- Page 371 1135929467 "Though performances in the 1980s exhibited a slightly reserved Jerry Lee Lewis, his 1995 album Young Blood showed a return to his old form."
^Peter Buckley -The Rough Guide to Rock 2003-1858284570 Page 1689 "1995's album, YOUNG BLOOD, showed him potent as ever"