I think I read that somewhere else as well. I really liked his last CD, Young Blood.
I thought it was a great comeback effort. It was released in the mid-90s on Sire records.
I saw him in Branson, MO, sometime around then. He sounded good and his voice was still pretty strong, but sometimes it was painful watching him try to do crazy things while on the piano. (Like when he kicked the bench over behind him like he used to do in the old days - it looked like it was in slow motion)
He did that in the video for one of the songs from Young Blood.
I think that was supposed to be his American Recordings
-type of come back. Unfortunately it didn't work out the same way. (Although the album was pretty solid IMHO)
These all-star albums are usually a lot of hype without the substance, but sometimes you get good results. I never heard the one Carl Perkins released right around the time of his death. It had a similar all-star cast.
Maybe this one will be good. It has a great cast of stars. And it is appropriately titled. Sadly enough, he is the last major Sun rockabilly recording artist still left. (Out of Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Elvis, and Roy Orbison
The irony is that he was supposedly the wildest living one.
And in the end...