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  • Audio CD (17 Aug. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Yellow
  • ASIN: B001PU8NWQ
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 235,239 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Introduction
2. Hallelujah! I Love Her So
3. C'Mon Everybody
4. Somethin' Else
5. Interview with Eddie Cochran
6. Twenty-Flight Rock
7. Introduction
8. Money Honey
9. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
10. Hallelujah! I Love Her So
11. Closing Announcement
12. Summertime Blues
13. Milk Cow Blues
14. Introduction & interview with Eddie Cochran
15. I Don't Like You No More
16. Sweet Little Sixteen
17. Introduction
18. White Lightnin'
19. Interview with Eddie Cochran
20. Theme & Introduction
See all 38 tracks on this disc

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Eddie Cochran had scored with his debut single for Liberty `Sittin' in The Balcony' in the spring of 1957, `Summertime Blues' was released in the summer of 1958 and followed by his next single `C'mon Everybody'. In the UK, `Summertime Blues', `C'mon Everybody', `Somethin' Else' and `Hallelujah I Love Her So' all made the UK top thirty.

Gene Vincent was a singer, powerful, intense and dangerous, his tortured voice full of the sound of white trash deprivation from the wrong side of the tracks. The resentful, underdog image was underlined by his damaged leg which failed to heal properly following a road accident leaving Vincent eventually wearing a leg brace. In 1956, Vincent's debut single, `Be-Bop-A-Lula' sold 200,000 copies in three weeks and crashed into the Top Ten. But in terms of hit records that was it, although the stage show gained attention and its fair share of riots.

Recorded during their hit tour of Britain in 1960, the gems featured here include several "Boy Meets Girl" broadcasts, the "Saturday Club Show", rare interviews and bonus tracks from "Studio Party".


Backed by top UK musicians from Marty Wilde's Wildcats, these versions really jump...and Cochran's guitar playing is uniformly superb. - ****
--Mojo, May 2009

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This cd was for me a chance to get extremely rare archive interviews of eddie and gene during the 1960 tour of the u.k. , i had heard some of them during the excellent brian matthews sound of the sixties show shown on the saturday of the 50th anniversary of the tour and of eddies untimely death and had really enjoyed the live recordings of gene and eddie performing on marty wildes show BOY MEETS GIRL , then whilst searching on amazon i found this cd which proved for me to be a little gem as it contained much of those interviews and recordings . As i said i particularly wanted the interviews , but the live recordings of the two singers at there best singing both individually and together as well make it a must have for any true fan [ especially for me the live recording of white lightning ].The first part of the cd is of recordings from the marty wilde show BOY MEETS GIRL from four different shows shown between january and february 1960 consisitng of 19 tracks of songs and interviews , whilst the latter part of the cd is from two BBC radio brodcasts from the saturday club from march 5th and 12th 1960 of course hosted by brian matthews and include 16 more tracks of songs and interviews , followed by 2 music tracks from the studio party presented by herb sheldon in late 1957 as a little bonus feature .I think that this cd is all in all more for the more interested or more serious or even avid fan of these two legends rather than for someone who just wants the music of either eddie cochran or gene vincent , if its just there biggest hits your after or any particular track you want then you are better off getting a straightforward greatist hits cd or something similar , both artists have greatest hits cds and hit compilations avaialble , but if you do want more and would like to hear some legendary performers recorded live on the 1960 u.k. tour this is the cd for you .
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Mitchell on 26 May 2010
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As a member of the audience at the Granada Woolwich on Feb 13 1960, this album brought back many memories. It's a great reminder of the days when rock and roll held sway.
The tracks are really good and both Eddie and Gene show why they were irreplaceable as artists.
Sometimes (wrongly) referred to as "rockabilly", these two were the real "Kings of Rock And Roll".
Loved it!!!
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Worth it for Cochran or Vincent fans... 1 Sept. 2009
By stonehenge7 - Published on
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Not too heavy on the interviews at all. Here we have a very interesting bunch of live performances from both legends--although it's mostly Cochran. In fact about two thirds Eddie Cochran.

I really like Eddie Cochran and some truly fine live cuts of his are included. Eddie was quite a talent and played some great sounding guitar. He was better looking/ more desirable to the ladies than Gene too. Cochran was a true musician and his average self-penned song was probably as strong as Gene's

So is it justifiable to have this compilation be mostly Cochran? Maybe, but Gene Vincent for me always held one god-given trump card in any artist to artist comparision--that unbelievably beautiful voice! As a rocker, Cochran was at least Gene's equal in many ways. But Gene Vincent was well...Gene Vincent...a man blessed with the finest singing voice imaginable.

That these two talents had to go overseas to make a living says a lot about our taste in musical talent here in the U.S. We've tended to shun a lot of great musical artists over the years.

So, if you are a Cochran or Vincent fan this disc is a very interesting spin. Lots of rare, high-quality music from some of the greatest rock talents ever. There is but one short duet with Eddie and Gene in "White Lightning" but the performances are great and will definitely serve to reinforce their greatness.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
excellent CD 4 Mar. 2010
By Charles A. Wojciechowski - Published on
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Love the alternate live versions. Do wish there were a few more Gene Vincent tracks on this. Also with the entire White Lightning version was played on the CD - it rocks along with an awesome version of Sweet Little Sixteen.

Very glad I made the purchase.
By Cody Robert at Spokane - Published on
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Mr. Presley had not yet been demobbed in Germany, and these Yank lads, astonishingly young at the time--Cochran just 21, Vincent a callow 24--made influential rock history (and lasting fashion history) in their ambitious package tour blanketing the UK early in 1960. These fascinating tapes, in surprisingly clear sound, are not from concerts but taken from tie-in media promos, which necessitated their identical and enduring fashion makeovers.

Cochran's live covers of his American hits are not outstanding, but his guitar work is consistently arresting and years, even decades, ahead of time. Keepers include "Money honey," "Have I told you lately that I love you" (where he croons exactly like Presley), "Milk cow blues" (high notes evaded), "Sweet little sixteen" and the one brief duet with Vincent, "White lightnin'."

Cochran is by far the better guitar slinger, Vincent by far the better rock singer, with native echoes of geeky plainsman Buddy Holly and urban lamppost doo-wop. There's just too little of him here, but every note of "Summertime" and "Wildcat" is precious, and this cover of "Be-bop-a-lula" is taken adagio and reveals it as a blues song, not a rocker. On the evidence here both men were gravitating towards a grittier, bluesier groove for all their material, regardless of their Capitol (Vincent) and Liberty (Cochran) producers' urgings for jukebox rock hits. (To this extent Vincent and Cochran were indeed rebels, biker leathers notwithstanding: all teenyboppers rebel against elders as a rite of passage, and all recording artists eventually rebel against their knowitall producers.)

Cochran made three films and had looks, channeling Emilio Estevez. Poor Gene on the other hand was sartorially challenged, had bad teeth and unmown hair (soon to become the rock style in Liverpool). TV presenter Jack Good needed telegenic acts only and--probably inspired by Brando in THE WILD ONE--had the boys kitted out in leather, tight and black. Audiences went ballistic (in a polite, British, way) and leather was worn for the balance of the tour and on, permanently, into rock history, by Presley, Morrison, Yoakam and Setzer.

Absent a film of the tour's epochal live gigs (and more duets by the lads), this release provides a good sense of the rock 'n' roll electricity the two generated (and consumed) up and down the island. ("Colonel" Parker must have been seething that his act had to miss out on all this prestige and lucre. Presley's records did well in the UK, but King Elvis was never a big concert draw there, the Memphian vibes rather too pungent for Anglo tastes. That nice young Cliff Richard did fairly well for himself, however, and without leathering up.) The excellent booklet includes priceless photos showing just what the British lasses were so volubly screaming about. Beatle boyz, mods and rockers, take a back seat to the leather-armored Yanks who invented the roll 'n' rock zeitgeist. Their influence abides to this day.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Only for dedicated fans 7 July 2009
By Thomas B. Frederick - Published on
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This CD is only for real fans of Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent. If you don't care about live interviews and are only interested in Cochran and Vincent's recorded music, there are better CD's out there.
Eddie & Gene 25 Sept. 2011
By Steven R. Gamiello - Published on
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Great live recordings of Eddie Cochran. The Gene Vincent recordings are good quality, but weak performances. Gene was never as good as he was with his original band featuring Cliff Gallup, Dickie Harrell and crew. He's using a British back up band that gives it their all, it just not as good. There is also very little Gene on this. Mostly Eddie and Eddie Rocks it out. He was amazing live and one hell of a guitar player. These were recorded months before his death on England's "Saturday Club" show. The recording quality and performances by Eddie were outstanding. There are also interviews. Had Eddie lived, he would have been Elvis and Eric Clapton rolled into one. Listening to this you can hear just how far ahead of the times he was.
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