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The Eddie Cochran Memorial Album

The Eddie Cochran Memorial Album

14 Mar 2011

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 14 Mar 2011
  • Label: Hallmark
  • Total Length: 29:37
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  • ASIN: B0055AIYYO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,937 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Victor HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 9 Sep 2011
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Being a teen idol rockabilly artist in the late fifties seems to have been a dangerous profession, as many of the best known names died young (Buddy Holly, Gene Vincent and of course Cochran). Luckily they all left plenty of recorded material behind them.

Cochran's work was pretty classic, and many of his songs have really stood the test of time. Summertime Blues, which struck such a chord with the angst of the teenage market of the late fifties, has dated a little, but tracks such as `Three Steps to Heaven', `C'mmon Everybody' and `20 flight rock' still work well today, 50 years after they were recorded.

Cochran's music is deceptive, it sounds simple to today's ears, but was groundbreaking at the time. As well as developing the relatively new rockabilly and rock'n'roll styles, he was an innovator in recording technique, pioneering the art of multilayered tracks and studio tricks that would so influence people like the Beatles. The genius of it is that you don't notice the use of fancy technique, it all sounds perfectly natural. The end result is track after track of truly classic rock'n'roll, an essential addition to any music collection.

This collection was originally a collection of 12 tracks released as '12 of his biggest hits' just before Cochran's death. Following his demise it was repackaged and rereleased as `The Memorial Album'. As such it contains his smash hit singles of the time and is an interesting single disc collection of his best work. However, a single disc cannot do the man justice, and I would recommend The Best Of Eddie Cochran or The Eddie Cochran Story as more comprehensive and better value compilations.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By B. R. Davies on 6 Dec 2012
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I REMEMBER PLAYING THIS RECORDING IN THE SIXTY'S GREAT SOUNDS BRINGS BACK MEMORY'S OF MY YOUNGER DAY GOOD QUALITY SOUND ON THIS DISC
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An old LP from the past and [still] available on digital: he still sounds the same. It takes you back!
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My brother had this in vinyl (LP) and this is an exact copy. Its pure Eddie and its proof of just how great the music was in that era, Man we were so lucky to be young then listening to this classic stuff. Miss you Eddie!
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I have had a copy of this album in every format since it was first released and this was to replace my mislaid CD copy so I new what to expect. I was very pleased to receive it so quickly and at a very reasonable price but was very disappointed to find that the album artwork had been substituted for an ordinary photograph with the opposite profile (not as illustrated). This is an iconic album cover and it is almost sacrilege to change it for this inferior shot. Sorry if I'm being picky but Eddie deserves better.
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He died before I was born but his music is still cool today. Funnily enough in my era it was Sid Vicious singing 'something else' and 'C'mon everybody'!! Glad I discovered the originals. Every track on this album is a gem
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