- Audio CD (25 Mar 1991)
- Number of Discs: 4
- Format: Box set
- Label: Capitol
- ASIN: B00000DR8S
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|1. The Eddie Cochran Box Set 4 CDs 113 Tracks|
Cochran's songs have been recorded by the Beatles, the Who, the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart and the Sex Pistols--in itself a unique achievement. And even nearly half a century on from when they were first recorded, there is a brash urgency to the best of Eddie Cochran. "Summertime Blues" has been called the first protest song ("I'd like to help you son, but you're too young to vote...!"); "Somethin' Else" has perhaps the best opening of any 1950s single; "Teenage Heaven" is a wish-list for every teenager; "Three Steps To Heaven" is quintessential teen balladry; and "Three Stars" a strangely moving memoir of Buddy Holly, who died just a year before Cochran. And, as if all that weren't enough, Eddie Cochran was equally adept at straightforward pop such as "Teresa" or "Sittin' In The Balcony".
Disc Four is full of rarities: a complete TV performance from 1960 (which includes a storming "White Lightnin'" with Gene Vincent) and rare cuts of Cochran as a session guitarist. The box comes with a 60-page booklet that includes a comprehensive discography.
In a hurry to get back to America, Eddie Cochran died on his way to the airport. His premature death robbed rock & roll of a talent in its prime. Had he lived, Eddie Cochran would have doubtless played a vital role in the development of rock music during the 1960s. --Patrick Humphries
Right through from early recordings with namesake Hank Cochran as the Cochran Brothers, through to live performances on British TV's "Boy Meets Girl" shortly before his tragic death in 1960, everything you need to know about Cochran is here.