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The Very Best Of Buddy Holly [Box set]

Buddy Holly Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (14 April 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Not Now Music Ltd
  • ASIN: B00J90AD36
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,120 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. That'll Be The Day
2. Peggy Sue
3. It Doesn't Matter Anymore
4. Oh Boy!
5. Rock Around With Ollie Vee
6. Everyday
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Disc: 2
1. Rave On
2. Heartbeat
3. I'm Gonna Love You Too
4. Raining In My Heart
5. Listen To Me
6. An Empty Cup (And A Broken Date)
See all 18 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Maybe Baby
2. Lonesome Tears
3. Look At Me
4. Rock Me My Baby
5. Ready Teddy
6. Send Me Some Lovin'
See all 18 tracks on this disc

Product Description

This man and his band need no introduction. Holly is a true icon of modern music that needs to be part of any self respecting music collection. 3 discs and 54 tracks of timeless music.

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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brief life but a lasting legacy 31 Jan 2003
By Amazon Customer #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Buddy Holly's place in popular music history is significant. He was a major influence on the Beatles and Rolling Stones as well as many other singers in a variety of genres. Whole tribute albums have been devoted to him. The Hollies named themselves after him. Yet, all this was achieved despite his limited recorded output.
On this album, you get all the classics - Heartbeat, That'll be the day, Peggy Sue, Oh boy, Rave on, True love ways, Raining in my heart, Everyday, It's so easy, Listen to me and It doesn't matter anymore among them. Many of these (and others) have been covered frequently down the years, and new versions continue to appear on a regular basis. The Rolling Stones covered Not fade away and it first appeared on one of their early B-sides. In 2002, British jazz singer Claire Martin recorded a magical version of Raining in my heart, perhaps the best cover of a Buddy Holly song I've ever heard - and I've heard a lot.
Besides those classic songs, there are some great covers here, some of which were also hits for Buddy. They include Blue Suede shoes (Carl Perkins), also covered by Elvis, and Brown eyed handsome man (Chuck Berry). With 36 tracks, there is still enough room to include some interesting but seldom-heard songs, such as What to do, Learning the Game, Look at me and Take your time.
This is the best single-CD collection of Buddy's music that you are ever likely to find.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NEARLY 50 YEARS ON AND STILL FANTASTIC! 10 Sep 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I first heard Buddy as a young kid in the early 80s and loved the songs but what I find remarkable these days is that all these songs were recorded within a two year period when Buddy was in his early 20's.

As near perfect as any greatest hits package could be but with two minor flaws- the demo versions of Blue Suede Shoes and Shake Rattle & Roll are fine for a box set collection but they are stuck haphazardly in the middle of this Cd. It's frustrating as the likes of "Tell Me How", "Moondreams", "Looking For Someone to Love" and "Rock Around With Ollie Vee" are omitted to acccomodate them. In any case there are better versions of these songs by other artists out there.

Aside from this minor quibble, the quality and variety of the tracks is astonishing. Holly was equally adept at rockers like "That'll Be The Day" and ballads like "True Love Ways".

His influence on other musicians is immense and his death was a shattering loss to the music industry. But the music lives on, the Buddy musical continues to tour worldwide bringing the great man's music to those like myself who were born many years after his premature death at 22.

Quite simply this CD is essential for any music lover.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure 1950s...Buddy Holly... 17 April 2014
By C. FULLER TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
The Very Best of Buddy Holly and the Crickets, NOT3CD154

This 54 track compilation with liner notes by Brian Parks covers the period 1956-1959. The compilation features both album and singles tracks and is a welcome addition to the Not Now Music catalogue. Ever popular Buddy Holly evokes the true 1950s sound...

The "Chirping" Crickets is the debut album from the rock and roll band the Crickets, led by Buddy Holly. The LP was released in the US in 1957, and in the UK in 1958, and was out of print for many years. All the songs are to be found amongst this new compilation.

Side 1
"Oh, Boy!" (Sonny West, Bill Tilghman, Norman Petty) – 2:07
"Not Fade Away" (Buddy Holly, Petty) – 2:21
"You've Got Love" (Roy Orbison, Johnny Wilson, Petty) – 2:05
"Maybe Baby" (Holly, Petty) – 2:01
"It's Too Late" (Chuck Willis) – 2:22
"Tell Me How" (Holly, Jerry Allison, Petty) – 1:58
Side 2
"That'll Be the Day" (Holly, Allison, Petty) – 2:14 (May 27, 1957 Brunswick version)
"I'm Looking for Someone to Love" (Holly, Petty) – 1:56
"An Empty Cup (And a Broken Date)" (Orbison, Petty) – 2:11
"Send Me Some Lovin'" (John Marascalco, Leo Price) – 2:33
"Last Night" (Joe B. Mauldin, Petty) – 1:53
"Rock Me My Baby" (Shorty Long, Susan Heather) – 1:47

Buddy Holly is Buddy Holly's second album, released in February 1958. All the tracks from this LP appear on this new CD set.
Side 1
"I'm Gonna Love You Too" (Joe B.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buddy Holly is the Very Best! 17 Jan 2005
By Gem
Format:Audio CD
This is an excellent album!It contains all of my favourite Holly songs. It really is 'The very best of Buddy Holly.' I'd recomend this album to any fans of rock 'n' roll since Buddy is the father of rock. There isn't much else to say about this album, other than you won't regret buying it!
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is FANTASTIC! 22 Feb 2004
By Kate
Format:Audio CD
I am 18 years of age, and after seeing "buddy" (Buddy Holly's life story) at the theatre, I just had to buy the CD. It has to be one of the best CD's that I have ever bought, and I would recommend it to absolutely everybody! Feb 3rd 1959 certainly was "the day the music died", just think what he could have achieved had he lived longer...This CD has something for everyone, it's great! So no matter what your age, if you are considering buying this CD, just do it, you wont regret it! :-)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love Buddy, great CD
Published 1 month ago by elizabeth61
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing
I just wanted fresh copies of the classic Holly tracks without the annoying Picks overdubs. This meets my requirement very well and very cheaply.
Published 2 months ago by Woodhead
5.0 out of 5 stars All the hits.
Excellent collection of songs.
Published 3 months ago by Roy Swaby
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great.
Published 3 months ago by Mr James Burns
5.0 out of 5 stars BUDDY BRILLIANT!
No over dubbing, no alternative takes (except Ollie Vee) and no Picks added as the backing band -- this is genuine Buddy and The Crickets as they should be -- at their very best! Read more
Published 4 months ago by STEVIE
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of Buddy
Grew up listening to Buddy Holly as my parents were from that era. Great nostalgic appeal and well crafted music. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mr. P. Davison
4.0 out of 5 stars Bargain - catchy - Nostalgia
Bought on a whim and with an Amazon MP3 voucher. Back catalog material, but 40 hits that roll back the years,
Published 7 months ago by SherburnInElmet
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
I am new to downloading music to my new kindle hdx but I found this to be a great buddy holly cd with all the "oldies" in one place and am really impressed with the cost as... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mrs. H.
5.0 out of 5 stars Buddy Holly - A Pioneer of Rock and Roll
Buddy Holly was one of the great leaders and innovators of the Rock and Roll movement in the States in the late fifties. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Eddy Queen
5.0 out of 5 stars nostalger
Exalent mp3 download good price brings back a lot of memories. Sutch a shame this great artists is no longer with us.
Published 10 months ago by Dennis Vessey
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