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The Very Best Of Eddie Cochran
 
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The Very Best Of Eddie Cochran

16 May 2005 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 16 May 2005
  • Release Date: 16 May 2005
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: EMI Gold
  • Copyright: (C) 2005 EMI Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2005 EMI Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 1:28:46
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  • ASIN: B001KNLE2O
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,365 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie De Pue TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 17 Dec. 2009
Format: Audio CD
"The Very Best of Eddie Cochran" gives us a performer who is no little known, and that's a shame. Eddie Cochran was an influential 1950's rocker; he was in on the birth of rockabilly, which we might define as simply country music with a rock beat, typically sung by a country singer. Or as an up-tempo rock tune featuring guitar, and one lead singer. His career began in 1956 with "Summertime Blues," included on this record, which he co-wrote, a tale of teenage angst, desire, and anger if ever there was one. It reached number 18 on the Billboard Pop charts, and sold more than a million copies. He followed it with "Sitting in the Balcony," and "Come On, Everybody" equally adept summations of teen life. He had a characteristic sound, driving guitars, tambourine, and hand claps, and was considered a virtuoso guitarist by many. Rock journalist Bruce Eder has described him as "Rock's first high-energy guitar hero, forerunner to Pete Townshend, Jimmy Page, Duane Allman, and, at least in terms of dexterity, Jimi Hendrix." His work, then and now, has always been most popular, and most influential, in the United Kingdom.

Unfortunately, while on tour in the U.K. he died in 1960, at the shockingly young age of twenty-one. He was in a taxi on the A4; the driver lost control. The driver was convicted of dangerous driving, fined £50, sent to prison for six months, and disqualified from driving for fifteen years. However, Cochran never got much past his teen years; we'll never know what he might later have done. All his hits from the 1950s are here, and they are electrifying: he was one of the great 1950's rebels. He's now little-remembered, but surely worth checking out.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Jan Reagin on 11 Feb. 2009
Format: Audio CD
The Very Best Of Eddie Cochran My first awareness of Eddie Cochran was in 1960 when his (posthumously released) song "Three Stars" came out, a memorial and tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper who had died in a plane crash the year before. That song became very popular, and helped us (teenagers at the time) come to grips with the deaths of those three. I am delighted with this album. I played it on Feb 3, 2009 which was the 50th anniversary of that plane crash. I play this CD in my car - driving down the road hearing Cochran's energetic beautiful voice makes me feel 18 again. Eddie, we still miss you, everybody sends their love.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chas Tidswell on 7 Jan. 2013
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If you are a fading rock and roller like myself, then this is the CD for you.
Good selection of his best hits and sound quality very good.
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Arrived quickly. Brilliant cd. Iv played it several times, I'm of that era but still love a bop. Thanks.
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By Sheila Dougherty on 17 July 2014
Format: Audio CD
Good to hear his songs again a great performer of his time. Delivery was spot on.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mark devine on 28 Nov. 2014
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badass
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