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BEST BUY EVER(LY) !
on 16 July 2012
Amazing quality,(digitally remastered) and outstanding value, in this massive box set compilation of original Everly Brothers recordings. 4 discs containing 5 albums plus bonus singles and radio show tracks (grand total of 94 tracks). Disc one 24 tracks, disc two 24, disc three 28, and disc 4 (broadcasts and rarities) 18 tracks. All of the classic hits are included, plus many less well known tracks, and rare live performances.
The 5 albums included are THE EVERLY BROTHERS 1958, SONGS OUR DADDY TAUGHT US 1958, IT`S EVERLY TIME 1960, A DATE WITH THE EVERLY BROTHERS 1961, BOTH SIDES OF THE EVENING 1961. SINGLES/EP TRACKS ARE FROM 1955,58,59,60,61. RADIO BROADCASTS ARE COUNTRY HOEDOWN, WSM LEATHERNECK JAMBOREE, AND THE EVERLY FAMILY SHOW.
There is no information apart from the 4 cd listings on the back of the box set. However overall, and compared with other more expensive Everly compilations, this set is a great buy for old or new fans of Don and Phil. Their vocal performances, as always, are complete perfection through the whole range of emotions from tender love songs to their Rock`n Roll classics. Also, credit should be given to the impeccable guitar playing by the Everlys, and the consistently excellent backing from first class musicians. There is nothing to compare with their soaring harmonies, and the memories from this era come flooding back from the guitar intros to every song. Regardless of any relationship problems "off stage" at times, they are "in perfect harmony" in these great recordings !