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3.0 out of 5 stars Bit of a mixed bag, 13 Sep 2011
This review is from: Rare 'n' Rockin': 28 GEMS From The GOLDEN AGE Of ROCK 'N' ROLL (Audio CD)
This one used to be a good buy but now it's less so. Let me explain. EMI used to have a single CD best-of set out on Eddie which contained 20 tracks. In 2005 EMI replaced their offering by a two CD 40 tracker best-of (still at a very decent price). The extra tracks to make up the two CD set came, in part, from tracks that make up this album - and they're the better ones on this album (of course!).

So if you have the new (2005 and 2 CD's that is) version of "The Best of Eddie Cochran" then it probably doesn't make a lot of sense to get this one unless you're a completist. On the other hand if you only have the old version of "Best of EC" then this one might be a pretty good buy.

So what is here?

* Plenty of tracks recorded while our man was at Liberty, excluding the more well known ones but including a variety of flip sides, album tracks and unreleased material. It's generally pretty good but it is in this section that the overlap occurs - for six tracks ("Dark Lonely Street", Little Angel", "Pink Peg Slacks", "Milk Cow Blues", "Nervous Breakdown" and "Skinny Jim" - to confuse things further, the last two were on the single CD "Best of"!).

* Six instrumentals recorded at Liberty. The Notes suggest that these were all purely Eddie with overdubs and it sounds as if that's true. They're a bit of a mixture but I like "Guybo", "Jungle Jingle" (a Diddley beat number) and "Nice'n'Easy".

* Four pre-Liberty recordings from the time at Ekko with our hero plus a gent called Hank Garland, with the pair known as the Cochran Brothers. Three of these are decent rockabilly efforts but the fourth falls more in the novelty vein.

* One track with Hank Garland solo (under the name of Bo Davis) and Eddie on guitar - this is very good rockabilly (and Eddie`s excellent).

* Four live tracks, three of which are from the fated 1960 British tour and the other "Sittin' in the Balcony" from 1957. I'd see this grouping as being for completists only.

Overall this is a cheap and cheerful set but I do think you need to be aware of what you're getting. And why can't compilers on mixed sets like this put the tracks in order of recording? Makes life easier for everyone.
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