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Greatest Hits [Us Import] Original recording remastered

4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (24 Sept. 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Interscope
  • ASIN: B000002P4A
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 313,140 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. That'll Be The Day
  2. I'm Looking For Someone To Love
  3. Words Of Love
  4. Not Fade Away
  5. Everyday
  6. Oh Boy!
  7. Peggy Sue
  8. I'm Gonna Love You Too
  9. Maybe Baby
  10. Rave On
  11. Think It Over
  12. Fool's Paradise
  13. Early In The Morning
  14. It's So Easy
  15. Heartbeat
  16. True Love Ways
  17. It Doesn't Matter Anymore
  18. Raining In My Heart

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The early Elvis was often moony-eyed, and the Platters had their share (and someone else's, too) of romantic ballad hits, but it was Buddy Holly who all but single-handedly introduced the concept of sweetness to rock & roll. Not just on hushed near-ballads like "Everyday" either, but in many of his fastest numbers as well: "Peggy Sue," "I'm Gonna Love You Too." Even when he plays the tough guy on "Rave On," he comes on like a secret teddy bear. That understanding of love's currents, along with Holly's ingeniously calibrated performances and straightforward songwriting, make his records as timeless as anything from the '50s he didn't live through--more timeless, in most cases. --Rickey Wright

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It's hard to choose a definitive Buddy Holly CD with so many on the market, but for the true purists these are the original hits, not digitally enhanced, the hits in their original raw state. A top CD featuring all the hits, at least I can't think of any not on this album. That'll Be the Day, Everyday, Oh boy! , Peggy Sue, Maybe Baby, Rave On, It Doesn't Matter Anymore, etc. I was an 18 year old panel operator working for Radio 2UW in Sydney Australia when he was killed and remember it so well , but it wasn't untill last week when wathing a movie where they played Rave On in a jukebox sequence I realised I didn't have a single Buddy Holly record in my collection.This CD has remedied that situation . An excellent album.
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I love this c.d. Every time I watch heartbeat I say I must get this song. Now I have all the hits on one c.d. Buddy Holly fantastic tunes. It was very well packed and it arrived within the time stated. Would recommend it to anyone thinking of buying it.
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By A Customer on 25 Aug. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Buddy Holly was one of the finest artists of the 20th century until a fatal plane crash on the 3rd of February `59. If you are a TRUE Buddy fan you need to buy this album! Featuring his greatest hits from "Peggy Sue" to the unforgettable "True Love Ways" To keep Buddy's career alive and buddin', this album is a must. "Oh Boy!" What a great album this is! Just listen to his "Words Of Love" and you'll be hooked on Buddy "Everyday" and forever!!!!!!
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x87507ad4) out of 5 stars 97 reviews
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HASH(0x8752e66c) out of 5 stars Wonderful but incomplete 16 Sept. 2000
By Candace Scott - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is a marvelous collection if you're only sampling Buddy Holly's music. It contains his greatest hits, but still omits some of his best music, so beware. Most people listening to Buddy's music for the first time can never stop at just one CD, so this will serve as a fine introduction to some of the best music you'll ever hear. Though these songs are all more than 40 years old, they wear well and are timeless.
Most casual rock fans can name only a few Holly tunes: That'll Be the Day and Peggy Sue, but there is so much more than that. This collection includes two of his most haunting, beautiful ballads, True Love Ways and Raining in My Heart. Listen to the innovative string arrangements on these tunes and you'll plainly know why Paul McCartney (who owns the Holly musical catalogue)adopted these arrangements ten years later as a Beatle.
Perhaps the best song on the album is the amazing It Doesn't Matter Anymore, about a love gone wrong. Again, the string arrangement is years ahead of its time and makes you ponder what might have been had Holly's life not ended so tragically and prematurely. He was a genuine innovator and talent. This compilation proves that.
39 of 42 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8752e6c0) out of 5 stars One of the great figures in American music 19 April 2001
By Michael J. Mazza - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Buddy Holly's "Greatest Hits" is an excellent collection. Holly is a true cultural icon, and this collection has great historical importance. But it's fine to momentarily forget about the legend and just enjoy the music. Four decades after these songs were recorded, they remain fresh and full of irrepressible life.
Holly is considered a rock and roll pioneer, but the musical palette on this CD also contains, to my ear at least, elements of country and big band style. Holly's talent is simply too expansive to pigeonhole.
Holly wrote or co-wrote many of the songs on this CD. He was a versatile and engaging vocalist. Superb on rousing fast-tempo songs, Holly is tender and haunting on a slow love song like "True Love Ways." And his "hiccupping" vocal effect on "Peggy Sue" is delightful.
It never ceases to amaze me that Holly was not yet 23 years old when he died in 1959, leaving behind an immortal musical legacy. But every time I play this wonderful CD, Buddy is alive to me.
41 of 48 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x87c93720) out of 5 stars The music never died... and it never will 8 Feb. 2000
By Erica Parker - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I adore Buddy Holly and this has quickly become my favorite CD. I'm a 13 year old, so that should prove just how versatile this music is. The whole CD is just filled with timeless Buddy Holly classics that will never be left in the past. I's amazing to realize how much talent was in someone so young! The songs "Everday", "Heartbeat" "It's So Easy", "Not Fade Away", "Words Of Love", "True Love Ways", "Raining In My Heart" and of course "That'll Be the Day", "Oh Boy" and "Peggy Sue" are incredible! I highly recomend this CD to all Buddy Holly fans and even people who aren't cause I know you will become one! Remember, this is coming from a 13 year old! Even though Buddy is gone, his spirit and talent will live always and he will never be forgotten.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8752e948) out of 5 stars The best short collection of Buddy's classics... 31 Dec. 2001
By William E. Adams - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I've been a Buddy Holly fan since he was alive, and if you can't afford "The Complete Buddy Holly" (which wasn't available on CD last time I checked, only vinyl and cassette) this is a wise choice. The CD "From the Master Tapes" is also good, and duplicates many of the selections here. This particular compilation will serve the needs of any casual fans quite well...if Buddy has any "casual" fans. Usually, if you like him enough to buy one album, you have been hooked enough to want more. As another reviewer has noted at length, Buddy's original releases were on different labels, some marketed as solo records in spite of the presence (uncredited) of The Crickets. If you like Buddy, get a copy of the biography "Rave On" or the British book "Remembering Buddy." It will help you understand why Decca, Coral and Brunswick all had a piece of his song catalogue at the same time, and why there are different versions of releases issued after his death in early l959 due to different producers being hired to "finish" and "commercially polish" some of the tapes he left us that had just his own voice and guitar. Back then, a pop or rock record without backing vocals or fuller instrumentation than just solo guitar was a rarity. Now we know better. Another recommended book is "The Day the Music Died." Thank goodness, the music lives on, and so, in a sense, does Buddy.
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8752eb88) out of 5 stars Buddy Holly's Greatest Hits 26 Mar. 2000
By Jeff Drenning - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Buddy Holly,the name conjures up images of good times and great music.On February 3,1959,the world lost the greatest rock and roller it had ever known.But he still lives on through his music. There was an unbelievable amount of talent that was lost in that plane crash,but the one with the most talent was Buddy,Buddy's loss was felt the deepest by people all over the world.I am only 15 years old,I have tons of music to choose from that I could listen to from rock to pop since it is so popular these days,but I choose Buddy Holly.I choose Buddy because he was the greatest and still is.The world lost Buddy Holly on February 3,1959,but to present day he lives on through his music.I recommend this cd to fans of good music. Buddy Holly----GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN.
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