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The Very Best of Eddie Cochran (UK Import) Import

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  • Audio CD
  • Format: Import
  • ASIN: B000CBVPLU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,251,343 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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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"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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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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Don't get me wrong I dig rock'n'roll and 60% of what Eddie Cochran did. I bought this record because I'm learning "Summertime Blues" on the guitar, and want it to show to my music teacher to get the riff right. I found this record lacking in warmth and atmosphere as if it were thrown together to please a market of people wanting Eddie's hits. Maybe it's in the mix or the compilation but when I listen I don't want to dance around the room, or go off into 'fifties fantasies. If I was to buy again I'd get a different compilation of Eddie's hits. Somehow this recording seems set back from the listener. Maybe I just need to play it louder! If you want to see what I mean search the YouTube live recording of Eddie playing "Summertime Blues" on stage with a vocal group behind, and listen to the way that sparkles!
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I like this CD very much.I had his hits on another CD but someone stole it, they've done me a favour cos this one is far better.
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