20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Buddy Holly

April 20, 1999 | Format: MP3

$5.00
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2:17
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1:55
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2:31
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2:09
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2:22
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2:03
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2:09
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1:50
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2:51
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1:46
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2:03


Product Details

  • Label: Geffen
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  • Total Length: 26:07
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  • ASIN: B001R3219C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,181 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Great quality mp3 download, great content on the album.
Erin Bradley
I never quite realized how many great songs Buddy Holly had recorded in his very short lifetime until I got this CD.
"rf_engineer1972"
Wonderful collection of his songs and a joy to listen to.
ottergolf

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By ObieTwo on November 7, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I agree with "Candlestick" that the 20th Century series are skimpy (very skimpy when compared with Motown's Ultimate series) but I decided to go with this one because it's the latest remastering and I have been disappointed with some other gold cds. And I'm very satified - it has all the songs I wanted and the sound is very good.
Also check out "not fade away" the Holly tribute cd: almost the same playlist with some sweet interpretations and great notes.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Matthew G. Sherwin HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 18, 2008
Format: Audio CD
20th Century Masters: The Best Of Buddy Holly (Millennium Collection) takes the "best of" Buddy Holly and has the audacity to cut and paste it into a mere twelve tracks. These twelve songs are wonderful music by Buddy Holly; but by no means is this a legitimate "Best of" collection. The title is rather misleading; and I dislike that. However, the sound quality is as good as the music; and the artwork is about par for this CD series.

The CD starts with "That'll Be The Day;" this was a huge hit for Buddy and he sings and plays this up right! The guitar is awesome and Buddy sings this brilliantly. Buddy's voice is rather fine; his excellent diction also bolsters his performance. It's all very impressive. "Words Of Love" has Buddy doing a slightly less rocking tune but it still holds its own very well. The music is beautiful and I really like "Words Of Love." Moreover, listen for the high energy "Peggy Sue;" Buddy sings this like the pro he always was and there's no wonder why this became a hit for Buddy. I love it!

"Everyday" puts Buddy firmly into the spotlight as he sings a tender, sweet love ballad; the percussion enhances the natural beauty of this ballad and Buddy never misses a beat! I always liked "Everyday" and I predict that you'll like it, too. "Maybe Baby" has a great flavor to it; Buddy delivers this with just the right amount of rock to keep this baby shining brightly! "Maybe Baby" also sports an excellent guitar arrangement.

"It's So Easy" is another major highlight of this CD; the guitars work great and this is truly great music for dancing! Buddy and his buddies do this to perfection--and beyond!
"True Love Ways" is a softer rock ballad that has a more traditional arrangement complete with strings to accompany Buddy as he sings this charming number.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By "rf_engineer1972" on February 21, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I never quite realized how many great songs Buddy Holly had recorded in his very short lifetime until I got this CD. Rave On, It Doesn't Matter Anymore, Every Day, and True Love Ways are all fantastic -- yet all the current radio stations only concentrate on his famous "Peggy Sue" cut. For such a low $$ amount for this CD, you can't go wrong!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David Ratti on July 18, 2003
Format: Audio CD
this is a good cd to buy if you're not a huge fan of buddy's because you'll get his well-known songs which sound great. but it's lacking some of his other songs which, although they're not as popular, are just as good. so i found this collection to be a bit of a disappointment. there are other cds out there with a better offering of buddy's true talent.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Doagie Razell on May 27, 2010
Format: Audio CD
Glancing at some of the reviews of this album, it seems that there are many opinions as to how many songs and which songs are required to make up a "Best of" collection. I won't disagree with any of the other reviewers but I'll say that if the answere to the first part of the question is 12, this is a GREAT collection of Buddy Holly tunes. I've been listening to my copy and loving it for years now. If you need more songs or different songs than what is on here, someone has made a package for your needs. As much as I look wishfully at some of the other compilations on the Amazon site, I've yet to buy any as this disc still makes me happy with the Buddy Holly I get to listen to on it!
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Ei on February 14, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I am not a huge Buddy Holly fan, but I have always like his music as I do listen to alot of 50's music. I liked this album, it has all the songs I know by him. "Maybe Baby" being a personal fave...reminds me of the show "happy days" for some reason. Buddy Holly was a true pioneer of rock, and was taken far too soon. This is a good tribute for the casual fan to listen to.
By by, miss american pie...
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By BeatleBangs1964 TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 19, 2006
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I'll Rave On about how wonderful Buddy Holly's work was and how delightful this collection is. He was a one of the Pioneers of Rock & Roll and no doubt influenced countless artists along the way. In early 1965 the Beatles did "Words of Love," as a nod to this incredibly talented man.

Don't just take our word for it - just get this collection!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Julie A.K. Ross on November 21, 2001
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This is a terrific assembly of songs. Buddy Holly was great, and as long as people have half a mind for rock, Buddy Holly will always be popular. Just buy this album. Need I go on?
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