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Listen To Me: Buddy Holly

Various Artists Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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listen  3. Listen To MeBrian Wilson 2:41$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. I'm Lookin' For Someone To LoveImelda May 2:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. True Love WaysJackson Browne 3:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  7. Take Your TimeThe Fray 3:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Think It OverRingo Starr 1:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Crying Waiting HopingChris Isaak 2:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. That'll Be The DayLinda Ronstadt 2:33Album Only
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listen12. Well All RightLyle Lovett 2:22$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Learning The GameNatalie Merchant 3:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 6, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Verve Forecast
  • ASIN: B005GKIL0U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,309 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

2011 tribute to the legendary Rock 'n' Roll pioneer, released as part of a year-long celebration, on the eve of Holly's 75th birthday celebration. Produced by the Grammy Award-winning Peter Asher, who assembled a very diverse group of artists to record their favorite Buddy Holly songs, he encouraged each artist to add their own artistic signature to their recording. Rock legends such as Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson, Jeff Lynne, Stevie Nicks and Jackson Browne are joined by contemporary artists Zooey Deschanel, Eric Idle, Chris Isaak, The Fray, Patrick Stump, Cobra Starship, Imelda May, Natalie Merchant, and Pat Monahan. Each offers their own unique take on some of Holly's timeless classics.

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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Format:MP3 Music
This latest entry in the Tribute-To-Buddy-Holly sweepstakes is an enjoyable collection of many of Holly's best known songs on the eve of what would have been his 75th birthday. Overall executive producer Peter Asher has done an excellent job of maintaining Holly's legacy with a string of faithful covers.

Virtually every song pays homage to Holly's original arrangements. Highlights include Brian Wilson's rendition of "Listen To Me," Jeff Lynne's Beatlesque version of "Words of Love," and of course Ringo's affable take on "Think It Over" is a real joy. Not all tracks are new recordings, however. Linda Ronstadt's cover of "That'll Be the Day" is her 1976 hit version.

And just like the recently released RAVE ON tribute album, there is one clunker on this set. Eric Idle's reading of "Raining In My Heart" reminds me of when Steve Allen used to do dramatic readings of rock 'n' roll song lyrics as poetry as host of The Tonight Show. [Check out Steve Allen + "Be Bop A Lula" on YouTube.] This train wreck at the end of the album nearly ruins everything that came before it.

If you can ignore this misstep, you'll find much to enjoy here. RECOMMENDED
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some Great Interpretations September 6, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Serves as a handy reminder, if one was needed, of the many many catchy tunes Buddy Holly wrote and the influence he had on so many artists. I like all of it...except Eric Idle. What the hell was he thinking? Almost ruins the collection, especially since it's the last cut on the album....the last thing you hear. Jeff Lynn seems to be doing the Beatles' version of "Words of Love," but then he loved the Beatles, so that's not surprising. All in all, however, a great disc.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
By MyMeta4
Format:Audio CD
It's Buddy Holly's 75th Birthday today and I am thrilled to see so much international attention. Having two recent tributes says a lot about his lasting impact. The other new tribute is the new "Rave On" with another interesting mixture of contemporary artists.

Both of these new, 2011 tribute CDs have some highlights, and which songs you see as the highlights may vary from me! But do yourself a favor and check out what I think is the best of the tributes to Buddy, the 1996 "Not Fadeaway": Remembering Buddy Holly." The CD includes The Band, Los Lobos, Nanci Griffith, Marty Stuart, Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Mavericks, Steve Earle, Joe Ely, Waylon Jennings, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and (appropriately) the Hollies who created a new backing track to add to a guide vocal by Buddy Holly on "Peggy Sue Got married." The set overall is a little more country flavored, and to my ears a generally more balanced and pleasing tribute. It's available here and there's no reason not to harvest all three tributes and make your own Best of The Tribute Covers to Buddy Holly.

Rock on!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great tribute to an awesome talent. October 24, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Fantastic tribute to Buddy Holly. I really like that the artists stayed close to the original format so that the songs are instantly recognizable, yet they were still able to incorporate their own flavor or style in the songs. Jackson Browne sounded hauntingly like Buddy on his rendition of "True Love Ways". Nice twist on Peggy Sue with the male/female counterparts in this upbeat version of the tune. Natalie Merchant pours just the right amount of sadness into "Learning the Game". All the cuts were good; even Eric Idles rendition, though somewhat out of kilter with the others, grew on me with each listen. Take it with you in the car, roll down the windows and crank it up, cause Buddy still rocks.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Tribute Album September 12, 2011
Format:Audio CD
This is a remarkable collection not only because of its excellent music but also due to the care taken with the overall package and especially the liner notes. If you haven't already seen the EPK, you should check it out-- it really shows the joy and care invested by everyone in this project. You really feel this is a labor of love for all involved. I also really love that this whole project was put together to help benefit charities supporting new musicians. I read on the official Buddy Holly website that his widow said that this was a dream of Buddy's. What a great way to celebrate his legacy

While remaining very true to the intent of all of the songs, there is a freshness to the interpretations by Natalie Merchant and The Fray that really show the true depth of Buddy's lyrics. Imelda May is someone I just discovered on NPR when I first heard her track from this album: like so much else on this album, her track is a real up. And while I understand that the Eric Idle track may not be everyone's cup of tea, I think it is a wonderful way for this Monty Python vet to show his love of Buddy-- using his own art, the voice of comedy.

Much better and certainly more respectful to Buddy's legacy than that other tribute. I found most of that one really hard to listen to...sorry.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant album January 15, 2012
By Boo
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I purchased this album because Chris Isaak sings 1 track and I'm a huge Buddy fan, but the whole album is great, I'm not so sure about Eric Idles rendition of Raining In My Heart, as it's a beautiful song, but Hey! 15 out of 16. "Not to shabby". The choice of songs is great, as is the artists, the sound quality is also good and I can't wait to have a party and blast it from the stereo for all my friends and family and I guess the neighbors too. Overall, a great album and of course Chris is amazing and remains true to Buddy's musical style.
More on the artists:
For The Fray fans, if your not already familiar with their cover of "Take Your Time" you're gonna love it.
I had never heard of Natalie Merchant, but after hearing her sing "Learning The Game" I'm off to buy an album.
Stevie Nicks "Not Fade Away" well just brilliant.
Zooey Deschanel, I didn't know she could sicng but "It's So Easy" is a perfect choice for her voice.
Ringo Starr, great.
As I said before, all the artist are great and the album has introduced me to artist I may never of heard of.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars a nice Holly tribute album
Overall, a nice Holly tribute album. Eric Idle should be shot for his abomination of a version of "Raining In My Heart!"
Published 7 days ago by George R. Gallagher
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent gift for those who truly love good music
I became aware of this since some friends worked on it and alerted me by email. I bought several copies to support those friends (and Buddy Holly) and distributed them to other... Read more
Published 24 days ago by Karen R. Longo
5.0 out of 5 stars nice
bought for my step dad. He really likes it, can't say that I have listened to it, but he has enjoyed it a lot!
Published 2 months ago by Nalani
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Repro
Really enjoying this and sharing it with the office. All but the last one on the album. That was a little far out there.
Published 8 months ago by Marge Hawk
5.0 out of 5 stars The Holly Spirit of Rock n Roll
Buddy Holly is the single greatest influence on Rock n Roll period. If you disagree with that then you haven't paid attention. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Beau Phillips
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as the TV show with a surprise at the end.
I liked it very much especially Eric Idle's Raining in my Heart! I would recommend it highly to anyone who likes Buddy Holly.
Published 10 months ago by Cheryl Hanson
5.0 out of 5 stars LOTS O WONDERFUL MEMORIES
SAW THIS ON PBS AND HAD TO HAVE C D. WILL GET MORE FOR GIFTS. BUDDY HOLLY WILL LIVE ON THROUGH HIS AWESOME MUSIC.
Published 10 months ago by J. R. Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
GREAT new covers of songs Buddy wrote. Features Ringo Star, Natalie Merchant, Linda Ronstad, and many others including Brian Wilson, of all people. Read more
Published 11 months ago by James F. Shiely , Jr.
4.0 out of 5 stars Buddy Holly
There are some interesting cuts of Buddy Holly songs, not all are winners but if you liked Buddy Holly I think you will enjoy this album.
Published 17 months ago by Ted Philbin
5.0 out of 5 stars Listen To Me: Buddy Holly
Love this album.Especially love Stevie Nicks singing Not Fade Away and Natalie Merchant singing Learning the Game. Very enjoyable CD. Read more
Published 17 months ago by M. Schurig
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