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Rave On Buddy Holly

Various Artists Audio CD
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. DearestThe Black Keys 2:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. EverydayFiona Apple 2:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. It's So EasyPaul McCartney 4:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Not Fade AwayFlorence + The Machine 4:01Album Only
listen  5. (You're So Square) Baby, I Don't Care 1:32Album Only
listen  6. Crying, Waiting, HopingKaren Elson 2:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Rave OnJulian Casablancas 1:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. I'm Gonna Love You TooJenny O. 2:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Maybe BabyJustin Townes Earle 2:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Oh Boy!She & Him 2:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Changing All Those ChangesNick Lowe 1:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Words Of LovePatti Smith 3:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. True Love WaysMy Morning Jacket 3:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. That'll Be The DayModest Mouse 2:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Well All RightKid Rock 2:09Album Only
listen16. HeartbeatThe Detroit Cobras 2:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Peggy SueLou Reed 3:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Peggy Sue Got MarriedJohn Doe 3:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Raining In My HeartGraham nash 3:29$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 28, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: HEAR MUSIC
  • ASIN: B004YGRHXY
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,541 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

2011 tribute to Rock 'n' Roll pioneer Buddy Holly. The set opens with bluesy revivalists the Black Keys tackling "Dearest," and comes to a close with Graham Nash revisiting "Raining In My Heart." In between, the likes of She & Him take on "Oh Boy," Modest Mouse remakes "That'll Be the Day" and Karen Elson, with husband Jack White, refashions "Crying, Waiting, Hoping." Florence + the Machine cover one of Holly's signature songs in "Not Fade Away," and Fiona Apple, largely absent since the release of her last album in 2005, teams up again with Jon Brion for "Every Day." McCartney, long a champion of Holly's work (he produced and hosted tribute film "The Real Buddy Holly Story") sings "It's So Easy."

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26 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rave on, Indeed! June 28, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Let me concur with my fellow reviewer that if you don't own the originals, rush out and buy the 3-disc BUDDY HOLLY MEMORIAL EDITION. That collection is required listening for any fan of rock music. However, this September would have been Buddy Holly's 75th birthday and this tribute album hits all the right notes.

Keep in mind, this is a tribute album, not a bar band cover album. Although some of the most memorable cuts on this album don't stray far from the originals: Nick Lowe's "Changing All Those Changes," Justin Townes Earle's "Maybe Baby" and Graham Nash's "Raining in My Heart" are highlights.

But there are new interpretations like Florence + The Machine's New Orleans-influenced "Not Fade Away," The Black Keys slinky interpretation of "Dearest," and perhaps my favorite track, Patti Smith's plaintive reading of "Words of Love."

Buddy Holly may have tragically left this earth in 1959 leaving behind only three years' of recordings, but as this disc proves; his music will live on forever. Listen to this with open ears and there are many rewards to be discovered. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rave On indeed! June 28, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Got the CD and love it. I know a lot of purists out there will come into the CD without an open mind but there are tracks on this for everyone. Some tracks are more true to Buddy's originals like My Morning Jacket or Fiona Apple + Jon Brion while other versions are out there like Modest Mouse and McCartney's.

The highlights are "Dearest" by The Black Keys, "True Love Ways" by My Morning Jacket, "Not Fade Away" by Florence + The Machine (a rousing New Orleans-style take on the classic track), and Cee Lo Green's take on "(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care." I also love the Julian Casablancas track, the aforementioned "Everyday" by Fiona Apple + Jon Brion, "Words of Love" by Patti Smith, the Jack White-produced "Crying, Waiting, Hoping" by Karen Elson, and "Oh Boy!" by She & Him. Even the Kid Rock track is good...which might surprise some folks as I was leery of his contribution to this compilation previously. He really does a good job with "Well All Right" so kudos.

19 tracks for $10 is a real deal but if you check out Amazonmp3 today, they have it for only $3.99 on today's daily deal. This is a MUST-HAVE summer record. Pick it up!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars REALLY POOR January 29, 2012
Format:Audio CD
What a disappointment. Some really terrible covers. What was that thing that Paul McCartney did at the end of his song? Save your money. I'm glad I borrowed this from a friend and was able to give it back.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mostly enjoyable covers of Buddy Holly June 28, 2011
Format:MP3 Music
Sure there are some misses but generally the good outweighs the bad, and some of the tracks are fantastic in my opinion. Love The Black Keys cover of Dearest and Fiona Apple's cover of Everyday is excellent as well. It's really cool to hear new takes on some old favorites. I love Modest Mouse's That'll Be The Day.

Of course new takes don't all work out, and I might have to delete Lou Reed's Peggy Sue. It's pretty terrible.

Overall a good buy, especially when only 3.99
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rave On, Indeed! June 28, 2011
Format:MP3 Music
Let me concur with my fellow reviewer that if you don't own the originals, rush out and buy the 3-disc BUDDY HOLLY MEMORIAL EDITION. That collection is required listening for any fan of rock music. However, this September would have been Buddy Holly's 75th birthday and this tribute album hits all the right notes.

Keep in mind, this is a tribute album, not a bar band cover album. Although some of the most memorable cuts on this album don't stray far from the originals: Nick Lowe's "Changing All Those Changes," Justin Townes Earle's "Maybe Baby" and Graham Nash's "Raining in My Heart" are highlights.

But there are new interpretations like Florence + The Machine's New Orleans-influenced "Not Fade Away," The Black Keys slinky interpretation of "Dearest," and perhaps my favorite track, Patti Smith's plaintive reading of "Words of Love."

Buddy Holly may have tragically left this earth in 1959 leaving behind only three years' of recordings, but as this disc proves; his music will live on forever. Listen to this with open ears and there are many rewards to be discovered. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fresh and delicious June 28, 2011
Format:MP3 Music
I have to rave about "Rave On." I understand the purists who might not like anything but the original, but these new interpretations are just so fresh and fun. I don't normally like covers myself, but I found this collection irresistible and the $3.99 price makes it even sweeter. A trip back in time with some great artists at the helm.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's better than it sounds... July 6, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Okay, "it's better than it sounds" is something Mark Twain said about Wagner's music. And if you spend any time immersing yourself in Wagner, you find out that Twain was right.

Same with this album. First listen, I found myself thinking there wasn't much to hear. But then I ripped it to my iPod, and took a second listen. Let me tell you, the whole album just gets better and better each time I listen to it.

I'm old enough to have heard these songs the first time around. I actually remember the day the music died. And I think Buddy would be quite happy with what these guys have done with his songs. I know I am.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Rave On" does indeed! July 30, 2011
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
You will have never heard of me, but at one time, I had a place in the music business. As "Eddie Love" I did studio guitar work, wrote songs, sang harmony, and "fronted" a couple of bands; "The Strummers," "Eddie Love and The Lovers" and, at the end, almost went 'big time' with "Apokolypz."

I knew Buddy Holly and most of the incredibly talented young rockers that exploded outta the Great State of Texas - before the English Invasion (No, the Beatles were NOT the first!), and Buddy's death, in 1959, really got me. I have all the original vinyl, reissues, CDs, etc, etc.

This ablum is a treat! Just as some of us brought great songs from the 1920s through the "swing" era into the rockin' 50's, these incredible musicians featured on "Rave On Buddy Holly" have done a stunningly good job of honoring Buddy's legacy to the world. Did I like every second of it? No. That's okay; I heard people re-interpret some of the great music from the dawning of Rock'N' Roll. I didn't have to "like" everything. I'm glad I bought it, I highly recommend it to one and all.

I also recommend that you buy the VINYL. I sure did!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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Published 3 days ago by William C. Quincy
3.0 out of 5 stars Good moments. really good moments and some OK moments
Good moments. really good moments and some OK moments. John Doe gives the best performance. Sir McCartney in a little over the top, yet entertaining
Published 1 month ago by Steve Mock
4.0 out of 5 stars love!
I really enjoy their take on his songs, especially the one Florence and the machine does also she & him.
Published 3 months ago by Rachel Greene
5.0 out of 5 stars What the! This is amazing.
Man oh man. First off, let me say the artists who came together on this collaboration are incredible. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Sarah
5.0 out of 5 stars Great tribute to a master
Arrived safely and on time. Love the quality of the product, and looking forward to years of enjoyment. Love it!
Published 8 months ago by Matthew
5.0 out of 5 stars Memories!
This is a great artist in all aspects, the voice, arrangements, selections and professionalism. A true entertainer if there ever was one.
Published 11 months ago by Mary Malheim
4.0 out of 5 stars rave on
mixed covers some good some bad ie paul mccartneys version of,its so easy.(its so hard to listen to.)i liked kid rocks version of well alright.
Published 14 months ago by Crawf
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album!
I bought it for my husband as a gift. It has nice mix of songs and artists. The condition was also great, even though I bought it used.
Published 18 months ago by Katarzyna E. Whitley
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
Great Great Great Album... all songs are great and the choice of artists is also fantastic. My favorites are the black keys and she and him songs.
Published 20 months ago by A. Ruiz
4.0 out of 5 stars Great with one stark exception
I love to listen to this, front to back, with the notable exception of "It's So Easy". Love the song, McCartney's rendition hurts my ears. Read more
Published 21 months ago by LaurieB
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McCartney "It's So Easy"
iTunes has a "faithful" cover of this song, just like how he does it live. If you don't dig the "crazy" cover, snag that one. :)
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