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The Best Of Buddy Holly: 20th Century Masters (Millennium Collection) [Original recording remastered]

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listen  3. Peggy Sue (Single Version)Buddy Holly 2:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Everyday (Single Version)Buddy Holly 2:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Not Fade Away (Single Version)The Crickets 2:22$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Maybe Baby (1957 Album Version)The Crickets 2:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  8. It's So Easy (Single Version)The Crickets 2:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen10. True Love Ways (Album Version)Buddy Holly 2:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
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  • Audio CD (April 20, 1999)
  • Original Release Date: April 20, 1999
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Mca
  • ASIN: B00000I9CN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,878 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Billy was able to leave behind a legacy of music that still continues to awe and inspire people today including his Decca/MCA recordings found on this 12-track album.

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best out there right now November 7, 1999
By ObieTwo
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
3.0 out of 5 stars mediocre retrospective 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
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for any Rock-and-Roller! 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
4.0 out of 5 stars a little lacking 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
5.0 out of 5 stars How Many Songs Do You Need/Want? 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
3.0 out of 5 stars A decent greatest hits album February 14, 2002
By Ei
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.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Darn Good Collection! 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
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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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
it was good to hear his voice,lobster
Published 10 days ago by lobster
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Brings back a lot of memories.Excellent!
Published 11 days ago by Jerry Bradley
5.0 out of 5 stars The Late, Great Buddy Holly!
What can I say...it is the late, great Buddy Holly! It is nothing short of fantastic!
Published 19 days ago by mrsblue
3.0 out of 5 stars Each one of these twelve songs is great.
So why does it only get a three-star, 'It's OK' review? The answer's in the title- there are only TWELVE songs on this CD. Read more
Published 25 days ago by John D. Muir
5.0 out of 5 stars Big Buddy Holly fan
I really enjoyed this cd Buddy really knew how to write and sing songs The 1950s were full of really great songs and artists.
Published 1 month ago by Judy W
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Music
This is a nice compilation of his music. It has many of my favorites on it. Good music from good times and great memories. I'd definitely recommend it.
Published 1 month ago by Lynda Dunbar
4.0 out of 5 stars The basic classics
A great set for those who want only the famous singles you know from the radio. Other CD's provide more tracks, but those are often ones you haven't heard before and weren't... Read more
Published 1 month ago by shep
5.0 out of 5 stars Very happy with this CD
Our favorites are included in this CD and the quality of the sound is very good. Great listening music in the car and at home.
Published 1 month ago by Alice Susan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Buddy Holly needs no explanation, great music anytime of the day. For sure recommended to a friend. Get one now.
Published 2 months ago by Harold Waters
5.0 out of 5 stars Good fix
This is good for a Buddy Holly fix... all great songs from a gifted performer. Tragic that his life got cut so short, but at least he shared his gift and lives on via his music.
Published 2 months ago by Damian P. Gadal
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