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Very Best of Bobby Vee [Import]

Bobby VeeAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Rubber BallBobby Vee 2:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. More Than I Can Say (1990 - Remastered)Bobby Vee 2:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Take Good Care Of My BabyBobby Vee 2:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. The Night Has A Thousand EyesBobby Vee 2:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Stayin' InBobby Vee 2:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Run To HimBobby Vee 2:10$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. How Many TearsBobby Vee 2:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Please Don't Ask About Barbara (1990 - Remastered)Bobby Vee 2:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Sharing You (1990 - Remastered)Bobby Vee 2:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. A Forever Kind Of LoveBobby Vee With The Johnny Mann Singers 2:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Bobby TomorrowBobby Vee 1:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. What Do You Want?Bobby Vee 1:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Devil Or AngelBobby Vee 2:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. CharmsBobby Vee 2:22$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Come Back When You Grow UpBobby Vee 2:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. My Girl/Hey GirlBobby Vee 2:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. Tears On My PillowBobby Vee 2:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. Raining In My HeartBobby Vee 2:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen19. Baby FaceBobby Vee 2:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen20. Summertime BluesBobby Vee 2:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen21. Oh, Boy!Bobby Vee 2:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen22. Sweet Little SixteenBobby Vee & The Crickets 2:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen23. EverydayBobby Vee 2:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen24. True Love WaysBobby Vee 2:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen25. It Might As Well Rain Until SeptemberBobby Vee 2:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen26. Will You Love Me TomorrowBobby Vee 2:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen27. Poetry In MotionBobby Vee 1:49$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 24, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Emd Int'l
  • ASIN: B00169MQA6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #200,566 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

2008 digitally remastered collection from the American Pop star, whose career received a kickstart when he and his band filled in for the recently deceased Buddy Holly at a high profile show in 1958. From then on, his career went from strength to strength, filled with delicious pop hits like 'Rubber Ball', 'Take Good Care Of My Baby', 'Run To Him' and many more. EMI.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very strong but not quite complete January 4, 2008
Format:Audio CD
The Very Best Of Bobby Vee (an import album) is not to be confused with the thirty track CD by Collectibles of the same name. This album is quite strong but you get only twenty tracks instead of thirty. Yes, you get great liner notes; but it's the music we're after so you may want to check out the thirty track CD from Collectibles instead.

The album opens with "Rubber Ball;" this early hit of Bobby's seems to be on almost all his CDs! It's a strong number with lots of zest about young love. "Take Good Care Of My Baby" is another tune I really like. Bobby sings this sweetly; and the lush musical arrangement is surprisingly strong for a teen idol pop song. The strings really make it while Bobby never misses a note.

Moreover, listen for "Run To Him," a romantic ballad if there ever was once, and "That'll Be The Day" features Bobby doing a great cover of this song. The electric guitar solo is awesome!

"Peggy Sue" showcases Bobby doing a great job on this excellent number that doesn't always get enough airplay the way it should on the oldies radio station. Bobby sings "Peggy Sue" with heart and soul and this impresses me.

"Heartbeat" is another tune that doesn't always get enough airplay even though it's really very beautiful. The strings work wonders and Bobby's voice sounds strong and somewhat more mature than on other tracks.

The album ends strong with the incredible special "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes." "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes" features Bobby singing about a woman he loves although he's beginning to doubt that she's true to him. The arrangement rocks and it closes the album on the perfect note (no pun intended)!

Yes, you DO get a nice booklet of liner notes and photographs.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Plenty of Songs; Almost All Top 20 Hits August 14, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Good points: Twenty seven songs is a goodly number. Nine of Bobby's top 20 hits are included. There are three nice covers of Buddy Holly tunes.

Bad points: Of the 27 tunes on the CD, there are only 14 that charted out of 38 total tunes that made the Billboard charts. Missing is "Punish Her" which peaked at #20 on Billboard's Top Pop Singles charts.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock'n'roll balladeer February 28, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Please note that there are at least two compilations with the same title (Very best of Bobby Vee). One of them has 20 tracks while another has 27 tracks. As Amazon post the same reviews on all of them, I've tried to adapt my review to reflect that.

Bobby Vee's first big break when his group (the Shadows - no connection with the similarly named British instrumental group) that had to deputize for Buddy Holly at a gig in Iowa soon after that singer was killed in a plane crash. As a result of that performance, Bobby was offered a recording contract. He failed to make an impact with his first three singles (Suzie baby, a cover of What do you want (Adam Faith) and One last kiss) but made the American charts with a cover of Devil or angel (Clovers). Bobby then had an international hit with Rubber ball. Bobby's version of Rubber ball had to compete in the UK charts with a cover by Britain's Marty Wilde, but both versions made the UK top ten.

Following the success of Rubber ball, Bobby was a regular on the charts for the next two and a half years but faded quickly as Beatle mania took over. In that period, Bobby had major international hits with Take good care of my baby (a number one American hit), The night has a thousand eyes (arguably the most popular of his songs now), Run to him, Sharing you, How many tears and More than I can say, all of which made the UK top ten. More than I can say became a UK hit again in the seventies when Leo Sayer covered it. Bobby's other hits include Devil or angel, Forever kind of love, Bobby tomorrow and Please don't ask about Barbara. All these hits and others can be found here.

After the hits dried up, Bobby paid tribute to Buddy Holly by recording several of Buddy's songs, some of which can be found here.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars memories February 24, 2013
By joann b
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This album takes me back to my high school days. It brings back many good memories of those years. It was also a time when you could understand the words of the songs unlike today's music which is garbled.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 9, 2014
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Brought back GREAT memories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good memories... April 18, 2014
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We were lucky to see Bobby in person a couple of years ago.
His live performance was right on the money.
These songs remind us of what an important place in our youth Bobby holds.
Recommend these as they remind us of summer youth...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Buy! January 29, 2014
By Betcom
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This has most of his top 40 hits, so it was a good buy! I like Oldies the best anyway...
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