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Buddy Holly Gold Original recording remastered

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Gold is the definitive 2 CD collection from the leader of the '50s rock 'n' roll revolution Buddy Holly. Presenting a remarkable body of work recorded in such a tragically short period of time. Includes the hit's 'Peggy Sue', 'That'll Be The Day', 'Early In The Morning' and more. MCA. 2005.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Down the Line
  2. Soft Place in My Heart
  3. Holly Hop
  4. Blue Days
  5. Love Me
  6. Midnight Shift
  7. Baby, Won't You Come Out Tonight
  8. Changing All Those Changes
  9. I'm Gonna Set My Foot Down
  10. Rock Around With Ollie Vee
  11. Girl on My Mind
  12. Ting-a-Ling
  13. Modern Don Juan
  14. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
  15. That'll Be the Day
  16. I'm Lookin' For Somone to Love
  17. Words of Love
  18. Not Fade Away
  19. Everyday
  20. Tell Me How
  21. Ready Teddy
  22. Listen to Me
  23. Oh Boy!
  24. It's Too Late
  25. Peggy Sue

Disc: 2

  1. I'm Gonna Love You Too
  2. Look at Me
  3. Little Baby
  4. You've Got Love
  5. Maybe Baby
  6. Rock Me My Baby
  7. You're So Square (Baby, I Don't Care)
  8. Rave On
  9. Fool's Paradise
  10. Take Your Time
  11. Well...All Right
  12. Think It Over
  13. Heartbeat
  14. It's So Easy
  15. Wishing
  16. Love's Made a Fool of You
  17. Reminiscing
  18. True Love Ways
  19. It Doesn't Matter Anymore
  20. Raining in My Heart
  21. Peggy Sue Got Married
  22. Crying, Waiting, Hoping
  23. Learning the Game
  24. What to Do


Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 11, 2005)
  • Rmst ed. edition
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Geffen/ Decca
  • ASIN: B000ATJZ4S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,199 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Steve Vrana HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on October 31, 2005
Format: Audio CD
In 1978 Gary Busey was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in the critically acclaimed film "The Buddy Holly Story." As a result of the film's popularity, MCA released the definitive box set THE COMPLETE BUDDY HOLLY on six LPs the following year. Unfortunately, the collection has gone out of print, and despite rumors to the contrary it has never been released on CD. This leaves BUDDY HOLLY GOLD (a retitling of 1993's THE BUDDY HOLLY COLLECTION) as the most comprehensive collection currently available.

The fifty songs here span Holly's entire recording career. The earliest recordings are from either late 1954 or early 1955 when they recorded a few demos in Wichital Falls, Texas as Buddy and Bob (Montgomery). At this time, the duo was still performing country flavored material--especially the Everly Brothers influenced number "Soft Place in My Heart" (written by Montgomery), but the Holly/Mongomery-penned "Down the Line" has a solid rockabilly beat. [It should be noted that on some of these eary recordings ("Down the Line" and the instrumental "Holly Hop") include posthumous overdubs by The Fireballs.]

Holly's first official recording session was in January 1956 in Nashville under the guidance of famed producer Owen Bradley. This session yielded "Blue Days," "Midnight Shift" and one Holly original, "Love Me."

Over the next year, Holly would divide recording time between Norman Petty's Clovis, New Mexico studio and Nashville honing his own unique hybrid sound of country, rockabilly and blues. It wasn't until early 1957 after his Decca label contract expired, when Holly and The Crickets recut "That'll Be the Day" with Petty. [They recorded the song earlier on Decca, but Bradley said it was "the worst song he ever heard."] The song went to No.
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The reviews of this set distort the star rating. Make no mistake, this is a 5-star set. If you looked at the ratings and found 1993s 'Collection' with 5 stars and this set with 3, you might be tempted to buy the earlier set. This is the better set for sound quality and they are otherwise identical.

Like everyone else, I am frustrated by the lack of a compehensive release of Buddy Holly material. The very fact that this set was remastered and rereleased shows that there is a demand. However, until the happy day that a complete set is released, this is the best available and should be given its due- 5 stars.
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There's not much that can be said about Buddy Holly that hasn't already. He and his group, The Crickets, contributed much to rock and roll in only three years or so in the business, and influenced just about everybody that came after him. He was an innovative songwriter, guitarist and singer who produced some of the timeless classics of his era. Buddy Holly music should be an integral part of any good rock and roll record collection. If you own none of Holly's music, this Gold collection is an excellent place to start. I would suggest skipping the popular Greatest Hits disc, though it contains Holly's essential hits such as Peggy Sue, That'll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Maybe Baby, Rave On and Words of Love. That CD, although the music contained therein is certainly essential, has a mere 18 songs. Buddy Holly Gold on the other hand gives you 50 songs from the spectacled rocker. You get the classic hits, but you also get lesser-known yet excellent songs such as Rock Around with Ollie Vee, Midnight Shift, Well All Right, It's Too Late, You're So Square (Baby, I Don't Care), and covers of Chuck Berry's Brown Eyed Handsome Man and Little Richard's Ready Teddy. The liner notes are excellent with all the information you would expect and the sound quality is spectacular.

When it comes to Buddy Holly's music, more is definitely better. Just a taste of Buddy Holly will leave you wanting more. So passing on the skimpy greatest hits disc is certainly a good idea. And that Millenium Collection CD with a measly twelve songs on it? Don't even think about it. Until a huge Buddy Holly boxset is released, Gold is the best purchase you can make to get lots of Holly music in one place.
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I’m a card-carrying Beatle-a-holic. I was once again reminded, while reading the current (and so far, terrific) Beatle biography, how much they were influenced by Mr. Holly and his Crickets. I then decided, much as John and Paul and George (probably not Ringo) did back then, to sit and listen…really listen…to some Buddy Holly songs.
So I pulled out this all-encompassing “Gold” collection, pulled on my brand-new Christmas-present headphones (also terrific), and tried to put myself in their shoes.
Let’s get the technical stuff out of the way: these recordings, with this level of remastering, sound great…at times, they’re spine-tingling with their crisp clarity. This is probably as good as they’re ever gonna get.
Listening to the first tunes…his influence on the early Beatles was immediately obvious. I noted a country-ish tint here, a little “skiffle” there…but…within minutes…
…I stopped “analyzing”…
I was having too much fun just listening to these songs.
This “Holly Hop” instrumental felt like a well-tuned car engine firing on all cylinders…I imagined these kids smiling as they’re playing, like “Oh my God look what WE can do!”
Song after catchy song followed, until the familiar “That’ll Be The Day”, which made ME smile…this was a song I “took for granted” I guess…an “oldie but goodie”. But the singing…the instruments…the tempo changes…the sheer vital performance…
…this is one of those songs that “changed everything” as they say, whoever “they” are. A “game-changer.” Pick your cliché. There’s a Rosetta Stone quality to this song.
Zingy little guitar solos decorate many of these tunes. They come in, make the song better, and get out before overstaying their welcome, leaving you want more.
Which you get…but in the next song.
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