& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
The Definitive Collection has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by oswaldswhatnots
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: DISC HAS LITTLE TO NO SCRATCHES AND PLAYS GREAT!! COMES IN ORIGINAL CASE WITH BOOKLET!!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

The Definitive Collection Original recording remastered

4.6 out of 5 stars 51 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, Original recording remastered, April 18, 2006
"Please retry"
$7.39
$4.08 $3.40
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Provided by Amazon Digital Services LLC. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.

Stream Millions of Songs FREE with Amazon Prime
Get Started with Amazon Prime Stream millions of songs anytime, anywhere, included with an Amazon Prime membership. Get started
$7.39 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • The Definitive Collection
  • +
  • Chuck Berry: Definitive Collection
  • +
  • The Definitive Collection
Total price: $23.71
Buy the selected items together

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Editorial Reviews

It always seems instructive to begin any discussion of Buddy Holly's much-deserved place in pop music pantheon by noting that at the time of his death in that fateful February 3, 1959 plane crash that also claimed the lives of Ritchie Valens and J.P. 'The Big Bopper' Richardson, Holly was not yet even halfway past his 22nd birthday, and had been in the limelight for scarcely more than a year and a half. Nonetheless, few legacies have proven as durable, or as daunting, as this archetypal Southwestern youth who, through his songs and style, captured no only the lightning-in-the-bottle excitement of the rock 'n' roll revolution going on around him in the 1950's, but also the imagination of generations of performers to come. MCA. 2006.
  • Sample this album Artist - Artist (Sample)
1
30
2:10
Listen Now $1.29
 
2
30
2:11
Listen Now $1.29
 
3
30
2:15
Listen Now $0.69
 
4
30
1:56
Listen Now $1.29
 
5
30
1:54
Listen Now $1.29
 
6
30
2:21
Listen Now $1.29
 
7
30
2:07
Listen Now $1.29
 
8
30
2:20
Listen Now $1.29
 
9
30
2:07
Listen Now $0.69
 
10
30
2:28
Listen Now $1.29
 
11
30
2:12
Listen Now $1.29
 
12
30
2:06
Listen Now $1.29
 
13
30
2:02
Listen Now $1.29
 
14
30
1:48
Listen Now $1.29
 
15
30
2:28
Listen Now $1.29
 
16
30
1:56
Listen Now $1.29
 
17
30
2:13
Listen Now $1.29
 
18
30
1:46
Listen Now $1.29
 
19
30
2:05
Listen Now $1.29
 
20
30
2:08
Listen Now $1.29
 
21
30
2:09
Listen Now $1.29
 
22
30
2:02
Listen Now $1.29
 
23
30
1:59
Listen Now $0.99
 
24
30
2:48
Listen Now $1.29
 
25
30
2:03
Listen Now $1.29
 
26
30
2:48
Listen Now $1.29
 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 18, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Geffen
  • ASIN: B000A2H1DC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,047 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Amazon's Buddy Holly Store

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I'm a big fan of Buddy Holly's music, but I quickly found myself frustrated to discover just how many different Buddy Holly collections there are out there to choose from. I compared many of them & found that most of them all had his biggest hits, but they were also missing several of his other key, less popular songs that I really wanted. Then I came across this collection & found that it had just about all of his hits that I wanted & then some. I admit that I was then a little skeptical at first that these were going to be the true original recordings that I looking for & to my surprise, it was. So if you're like me & want to get as much bang for your buck as possible, then I would definitely recommend picking up this collection.
Comment 50 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
I can't believe that they are actually bad reviews on this compilation. There are 26 classics here...all in excellent sound..on one disc. I also have the Buddy Holly Collection, an excellent 2 disc set that carries 50 songs. But if you are limited in space...want just one CD...and on a budget..this is the best deal out there. All of these songs have stood the test of time. It's amazing how many of his songs have been covered later on by such varied artists as Elvis, Peter & Gordon, Linda Ronstadt, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, James Taylor, Blind Faith (w/Clapton & Winwood) and others. He will prove to be an enduring songwriter of classic rock as well as a wonderful early rock band. He was only 22 when he perished on Feb. 3, 1959. I was 13 when I heard the news. One of the saddest days I can remember. He was a good kid too.
Comment 21 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
I'll keep this one short and sweet. If the fact that another Buddy Holly compilation is on the market bothers you - don't buy it. I really don't get why people are so worked up over this release. If you have a Buddy Holly collection that you prefer, that's great. Nobody is being forced to buy this one.

The Definitive Collection is a great collection of Buddy Holly material that is perfect for folks like me who want to get a better idea of what the pioneering rocker's sound was all about without laying out a lot of money for individual albums or box sets. You get 26 amazing rock & roll/rockabilly songs, all digitally remastered (they sound fantastic), for a bargain price. What's not to love?
1 Comment 24 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
I'm reviewing the MP3 version of this collection. I downloaded it on a whim because it was on sale at a very low price, and I didn't know what to expect. I've never gotten around to buying any Buddy Holly music, so for me any collection is a good thing. But I've been terribly disappointed with the sound quality of several oldies reissues lately, so I held my breath when I started it up on my car stereo.

Ahhhh... It sounds wonderful. None of the extreme stereo separation that bugs the heck out of me, with instruments obviously coming out of the left front speaker of my car, and disembodied vocals from the right front speaker. No exaggerated percussion that takes over and distracts from the feel of the song.

The sound is clear and crisp, but well mixed together so you get one cohesive sound. The sound is so lush on True Love Ways and Raining In My Heart that I came close to tears. Every song is a keeper; I can play it start to finish without skipping one song. I'm a little too young to remember how this music sounded on the radio or on record when it first came out, so I can't say how authentic the production is. But I can say it sounds pretty darned good--not even considering the original recordings are now 50+ years old.
Comment 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
He was here and gone right around the time I was born, but of course I've heard many Buddy Holly songs throughout my life. Just never got around to buying a recording of his music. Should have done this sooner. :)
This is a great disc - It contains all of the hit tunes I've heard through the years, and several selections that are totally new to me.
Love the non-bloated lineup (just clean guitars, bass, drums and Buddy's distinctive voice) on the majority of these tracks, and it's even more clear to me now just how much this kid influenced (and was influenced by) his contemporaries.
I was also surprised to find that one of my favorite tunes performed by The Knack ("Heartbeat") was a cover that Buddy himself also performed in 1958.
The sound on this disc is phenomenal, IMHO. Listen to a track like "Everyday" with the volume up a bit and good luck not letting a shiver run up your back. :)
Lastly, this particular disc includes a nice essay on Buddy, along with some cool pictures (great cover shot).
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
DON'T OVERLOOK THIS RECORDING...I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED AT THE QUALITY OF THE TRACKS...A GREAT LISTEN FROM ONE OF OUR "LOST SOULS"...WORTH YOUR TIME TO HIT THE BUY BUTTON ON THIS SPECIAL RELEASE.., 90PC OF THE TRACKS ARE "REMASTERED" AND SOUND BETTER THAN I EVER THOUGHT THEY COULD EVER BE DONE...A WONDERFUL JOB ON SONGS OF A BY GONE ERA...SUPER TIME REMEMBERING MY GROWING UP TEEN YRS IN THE LATE FIFTIES...HELPS HAVING BROTHERS AND SISTERS THAT ARE OLDER AND WERE INTO "BILL HALEY" IN 1956...I EVEN REMEMBER SEEING "ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK" IN OUR SMALL LOCAL THEATER..NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD TURN INTO A WORLDWIDE CULTURE EVENT THAT IT DID!!..HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH THIS CD!!..CHARLIE R., LAS VEGAS, NV
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Forums

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

The Definitive Collection
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: The Definitive Collection



Look for Similar Items by Category

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: vinyl pop