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It's So Easy. Side B 1. Brown Eyed Handsome Man. Side C 1. Look At Me. Side E 1. Pearlman also criticized McCartney's performance, writing that he "trie[d] a little too hard", and was disappointed by Fiona Apple and Jon Brion's cover for sounding "almost a carbon copy" of the original. She summarized the album as a "wonderful testament to [Holly's] songwriting prowess, longevity and legacy".
Paste magazine's Jeff Gonick positive review highlighted The Black Keys' "beautifully minimalist" cover, Casablancas' "rich and rocky" title track, My Morning Jacket's "beautifully crafted croon", as well as Modest Mouse's performance.
Rave On Buddy Holly peaked at number 15 on the Billboard The album also reached number twenty-one on the Top Canadian Albums chart, number thirteen on the Top Digital Albums chart, and number two on the Top Rock Albums chart. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. August Retrieved June 30, Paste Media Group. The labels have only a few spindle marks and the vinyl shows only light signs of play, a really nice example LVA The sleeve shows some light corner creasing and slight scuff marks mainly to the backcover and the vinyl looks rarely played The sleeve displays only minimal signs of shelfwear and the vinyl is in Excellent.
The sleeve has a few storage marks including some light ringwear and edgewear, but the vinyl is Excellent with just a little cosmetic wear which has no real impact on play CDMSP Fats Domino , Dave Bartholomew.
Robert Blackwell , John Marascalco. Jerry Leiber , Mike Stoller. Billboard Pop Singles. The Crickets. If this version had come in at 2 minutes or just a bit over instead of 4 then I might have included it within my top grouping but at this length it's overkill.
I also have a sneak vision of Lou with his tongue firmly in cheek. It starts very well but approximately two thirds in Doe pushes hard on the melodrama button to the extent you'd think he was going to top himself. Which is a shame because I'd have put this in my top category as well.
I can't make my mind up whether to regard "That'll be the Day" from US indie group Modest Mouse as a total success or not. I like it though and it warrants further listening. This one is a long way from Holly and the Crickets. Of the ones that take a more faithful line I'm partial to My Morning Jacket, Nick Lowe and Justin Townes Earle who all show reverence to the songs and eschew anything that could be construed as gimmickry.
That's not to denigrate any of the other contributions but I was trying to avoid a track-by-track breakdown. I gave the double CD Fats Domino tribute "Goin' Home" five stars, and feel that it established a baseline for tribute albums. But it's still ahead of previous Holly tributes so perhaps the next one in say, four years time will be even better. One person found this helpful. Florence with "Not fade away" James Paul McCartney.
All Buddy's major hits are covered here and although I was really looking forward to hearing this I've got to admit I'm a bit disappointed. The trouble with most of these tribute records is that the artists treat the material with too much respect - these are all very well known songs that have been sung for over 50 years - I don't think that we really need more exact copies of the originals.
Everyone will have their favourites and opinions on what versions work and which don't - these are mine! I have always hated Florence and the Machine - her voice really gets on my wick - yet surprisingly I think her version of 'Not fade away' is the standout track, dramatic and radically different from the original in an almost Tom Waits vibe.
Macca also goes for a radical rebuild of 'It's So Easy' with tricky modern production and an almost Beatles-like vocal - good for him, he's taken a risk and it just about works. I was also preparing to slag off Graham Nash for his too respectful take on 'Raining In My Heart' then the harmonica solo came in and I completely changed my mind and warmed to the version.
Most of the other covers are just too much like the originals and very very bland, I was particularly disappointed by the tracks from Nick Lowe, the Detroit Cobras and My Morning Jacket - artists who I do like but who produced very tame versions.
I've got this lp for my Dad's birthday and I thought I'd give it a listen myself. Firstly, to the people complaining about spinning in graves and so on To me a good cover should be the own artists re-interpretation of the original song.
If you want an identikit cover version you'd be much better buying a Best Of Buddy Holly cd. Secondly, there's some good covers on this lp. Only a couple of them are almost the same as the original. Well its certainly different, some are so wierd that I wonder if the singer was taking the whole thing seriously, however there are a few gems in here See all reviews from the United Kingdom. Top international reviews.
Translate all reviews to English. Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again. Translate review to English. I guess based on the previous two reviews Holly purists won't dig this. But let me add a different perspective; as someone who was nowhere close to being around in the Buddy Holly hay day this is fresh clever tribute to this man.
The other great thing about this cd is, the songs on the back cover are not all the songs on the cd. On the front cover, if you pull it out and open it up.
You will see all the songs on this cd. So what you see on the back cover is not all of them. This is a good album to get a feel for what Buddy Holly's music was like. I'm old enough to have had the original 45 of "Oh Boy. You can really hear the tremendous influence he had on the Beatles. Personally I don't think Holly would have survived the "British Invasion. Like Bobby Darin he was caught between singing rock and wanting to be a cabaret singer. An excellent value that contains most of Holly's Greatest hits.
To make things worse, there are glaring omissions such as "Well.. Alright" and "Peggy Sue Got Married". I'm sure that this is a marketing tactic to force you to buy several albums to get the real Greatest Hits. By the way, this is not the original hit of "Early In The Morning". Holly had minor success with the song, but if you want the original, it was written and recorded by the Rinky Dinks a. Bobby Darin. Overall, I would recommend this album if you don't mind missing a few great songs.
It's the best Holly album for the money. You've read the top international reviews. Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Listen Now with Amazon Music. Amazon Music Unlimited.vinyl LP: £ BUDDY HOLLY & THE CRICKETS 20 Golden Greats ( UK track vinyl compilation LP including hits such as That'll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy, Maybe Baby and more. The fully laminated picture sleeve comes with the Buddy/MCA catalogue inner a nd shows some storagewear wear while the vinyl appears seldom played EMTV8) vinyl LP.