The Buddy Holly Collection

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Given the reluctance of MCA to release a CD version of the complete Buddy Holly recordings due to either legal issues or a skepticism of its commercial worth, the double-disc 1993 set The Buddy Holly Collection stands as the most comprehensive and greatest CD-era retrospective of the legendary rock & roller. Though it contains all the big hits, this is not the place to turn if you're only looking for "That'll Be the Day," "Not Fade Away," "Everyday," "Oh Boy!," "Peggy Sue," "Maybe Baby," "Rave On," "Well All Right," and "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" -- they're all here, but they don't start unrolling until track 15 on the first disc. No, this collection is for...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Given the reluctance of MCA to release a CD version of the complete Buddy Holly recordings due to either legal issues or a skepticism of its commercial worth, the double-disc 1993 set The Buddy Holly Collection stands as the most comprehensive and greatest CD-era retrospective of the legendary rock & roller. Though it contains all the big hits, this is not the place to turn if you're only looking for "That'll Be the Day," "Not Fade Away," "Everyday," "Oh Boy!," "Peggy Sue," "Maybe Baby," "Rave On," "Well All Right," and "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" -- they're all here, but they don't start unrolling until track 15 on the first disc. No, this collection is for listeners who know the hits but need more; namely, they need proof that Holly was one of the greatest, most inventive artists in the first wave of rock & roll, which this collection certainly illustrates, through its selection of lesser-known sides that showcase both his wild-man rockabilly ways and his sensitive songwriting. If the set takes a little while to get going -- it kicks off with the dynamite "Down the Line," but then the collection, and Holly, take a little while to find a groove -- there are also no bum tracks here, and taken as a whole, Buddy's gifts as a songwriter and a rocker are staggering. Until the complete box is finally issued on CD, this will have to stand as the most comprehensive Holly collection on CD, and as such, it's absolutely necessary for anybody who loves American music of the 20th century.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/1993
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 008811088323
  • Catalog Number: 10883
  • Sales rank: 9,427

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Buddy Holly Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
King Curtis Tenor Saxophone
Tommy Allsup Guitar
Sonny Curtis Fiddle, Guitar
Grady Martin Rhythm Guitar
Norman Petty Organ, Piano, Celeste
Sam "The Man" Taylor Tenor Saxophone
The Fireballs Group
Jerry Allison Drums, Background Vocals
Owen Bradley Piano
Bobby Clarke Drums
Panama Francis Drums
Joe Mauldin Bass
Boots Randolph Tenor Saxophone
Ray Rush Background Vocals
Niki Sullivan Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
Farris Coursey Drums
The Roses Background Vocals
Lyn Baily Bass
David Bingham Background Vocals
Don Guess Bass
C.W. Kendall Piano
Bob Lapham Background Vocals
Stan Lark Bass
Bob Linville Background Vocals
Keith McCormack Rhythm Guitar
Vi Petty Piano
Bill Pickering Background Vocals
John Pickering Background Vocals
The Picks Background Vocals
George Tomsco Guitar
Helen Way Background Vocals
Larry Welborn Bass
Bobby Montgomery Guitar, Vocals
Gary Tollet Background Vocals
Ramona Tollet Background Vocals
June Clark Background Vocals
Helen Way Singers Background Vocals
Doug Roberts Drums
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Buddy Holly Composer
Roy Orbison Composer
King Curtis Composer
Norman Petty Composer, Producer
Jerry Allison Composer
Billy Altman Liner Notes
Owen Bradley Producer
Felice Bryant Composer
Boudleaux Bryant Composer
Glen D. Hardin Composer
Dick Jacobs Director, Producer
Andy McKaie Reissue Producer
Bob Thiele Producer
Johnny Wilson Composer
Don Guess Composer
Mark Matlock Cover Art
Charles Hardin Composer
Bob Montgomery Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    This 2 disk set does a fine job of presenting the big hits and it gives you a sense of how great this man's art really was. Yes, of course it's sad to have lost him so young, but listening to this set brings out the real JOY of what he wrote and performed.

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