Hybrid Mono SACD!
Remastered By Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio From The Original Analog Master Tapes!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 420/500! (The Chirping Crickets)
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The Crickets' The Chirping Crickets Plus Buddy in his solo album debut!
Two albums - 24 tracks - on one Hybrid Mono SACD!
Country, rockabillly and R&B fused into epochal rock 'n' roll
This is a musical duo to be reckoned with. For this Hybrid SACD we've included
two of the greatest albums in the Buddy Holly canon for a can't-miss package for
rock 'n' roll history buffs and music fans of all stripes.
One of rock's greatest albums is the debut album by the Crickets and the only
one featuring Buddy Holly released during his lifetime. The Chirping Crickets
contains the group's number one single "That'll Be the Day" and its Top
Ten hit "Oh, Boy!." Other Crickets classics include "Not Fade Away,"
"Maybe Baby," and "I'm Lookin' for Someone to Love."
Three months after the release of The Chirping Crickets came the self-titled
1958 classic. It was Buddy's last album released prior to the plane crash in
Iowa that struck him down in 1959 at age 22. The album Buddy Holly features the
Top Ten smash "Peggy Sue" plus several songs that went on to be
standards: "I'm Gonna Love You Too," "Listen To Me," "Everyday," "Words of
Love," and "Rave On."
These are among the best rock 'n' roll songs of the 1950s or ever, making this
SACD a collectible of truly historic and memorable tunes — "ranking with
Elvis Presley and Meet the Beatles," writes AllMusic.
Born Charles Hardin Holley on September 7, 1936, in Lubbock, Texas, Holly was
nicknamed "Buddy" by his mother. She felt that his given name was too big for
her little boy. "Holly," the altered form of his last name, would later result
from a misspelling in his first recording contract. Holly learned to play piano
and fiddle at an early age, while his older brothers taught him the basics of
In early 1956, Holly and his band began recording demos and singles in Nashville
under the name Buddy Holly and the Three Tunes, but the group's lineup was later
revised and dubbed The Crickets. Holly wrote and recorded his breakthrough hit,
"That'll Be the Day," with The Crickets in 1957. The song's title and refrain
are a reference to a line uttered by John Wayne in the 1956 film "The
Searchers." Between August 1957 and August 1958, Holly and the Crickets charted
seven different Top 40 singles.
Composer and singer John Fogerty, of Creedence Clearwater Revival fame, inducted
Buddy Holly into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame at the 1986 Hall of Fame
induction ceremony. What Buddy Holly meant to him, Fogerty said, was destiny
calling. Fogerty, 12, bought "That'll Be The Day" and soon began dreaming of
forming his own combo, like the group of musicians — The Crickets — he saw on
the album cover. And in Liverpool, England, "the same thing was going on with
four other guys. They named their group The Beatles, because Buddy Holly's group
was called The Crickets.
"We are, each of us, made up of the people we love and the people we admire,"
Fogerty, said. "We take those reflections, and hopefully, grow."
"Amazing largesse from the label: ... the albums had too-short running
times to issue as separate SACDs, so (AP) created the most desirable two-on-one
rock 'n' roll SACD ever. This is the essence of Buddy Holly and The Crickets,
two of the three albums released during his lifetime and containing 'Oh Boy!,'
'Not Fade Away,' 'Rave On,' 'Words Of Love,' 'That'll Be The Day,' 'I'm Gonna
Love You Too,' 'Everyday' and 17 others that didn't just inspire but empowered
the entire British Invasion, from The Beatles to The Hollies to The Searchers to
The Stones. This pair of milestones from 1957-8 is as responsible as any body of
work for shaping the path music followed from then onwards. Utterly
magnificent." — Sound Quality: 95% — Ken Kessler, Hi Fi News, April
Holly's talented life was cut short in a plane crash on Feb. 3, 1959, that also
claimed the lives of Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. This
SACD is a tribute to what was, and what might have been a lengthy pioneering
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Mono SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' CD Layer which is playable on most
conventional CD Players!
• Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original analog master
1. Oh, Boy!
2. Not Fade Away
3. You've Got Love
4. Maybe Baby
5. It's Too Late
6. Tell Me How
7. That'll Be The Day
8. I'm Lookin' For Someone To Love
9. An Empty Cup (And A Broken Date)
10. Send Me Some Lovin'
11. Last Night
12. Rock Me My Baby
13. I'm Gonna Love You Too
14. Peggy Sue
15. Look At Me
16. Listen To Me
17. Valley Of Tears
20. Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues
21. Words Of Love
22. You're So Square (Baby I Don't Care)
23. Rave On!
24. Little Baby