Golden Greats - Buddy Holly

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Golden Greats - Buddy Holly

1 CD(s) - '50s - Label: MCA - Distributor: Universal Music - Released: 04/1992 - 8811904623

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Review of "Golden Greats - Buddy Holly"

published 18/11/2005 | RockingDaddy
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Pro It's Buddy Holly - Enough Said!
Cons Unfortunately, Buddy's guitar disappears behind the over dubbing
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"Golden Greats - Buddy Holly"

Unfortunately after Buddy's death, his Manager, Norman Petty hired the Fireballs, who overdubbed much of the original guitar and music by Buddy & the Crickets. The result is that the original music is so far back in the mix, they might as well have not bothered!
Buddy Holly was without doubt a musical genius, he was experiementing with elementary overdubbing before his untimely and tragic death. Therefore it is a great shame that Norman Petty treated his music this way.
If you want to hear the real Buddy Holly, then there are available collections which have the original undubbed music on them, but you may have to shop around. Buddy's music is far too important and indeed, enjoyable to be treated this way, and you the listener deserve the real thing, rather than a heavily overdubbed version.

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  • MAFARRIMOND published 21/01/2006
    A trte great. Maureen
  • Bigbaz published 19/11/2005
    I didn't know that..Baz
  • Rebeccs published 18/11/2005
    Sorry, but you've not given me much of anything here. I'm a fan of Buddy Holly, but I'd liked to have seen some more information about the cd. Becks
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1 CD(s) - '50s - Label: MCA - Distributor: Universal Music - Released: 04/1992 - 8811904623

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EAN: 8811904623


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