An Buddy's Geburtstag kam eine bemerkenswerte neue CD heraus.
Mein Freund John Beecher hat das Project mit Rollercoaster Records realisiert.
This is what my friend John Beecher told me about
a very important new Buddy CD on
Rollercoaster Records from England.
Rolapak 2 CD
This package covers Buddy Holly's pivotal recordings of 1956 and includes studio masters not only previously unissued but whose very existence will be unknown to even the most committed of fans. There's also more session talk than has previously been made public, together with superior sound quality versions of some tracks that have been released; also included is a detailed 36-page booklet with notes by John Ingman and several previously unpublished photographs.
This is, to use an overworked phrase, a 'must' for Buddy Holly fans - and Rollercoaster's most exciting release since their Something Special from Buddy Holly LP in 1986. The full track listing is as follows:
CD1: Love Me Don't Come Back Knockin' (previously unissued) Don't Come Back Knockin' Midnight Shift (previously unissued false start) Midnight Shift (previously unissued) Midnight Shift Blue Days, Black Nights Baby Won't You Come Out Tonight I Guess I Was Just A Fool It's Not My Fault I'm Gonna Set My Foot Down I'm Changin' All Those Changes Rock-A-Bye Rock Because I Love You Rock Around With Ollie Vee (fragment) Rock Around With Ollie Vee I'm Changin'All Those Changes That'll Be The Day Girl On My Mind Ting-A-Ling Rock Around With Ollie Vee Modern Don Juan You Are My One Desire (false start) You Are My One Desire
CD2: Have You Ever Been Lonely Bo Diddley Ain't Got No Home Holly Hop Gone Gone Gone (previously unissued) Have You Ever Been Lonely Have You Ever Been Lonely Have You Ever Been Lonely (previously unissued complete) Brown-Eyed Handsome Man Good Rockin' Tonight Rip It Up Blue Monday Honky Tonk Blue Suede Shoes Shake, Rattle & Roll Bo Diddley Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
Nearly all of the twenty-four studio tracks on CD1 were sourced from the original quarter-inch tape masters.
Because of the age of these tapes and the fact they were not always stored in optimum conditions, we have done our best to restore the sound and technical quality to what it was originally as much as possible.
In doing so and in order to present some fragmented recordings for your listening enjoyment, we have also created complete versions of two tracks where they did not exist originally.
It is unfortunate that Decca Records did not generally retain out-takes from their sessions in 1956 as these would be fascinating to hear today (they were taped over or removed from the original reels so that the tape could be re-used) Some idea of the quantity of these can be guessed from the take numbers – although 'take 76' in the case of Modern Don Juan can hardly be taken seriously, especially as the 'slate' does not include the master number as most others do. It is frustrating to hear a take number announced and realise that the actual take has been removed. Careful listeners may also hear the remains of previous recordings which were recorded over but not completely erased - examples of these can be heard very faintly at the ends of a couple of tracks. We are fortunate indeed that a couple of out-takes did survive, probably by accident, and that after all this time Buddy's fans are able to hear them in such great quality.
The tracks on CD2 were mostly recorded on a home recorder in Holly's garage in Lubbock, Texas and thus some defects in the sound quality will remain. We have done our best to minimise any faults on these historic recordings.
However, they are, simply, the best and most exciting early recordings of Buddy Holly, featuring for the most part, Buddy on vocals and guitar and Jerry Allison on drums – forget the White Stripes, this is rock'n'roll's finest duo!