Buddy Holly Not Fade Away: The Complete Studio Recordings and More (6-CD)

Not Fade Away: The Complete Studio Recordings and
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  • Number of Discs: 6
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Hip-O Select

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $0.991.My Two-Timin' Woman
  • Buy for $0.992.I'll Just Pretend
  • Buy for $0.993.Take These Shackles From My Heart
  • Buy for $0.994.Footprints In the Snow
  • Buy for $0.995.Flower Of My Heart
  • Buy for $0.996.Door To My Heart
  • Buy for $0.997.Soft Place In My Heart
  • Buy for $0.998.Gotta Get You Near Me Blues
  • Buy for $0.999.I Gambled My Heart
  • Buy for $0.9910.You And I Are Through
  • Buy for $0.9911.Down The Line
  • Buy for $0.9912.Baby, Let's Play House
  • Buy for $0.9913.Down The Line
  • Buy for $0.9914.You And I Are Through
  • Buy for $0.9915.Baby, It's Love
  • Buy for $0.9916.Memories
  • Buy for $0.9917.Queen Of The Ballroom
  • Buy for $0.9918.Memories
  • Buy for $0.9919.Moonlight Baby a/k/a Baby, Won't You Come Out Tonight
  • Buy for $0.9920.I Guess I Was Just A Fool
  • Buy for $0.9921.Don't Come Back Knockin'
  • Buy for $0.9922.Love Me
  • Buy for $0.9923.Midnight Shift
  • Buy for $0.9924.Midnight Shift (false start/alternate)
  • Buy for $0.9925.Don't Come Back Knockin' (alternate)
  • Buy for $0.9926.Don't Come Back Knockin'
  • Buy for $0.9927.Blue Days, Black Nights
  • Buy for $0.9928.Love Me
  • Buy for $0.9929.Baby Won't You Come Out Tonight
  • Buy for $0.9930.I Guess I Was Just A Fool
  • Buy for $0.9931.It's Not My Fault
  • Buy for $0.9932.I'm Gonna Set My Foot Down
  • Buy for $0.9933.Changin' All Those Changes
  • Buy for $0.9934.Rock-A-Bye Rock
  • Buy for $0.9935.Because I Love You

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $0.991.Rock Around With Ollie Vee
  • Buy for $0.992.I'm Changin' All Those Changes
  • Buy for $0.993.That'll Be The Day
  • Buy for $0.994.Girl On My Mind
  • Buy for $0.995.Ting-A-Ling
  • Buy for $0.996.Rock Around With Ollie Vee
  • Buy for $0.997.Modern Don Juan
  • Buy for $0.998.You Are My One Desire (false start)
  • Buy for $0.999.You Are My One Desire
  • Buy for $0.9910.Gone (incomplete)
  • Buy for $0.9911.Gone
  • Buy for $0.9912.Gone (alternate take)
  • Buy for $0.9913.Have You Ever Been Lonely (incomplete alternate)
  • Buy for $0.9914.Have You Ever Been Lonely (alternate)
  • Buy for $0.9915.Have You Ever Been Lonely
  • Buy for $0.9916.Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
  • Buy for $0.9917.Good Rockin' Tonight
  • Buy for $0.9918.Rip It Up
  • Buy for $0.9919.Blue Monday
  • Buy for $0.9920.Honky Tonk
  • Buy for $0.9921.Blue Suede Shoes
  • Buy for $0.9922.Shake Rattle And Roll (partial)
  • Buy for $0.9923.Bo Diddley
  • Buy for $0.9924.Ain't Got No Home
  • Buy for $0.9925.Holly Hop
  • Buy for $0.9926.Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
  • Buy for $0.9927.Bo Diddley
  • Buy for $0.9928.I'm Looking For Someone To Love
  • Buy for $0.9929.That'll Be The Day
  • Buy for $0.9930.Last Night (undubbed)
  • Buy for $0.9931.Maybe Baby (first version)
  • Buy for $0.9932.Words Of Love
  • Buy for $0.9933.Mailman Bring Me No More Blues
  • Buy for $0.9934.Not Fade Away (alternate overdub)
  • Buy for $0.9935.Not Fade Away
  • Buy for $0.9936.Everyday

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • Buy for $0.991.Ready Teddy
  • Buy for $0.992.Valley Of Tears
  • Buy for $0.993.That'll Be The Day (greetings to Bob Thiele)
  • Buy for $0.994.That'll Be The Day (greetings to Murray Deutsch)
  • Buy for $0.995.That'll Be The Day (greetings to Bill Randle)
  • Buy for $0.996.Peggy Sue (alternate take)
  • Buy for $0.997.Peggy Sue
  • Buy for $0.998.Listen To Me
  • Buy for $0.999.Oh Boy (undubbed)
  • Buy for $0.9910.I'm Gonna Love You Too
  • Buy for $0.9911.Send Me Some Lovin' (undubbed)
  • Buy for $0.9912.It's Too Late (undubbed)
  • Buy for $0.9913.Oh Boy
  • Buy for $0.9914.An Empty Cup (And A Broken Date)
  • Buy for $0.9915.Rock Me My Baby
  • Buy for $0.9916.You've Got Love
  • Buy for $0.9917.Maybe Baby
  • Buy for $0.9918.Send Me Some Lovin'
  • Buy for $0.9919.It's Too Late
  • Buy for $0.9920.Tell Me How
  • Buy for $0.9921.Little Baby
  • Buy for $0.9922.(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care
  • Buy for $0.9923.Look At Me
  • Buy for $0.9924.Mona (rehearsal)
  • Buy for $0.9925.Mona (version 1)
  • Buy for $0.9926.Mona (version 2)
  • Buy for $0.9927.Mona (version 3)
  • Buy for $0.9928.Rave On
  • Buy for $0.9929.That's My Desire (two false starts plus undubbed master)
  • Buy for $0.9930.Well...All Right Well...All Right
  • Buy for $0.9931.Fool's Paradise (alternate take 1)
  • Buy for $0.9932.Fool's Paradise (alternate take 2)
  • Buy for $0.9933.Fool's Paradise (undubbed master)

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • Buy for $0.991.Think It Over (false start & rehearsal take)
  • Buy for $0.992.Think It Over (undubbed alternate)
  • Buy for $0.993.Think It Over (undubbed master)
  • Buy for $0.994.Take Your Time (false start & alternate take)
  • Buy for $0.995.Take Your Time
  • Buy for $0.996.Fool's Paradise
  • Buy for $0.997.Think It Over
  • Buy for $0.998.Lonesome Tears
  • Buy for $0.999.It's So Easy
  • Buy for $0.9910.Heartbeat
  • Buy for $0.9911.Love's Made A Fool Of You (undubbed)
  • Buy for $0.9912.Early In The Morning
  • Buy for $0.9913.Now We're One (fragment)
  • Buy for $0.6914.Now We're One
  • Buy for $0.9915.Come Back Baby
  • Buy for $0.9916.Reminiscing (undubbed)
  • Buy for $0.9917.True Love Ways (mono mix)
  • Buy for $0.9918.True Love Ways (stereo mix)
  • Buy for $0.9919.It Doesn't Matter Anymore (mono)
  • Buy for $0.9920.It Doesn't Matter Anymore (stereo)
  • Buy for $0.9921.Raining In My Heart (mono)
  • Buy for $0.9922.Raining In My Heart (stereo)
  • Buy for $0.9923.Moondreams (mono)
  • Buy for $0.9924.Moondreams (stereo)
  • Buy for $0.9925.You're The One
  • Buy for $0.9926.That's What They Say (w/fragment)
  • Buy for $0.9927.What To Do
  • Buy for $0.9928.Peggy Sue Got Married
  • Buy for $0.9929.That Makes It Tough
  • Buy for $0.9930.Crying, Waiting, Hoping
  • Buy for $0.9931.Learning The Game
  • Buy for $0.9932.Wait Till The Sun Shines Nellie

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • Buy for $0.991.Slippin' And Slidin' (slow version #1)
  • Buy for $0.992.Slippin' And Slidin' (slow version #2)
  • Buy for $0.993.Slippin' And Slidin' (fast version)
  • Buy for $0.994.Drown In My Own Tears (fragment)/Buddy & Maria Elena talking in apartment
  • Buy for $0.995.Dearest (alternate take)
  • Buy for $0.996.Dearest
  • Buy for $0.997.Untitled Instrumental (a/k/a Buddy's Guitar/listed as "Tremolo Instrumental")
  • Buy for $0.998.Love Is Strange
  • Buy for $0.999.Smokey Joe's Café
  • Buy for $0.9910.Peggy Sue Got Married
  • Buy for $0.9911.Crying, Waiting, Hoping
  • Buy for $0.9912.That's What They Say (version 2)
  • Buy for $0.9913.What To Do
  • Buy for $0.9914.Learning The Game
  • Buy for $0.9915.That Makes It Tough
  • Buy for $0.9916.Baby Won't You Come Out Tonight
  • Buy for $0.9917.Because I Love You
  • Buy for $0.9918.Changin' All Those Changes
  • Buy for $0.9919.I'm Gonna Set My Foot Down
  • Buy for $0.9920.It's Not My Fault
  • Buy for $0.9921.Rock-A-Bye Rock
  • Buy for $0.9922.Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
  • Buy for $0.9923.Bo Diddley
  • Buy for $0.9924.What To Do
  • Buy for $0.9925.Peggy Sue Got Married
  • Buy for $0.9926.Crying, Waiting, Hoping
  • Buy for $0.9927.That Makes It Tough
  • Buy for $0.9928.That's What They Say
  • Buy for $0.9929.Learning The Game
  • Buy for $0.9930.Reminiscing
  • Buy for $0.9931.Wait Till The Sun Shines Nellie
  • Buy for $0.9932.Dearest (version 2)
  • Buy for $0.9933.Slippin' And Slidin' (slow version 2)

Tracks on Disc 6:

  • Buy for $0.991.Baby Let's Play House (I Wanna Play House With You)
  • Buy for $0.992.Down The Line
  • Buy for $0.993.Wait Til' The Sun Shines Nellie (overdub version 2)
  • Buy for $0.994.Reminiscing
  • Buy for $0.995.Flower Of My Heart
  • Buy for $0.996.Door To My Heart
  • Buy for $0.997.Soft Place In My Heart
  • Buy for $0.998.I Gambled My Heart
  • Buy for $0.999.Gotta Get You Near Me Blues
  • Buy for $0.9910.Gone (version 3)
  • Buy for $0.9911.Rip It Up
  • Buy for $0.9912.Honky Tonk
  • Buy for $0.9913.Blue Suede Shoes
  • Buy for $0.9914.Shake Rattle And Roll
  • Buy for $0.9915.You And I Are Through
  • Buy for $0.9916.Baby It's Love
  • Buy for $0.9917.Memories
  • Buy for $0.9918.Queen Of The Ballroom
  • Buy for $0.9919.Love's Made A Fool Of You
  • Buy for $0.9920.Wishing (mono)
  • Buy for $0.9921.Wishing (stereo)
  • Buy for $0.9922.Maybe Baby
  • Buy for $0.9923.That's My Desire
  • Buy for $0.9924.Have You Ever Been Lonely (version 1)
  • Buy for $0.9925.Good Rockin' Tonight
  • Buy for $0.9926.Blue Monday
  • Buy for $0.9927.Ain't Got No Home
  • Buy for $0.9928.Holly Hop
  • Buy for $0.9929.Slippin' And Slidin'
  • Buy for $0.9930.You're The One
  • 31.Love Is Strange
  • 32.(Ummm, Oh Yeah) Dearest
  • 33.Smokey Joe's Café

Product Description:

Liner Note Authors: Bill Dahl; Billy Altman.
Recording information: Buddy & Maria Elena Holly's Apartment, 11 Fifth Avenue, (01/25/1958-01/20/1959); Clovis, New Mexico (01/25/1958-01/20/1959); Holley Family Garage (01/25/1958-01/20/1959); Holley Family Home, Lubbock, TX (01/25/1958-01/20/1959); Klll Radio, Lubbock, TX (01/25/1958-01/20/1959); Lubbock, TX (01/25/1958-01/20/1959); Nashville, TN (01/25/1958-01/20/1959); New York, NY (01/25/1958-01/20/1959); Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, OK (01/25/1958-01/20/1959); Wichita Falls, TX (01/25/1958-01/20/1959); Buddy & Maria Elena Holly's Apartment, 11 Fifth Avenue, (01/26/1956/11/15/1956); Clovis, New Mexico (01/26/1956/11/15/1956); Holley Family Garage (01/26/1956/11/15/1956); Holley Family Home, Lubbock, TX (01/26/1956/11/15/1956); Klll Radio, Lubbock, TX (01/26/1956/11/15/1956); Lubbock, TX (01/26/1956/11/15/1956); Nashville, TN (01/26/1956/11/15/1956); New York, NY (01/26/1956/11/15/1956); Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, OK (01/26/1956/11/15/1956); Wichita Falls, TX (01/26/1956/11/15/1956); Buddy & Maria Elena Holly's Apartment, 11 Fifth Avenue, (02/1956-08/1968); Clovis, New Mexico (02/1956-08/1968); Holley Family Garage (02/1956-08/1968); Holley Family Home, Lubbock, TX (02/1956-08/1968); Klll Radio, Lubbock, TX (02/1956-08/1968); Lubbock, TX (02/1956-08/1968); Nashville, TN (02/1956-08/1968); New York, NY (02/1956-08/1968); Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, OK (02/1956-08/1968); Wichita Falls, TX (02/1956-08/1968); Buddy & Maria Elena Holly's Apartment, 11 Fifth Avenue, (08/1955); Clovis, New Mexico (08/1955); Holley Family Garage (08/1955); Holley Family Home, Lubbock, TX (08/1955); Klll Radio, Lubbock, TX (08/1955); Lubbock, TX (08/1955); Nashville, TN (08/1955); New York, NY (08/1955); Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, OK (08/1955); Wichita Falls, TX (08/1955); Buddy & Maria Elena Holly's Apartment, 11 Fifth Avenue, (09/19/1957); Clovis, New Mexico (09/19/1957); Holley Family Garage (09/19/1957); Holley Family Home, Lubbock, TX (09/19/1957); Klll Radio, Lubbock, TX (09/19/1957); Lubbock, TX (09/19/1957); Nashville, TN (09/19/1957); New York, NY (09/19/1957); Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, OK (09/19/1957); Wichita Falls, TX (09/19/1957); Buddy & Maria Elena Holly's Apartment, 11 Fifth Avenue, (11/1956-12/1956); Clovis, New Mexico (11/1956-12/1956); Holley Family Garage (11/1956-12/1956); Holley Family Home, Lubbock, TX (11/1956-12/1956); Klll Radio, Lubbock, TX (11/1956-12/1956); Lubbock, TX (11/1956-12/1956); Nashville, TN (11/1956-12/1956); New York, NY (11/1956-12/1956); Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, OK (11/1956-12/1956); Wichita Falls, TX (11/1956-12/1956); Buddy & Maria Elena Holly's Apartment, 11 Fifth Avenue, (12/27/1958); Clovis, New Mexico (12/27/1958); Holley Family Garage (12/27/1958); Holley Family Home, Lubbock, TX (12/27/1958); Klll Radio, Lubbock, TX (12/27/1958); Lubbock, TX (12/27/1958); Nashville, TN (12/27/1958); New York, NY (12/27/1958); Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, OK (12/27/1958); Wichita Falls, TX (12/27/1958); Buddy & Maria Elena Holly's Apartment, 11 Fifth Avenue, (1949-1953); Clovis, New Mexico (1949-1953); Holley Family Garage (1949-1953); Holley Family Home, Lubbock, TX (1949-1953); Klll Radio, Lubbock, TX (1949-1953); Lubbock, TX (1949-1953); Nashville, TN (1949-1953); New York, NY (1949-1953); Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, OK (1949-1953); Wichita Falls, TX (1949-1953); Buddy & Maria Elena Holly's Apartment, 11 Fifth Avenue, (1954-1955); Clovis, New Mexico (1954-1955); Holley Family Garage (1954-1955); Holley Family Home, Lubbock, TX (1954-1955); Klll Radio, Lubbock, TX (1954-1955); Lubbock, TX (1954-1955); Nashville, TN (1954-1955); New York, NY (1954-1955); Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, OK (1954-1955); Wichita Falls, TX (1954-1955).
Photographers: Pete Howard; Frank Driggs; James McCool; Don Larson; Bill Griggs; Barry Hansen; Lew Allen; Sevan Garabedian; Robert Illingworth; Jim Allison .
In 1979, The Complete Buddy Holly gathered up all known Buddy Holly recordings in a six-LP box set, setting the standard for archival rock & roll reissues in the pre-CD era. Perhaps if this box never existed, the wait for a CD incarnation of Holly's complete recordings wouldn't have seemed quite so long, but chances are it would: as the CD revolution waned in the early days of the new millennium, every one of his peers saw their work boxed up in complete sets, leaving Buddy to the bootleggers, notably Purple Chick, who delivered an exhaustive set that covered the same ground as the 1979 box, adding fragments, overdubs, demos, and live performances for good measure, plumping up the collection to nine discs -- just enough arcane material to make it of interest only to fanatics. The same can't be said about Not Fade Away: The Complete Studio Recordings and More, the six-CD box Universal released in 2009, just after they managed to clear away whatever legal and logistical hurdles were standing in their way. To a certain extent, the excitement generated by this long-anticipated item is undercut slightly by Universal's two previous 2009 releases, Memorial Collection and Down the Line: Rarities, which together offered five discs and 109 tracks of Buddy, including all major items, but as an overall experience, Not Fade Away easily eclipses any other Buddy Holly collection, offering the best presentation and sound, its bound hardcover book packaging lending it stature.
Of course, at 203 tracks it's also complete, nearly 100 tracks longer than either the 1979 box or the combined two 2009s collections, offering all the masters, alternate takes, early recordings, demos, and apartment tapes presented in chronological order, which means the posthumous overdubs are featured last. Some items on the Purple Chick collection are missing, but they're mainly fragments and live cuts of rough fidelity, things that are no great loss and of interest only to obsessives, as this tells the entirety of Holly's story. Sometimes, the detail may be too great for some listeners, particularly in the first act, which is filled with scratchy audio, tentative hillbilly, and formative rockabilly. Holly had a prehistory longer than any early rock & roller -- only Eddie Cochran, another tragic loss, came close to cutting so much music before his first hits -- which means that there are no well-known tunes on the entire 35-cut first disc, but when Buddy's prime starts on disc two, the momentum increases considerably, as he starts to pile up classic songs and innovations at a rapid pace. Without a doubt, it's easier to appreciate Holly's overall impact in a condensed set like Memorial Collection, as it doesn't bog down in the details, but the details are naturally the things that make Not Fade Away so valuable to hardcore fans and scholars. Those details reveal the extent of Holly's vision -- how he absorbed Elvis, Bo Diddley, and Chuck Berry, creating some of the hardest early rock & roll; how he pointed the way toward folk-rock and the Beatles' pop -- and they give this box weight by providing the connective thread in his music, which in turn illustrates just how monumental his too-short career was. It's a career that needed a testament like this, and although it's taken too long to arrive, Not Fade Away is almost more valuable because of it, with the years only adding a greater perspective on the accomplishments of this true pioneer of American music.

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