Buddy Holly Down The Line: Rarities (2-CD)

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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
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  • Number of Discs: 2
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  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Geffen Records

Entertainment Reviews:

Paste (magazine) (p.68) - "[T]wo discs of material for fanatics and scholars -- from a home recording of a Hank Snow song, laid to tape before Holly's voice had changed, to the entire Buddy & Bob oeuvre and recordings of The Crickets' from the Hollys' garage."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.85
4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] solid stabs at Louvin Brothers harmonies on 'Door To My Heart,' 'Footprints In The Snow' and sundry other country staples....Its downhome charm is limitless."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $0.991.My Two-Timin' Woman
  • Buy for $0.992.Footprints In The Snow
  • Buy for $0.993.Flower Of My Heart
  • Buy for $0.994.Door To My Heart
  • Buy for $0.995.Soft Place In My Heart
  • Buy for $0.996.Gotta Get You Near Me Blues
  • Buy for $0.997.I Gambled My Heart
  • Buy for $0.998.You And I Are Through
  • Buy for $0.999.Down The Line
  • Buy for $0.9910.Baby, Let's Play House
  • Buy for $0.9911.Moonlight Baby AKA Baby,Won't You Come Out Tonight
  • Buy for $0.9912.I Guess I Was Just A Fool
  • Buy for $0.9913.Don't Come Back Knockin'
  • Buy for $0.9914.Love Me
  • Buy for $0.9915.Gone
  • Buy for $0.9916.Gone - (Alternate Take) (alternate take)
  • Buy for $0.9917.Have You Ever Been Lonely
  • Buy for $0.9918.Have You Ever Been Lonely - (Alternate Take) (alternate take)
  • Buy for $0.9919.Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
  • Buy for $0.9920.Good Rockin' Tonight
  • Buy for $0.9921.Rip It Up
  • Buy for $0.9922.Blue Monday
  • Buy for $0.9923.Honky Tonk
  • Buy for $0.9924.Blue Suede Shoes
  • Buy for $0.9925.Shake Rattle And Roll (Partial)
  • Buy for $0.9926.Bo Diddley
  • Buy for $0.9927.Ain't Got No Home
  • Buy for $0.9928.Holly Hop

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $0.991.Last Night (Undubbed)
  • Buy for $0.992.Not Fade Away (Alternate Overdub)
  • Buy for $1.293.Peggy Sue (Alternate Take) - (alternate take)
  • Buy for $0.994.Oh Boy (Undubbed)
  • Buy for $0.995.That's My Desire (Two False Starts Plus Undubbed Master)
  • Buy for $0.996.Take Your Time (False Start & Partially Undubbed Take)
  • Buy for $0.997.Fool's Paradise (Alternate Take Undubbed) - (alternate take)
  • Buy for $0.998.Fool's Paradise (Undubbed Master)
  • Buy for $0.999.Fool's Paradise (Alternate #2 Undubbed) - (alternate take)
  • Buy for $0.9910.Think It Over (False Start & Rehearsal Take)
  • Buy for $0.9911.Think It Over (Undubbed Alternate)
  • Buy for $0.9912.Think It Over (Undubbed Master)
  • Buy for $0.9913.Love's Made A Fool of You (Undubbed)
  • Buy for $0.9914.That'll Be The Day (Greetings To Bob Thiele)
  • Buy for $0.9915.That'll Be The Day (Greetings To Murray Deutsch)
  • Buy for $0.9916.That's What They Say (W/Fragment)
  • Buy for $0.9917.What To Do
  • Buy for $0.9918.Peggy Sue Got Married
  • Buy for $0.9919.That Makes It Tough
  • Buy for $0.9920.Crying, Waiting, Hoping
  • Buy for $0.9921.Learning The Game
  • Buy for $0.9922.Wait 'Till The Sun Shines Nellie
  • Buy for $0.9923.Slippin' And Slidin' (Slow Version #1)
  • Buy for $0.9924.Slippin' And Slidin' (Slow Version #2)
  • Buy for $0.9925.Slippin' And Slidin' (Fast Version)
  • Buy for $0.9926.Buddy & Maria Elena Talking In An Apartment
  • Buy for $0.9927.Dearest (Fragment)
  • Buy for $0.9928.Dearest
  • Buy for $0.9929.Untitled Instrumental AKA Buddy's Guitar / Listed As "Tremolo Instrumental")
  • Buy for $0.9930.Love Is Strange
  • Buy for $0.9931.Smokey Joe's Caf‚

Product Description:

Personnel: Buddy Holly (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, background vocals); Bob Montgomery (vocals, guitar); Jerry Allison (vocals, drums, percussion, background vocals); Sonny Curtis (guitar, fiddle); Donald Amone, Al Caiola, Tommy Allsup (guitar); Don Guess (steel guitar, bass guitar); Norman Petty (piano); George Atwood, Joe Mauldin, Larry Welborn (bass guitar); Bob "Crow" Clarke (drums); Merrill Ostrus, William Marine, Robert Harter, Robert Bollinger, Abby Hoffer, William Marine, Robert Bollinger, Abby Hoffer, Robert Harter, Niki Sullivan (background vocals).
Audio Remasterer: Erick Labson.
Liner Note Author: Bill Dahl.
Recording information: Buddy & Maria Elena Holley's Apartment, New York, NY (??/??/1949-01/20/1959); Clovis, NM (??/??/1949-01/20/1959); New York, NY (??/??/1949-01/20/1959); The Holley Family Home, Lubbock, TX (??/??/1949-01/20/1959); Wichita Falls, TX (??/??/1949-01/20/1959).
Photographer: Lewis Allen.
Arrangers: Bob Montgomery ; Buddy Holly.
Released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of his death, the revealing 59-track, two-disc DOWN THE LINE: THE RARITIES offers a glimpse of the man and the recordings behind the Buddy Holly legend. While not for newcomers, members of Holly's not insubstantial cult will find a treasure trove of obscure and previously unreleased gems, highlighted by recordings of Holly and classmate Bob Montgomery, the Crickets' "Garage Tapes" cut in the Holly family's garage in late 1956, and the legendary "Apartment Tapes," the last recording made by Holly before his death--all in virgin, un-dubbed form. The set also includes outtakes and alternate versions of better known Crickets' cuts, all of which offer an insightful glimpse into Buddy Holly at work in the studio.
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