- Number of Discs: 4
- Released: July 6, 2009
- Label: EMI Import
Eddie Cochran is a legendary Rock N Roll singer-songwriter. He died tragically in a car accident aged 21, whilst on tour in the UK. Inducted into the Rock N Roll hall of fame 1987.
Packaging: 4cd box set standard jewel case with an 8 page booklet.
This release is a comprehensive 4cd introduction to Eddie Cochran across 134 tracks. Including all his major hits!
CD 1 - Early Years
Chronicles his early work 1955-56 when he performed as a duo with Hank Cochran (no-relation) as The Cochran Brothers .
CD 2 - Solo
'Twenty Flight Rock' (his first UK Single)
'Sittin' In The Balcony' his first single released on liberty (US top 20)
'Jeanie, Jeanie, Jeanie' First US hit 1958 top 40 entry UK 1961
'Summertime Blues' US million seller & UK top 20 hit
CD 3 - Solo/Instrumental
Includes 'C'mon Everybody' Reached top 10 (1959) & the track it was originally based on 'Lets Get Together' also featured. Also includes his last 2 hits: 'Teenage Heaven' (featured on the film Go, Johnny Go!) & 'Somethin' Else' (UK top 30)
CD 4 - Stereo/Sidesman/Live
Includes 'Three Steps To Heaven' (Eddie Cochran & The Crickets) Recorded with Buddy Holly s backing band The Crickets two days before he left for Britain. This was the first release after his death & his only UK No.1.
Audio also includes live versions, stereo recordings, instrumentals, out takes etc..
Sleeve notes written by Eddie Cochran expert - Barry Holley from 'Now Dig This' Magazine. (Independent 50s rock n roll monthly magazine).
This release is not in conjunction with any anniversaries however, it is the 50th Anniversary of his death next April.