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THE CRICKETS ‘The Crickets And Their Buddies’
Sovereign Artists (2004)

The Crickets

Once at the forefront of Rock'n'Roll, the Crickets have continued to tour and record since the sad loss of Buddy Holly all those years ago.

Here we get new versions of many of the old hits, featuring a plethora of guests, including Bobby Vee, Eric Clapton, Waylon Jennings and more.

"That'll Be The Day" is the obvious choice for opener. The modern production and recording techniques are welcomed, but like many of the tracks here they do miss Buddy Holly's touch, and in a couple of cases any sign of emotion too.

The Crickets

"Well Alright" (one of Jennings' last recordings) is worth a listen, "Think It Over" (Graham Nash) is a decent version and Vince Neil's "I Fought The Law" is the only one to really add anything to earlier versions.

An enjoyable collection, but the packaging is light and the Crickets must be careful of becoming a covers band of themselves.


Review by Joe Geesin

***** Out of this world | **** Pretty damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly

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