THE CRICKETS The Crickets And Their Buddies|
Sovereign Artists (2004)
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.
"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
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