Various, Rave On Buddy Holly, FANTASY & CONCORD - EMusician

Various, Rave On Buddy Holly, FANTASY & CONCORD

Forget any preconceptions: The remakes on this eclectic 75th-birthday tribute to Buddy Holly are as visionary as the originals. The vibe is fresh and experimental, while remaining reverent.
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Forget any preconceptions: The remakes on this eclectic 75th-birthday tribute to Buddy Holly are as visionary as the originals. The vibe is fresh and experimental, while remaining reverent. Plenty of ear candy here: Patti Smith’s “Words Of Love” is breathtaking with its dreamy synth tones, while Kid Rock’s “Well…All Right” features delightful Stax horn section grooves and classy backing vocals. You won’t find formulation, with artists as varied as Modest Mouse to Lou Reed checking in with their own spirited interpretations. It’s definitely a fun romp through some of the best songs ever written.
CRAIG DALTON

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