Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Never To Be Forgotten: The Mustang Years
Genres: Pop, Rock
'Never To Be Forgotten - The Mustang Years' is the definitive history; his entire output for the Mustang label, plus the rare live album 'Live At PJ's in its complete form. A stunning 64-page booklet is included along w... more »
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'Never To Be Forgotten - The Mustang Years' is the definitive history; his entire output for the Mustang label, plus the rare live album 'Live At PJ's in its complete form. A stunning 64-page booklet is included along with all of the original artwork, plus new liner notes. This 1998 Del-Fi release has 63 tracks.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was obviously a labor of love for the people who put it together. The sound quality is superb -- most of the tracks sound like they were recorded yesterday -- and the packaging is the best I've ever seen. The box contains a jewel box with the two studio CDs, a separate sleeve with a CD of the group performing live, and an extremely comprehensive booklet. All of these tracks were recorded within five or six years after Buddy Holly's death, and I think it's a fair guess that this is what Buddy Holly might have sounded like if he had lived. The songs are all very catchy, and the sound is very crisp and full. This wasn't a one-dimensional group -- these guys could really play. "I Fought the Law" is, of course, one of those 2-1/2 minutes of rock perfection where everything just came together. I was astounded that it didn't make it into the VH-1 Top 100 in Rock History -- I can't imagine how it could fail to be in any sane person's Top 20. It would have been a major hit in any era.(Check out the version by The Clash, which is also great.) Anyway, this is a super set and is WELL worth the money."
A Real Killer Blast from the Past!!!!!
PATRICK J. MCKENNA | St.Marys, GA United States | 02/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It was a mono copy of the "I Fought the Law" LP, which was found in the bargain bin, that turned me on to the Booby Fuller Four. That was back in 1968. I still love those butt-kicking recordings.
What makes "Never to be Forgotten" a "must have" collection is the inclusion of both the mono and stereo recordings. Some of the mono recordings are really wilder than the stereo versions.
One example is "New Shade of Blue," which, in my honest opinion, sounds so stark and expressive in mono. The stereo version sounds sterile and lame in comparison.
Personal opinions aside, I strongly recommend checking out this collection (in its entirety) and then draw your own conclusions.
By the way...you don't even have to be a life-long BB4 fan to appreciate this collection!!!
But be warned..."Never to be Forgotten: the Mustang Years" will turn listeners into die-hard BB4 fans."
The Fantastic Mr. Fuller
lighten_up_already2 | Kirkland, WA USA | 01/06/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This review is for anyone who heard "Let Her Dance" at the end of The Fantastic Mr. Fox movie and went looking for that song and maybe some more from the Bobby Fuller Four.
This is where you get the bang for the buck. The problem is that the CD can only be had in physical form at extreme prices (hint, that's because this stuff is brilliant and incredible joyous fun to listen to) so now you're thinking of downloading the MP3 version.
That's what I did, and I found that the beautiful Byrds-like track "Julie" is whacked. The balance is all off and the vocals can barely be heard. Imagine my surprise when I then listened to the same song on the "I Fought the Law: The Best of the Bobby Fuller Four" and found that it sounded fine. So I downloaded that track alone from that CD and replaced the "Julie" version from this album.
Also, I found the version of Let Her Dance on this CD seems to have recording quality problems too. It sounds like it was taken of an old original tape without any attempt to correct for problems. The version on "I Fought the Law: The Best of the Bobby Fuller Four" is superior as well.
Still, for buying Bobby Fuller Four in bulk, this is the deal.