Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Not his Strongest material
Eric S. Kent | NJ | 08/10/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a fan of Gene Vincent, these two LPs are certainly worth it. If you are new to Gene Vincent, start off with the compilation "Screaming End." Overall, these two LPs don't have the reckless abandon as with the Cliff Gallup material. I believe that if the production of these LPs was better (the difference is very noticeable compared to the Gallup-era bonus tracks), these would be incredible records. Less-than-stellar production aside, there are some gorgeous gems highlighting Vincent's vocal talents: passionate pathos in "I Can't Believe You Want to Leave", tremulous ballad singing in "You Are the One for Me", melting tones in "Maybe" and "My Heart." Gene Vincent could rock *Hard*, Loud, and Rowdy. Excluding the bonus tracks, "Ready Teddy" is probably the hardest rocker, yet doesnt approach the raw energy of earlier material. Overall, these LPs are more Pop, more controlled, yet still helping define Rock-n-Roll. I'm tempted to give the CD 3-stars because of lackluster production, but Gene's vocal ability just has too many moments on this disk to push the rating that low."
Great stuff, two lp's on one cd!
Rockabilly-Rebel-1955 | 05/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you like Gene Vincent, then you can't go wrong with this. This twofer if full of his echoed, huccuped, slightly erotic in a teeny-bopper sort of way vocals. He turns standards like Johnny Mercer's Accentuate The Positive and turns it into swingin' rockabilly bebop. Like I said you either like Gene Vincent or you don't but if you like him, you'll love this, and since all his recordings feature the great backup band The Blue Caps, all of the stuff he recorded with them is exellent, and at the same high lev el of hsi hit Bebop a lula. Great rockabilyl stuff, that swings as musch as it rocks."
Definately worth the money
Rockabilly-Rebel-1955 | 10/02/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm always amazed by the output that Gene Vincent accomplished and I'm thrilled to see their release. It's hard enough to find good 50's rock without having these sides sit in a vault somewhere. Unfortunately Cliff Gallup isn't on these songs but they still rock. It's a nice mixture of novelty tunes (Why Don't You People Learn to Drive), rockers (Maybelline), and ballads (Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain) and should please any fan. The liner notes are a little weak but hey who needs to read when you can listen."