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The Buddy Holly Story: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
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Doing justice to a superstar.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This cd is not the typical recreation of a biographical subject's style or sound. It seems to take Buddy's music one step beyond where he left it. It has the real feeling of live, extemporaneous sets with an energy that is is wonderfully authentic. What makes this even more interesting is the fact that Gary Busey sings lead and plays lead guitar, Charles Martin Smith plays base and the Don Stroud plays drums. Although other film biographies have had the actors attempting to play the music, none are as musically successful as this. This is truly a unique and wonderful extension of the Buddy Holly experience."
Gary Busey creating the right atmosphere for the movie
Jacobus T. Boot | Perth, Western Australia | 02/27/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This soundtrack came from a less than perfect biography of Buddy Holly's life which for unspecified reasons did not refer to the Crickets and miss-stated or glossed over a number of important people and facts. However, despite this, Gary Busey's efforts in The Buddy Holly Story are to be praised. It is amazing that he sings and plays all of Buddy's songs himself - and does a pretty good job of getting the feel of the music and creating the right atmosphere. This is the value of this CD, one of the very few occasions that anybody has captured that feel sufficiently well enough to encourage the listener to want to know more about the man and his music."
As good as they get!........
monkeyassgrog | USA | 02/26/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I believe the trailer for this movie stated "it will have you laughing, crying,dancing in the aisles!" Or something to that effect. Well it did just that to me! And to be honest the soundtrack is better than the movie! Holly may not have even come close to sounding like this live,but you'll think he did!You will HOPE he did! The guys (Busey,Smith,Stroud) Bring life to the music. Stand outs include: That'll be the day, Rave on, Oh boy! and others. If your a Holly fan you WILL enjoy it! If your a REAL rock and roll fan you'll love it!"