The Everly Brothers

Heartaches & Harmonies [Box Set]

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The four-CD, 102-song Heartaches & Harmonies set includes all of the Everly Brothers' key performances, as well as many overlooked ones, dating from a previously unreleased 1951 radio performance of "Don't Let Our Love Die" to a 1990 live rendition of the very same tune. Opening with a disc's worth of classic Cadence performances, most of the next three CDs are given over to their largely overlooked Warner Bros. '60s output, including many interesting flop singles and album tracks, as well as top-notch rarities like an alternate version of the supremely moody "Nancy's Minuet" and the mid-'60s outtake "And I'll Go." Fine liner notes with detailed comments from the Everlys themselves, but it still manages to miss some great tunes (like the 1964 single "You're the One I Love" and various tracks from their late-'50s and early-'60s LPs) and shouldn't be considered a definitive collection of all their great performances. And the hard fact is, a lot of their post-1966 material (which comprises some of disc three and all of disc four) is kind of boring.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:11
2 2:27
3 2:23
4 2:16
5 2:16
6 2:03
7 2:08
8 2:21
9 2:16
10 2:18
11 2:17
12 2:25
13 1:58
14 2:26
15 3:37
16 3:09
17 2:11
18 2:28
19 2:24
20 2:38
21 1:57
22 2:03
23 2:00

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:26
2 2:31
3 2:36
4
2:04
5 2:24
6 1:52
7 2:34
8 2:06
9 1:57
10 2:23
11 2:18
12 2:16
13 3:07
14 2:19
15 2:46
16 2:14
17 3:28
18 2:20
19 2:02
20 2:03
21 2:00
22 2:25
23 1:51
24 2:22
25 2:03
26
2:29
27
2:07
28 1:57
29 1:52
30
2:13
31 2:21
32 2:19
33 1:29
34
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