Eddie Cochran

Portrait of a Legend

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Fine-looking and fine-sounding collection of unreleased stereo versions and alternate takes, this is nonetheless unnecessary for all but Cochran completists. In the spirit of numerous Beatles bootlegs (though this LP is quite official), these are in the main studio recordings with small (sometimes minute) differences in the mixing, or stereo versions which are not easy to come by on official releases, although mono versions of the exact same takes are plentiful. There are plenty of fine songs here ("Weekend," "Summertime Blues," "C'mon Everybody," "Three Steps to Heaven"), but they're better heard both in their more common versions, and in the context of a coherent anthology. And if you need to settle for just one version of "Summertime Blues" or "C'mon Everybody," why spring for the "Summertime Blues" without the echoed vocal, or "C'mon Everybody" missing a guitar overdub?

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 01:52 Spotify
2 01:53
3
02:22 Spotify
4
02:16 Spotify
5
02:42 Spotify
6
02:21 Spotify
7
01:57
8 01:57 Spotify
9
02:09
10 02:31 Spotify
11 02:16 Spotify
12
02:00
13
02:32
14
02:33 Spotify
15 02:10 Spotify
16 02:12
17
02:09
18 02:03 Spotify
19
02:17
20
01:54
21 02:11 Spotify
22 02:09 Spotify
23 01:56 Spotify
24 02:16 Spotify
25 02:16
26 02:25
27
02:21 Spotify
28
02:05 Spotify
29 02:21 Spotify
30 01:53 Spotify
31
01:47 Spotify
32 04:25 Spotify
33
02:14 Spotify
34
02:23
35 01:47 Spotify
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