The Crickets

The Original

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EMI's Crickets anthology, The Liberty Years, has gone out of print, but some of the same material can be found on this mid-priced import. The 20 mid-'60s recordings here find the Crickets moving firmly in a British Invasion direction (including a few Beatles covers), although at least one song (the excellent "My Little Girl") features the familiar backbeat and strummy rhythm. The Liberty Years remains the better collection, but The Original is an adequate substitute.

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