What can you say about a 26-cut Gene Vincent collection that gives you most of what you'd ever want? This is not for the collector, and may be more than the very casual fan bargained for, but for everybody else, this set is pure rockabilly gold -- in other words, close to perfect. Thankfully, the wise person at EMI who assembled this left "Be-Bop-A-Lula" until the very end, giving listeners a chance to experience Vincent's amazing range, from the smoking "Race with the Devil" to the finger-popping "Red Blue Jeans and a Pony Tail" to the country boogie of "Who Slapped John?" to the jukebox jumpin' "Dance to the Bop," with some key love songs thrown into the mix -- rather than saturating it -- as well. For the price, you can't beat this one.
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AllMusic Review by Thom Jurek