Compared to its brethren in the MCA Special Products' budget-line series, Vintage Collectibles, Vol. 7: 1955-1958 doesn't explore much unusual territory. To some listeners, this may be a little dismaying, since many earlier volumes and all later discs contains some truly interesting detours, but for many casual listeners, this is a very consistent, very entertaining trawl through the MCA vaults, thanks to an abundance of stone-cold classics: Clarence "Frogman" Henry's "Ain't Got No Home," Chuck Berry's "Roll Over Beethoven," Buddy Holly's "Peggy Sue," Lloyd Price's "Stagger Lee," Danny & the Juniors' "Rock & Roll is Here to Stay," the Dell Vikings' "Whispering Bells," Bobby Helms' "My Special Angel," the Moonglows' "Sincerely" and Pat Boone's "Love Letters in the Stand." Only the Flamingos' "I'll Be Home" may be unfamiliar to the average listener, which is a pretty good ratio indeed for those consumers who choose to play it safe. And if you do choose to play it safe, Vintage Collectibles, Vol. 7 is one of the best choices you can make, as far as budget-line discs go.
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine