Rated 5 out of 5★ by 2reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by LOYAL2WMT GREAT 2-CD SET OF BEST 1957 & 1958 TOP HIT SONGS DISC ONE AND DISC TWO, IN THAT RESPECTIVE ORDER, CONTAIN A TOTAL OF FORTY VERY ENTERTAINING, MEMORABLE, HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT SELECTIONS FROM 1957 AND 1958. FEATURED HERE ARE SEVERAL ARTISTS AND THEIR SONGS, WHICH HAD COMPRISED SOME TOP HIT ROCK 'N' ROLL MATERIAL OF THAT GENRE. I WILL MENTION, EVEN THOUGH IT DOES NOT REALLY MATTER, THAT THE COVER ART SHOWN ON THIS SITE IS OF ARTISTS "CHUCK BERRY" AND "JERRY LEE LEWIS", BUT THE PACKAGED COVER ART SHOWS ONLY THE "EVERLY BROTHERS". IN MY OPINION, THE PACKAGED COVER ART GIVES A LESS ACCURATE INDICATION OF THE ACTUAL CONTENTS, APPEARING AS IF IT'S SIMPLY AN "EVERLY BROTHERS" CD. IT'S POSSIBLE, HOWEVER, THAT OTHER CUSTOMERS MIGHT RECEIVE DIFFERENT COVER ART. THESE TWO COMPACT-DISCS DO, INDEED, CONTAIN TRACKS BY THOSE GREAT ARTISTS AND OTHERS, SUCH AS "BUDDY HOLLY", "FATS DOMINO", "LITTLE RICHARD", "PAT BOONE", "ANDY WILLIAMS", "PERRY COMO", "RICKY NELSON", "EDDIE COCHRAN", "MARTY ROBBINS", "SONNY JAMES", ETC., ETC. "ELVIS PRESLEY", WHILE HAVING BEEN THE INDISPUTABLY TOP ARTIST OF THOSE YEARS, IS NOT INCLUDED. PERSONALLY, THIS IS A PLUS FOR ME, AS I ALREADY HAVE LOTS OF "ELVIS", AND AM GLAD TO ADD THESE OTHER ARTISTS TO MY COLLECTION. OTHER CUSTOMERS CAN, OF COURSE, PURCHASE TITLES OF ANY ARTISTS THEY MAY PREFER. MOST NOTEWORTHY IS THAT THIS IS A COMPILATION OF MANY OF THE BEST, MOST ENJOYABLE HITS OF THAT PERIOD, AND THE AUDIO QUALITY IS OUTSTANDINGLY SUPERB. THE SOUND IS SO FANTASTIC, IT'S ALMOST AS IF THOSE ARTISTS WERE HERE AND RECORDING TODAY. IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL IF ONLY GREAT ARTISTS AND MUSIC, AS YOU'LL FIND AND ENJOY IN THIS COLLECTION, WERE A PART OF MODERN "MUSIC". ANOTHER VERY IMPORTANT NOTE, PARTICULARLY SINCE SO MANY IMITATIONS OR REMAKES DO EXIST ON THE MARKET, IS THE FACT THAT ALL TRACKS ARE OF THE ORIGINAL MASTER RECORDINGS. THIS WAS A SPECIAL TIME IN MUSIC HISTORY, WHEN ROCK 'N' ROLL WAS YOUNG. FOR A SMALL PRICE, ANYONE CAN PURCHASE A BIG, FIRST CLASS PIECE OF MUSIC HISTORY. 06/21/2014
Rated 5 out of 5★ by WMTCST "LONG LIVE ROCK 'N' ROLL" This dual-CD title contains a total of forty super "Rock 'n' Roll" track selections from 1957 and 1958. The audio quality is absolutely fantastic, the best digital remasters I've heard yet of songs from this music genre, which truly seems to bring these great artists and their great original song recordings back to life. Join me in purchasing this title, remembering a very special time when "Rock 'n' Roll" was young, and enjoy, too. To quote artist Chuck Berry's song "School Days"#included in here#: "Hail, Hail Rock 'n' Roll...Long Live Rock 'n' Roll"!!!!! 06/23/2014