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Not Fade Away (Remembering Buddy Holly) is a decidedly uneven tribute to the late, great rock & roller. Though it is clear the artists on the tribute are sincere in their affection for Holly, their covers add nothing to the original versions. Few of the selections attempt a reinterpretation of the song, and those that do aren’t successful. When the cover is close to the original, it doesn’t sound as fresh as Holly’s version. Consequently, the best way to keep Holly’s memory alive is to replay his records, not this collection.

TrackS:

01. Buddy Holly – Peggy Sue Got Married – 3:54
02. The Mavericks – True Love Ways – 3:07
03. Nanci Griffiths with The Crickets – Well… All Right – 2:16
04. Los Lobos – Midnight Shift – 2:55
05. The Band The The Crickets – Not Fade Away – 3:26
06. The Tractors – Think It Over – 2:59
07. Mary Chapin Carpenter And Kevin Montgomery – Wishing – 3:26
08. Joe Ely And Todd Snider – Oh Boy! – 2:47
09. Mary Stuart And Steve Earle – Crying, Waiting, Hoping – 3:53
10. Suzy Bogguss With Dave Edmunds – It Doesn’t Matter Anymore – 2:25
11. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Maybe Baby – 2:48
12. Waylon Jennings with Mark Knopfler – Learning The Game – 3:08

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