We're remembering The Everly Brothers' early greatest hits collection, The Very Best of The Everly Brothers, originally released in 1964.
Phil and Don Everly had earned a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame before the ink had even dried on their Warner Bros. contract; later Top 10 singles like Cathy's Clown, Walk Right Back and Crying In The Rain only added to their legacy. That fact was reflected on 1964's The Very Best of The Everly Brothers collection, whose dozen tracks were split evenly between songs from their earlier Cadence period and their WB hits. While these versions of those Cadence classics (including Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie and All I Have To Do Is Dream) are re-recordings, before you purists start writing your congressman, give them a listen. Faithful to the original arrangements and featuring some of the original session men, these remakes capture the siblings' matchless harmonies with much greater fidelity in true stereo versions only available here. The Very Best of The Everly Brothers features some of the most well-crafted and memorable pop-rock of the pre-Beatles era.
Everly Brothers | ‘Bye Bye Love’
Everly Brothers | ‘Wake Up Little Susie’
Everly Brothers | ‘All I Have To Do Is Dream’
Hey Doll Baby is a newly remastered 17-track compilation that collects some of the lesser-known, buried treasures in the Everly Brothers’ rich catalogue with songs assembled by Adria Petty, Tom Petty’s daughter, who worked closely with both Everly families on the project, with help from Phil’s widow Patti and son Jason, who provided track-by-track commentary for the liner notes, as well as Don Everly, prior to his passing last summer, and his widow Adela. Hey Doll Baby holds the bittersweet distinction of being the final project Don worked on. Pre-order on CD & Vinyl, here.
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