Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Rave On Buddy Holly

Lou Reed, Cee Lo, The Black Keys, Paul McCartney, Julian Casablancas and The Detroit Cobras are just a handful of names who contributed to Rave On Buddy Holly, a 19-song tribute to Lubbock's most prized export. The album will be released on June 28, 2011. Here are a few details from the press release:
Florence + The Machine bring an industrial New Orleans vibe to "Not Fade Away" (with help from Bayou icon Ivan Neville on keys). The Black Keys' elemental accompaniment touches the emotional core of "Dearest" while Modest Mouse takes "That'll Be the Day" into truly avant-garde territory. Cee Lo Green's exquisite vocals, for example, echo among handclaps and percussion on his epic reading of "Baby, You're So Square." Paul McCartney's take on the originally lilting "It's So Easy" is a raw, propulsive excursion filled with boisterous spoken ad-libs. Lou Reed lays down a blazing "Peggy Sue," replete with overdriven guitars and loopy keyboards.
Stream "Dearest" by The Black Keys:

'Rave On Buddy Holly' track listing:
1. "Dearest" - The Black Keys
2. "Every Day" - Fiona Apple & Jon Brion
3. "It's So Easy" - Paul McCartney
4. "Not Fade Away - Florence + The Machine"
5. "(You're So Square) Baby, I Don't Care" - Cee Lo Green
6. "Crying, Waiting, Hoping" - Karen Elson
7. "Rave On" - Julian Casablancas
8. "I'm Gonna Love You Too" - Jenny O.
9. "Maybe Baby" - Justin Townes Earle
10. "Oh Boy" - She & Him (2:18)
11. "Changing All Those Changes" - Nick Lowe
12. "Words Of Love" - Patti Smith
13. "True Love Ways" - My Morning Jacket
14. "That'll Be The Day" - Modest Mouse
15. "Well...All Right" - Kid Rock
16. "Heartbeat" -The Detroit Cobras
17. "Peggy Sue" - Lou Reed
18. "Peggy Sue Got Married" - John Doe
19. "Raining In My Heart" - Graham Nash

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