5-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 84-page hardcover book, 148 tracks. Playing time approx 358 mns.
A truly epic 5-CD boxed set containing Duane Eddy's complete recordings for the Jamie label. This is one colossal hit-laden collection with 20 US and UK chart entries including Rebel Rouser, Cannonball, Peter Gunn, Yep, Forty Miles Of Bad Road, Some Kinda Earthquake, Shazam!, and Because They're Young.
There are 148 tracks including Eddy's first recording, Soda Fountain Girl by Jimmy (Delbridge) and Duane, pre-Jamie versions of Ramrod and Caravan and a clutch of rare vocal tracks by other artists all of which feature Eddy's unmistakeable low-down fretwork.
The fabulous hardback book contains minutely detailed and insightful essays by Rob Finnis and Phoenix-based music historian John P. Dixon together with a full discography by the set's original producer, the late and much-missed Bob Jones. The photos too are beyond exceptional.
Obsessive fans will relish the alternative takes in various overdubbed states and the fine array of items which were unissued prior to the first release of this magnificent collection in 1994.
“So if you want to hear this stuff at its best, accompanied by a selection of great period colour/b&w photos, a new essay by Deke Petersen and all relevant session details, then this is a no-brainer.”
Now Dig This, 4/12