Buddy Holly – Buddy Holly and the Crickets 1962 stereo LP with shrink


A stereo copy of the 1962 LP Buddy Holly and the Crickets by Buddy Holly and the Crickets.

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Offered for sale is an original stereo pressing of the 1962 LP Buddy Holly and the Crickets by Buddy Holly and the Crickets.

About this copy:  This copy of Buddy Holly and the Crickets is a 1962 rechanneled stereo pressing of an LP that was originally released in 1957 with a different cover as The Chirping Crickets.

The cover is M- and retains the complete original shrink wrap.  There is a punch hole in the upper right hand corner.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.

A beautiful copy of one of the best rock and roll records ever made.

Background: After the death of Buddy Holly in 1959, his labels, Coral and Decca, made numerous attempts to sell more albums by repackaging old material and by digging through their vaults to find whatever unreleased material they could find.

One of their reissues was of the 1957 LP The Chirping Crickets, which had originally been released only in mono.  In 1962, they retitled the album as Buddy Holly and the Crickets and reissued it in both mono and stereo with a different cover.

Allmusic.com gave the album a 5 star review:

The debut album by the Crickets and the only one featuring Buddy Holly released during his lifetime, The “Chirping” Crickets contains the group’s number one single “That’ll Be the Day” and its Top Ten hit “Oh, Boy!.” Other Crickets classics include “Not Fade Away,” “Maybe Baby,” and “I’m Looking for Someone to Love.” The rest of the 12 tracks are not up to the standard set by those five, but those five are among the best rock & roll songs of the 1950s or ever, making this one of the most significant album debuts in rock & roll history, ranking with Elvis Presley and Meet the Beatles.

You can listen to “Maybe Baby” here:

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Coral
Catalog Number:
CRL 757405
Year of Release: 1962
Format: Stereo (rechanneled)
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Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in