Offered for sale is a rare still sealed stereo promotional copy of Buddy Holly’s Greatest Hits.
At the time of Buddy Holly’s tragic death in 1959, he’d released only two albums – That’ll Be the Day and The Chirping Crickets. He did leave a lot of unreleased material behind, and Coral Records, his label, continued to release Buddy Holly albums steadily from the time of his death until 1971.
Believe it or not, it took 8 years before Coral released a greatest hits package, releasing Buddy Holly’s Greatest Hits in both mono and electronically processed stereo in 1967. That album contains a dozen of Holly’s essential tracks:
- Peggy Sue
- True Love Ways
- Bo Diddley
- What to Do
- Learning the Game
- It Doesn’t Matter Anymore
- That’ll Be the Day
- Oh, Boy!
- Brown Eyed Hansome Man
- Early in the Morning
- Maybe Baby
If you’re a casual fan or a completist, Buddy Holly’s Greatest Hits is a great album to have in your collection.
About this copy: This copy of Buddy Holly’s Greatest Hits is an original 1967 electronically rechanneled stereo release. The album is still sealed; the record is presumably new and unplayed. There is a promotional sticker on the back cover that says “SAMPLE COPY;” this leads us to believe that the record inside has a yellow promotional label, rather than the stock black Coral label with colored bands.
Obviously, we can’t be 100% certain of that, but the other yellow label promo copies we’ve seen for sale had the sticker, so this one most likely has the promotional label. The fourth photo shows an example of a (different) copy of this album with a yellow label. That’s an example only; this copy is still sealed.
The wrap is fully intact except for the upper right hand corner, where it’s torn a couple of inches as you can see in the first photo.
A beautiful copy of a great album, and the only sealed promo copy we’ve ever seen of any original Buddy Holly LP.
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