Bill Haley – The Warner Brothers Years And More (1999) [6CDs, Box Set]

Bill Haley - The Warner Brothers Years And More (1999) [6CDs, Box Set]

Bill Haley – The Warner Brothers Years And More (1999) [6CDs, Box Set]
EAC Rip | 6xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.80 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Bear Family Records | Germany | Cat#: BCD 16157 FI | Genre: Rockabilly, Rock & Roll

The rating of this six-CD set is no joke — yes, Bill Haley was supposed to be an irrelevant artist during the 1960s, but he did, in fact, generate well over 100 good and far-better-than-decent sides that are contained in this set. No, there’s nothing remotely as earth-shattering or important as his best work for Decca from 1954-1955, and even most hardcore fans of that material may find the cost of this set difficult to justify; but take it from someone who shelled out for this box, it’s worth a LOT more than you’d ever guess without hearing it — Haley and his band still knew how to work a song, as demonstrated several dozen times on this set. Continue reading “Bill Haley – The Warner Brothers Years And More (1999) [6CDs, Box Set]”

Bill Haley & His Comets – The Decca Years And More (1990) {5CDs, Box Set}

Bill Haley & His Comets - The Decca Years And More (1990) {5CDs, Box Set}

Bill Haley & His Comets – The Decca Years And More (1990) {5CDs, Box Set}
EAC Rip | 5xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.46 GB (CDs) + 620 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Bear Family Records | W.Germany | Cat#: BCD 15506 | Genre: Rock & Roll, Rockabilly

Any casual listener looking over this 132-track five-CD set would probably conclude that it was far more Bill Haley than they need bite off in one gulp — and they’d be right, as casual listeners. For the serious rock & roll enthusiast, as well as the hardcore Bill Haley fan, however, there’s a wealth of worthwhile material to be found here, some of which will amaze even those fans: a dozen great songs and 55 or so more that are good, and another 20 that are fascinating Continue reading “Bill Haley & His Comets – The Decca Years And More (1990) {5CDs, Box Set}”