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Fantasy/Concord Records will release "Rave On Buddy Holly" on June 28, with cover versions from performers such as My Morning Jacket, Cee Lo Green, Justin Townes Earle, The Black Keys, Florence + The Machine, She & Him, Modest Mouse, Paul McCartney, Julian Casablancas, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Fiona Apple and John Brion, Graham Nash, The Detroit Cobras, Kid Rock, John Doe, Karen Elson, Nick Lowe and Jenny O.
From the press release:
Rave On Buddy Holly steers clear of the reverent re-creations typically found on similar projects; the artists clearly felt free to explore radically new interpretations. 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. The romantic underpinnings of Holly's music are cleverly revealed in Rave On's multiple male-female pairings: Apple and Brion, Reed, Elson and (husband/producer) Jack White and She & Him.Buddy Holly would be 75 years old on September 7, 2011. Of course, he died in 1959 at age 22.'Rave On Buddy Holly' track listing: 1. "Dearest" - The Black Keys (2:06)2. "Every Day" - Fiona Apple & Jon Brion (2:19)3. "It's So Easy" - Paul McCartney (4:35)4. "Not Fade Away - Florence + The Machine" (4:02)5. "(You're So Square) Baby, I Don't Care" - Cee Lo Green (1:31)6. "Crying, Waiting, Hoping" - Karen Elson (2:25)7. "Rave On" - Julian Casablancas (1:55)8. "I'm Gonna Love You Too" - Jenny O. (2:11)9. "Maybe Baby" - Justin Townes Earle (2:06)10. "Oh Boy" - She & Him (above) (2:18) 11. "Changing All Those Changes" - Nick Lowe (1:41)12. "Words Of Love" - Patti Smith (3:20)13. "True Love Ways" - My Morning Jacket (3:25)14. "That'll Be The Day" - Modest Mouse (2:15)15. "Well...All Right" - Kid Rock (2:09) 16. "Heartbeat" -The Detroit Cobras (2:20) 17. "Peggy Sue" - Lou Reed (3:19) 18. "Peggy Sue Got Married" - John Doe (3:57) 19. "Raining In My Heart" - Graham Nash (3:30)