Twangin' from Phoenix to L.A.-Jamie Years
(Boxed Set, Special Packaging, 5PC)
5-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 84-page hardcover book, 148 tracks. Playing time: 357:38. - 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 unmistakable 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.