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Listen to Me: Buddy Holly
Compilation album by
Various Artists
ReleasedSeptember 6, 2011 (2011-09-06)
Genre Pop, rock and roll
Label Verve Forecast
ProducerExecutive Producers: Peter Asher; For Songmasters: Jennifer Cohen and Regan McCarthy; All songs produced by Peter Asher except “Listen to Me” (produced by Brian Wilson), “Think It Over” (produced by Ringo Starr), and “Words of Love” (produced by Jeff Lynne).

Listen to Me: Buddy Holly is a tribute album to rock ‘n roll pioneer Buddy Holly, in celebration of what would have been his 75th birthday in 2011. The album was released by Verve Forecast in the United States on 6 September 2011 (Holly's birthday was 7 September 1936) and by eOne Entertainment on the same date in Canada. Series of international releases include releases by Victor Entertainment in Japan, Wrasse Records in the United Kingdom, [1] Shock Records in Australia, as well as releases in Denmark, Italy, South Asia etc.

The title alludes to the Holly song "Listen to Me", which was included in the album. Some tracks were previously released, such as Linda Ronstadt's 1970s version of That'll Be the Day, which was also produced by Asher.

A similar 75th birthday tribute album, Rave On Buddy Holly, had been issued just two months previously. It contained a similar range of songs, but by a different group of artists—although Zooey Deschanel appears on both albums (as a solo artist on Listen to Me and as a member of She & Him on Rave On).

Tribute Event/DVD

A tribute event held at the Music Box Theater in Hollywood on September 7, 2011 celebrated what would have been Buddy's 75th birthday. [2] Produced by Songmasters, with Peter Asher acting as music supervisor and producer and Waddy Wachtel as music director, the event brought together the talents of Paul Anka, Michelle Branch, Cobra Starship, Shawn Colvin, Lyle Lovett, Raul Malo, Graham Nash, Stevie Nicks, Boz Scaggs, James Burton, Albert Lee, and Patrick Stump. Keith Richards, Ringo Starr, Jackson Browne, David Campbell and others who were inspired and touched by Holly’s music shared memories via video message. Buddy's widow Maria Elena Holly, seated beside Phil Everly was in attendance, singing along with every song. [3] The event was filmed for a PBS pledge drive special featured throughout USA during December 2011.

Track listing

1." Not Fade Away" Stevie Nicks3:59
2." Maybe Baby" Pat Monahan2:26
3."Listen to Me" Brian Wilson2:41
4."I'm Lookin' for Someone to Love" Imelda May2:08
5." True Love Ways" Jackson Browne3:03
6." Peggy Sue" Cobra Starship2:51
7."Take Your Time" The Fray3:27
8." Think It Over" Ringo Starr1:48
9." Crying Waiting Hoping" Chris Isaak2:26
10." That'll Be the Day" Linda Ronstadt2:33
11." Words of Love" Jeff Lynne2:06
12."Well... All Right" Lyle Lovett2:22
13."Learning the Game" Natalie Merchant3:28
14." Everyday" Patrick Stump2:38
15." It's So Easy" Zooey Deschanel2:55
16." Raining in My Heart" Eric Idle3:01


  1. ^ [1] "Wrasse Records -Listen to Me Buddy Holly Album"
  2. ^ Chris Isaak, Stevie Nicks Lead Buddy Holly Tribute Event Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 20, 2011.
  3. ^ [2] Archived 2012-04-18 at the Wayback Machine Technocrati Buddy Holly: Listen to Me

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