Review of The Everly Brothers – The Very Best Of (Warner Music Canada)

The Everly BrothersWhile some might see this compilation as being nothing more than a cash grab in light of Phil Everly’s tragic passing at the start of the year, I like to think of it more as a reminder to all of us as to what exactly constitutes real music. Hearing the duo’s impeccable harmonies and the way that their voices intertwine on hits like Cathy’s Clown, Bye Bye Love, Devoted To You and All I Have To Do Is Dream are enough to bring a person to tears. In today’s world of slick, over-produced pop, this 31-track collection serves to remind us that The Everly Brothers were indeed one of a kind. We are beyond lucky to have this music to remember them.