The "Chirping" Crickets is the self-titled debut album from the American rock and roll band the Crickets, led by Buddy Holly. In 2003, the album was ranked number 421 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Following the album, Holly also pursued a solo career with a string of successful singles, and a full-length effort, eponymously titled Buddy Holly in 1958.

The LP was released in the US in 1957, and in the UK in 1958, and was out of print for many years. It was reissued as a remastered CD in 2004 with bonus tracks.

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Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
The "Chirping" Crickets 12" Vinyl 12 Brunswick Records
The "Chirping" Crickets 12" Vinyl 12 Coral Records LVA 9081 [none]
The "Chirping" Crickets CD 12 MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint from 1972–1990) MCAD-31182 076731118222
The "Chirping" Crickets 12" Vinyl 12 MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint from 1972–1990) MCA-25170 076742517014
The "Chirping" Crickets CD 16 MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint from 1972–1990), Chronicles (a label under UMG’s Universal Music Enterprises division), Decca Records, Geffen Records 1686, B0001686-02 602498613511


part of: 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (2005 edition)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 420)
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