Epic Anthology

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The Hollies' Epic Anthology offers the best of their late-'60s to mid-'70s output for the label, ranging from the soaring "Carrie Anne" to the swaggering "Long Cool Woman In a Black Dress" to "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" and all points in between. The collection reaffirms the Hollies' gifts as synthesists; "Dear Eloise" distills the trippier, cheerier moments of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band into three minutes of bubblegum vaudeville pop; the group's "4th of July, Asbury Park Sandy" turns the raw romanticism of Springsteen's original into the kind of lushly harmonized soft rock that dominated the airwaves in the early '70s. The group's breezy '60s songs are ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The Hollies' Epic Anthology offers the best of their late-'60s to mid-'70s output for the label, ranging from the soaring "Carrie Anne" to the swaggering "Long Cool Woman In a Black Dress" to "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" and all points in between. The collection reaffirms the Hollies' gifts as synthesists; "Dear Eloise" distills the trippier, cheerier moments of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band into three minutes of bubblegum vaudeville pop; the group's "4th of July, Asbury Park Sandy" turns the raw romanticism of Springsteen's original into the kind of lushly harmonized soft rock that dominated the airwaves in the early '70s. The group's breezy '60s songs are still their most enduring, especially the brilliant "King Midas in Reverse" which was used unforgettably in Steven Soderbergh's The Limey, but even less striking songs like "Jennifer Eccles" and "Everything Is Sunshine" have an endearing lightness and cheekiness that has aged well. While their '70s work isn't quite as strong, "The Air That I Breathe" is still an enduring single and "Long Dark Road" and "Indian Girl," at the very least, sound sincere. Epic Anthology isn't the perfect Hollies collection, as it's missing key singles from their time with Imperial, but it's still a good look at the second half of their career.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972425023
  • Catalog Number: 724250
  • Sales rank: 27,637

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Hollies Primary Artist
Graham Nash Rhythm Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Allan Clarke Harmonica, Vocals
Terry Sylvester Rhythm Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Bob Elliott Drums
Bernie Calvert Bass
Tony Hicks Banjo, Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Mikael Rickfors Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Technical Credits
Graham Nash Composer
Allan Clarke Composer
Roger Cook Composer
Terry Sylvester Composer
Roger Greenaway Composer
Tony Hicks Composer
Ron Richards Producer, Liner Notes
Al Quaglieri Liner Notes
Bob Irwin Producer
Vic Anesini Engineer
Bob Felsenstein Art Direction
Tony Macaulay Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The Hollies Anthology To Get

    EPIC ANTHOLOGY is the best anthology by the Hollies to get. Some people might say that you should also get the remastered GREATEST HITS so that you'll have the pre-1967 stuff as well, but the truth is, the band really didn't come into its own until they left Imperial and signed with Epic. This anthology covers the Hollies' peak years, making it a must-own for any pop-rock fan.

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