The Hollies' Greatest Hits [Bonus Track]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
This compilation, whose release was sparked by the 1972 success of "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress," the Hollies' most successful American single, contains 12 of their 14 biggest U.S. hits, 1964-1972, missing only "Jennifer Eccles" and "I Can't Let Go," for which it substitutes the slightly lower-charting, but perhaps more familiar "Dear Eloise" and "King Midas in Reverse." As such, it is very nearly as good a one-LP hits collection as there could be for the U.S. market at this time. [The 2002 reissue features one extra song: "Air That I Breathe."]
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
This compilation, whose release was sparked by the 1972 success of "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress," the Hollies' most successful American single, contains 12 of their 14 biggest U.S. hits, 1964-1972, missing only "Jennifer Eccles" and "I Can't Let Go," for which it substitutes the slightly lower-charting, but perhaps more familiar "Dear Eloise" and "King Midas in Reverse." As such, it is very nearly as good a one-LP hits collection as there could be for the U.S. market at this time. [The 2002 reissue features one extra song: "Air That I Breathe."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/2002
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998646322
  • Catalog Number: 86463
  • Sales rank: 6,457

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Hollies Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Bob Irwin Producer
Vic Anesini Mastering
Karen Lee Grant Cover Design, Collage
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hollies' Greatest Hits [Bonus Track]

    If you only listened to 10 British groups from the 1960's, you would have to include the Hollies. The Hollies unique three-part vocals, centered on Allan Clarke (easily one of the five best vocalists of the British Invasion era) and were bookended by Tony Hicks and high-voice Graham Nash. The Hollies are one of the few groups that are instantly recognizeable upon first hearing them. This compilation is an excellent place to hear the Hollies at their best. "Bus Stop" is a great example of telling a story with the fewest words....almost a shorthand way of storytelling. "Carrie Ann", with unique steel drum sound, "Stop Stop Stop" with electric banjo and the fully- orchestrated "King Midas In Reverse" give three distinct sounds on this compilation. "Look Through Any Window", "Just One Look" and "On a Carousel" are all uplifting pop at its best. "Long Cool Woman" features what many observers consider the greatest guitar opening of the era, while "The Air That I Breathe" proved that the Hollies sound was adaptable to a new audience in 1974. "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" is the seminal pop song (listen for Elton John on piano). The song was so good, that a full 19 years after its initial release (1969), it returned all the way to # 1 on the British charts in 1988. Few songs of the pop era can claim such staying power. The Hollies Greatest Hits is a fantastic place to hear this wonderful group!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hollies' Greatest Hits [Bonus Track]

    If you were to buy recordings of 10 British rock groups from the 1960's, the Hollies should be one of them, and what better release than the Hollies Greatest Hits? The Hollies' 3-part vocal harmonies, centered on Allan Clarke put them in a class all by themselves for the era. Clarke, Tony Hicks and high-voice Graham Nash melded their sound into one incredible aural experience. Bus Stop remains as an amazing example of telling a story in the fewest number of words. Long Cool Woman begins with a guitar riff that many contend is the finest guitar opening to any 1960's rock song. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother is the seminal 1970's pop ballad. It was so good that when it was reissued 18 years after its initial release, it went to #1 on the British charts. Not many songs have demonstrated that kind of staying power in the popular music genre. Throw in Look Through Any Window, Carrie Ann, On A Carousel, Just One Look, Stop Stop Stop, The Air That I Breathe and King Midas In Reverse and most of the Hollies best-remembered songs are here. In closing, it must be said that Hollies lead singer Allan Clarke is easily one of the top 5 solo male voices to emerge from the British Invasion. The Hollies are a band that deserves to be remembered. Their sound is very much their own. This is a great place to hear it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I love their music.

    Great songs.

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