The Hollies – Hollies’ Greatest (LP Parlophone – PMC/PCS 7057, 1968).
Producer – Ron Richards
Genre: Pop / Rock
” Hollies’ Greatest ” is the only album that reached number one, the British band The Hollies , in the UK. The build was released after Graham Nash output of this group and the intention of this LP was to gather all their hit singles which participated Nash. Only 3 of the 14 songs on the album, “Stay”, “I Can not Let Go” and “Stop! Stop! Stop!”, Had been previously released albums in the UK.
The album spent seven weeks at the top of the charts in 1968. In total, was 27 weeks in the British table LPs, and is the most successful album of Hollies.
The track “Yes I Will” appearing in this album is not the 1965 (3 January 1965), but an earlier, unreleased recording from 1964 (15 December 1964), due to an administrative EMI error only it was detected after the album has already left for marketing. It has a completely different guitar passage, with Tony Hicks.
The Hollies is a pop band / British rock that was formed in 1962 in Manchester, England, although most members lived on the east side of Lancashire. The group had its original formation with Allan Clarke (vocals), Graham Nash (guitar and vocals), Vic Steele (lead guitar), Eric Haydock (bass) and Don Rathbone (drums).
The group’s main feature was their vocal harmonies. The band was discovered by Ron Richards EMI, which produced most of the songs of The Hollies from 1963 to 1979. The group had many successes of which we point out, “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress”, “Stop, Stop, Stop” “Carrie Anne” “on the Carousel”, “Jennifer Eccles,” “Bus Stop”, “Sorry Suzanne” or “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”, among others.
The biography of this excellent group already inserted this blog.
Graham Nash (Graham William Nash, 2 de fevereiro de 1942, Blackpool, Lancashire, Inglaterra) – guitarra e voz,
Allan Clarke (Harold Allan Clarke, 5 de abril de 1942, Salford, Lancashire, Inglaterra) – vocalista e guitarra,
Tony Hicks (Anthony Christopher Hicks, 16 de dezembro de 1945, Nelson, Lancashire, Inglaterra) – guitarra solo,
Bernie Calvert (Bernard Bamford Calvert,16 de setembro de 1942, Brierfield, Lancashire, Inglaterra) – guitarrabaixo,
Bobby Elliott (Elliott Robert Hartley, December 8, 1942, Bolton, Lancashire, England) – drums.
Tracks / Tracklist:
A1 I Can’t Let Go (Gorgoni, Taylor) 02:28
A2 Bus Stop (Gouldman) 02:58
A3 We’re Through (Ransford) 02:18
A4 Carrie Anne (Clarke, Hicks, Nash) 02:59
A5 Here I Go Again (Westlake, Shuman) 02:22
A6 King Midas In Reverse (Clarke-Hicks-Nash) 03:10
A7 Yes I Will (Goffin, Titelman) 02:57
B1 I’m Alive (Ballard Jnr.) 02:29
B2 Just One Look (Payne, Carroll) 02:35
B3 On A Carousel (Clarke-Hicks-Nash) 03:12
B4 Stay (Williams) 02:16
B5 Look Through Any Window (Silverman, Gouldman) 02:19
B6 Stop, Stop, Stop (Clarke-Hicks-Nash) 02:53
B7 Jennifer Eccles (Clarke, Nash) 03:09
C1 – Yes I Will ((Goffin, Titelman) (1965 vrs.) 02:55
C2 – Sorry Suzanne (Stephens, Macaulay) 03:00