The combination of decent songwriting -- although there are no contributions from the band -- and their densely constructed trademark vocal blend makes this oft-overlooked assemblage worthy of revisitation. The seeds of this project were planted nearly 18 months before the album was released. The first incarnation of the band -- including original bassist Eric Haydock -- made an appearance on the legendary BBC pop music program Top of the Pops.
This is also worthy of note as the same quintet had performed for the show's debut episode on New Year's Day So the timing could not have been more congruous as likewise marked the Hollies ' 20th anniversary. The bandmembers provided no original material, relying instead on contributions from studio musicians and keyboardists Paul Bliss and Mike Batt , who not only provide over half of the songs, they also add significantly to the album's heavy synth sound.
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Tracklist Sorted by: Running order Running order Most popular. Buy Loading. More Love this track. Play album Buy Loading. Scrobble Stats? What is scrobbling? Artist images 32 more. The Hollies , listeners Related Tags 60s classic rock british The Hollies are a well-respected British beat and rock and roll band that formed in the early 60s. Initially they had a squeaky-clean image and were famous for their rich vocal harmonies, rivaling those of The Beach Boys.
Between and , only two Hollies songs failed to reach the UK Top Two of the core members, drummer Bobby Elliott and lead guitarist Tony Hicks, still perform with The Hollies into the new millennium.
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By Artist. By Album. Notify me of new comments via email. Powered by CITE. Missing lyrics by The Hollies? Know any other songs by The Hollies? Location: Ontario, Canada. GodBlessTinyTim , Apr 11, Location: North of Cottage Country. Are those Elliot's drums or a machine, with that awful production it is hard to discern.
Thank goodness for Dear 23 in , Hollies harmonies like I remembered. It's not really synth-driven, you hear that texture but that guitar lead is pretty ballsy.. It is rock and roll withal. I'm sure Bobby Elliott played the drums. I thought the production was great, very clear and confident so to speak. BeatlesObsessive , Apr 11, They mangled the wonderful melody of this great song.
ABull , Apr 11, Good version. But I just remember being totally disappointed when I bought the album. I may have listened to that thing just a couple of times and then just put it away. Typical '80's production. See similar items. Vintage The Hollies 20 Golden greats cassette tape. Tchaikovsky Symphony No1 in g minor and No5 in e minor. Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker complete Ballet. Straus Tchaikovsky Mendelssohn Great Organ works. An Hour Of The Sponsored listings. Import Cassette Tape.
Got one to sell? You may also like. The bandmembers provided no original material, relying instead on contributions from studio musicians and keyboardists Paul Bliss and Mike Batt , who not only provide over half of the songs, they also add significantly to the album's heavy synth sound. So pervasive are the keyboards that at times they actually drown out the vocals. Otherwise, the up-tempo light pop arrangements on the tracks "Casualty" and "If the Lights Go Out" work well.
The sublime vocal arrangement and delivery on the ballad "Someone Else's Eyes" is arguably the strongest moment on the disc. Additionally, there are also a few interesting cover tracks on What Goes Around The band also updated their version of "Just One Look" -- which had been a Top Ten hit for the Hollies two decades prior.