The Hollies - French '60s EP Collection, Vol. 3 (1996) (22-track Digipack 24 bit Remaster 2001)

One of the best and most commercially successful pop/rock acts of the British Invasion, when the Hollies began recording in 1963, they relied heavily upon the R&B/early rock & roll covers that provided the staple diet for countless British bands of the time. They quickly developed a more distinctive style of three-part harmonies (heavily influenced by the Everly Brothers), ringing guitars, and hook-happy material, penned by both outside writers (especially Graham Gouldman) and themselves, eventually composing most of their repertoire on their own. The best early Hollies records evoke an infectious, melodic cheer similar to that of the early Beatles, although the Hollies were neither in their class (not an insult: nobody else was) nor demonstrated a similar capacity for artistic growth. They tried, though, easing into somewhat more sophisticated folk-rock and mildly psychedelic sounds as the decade wore on, especially on their EP's (which contain quite a few overlooked highlights).

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01 Stop,stop,stop 03:01
02 It's You 02:14
03 King Midas In Reverse 03:02
04 Everything In Sunshine 01:59
05 Jennifer Eccles 02:56
06 Try It 03:02
07 Listen To Me 02:39
08 Do The Best You Can 02:50
09 Sorry Suzanne 03:00
10 Not That Way At All 02:50
11 He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother 04:18
12 Cos You Like To Love Me 03:00
13 I Can't Tell The Bottom From The Top 03:49
14 Mad Professor Blyth 02:17
15 Kill Me Quick 02:08
16 We're Alive 02:38
17 Non Prego Per Me 02:45
18 Devi Avere Fiducia In Me 02:12
19 Open Up You Eyes 02:49
20 Blowin' In The Wind 04:09
21 Man With No Expression 03:25
22 Sign Of The Times 02:36

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Hollies post.

Have you ever heard The Black Hollies? I saw them in concert last year, and they easily could've stepped out of a time machine from 1969. The sound is retro/classic without just being a rip-off or retread.

Keep it nitty and gritty.