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Greatest Hits

3 Mar 2003 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 3 Mar 2003
  • Release Date: 3 Mar 2003
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: EMI UK
  • Copyright: 2003 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company
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  • Total Length: 2:34:28
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  • ASIN: B001IQLK54
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,635 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 13 Sep 2003
Format: Audio CD
The Hollies were one of the best British groups around in the sixties. This anthology attempts to cater for the whole world by including songs that were hits in a variety of different countries. Clearly a lot of research went into the track selection, though a third CD would have been required to do the job comprehensively. Stewball (a huge hit for Peter Paul and Mary elsewhere) was a huge Swedish hit for the Hollies but is not included here. Two minor American hits (Another night, Do the best you can) are also missing, as are minor hits from some other countries.
Despite those omissions, this is an undeniably strong compilation. Of course, their biggest successes were in their home country, where their long list of big hits includes I'm alive, Sorry Suzanne, On a carousel, Look through any window, The air that I breathe, Carrie Anne, He ain't heavy he's my brother, Bus stop, Jennifer Eccles, Just one look and Yes I will. Of these, Just one look is a cover of a song that had been a huge American hit for Doris Troy.
The big UK hits are not the only ones worth hearing. If I needed someone and King Midas in reverse were, by their standards, modest hits but still wonderful. The generally less successful seventies are also well represented, not only by The air that I breathe (first recorded a year earlier by Phil Everly – yes, really), but by Long cool woman in a black dress, Gasoline alley bird and Boulder to Birmingham (a cover of an Emmylou Harris song). A new recording completes the set.
This is as good a collection of Hollies music as you are ever likely to find. If you enjoy British sixties pop music, you will find much to enjoy here.
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47 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 13 April 2003
Format: Audio CD
There's been a lot of quality Hollies collections over the years, notably "20 Golden Greats" and "The Air That I Breathe", but this double is much bigger and better, containing virtually every hit single they ever had anywhere in the world.
Amazingly, neither CD here gets boring or proves to be heavy going-all of the 60s stuff is here and sounding FANTASTIC, (especially "Look Through Any Window" and "Jennifer Eccles", they sound like they were digitally recorded yesterday)
You also get some excellent tunes from the last 30 years thoughtfully mixed in, such as "The Air That I Breathe", "Soldier's Song", and "The Baby". You can still loudly hear the Hollies influence today in the music of Oasis, Travis, Teenage Fanclub et al and they shouldn't be forgotten.
This collection is very similar in completeness and entertainment value to the Bee Gees "The Record" compilation-in other words, a wonderful VFM hits package.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. Turner on 23 Nov 2007
Format: Audio CD
THIS 2 CD ALBUM IS QUITE SIMPLY JAM PACKED WITH BRILLIANT SONGS. OK SURE THERE ARE A COUPLE OF TRACKS THAT I SKIP THROUGH BUT THERE ARE ON NEARLY EVERY CD I OWN. WHEN YOU LISTEN TO IT YOU WILL BE SUPRISED HOW MANY TIMES YOU SAY " OH I LOVE THIS SONG BUT I DIDNT KNOW IT WAS THE HOLLIES WHO SUNG IT". I AM ONLY 29 AND A BIG HOLLIES FAN BUT YOU WOULD BE SUPRISED HOW MANY PEOPLE MY AGE HAVE BORROWED THIS CD AND NOT WANTED TO GIVE IT BACK. THERE ARE A LOT OF HOLLIES BEST OF AND GREATEST HITS PACKAGES OUT THERE BUT THIS IS WITHOUT DOUBT THE BEST AND MOST COMPREHENSIVE. HOWEVER THIS ALBUM DEALS WITH MAINLY SINGLES AND B SIDES. DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR WORK YOUR WAY THROUGH THE ALBUMS TO DISCOVER MORE GEMS OR SIMPLY TREAT YOURSELF TO THE LONG ROAD HOME 4OTH ANNIVERSARY BOXSET WHICH HI-LIGHTS THE BEST ALBUM TRACKS. GO ON DISCOVER OR RE-DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF THE BAND STILL PERFORMING THEIR WAY THROUGH A HEAVY TOUR SCHEDULE 43 YEARS ON, THERE IS DEFINATELY SOME MAGIC THERE.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Shaw on 26 Mar 2004
Format: Audio CD
Having seen the Hollies play in Belfast in February 2004 and having had previous "Greatest Hits" on both vinyl and cassette, I can honestly say this is one of the best albums I have ever bought. I know there are some tracks not included but this is compensated by the songs on the double CD. These Cds contain all the hits. If you like the Hollies buy this - I will have it worn out it's been played so much.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peter Reeve VINE VOICE on 19 Mar 2006
Format: Audio CD
With 47 tracks, this is a genuine 'Greatest Hits' album, and if you want one sprig of Hollies in your collection, this is the one to pick.

The insert notes incorporate the excellent idea of pictures of every lineup (a dozen) over the years, with names to let you know who's who. In every picture, from 1963 to 2003, Tony Hicks looks just the same! There are also track listings that tell you at least as much as you want to know (Jennifer Eccles reached number 2 in Malaysia).

The group is still going, albeit with no original members apart from the ageless Hicks, although Bobby Elliot is almost original. Actually, the lineup has changed less frequently than most perennial groups but for me, Alan Clarke was the essential member, and in his brief absence in the 70s and since his retirement, they are The Hollies in name only. Clarke's singing is their trademark. Graham Nash got more attention, because of his later association with Crosby, Stills & Nash (& Young). But Nash was never a great singer, in either group.

The Hollies are light and frothy and poppy, but musically good nonetheless. They are very derivative. They are an amalgam of The Everly Brothers and the early Beatles. It is no surprise to see that many of these tracks were recorded at Abbey Road, including a George Harrison song, If I Needed Someone. Their lack of seriousness is most plainly heard in their kitsch, big-band swing version of Dylan's Blowin' In The Wind, which has to be heard to be believed. But they are great fun and very listenable. And let's not forget that He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother is one of the very greatest popular songs ever. That particular song absolutely has to be in your collection.
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