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Romany [Expanded Edition]

20 Aug. 2007 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 13 Aug. 2007
  • Release Date: 20 Aug. 2007
  • Label: EMI UK
  • Copyright: 2007 The Hollies Ltd under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Ltd. This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2007 Parlophone Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 1:14:11
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  • ASIN: B001IMT6O0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 137,267 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Tony Marsden on 29 Sept. 2007
Format: Audio CD
This is the second UK CD reissue by EMI of the only Hollies LP by the Mikael Rickfors lineup to be issued in Britain. In its original format it reached the shops on the Polydor label in November 1972. A typically solid, varied Hollies recording, "Romany" manifested two distinct sides to the group - ballads and electric rockers in keeping with their then current worldwide "Long Cool Woman" hit single. Despite the inclusion of only two group originals (Rickfors' "Touch" and Hicks/Lynch's "Blue In The Morning") the material is of top quality, sourced from writers including Colin Horton-Jennings, David Ackles and the late Judee Sill.

The excellent songs, musicianship and production are further enhanced by the digital remastering and this present, expanded version also benefits from the inclusion of a generous eight bonus tracks. Aside from the revised lineup's introductory hit "The Baby" and the acoustic "unplugged" version of Romany's extracted single "Magic Woman Touch", collectors are treated to three tracks new to CD. The Terry Sylvester version of "Oh Granny" (previously locked on the B-side of "The Baby") makes its digital debut alongside two previously unissued tracks originally recorded during the "Romany" sesssions. The eerie but enticing "Papa Rain" contrasts with a storming version of the Eagles' "Witchy Woman" but both songs are great.

The CD retains the original 1972 artwork and the booklet contains recording sessionography and a detailed, informative song-by-song commentary by Hollies' "Carousel" fanzine contributor Geoff Coles.

An excellent reissue.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. J. H. Thorn VINE VOICE on 4 April 2009
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This 1972 release is one of my favourite Hollies albums. Drummer Bobby Elliott is on record as saying this was a bland period for the band, but I disagree. The opening track rocks hard and Michael Rickfors' 'Touch' is beautiful. The rest of the album is pretty much on the same plane. Most of the material was written for the band by outside contributors and there are a few covers, but the band put their own stamp on it all. The titles reveal a preoccupation with Western themes.

Rickfors sounds much more like a hard rock singer than Allan Clarke, his timbre being similar to David Coverdale's, though he isn't as good. This doesn't affect the sound too much, with their harmonies still in evidence. They also feature guitars more prominently than on their previous album, 'Distant Light', which was heavy on keyboards, with the result that it rocks more effectively.

There are eight bonus tracks and these are of a high standard. They include the line up's only hit, the sadly neglected 'The Baby'. 'Indian Girl' is far too good to be a b-side and I am puzzled as to why nothing was done with the unreleased tracks, especially 'Papa Rain'. For me, this is probably only bettered by the 'For Certain Because' album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Emily B. on 10 Aug. 2014
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A very different style from the earlier Hollies with Mikael Rickfors taking on the lead from Allan Clarke, but there is much to enjoy. Terry Sylvester and Tony Hicks blend in beautifully with Rickfors to produce both lovely ballads and lively rockers. Of particular note is the opening song Won’t You Feel Good That Morning, Touch, Romany (which shows the softer side of Rickfors voice), the beautiful ballads Jesus Was a Crossmaker and Indian Girl (both supremely sung by Terry Sylvester) and the ‘soft rock’ Oh Granny (again sung by Terry). Tony Hicks plays a range of guitar and sitar, reinforcing what an amazing talent he has, and not least to complete the musical array is Bobby Elliot and Bern Calvert (the latter also playing on electric organ). Whilst not everyone will necessarily like everything on this CD, there is still something for everyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mr s f r perry on 3 Sept. 2013
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Have bought almost all Hollies on CD now. With or without Graham Nash they are brilliant. You certainly get a lot of good music for your money here. Recommended.
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