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The Hollies - Greatest Hits [CD]

Hollies Audio CD
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From 1963 through to the mid-70’s, the Hollies had more hits than the Beatles. In that period alone, they had 17 Top ten hits, while “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” gave them a second No 1 hit when re-released in 1988. “I’m Alive” had been their first chart topper back in 1965. At the heart of the band since 1963 are two original members, ... Read more in Amazon's Hollies Store

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  • Audio CD (24 Mar 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00008AWNW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,826 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  6. Look Through Any Window (2003 Digital Remaster) 2:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Blowin' In The Wind (2003 - Remaster) 4:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Air That I Breathe (2003 Digital Remaster) 4:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Pay You Back With Interest (2003 Digital Remaster) 2:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I've Got A Way Of My Own (2003 - Remaster) 2:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Stay (2003 - Remaster) 2:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. The Very Last Day (2003 Digital Remaster) 2:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. We're Through (2003 Digital Remaster) 2:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Carrie Anne (2003 - Remaster) 2:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Magic Woman Touch (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. I'm Down (2003 Digital Remaster) 4:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Gasoline Alley Bred (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. I Can't Let Go (2003 - Remaster) 2:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Sandy (4th July, Asbury Park) (2003 Digital Remaster) 4:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Stop Stop Stop (2003 Digital Remaster) 2:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. If I Needed Someone (2003 Digital Remaster) 2:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Dear Eloise (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:050.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen10. Yes I Will (2003 Digital Remaster) 2:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. What's Wrong With The Way I Live (2003 Digital Remaster) 2:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Lonely Hobo Lullaby (2003 Digital Remaster) 4:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Daddy Don't Mind (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. The Baby (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Hey Willy (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Son Of A Rotten Gambler (2003 Digital Remaster) 4:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Write On (2003 Digital Remaster) 4:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Star (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Boulder To Birmingham (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Soldier's Song (2003 Digital Remaster) 4:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. The Woman I Love (2003 Digital Remaster) 3:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. How Do I Survive 4:020.99  Buy MP3 


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Notwithstanding the entirely acceptable omission of 1981's rather desperate Stars-on-45 style retro-medley Holliedaze, this rather definitive Greatest Hits collection contains every single Hollies song that ever tickled the mass fancy of record buyers anywhere in the world, ever. Even the sleeve notes dispense with the scantest of biographical detail to present a veritable Wisden's Cricketer's Almanac of impressive global chart statistics, including mentions of Number One singles in Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Holland, South Africa, Singapore, Ireland, Switzerland, as well as the UK. Of course, the Hollies were nothing if not adaptable. The grinning beat pop and "pap pap she waddy wops" of "Stay" through to the folky overtures of "I've Got a Way of My Own" (like an oestrogen-free version of the Mamas and the Papas) were obviously marvellous and yet entirely generic responses to the overriding cultural dominance of the Beatles and Bob Dylan. But much the same thing can be said for the majority of their peers.

Still, the 1960s were a golden age for the Hollies and to hear the Graham Gouldman penned "Bus Stop", "Carrie Anne" (part Kinks, part Beach Boys, part calypso) or the sweet-shop bubble gum of "Jennifer Eccles" is to be reacquainted with a sunny lost world of short skirts, mini coopers and policemen on bicycles. Even the knee-jerk cod-psychedelia of "King Midas in Reverse"--a full-on trumpets-blaring, cello-charging microcosm of Revolver and Sgt Pepper-isms--deserves revisionist plaudits. There is one newly recorded track on the album (featuring Allan Clarke's replacement, the former Move vocalist Carl Wayne) called "How Do I Survive". Regrettably, it's a disco-cum-AOR rock thing that sounds like the result of an unfortunate liaison between James Ingram and Foreigner. Still, when faced with the spine-tingling, classic gold timelessness of "He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother" and "The Air That I Breathe" it would matter not one jot if the bonus track was a three-part harmony rendition of a page out of the telephone directory. --Kevin Maidment

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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ambitious compilation to satisfy whole world 13 Sep 2003
By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
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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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Truly Fantastic, Big Value Collection 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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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SIMPLY BRILLIANT 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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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A superb compilation 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 2 Jun 2010
Format:Audio CD
Bought on a whim and was very impressed with the content and quality. Would definitely recommend it for any fans of The Hollies or maybe someone who has not heard them before.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album - The Hollies Greatest Hits 15 April 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
When our three youngest children were small, we purchased a tape of Hollies Greatest Hits which we played over and over again in the car whilst we were on holiday. By the time we returned two weeks later, the children knew all the songs off by heart, even though the group were from a different era. The tape wore out years ago, so it was a delight to discover this double CD album with 46 tracks that include all of their hits. There are one or two numbers I haven't heard and a couple that I do not like, but having said that I would recommend this to any young person wanting to discover some more quality stuff of the sixties, other than the Beatles and Stones. Incredible value.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Hollies HITS 29 Oct 2009
By Katy B.
Format:Audio CD
Great to hear the familiar and not so familiar songs from a great era.
The quality of the Hollies harmonies and musicality is superb.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hollies Gem 8 Aug 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The sound quality of this double CD is excellent and offers a good overall selection of the Hollies early and later hits, many written by themselves. It shows that this band could rock with the best of them or move you to tears - their diversity is truly amazing. Some of the later songs I have found particularly refreshing as I lived and worked abroad for many years and lost touch with the music scene. Personally, although I enjoyed their earlier pop songs, I much prefer the post-Nash years when Terry Sylvester joined the band. His superb, close harmony is second to none, plus as an accomplished musician he took on the role of rhythm guitar - a great complement to Tony Hicks’ amazing guitar skills. Worthy of particular mention on CD 1 are Magic Woman Touch, Sandy, I’m Down and Gasoline Alley Bred (a great up-tempo piece).

CD2 contains the beautiful From Boulder to Birmingham which, for me, is the definitive version. There are those who will disagree in favour of EmmyLou Harris (who co-wrote the song), but the Hollies tight harmony, particularly in the closing bars of the song between Terry Sylvester and Tony Hicks, is absolute perfection. A performance of this song is featured on the Dutch Collection DVD – worth buying for this alone! Other lovely ballads of note are Lonely Hobo Lullaby and rock-ballad Write On, and the slow rock Son of a Rotten Gambler. In total contrast, we have the rockin’ numbers The Day That Curly Billy Shot Down Crazy Sam McGee, Hey Willy (featuring some fantastic guitar work by Tony) and Star. Sadly, the brilliant Daddy Don’t Mind is somewhat subdued on this CD – catch the raunchy live version on the Dutch Collection DVD or on YouTube – it’s an amazing ‘powerhouse’ performance!
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5.0 out of 5 stars the best
wow forgot how great the hollies were,great nostalgic cd
Published 16 days ago by Mrs. C. Grey
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes I will
What I always loved about the Hollies - and what first hit you between the ears - were the vocals of Allan Clarke. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars 'A QUALITY OUTFIT'
The 'Hollies' were without question one of the quality outfits of the sixties into
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant album
this album is brilliant i had to get it to replace my 1 because it kept jumping this 1 is in very good condition
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5.0 out of 5 stars memories
Just as I'd hoped,real music ! Sound clear and true, it is as I remember from my teenage years,bliss to my ears.
Published 5 months ago by sue brommage
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I bought this as a gift for a friend, he was really happy with it, got all he needed on it and prompt delivery
Published 7 months ago by wynomi
5.0 out of 5 stars Like old times.
Brilliant collection of some of their best numbers. Loved catching up with them again.
Excellent all round. Item/packing/service. Will buy again.
Thank you.
Published 8 months ago by Topsoil
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I thoroughly enjoy listening to The Hollies and I believe that this album contains every piece of music that you could wish for.
Published 8 months ago by Donald Tinkler
4.0 out of 5 stars All their greatest hits together.
Recommended to all nostalgic sixties fans. We enjoyed listening it on a drive to a childhood haunt and it brought back all the memories of a happy time.
Published 10 months ago by Kath
1.0 out of 5 stars dont buy this album without reading this
I am deeply suspicious about other rave reviews for this product, for the following reasons. I watched a documentary about the Hollies , enjoyed it and thought I must buy one of... Read more
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