Top positive review
45 people found this helpful
What a surprise!
on 17 February 2003
The Hollies have been ignored for too long. There are so many 'Greatest Hits' albums available covering the Hollies 30 + years in the industry, all of them unavoidably good. However, this is an album that really works. Few of the songs that appear on this album appear on your average 'Hollies Greatest' releases, but this is in no way a reflection of the material on 'Butterfly'.
Never a band at the forefront of the British Psychedelic movement but here they prove that they are able to tap into the sixties spirit as well as (and better than) most other bands of the time. This album deserves more recognition alongside other albums of a similar ilk eg: 'Sgt Pepper', 'S.F. Sorrow' and 'Odessey and Oracle'.
This was one of the last Hollies releases to feature Graham Nash and the Hollies dynamic harmony acrobatics are present throughout the album.
Well worth a place in your collection if you're a fan of 60's music.