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3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what it says on the tin....
This is the soundtrack of a TV show broadcast not long after Terry Sylvester joined the band and around the time of the 'Hollies Sing Dylan' album, and re-shown on BBC Four in recent years.

Since this is a TV performance as opposed to a 'genuine' concert, the 'tricks of the trade' have been utilised. More than half the numbers featured here are 'on playback',...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what it says on the tin...., 24 Mar. 2014
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This is the soundtrack of a TV show broadcast not long after Terry Sylvester joined the band and around the time of the 'Hollies Sing Dylan' album, and re-shown on BBC Four in recent years.

Since this is a TV performance as opposed to a 'genuine' concert, the 'tricks of the trade' have been utilised. More than half the numbers featured here are 'on playback', and the rest may have vocal overdubs. Those who have seen the programme will be aware of certain clues, such as Tony Hicks playing an electric guitar when there is an acoustic on the backing tape and the ultimate giveaway at the beginning of the final number when the vocals kick in before Allan Clarke has the chance to raise the mic to his mouth! As for the audio, the difference in acoustic quality between the stage sound and the backing tapes is very apparent, with the transition between tracks 2 and 3 perhaps being the most jarring.

The audio source is presumably a 16mm sepmag reel (the original broadcast videotape is, of course, long gone) and the sound quality cannot be described as anything more than 'acceptable'. Unfortunately, it has suffered a slight cyclic high frequency loss over 40-odd years.

Having said that, this unique recording is a fascinating collectors' curio and an essential buy for Hollies completists. But if you're looking for an authentic contemporary live set from one of the biggest bands of the 1960s, you won't find it here.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 30 July 2014
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