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on 8 August 2014
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!

Less memorable (for me) are How Do I Survive, Searchin’ and the awful Jennifer Eccles.

Whilst they had some of their greatest hits in early 1970s, the Hollies developed and matured and were not afraid to diversify from their original happy pop sound. This period saw some of their best work. Unfortunately, this was not appreciated by the public, the media or their promoters as it should have been, certainly not in the UK and USA – to their shame!

In conclusion, a useful anthology of the songs, composers and recording dates is included. This bargain-priced CD is a must for Hollies fans, old and new, and given the fast delivery and quality packaging, you really can’t go wrong.
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on 19 February 2013
This cd is the Hollies to perfection.

The original Hollies, of Allan Clarke, Graham Nash, and Tony Hicks special three-in-one harmonizing techniques as only the Hollies themselves can do, is fantastic and extremely enjoyable listening, along with the great drumming technique of Bobby Elliott.

"He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother, is a truly magnificent classic song, sung with the expertise and excellent voice of Allan Clarke. Wow, what a classic, along with the beautiful lyrics of "The Air That I Breathe" sung again by their Lead Singer, Allan Clarke, who sings this lovely romantic song with such sincerity.

The excellent banjo playing of Tony Hicks, in "Stop, Stop, Stop," is wonderful and shows the true expertise of this particular member of the Hollies, who usually plays the guitar and harmonizes with Allan and Graham.

All the classic songs from "Just One Look" and other songs, show what a truly magnificent group that the Hollies are.

Great Songs, Great Music, Great Group. A must buy product from the Hollies.
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on 3 October 2017
All the great Hollies songs that you hardly hear anymore.
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on 19 January 2018
Fabulous album. Hollies as good to listen to now as they were back in the day.
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on 21 December 2016
Brilliant play list good reproduction apart from a couple hiccups arrived 2 days early so I have had the pleasure of a nostalgic pre Christmas after noon
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on 12 April 2013
I had a previous Hollies Greatest Hits and it was spoilt by the producers codging some of their hits together like a Kareoke version. This however is spot on. Lots of great songs and the quality of the recording/playback is impressive. There are also tracks on it that I had not heard before that are worth listening to. If you like the Hollies you'll love this.
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on 3 December 2017
Great selection of all The Hollies greatest.
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on 16 December 2017
Hubby loves it so I'm happy. Thank you.
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on 5 January 2018
Class
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on 5 January 2017
both me and my husband are Hollies fans and this is a great cd
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