Ah, my heart goes pitter patter all over again. Allan Clark was bloody beautiful (those black-haired Brits always have a soft spot in my heart) and wow...this beautiful tribute made me recall that torrid crush! His voice was beautiful, too. But the Hollies were so much more. Graham Nash stood in Clark's shadow somewhat and didn't become a real force until he left and formed Crosby, Still & Nash and then later Young, but he was part of the Hollies sounds, wrote many of their tunes. His harmony with Allan was what made the Hollies so unique. 6 set CD, generally 20 cuts per CD this is the definitive Hollies collection, likely some songs you may not have ever heard. 1-5 are double sided, with rare and unreleased recordings. The 6th CD contains live material from 60s, 70s and 90s including the Swedish Show for 1966, and the completely Hollies Live Hits album recorded in New Zealand in 1976. Also, you get a 60 page book loaded with pictures, showing them recording and a more personal look at the lads (check out Allan in the swim trunks - be still my besotted heart! lol) The inside flaps of the booklet contains pictures of every Hollies' album cover and a breakdown of what each CD contains and information about it. Serious stuff. This is amazing. Hey, Allan, sorry you retired because I still love you, Graham and the lads and would be willing to have one more ride on the carousel! The Hollies music was infection. You sense they had a great time singing, and did so with a flair all their own with a wee dram of humour. There was no group like them. So thank you thank you for this ultimate tribute. Absolutely worth the price!
i love this collections of cd's there were a lot of tracks I had never heard before the hollies were always best band in world and still are there songs on these cd's are everything you could wish for a good mixture of all type of songs from the light hearted to sentimental to good old rock n roll it was well worth the money I also like the book that comes with it it gives a lot of information on the hollies as well as listing all there records
HAVING PURCHASED THE HOLLIES GREATEST HITS I WAS AMAZED AT HOW GREAT THE SONGS ON THERE WERE, SO WHEN I SAW THIS BOX SET I JUST HAD TO HAVE IT. LUCKILY I CONVINCED THE WIFE THAT IT WOULD BE £45 WELL SPENT AND I GOT IT. WHAT CAN I SAY, MONEY WELL WORTH SPENT. IT IS CRAMMED WITH OVER 130 SUPERB HOLLIES SONGS MANY OF WHICH YOU WONT FIND ON THE USUAL AND NUMEROUS BEST OF PACKAGES. IT CONCENTRATES ON THE TOO MANY TO MENTION QUALITY NON SINGLE ALBUM TRACKS AS WELL AS A FEW SINGLES THROWN IN TO KEEP US HAPPY.IT CONSISTS OF SIX DISCS JOURNEYING THROUGH THE HOLLIES ALBUMS RIGHT UP TO WHAT GOES AROUND. THE FINAL DISC IS THE HOLLIES AT THEIR BEST AND LIVE. HAVING DISCOVERED GEMS FROM THE VARIOUS ALBUMS IT CONVINCED ME TO START A LONG FRUSTRATING JOURNEY TO OWN ALL THE HOLLIES CATALOGUE ON CD. SOMETHING I EVENTUALLY DID ( WITH THANKS TO THOSE WONDERFUL GUYS AT MAGIC RECORDS ). IN A NUT SHELL I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOX SET AND I ASSURE YOU IT WONT LET YOU DOWN.
I JUST CANNOT PRAISE THESE ARTISTS HIGHLY ENOUGH...THEY HAVE BEEN AN INSPIRATION SINCE THERE FIRST INCEPTION ON TOTP 1964 AND IN MY OPINION THE GREATEST GROUP OF ALL TIME,FEATURING THE MOST UNDERRATED LEAD SINGER AND FRONT MAN TO DATE.....THEY INDEED SHOULD BE IN THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AND ITS CRIMINAL THAT THERE NOT IN THERE......STATISTICALLY MORE HITS THAN THE BEATLES AND ALL THE HITS AND MORE ARE INLUDED ON THIS FANTASTIC BOX SET......THE HOLLIES ARE STILL PLAYING TO PACKED HOUSES TODAY,THOUGH THEY MISS THE UNIQUE VOCAL TALENT OF ALLAN CLARKE WHO RETIRED IN 2000.....THE SET ALSO FEATURES MANY ALBUM TRACKS AND TO BE HONEST THERE ISNT A BAD TRACK AMONGST THEM..THERES ALSO A LIVE SET ON ONE OF THE CDS WHICH IS ALSO IMPRESSIVE,WHILST THE TRACKS FROM THE EARLY DAYS ARE RAW HOLLIES AND YOU CAN SEE HOW THE BAND HAS EVOLVED AND DEVELOPED OVER THE YEARS TO THE HIGHLY POLISHED OUTFIT OF THE LATE SIXTYS ONWARDS.....IF YOUR NEW TO THE HOLLIES AND FANCY GETTING TO KNOW WHAT A BAND OF TRULY GIFTED MUSICIANS THE HOLLIES ARE YOU CAN DO NO WORSE THAN PURCHASE THIS BOX SET,,AND IT MAY JUST TURN OUT TO BE THE BUY OF YOUR LIFE AND LIKE ME YOU WILL BE HOOKED....ENJOY YOUR PURCHASE.....IAN