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Hollies 40 years stunning career documentary
on 2 December 2008
This 3-CD box reissue is extremely good value for money, and covers a broad selection of their best recordings, all the way from the very first 1963 single Ain't that just like me, which was their first top 30 hit, up to the Nick Kershaw penned 40 years anniversary release The woman I love reaching the top 50 chart. An amazing career. If you want hits, you get the number ones I'm alive and He ain't heavy, and other big hits like Bus stop, Stop stop stop, Carrie Anne, On a carousel, Long cool woman in a black dress (US chart topper), Gasoline alley bred, Curly Billy and The air that I breathe. Only big hit, no 1 in fact, missing is I can't let go. Added is a fine selection of album tracks and single B-sides, among them some self-penned real gems like So lonely, Have you ever loved somebody (a hit for the Searchers), Too young to be married (a big hit in Australia). Enjoy. If I had to choose, I would personally have the hits on one (or two) CD(s) and add a CD with single B sides, but for the price of this reissue, you may use this as a nice gift if you dig deeper into the Hollies later.