Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

by The HolliesThe Hollies

CD

Overview

The Hollies' Greatest Hits, released on EMI in 2003, has 47 songs spread over two discs. It covers the band's career from hitmaking beat group all the way up to a new song recorded expressly for this release. The one thing that has remained a constant in the group throughout is its incredible harmonies. Expect to be regularly blown away as you work your way through the disc, although you may wonder at the track list. The criteria for inclusion on the collection is that the song had to chart somewhere in the world, hence the inclusion of songs that don't seem like hits but actually were, like the band's cover of Peter, Paul & Mary's "Very Last Day" from 1965, which reached number one in Sweden, or "Write On" from 1975, which reached number 31 in Germany. The majority of the collection consists of songs that made the U.S. and U.K. charts, so alongside the questionable inclusions are many big worldwide smashes like the number one hit "Bus Stop," "Stop Stop Stop," "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress," "Carrie Anne," "Look Through Any Window," "On a Carousel," and "The Air That I Breathe." You may also wonder about the collection's running order. Instead of compiling the tracks chronologically, the compiler, Tim Chacksfield, chose to throw the tracks together somewhat randomly. If you don't mind sorting through the chaff to get to the wheat, this collection is OK.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/20/2003
Label: Parlophone (Wea)
UPC: 0724358201222
catalogNumber: 820124

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hollies   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Billy Guy   Composer
Emmylou Harris   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
George Harrison   Composer
Nik Kershaw   Composer
Graham Nash   Composer,Contributor
Bruce Springsteen   Composer
Maurice Williams   Composer
Allan Clarke   Composer,Contributor
Hollies   Producer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Mike Batt   Composer,Producer
Roger Cook   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Graham Gouldman   Composer
Albert Hammond   Composer
Tony Hazzard   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Terry Sylvester   Composer,Contributor
Chip Taylor   Composer
Peter Yarrow   Composer
Paul Bliss   Composer
Bernie Calvert   Contributor
Harold Clarke   Composer
Bill Danoff   Composer
Bobby Elliott   Contributor
Guy Fletcher   Composer
Gorgoni   Composer
Roger Greenaway   Composer
Eric Haydock   Contributor
Mike Hazelwood   Composer
Tony Hicks   Composer,Contributor
Colin Horton Jennings   Composer
Kenny Lynch   Composer
Ian Parker   Contributor
Doris Payne   Composer
Don Rathbone   Contributor
Ron Richards   Producer
Bob Russell   Composer
Bobby Scott   Composer
Geoff Stephens   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Noel Paul Stookey   Composer
Russ Titelman   Composer
Garth Watt-Roy   Composer
Carl Wayne   Contributor
Tony Taverner   Producer
Mikael Rickfors   Contributor
Doug Flett   Composer
Gregory Carrol   Composer
Alan Coates   Contributor
Tony Macaulay   Composer
Guy Massey   Engineer
Clint Ballard   Composer
Charles Silverman   Composer
Clive Westlake   Composer
Main Artery   Cover Design
L. Ransford   Composer

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