The Very Best of the Hollies - The Hollies (Music Club Deluxe MCDLX 139)
AN engaging ragbag of antiques and curios from The Hollies’ archives.
Boasting no less than 28 British chart singles alongside a varied assortment of album tracks, including several extracts from Hollies Sing Dylan, the rather incongruous musical project whose planning prompted the increasingly ill at ease Graham Nash to leave the fold in late 1968 and join forces with Messrs Crosby and Stills in sunny California.
The likeable Lancastrians had already ensured their place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by this stage however, having already crafted a string of infectious ditties such as Bus Stop, Look Through Any Window and On A Carousel with producer Ron Richards, who first discovered the band and signed them to the Parlophone label in 1963.
Review by Kevin Bryan.