Includes one bonus track newly recorded for this release.
The Hollies include: Bernie Calvert, Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks, Terry Sylvester, Bobby Elliot.
Producers includes: Ron Richards, The Hollies, Alan Parsons, Mike Batt, Mike Moran.
Compilation producer: Tim Chaksfield.
Recorded between 1963 & 2003.
Recording information: AIR Studios (04/04/1963-02/??/2003); Basing St Studios (04/04/1963-02/??/2003); Chappells (04/04/1963-02/??/2003); EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (04/04/1963-02/??/2003); Mike Moran's Studio (04/04/1963-02/??/2003); The Manor (04/04/1963-02/??/2003).
Unknown Contributor Roles: Alan Coates; Ian Parker ; Don Rathbone; Bernie Calvert; Graham Nash; Eric Haydock; Allan Clarke; Mikael Rickfors; Terry Sylvester; Tony Hicks; Bobby Elliott; Carl Wayne.
One of the best British Invasion bands, the Hollies were rightfully famous for their stellar harmonies (this is of course where Graham Nash honed his vocals skills) and keen sense of pop songcraft. This two-CD anthology from EMI covers the band's entire career, from their earliest (and probably best) incarnation in the 1960s up to an early 2000s recording made specifically for this collection, and including the band's various hits from the intervening decades.
While the non-chronological sequencing seems a bit random, it does highlight the Hollies' many phases and stylistic segues, from jangle-pop and country-rock to psychedelic heaviness and adult contemporary balladry. Those looking for only the chiming folk-rock the Hollies' are best known for ("Bus Stop," "Carrie Anne," and the like) may want to seek out a different collection, but enthusiasts looking for a solid career retrospective will do well to check this out.