This 20 track collection contains all of The Hollies hits on Epic, beginning with Carrie-Anne, plus LP tracks and non-LP B-sides. The CD is mastered from the original master tapes, which were found in England.
The Hollies: Allan Clarke (vocals, harmonica); Mikael Rickfors (vocals); Tony Hicks (guitar, banjo); Graham Nash, Tony Hicks, Terry Sylvester (guitar); Bernie Calvert (bass); Bobby Elliott (drums).
Includes liner notes by Al Quaglieri, Ron Richards & Allan Clarke.
EPIC ANTHOLOGY is a long-overdue remastered version of some of the Hollies' best songs, from the period between 1967 and 1975. The disc is especially noteworthy for the songs featuring Graham Nash-"Carrie Anne," "Jennifer Eccles," "King Midas in Reverse," and "Dear Eloise." The original American versions of these tracks were swathed in superfluous echo. For reasons known only to some tone-deaf executive at Epic Records, the effect was somehow supposed to render the songs more commercially appealing (Capitol Records did the same thing to early Beatles albums). For this re-package, the original English masters-complete with occasional studio chatter-were used, and the results are stunning. Stripped of the extraneous sonic murk, these songs really soar. Liner notes include an informative interview with original Hollies producer Ron Richards.