- Released: May 4, 1999
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Sundazed Music Inc.
- 2.Stop Right There
- 3.Rain On The Window
- 4.Then The Heartaches Begin
- 5.Ye Olde Toffee Shoppe
- 6.You Need Love
- 7.Heading For A Fall
- 8.Games We Play
- 9.Lullaby To Tim
- 10.Have You Ever Loved Somebody
- 11.When Your Lights Turned On
- 12.Water On The Brain
- 13.Jennifer Eccles
- 14.Signs That Will Never Change
- 15.Open Up Your Eyes
This 1999 reissue contains five bonus tracks.
The Hollies: Bernie Calvert, Bobbie Elliot, Graham Nash, Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks.
Originally released on Epic (26315). Includes liner notes by Jud Cost.
Digitally remastered by Bob Irwin (Sundazed Studios, Coxsackie, New York).
Personnel: Graham Nash (vocals, guitar); Allan Clarke (vocals).
One couldn't ask for a more appropriate album title. 1967's EVOLUTION is the link between the Hollies' mid-'60s Beatlesque pop/"Bus Stop" sound and the full blown psychedelic glory of BUTTERFLY. The album's biggest hit "Carrie-Anne," despite its slight Caribbean lilt, is the strongest tie to the pure pop of the band's past. Meanwhile, the quaint, harpsichord-based "Ye Olde Toffee Shoppe" is about as baroque as baroque-pop gets, complete with sprightly flute counterpoint.
"Then The Heartaches Begin" and "Heading For A Fall" stretch out into Move territory with their driving psychedelic rock feel, while "You Need Love"'s chiming guitars and harmonies recall the folk-rock of the Byrds. The vocal harmonies provide the unifying element here. As on the group's early albums, the collective approach to creativity is perfectly manifested by the consistent substitution of harmonies for solo lead vocals.