The Hollies

The Hollies - Confessions Of The Mind (1970) {1990, Reissue}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Aug. 11, 2017
The Hollies - Confessions Of The Mind (1970) {1990, Reissue}

The Hollies - Confessions Of The Mind (1970) {1990, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 250 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 98 Mb
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Classic Rock, Pop Rock | BGO Records #BGOCD96

The Hollies' first album of original material following Graham Nash's departure was an attempt to regain the edge they'd had on Butterfly and Evolution albums, after the digression of the album of Dylan songs, the regrouping with Terry Sylvester in the lineup, and the unexpected hit achieved with "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother." It's a surprisingly strong album, not only in the songwriting (which includes the last Clark/Hicks/Nash song ever recorded, "Survival of the Fittest"), but also in the production, which isn't too far removed from what was heard on Butterfly and Evolution. There's no sitar here, but Tony Hicks – who is the real star of the group on this album – employs at least a half-dozen different guitars in uniquely fine voicings, and there is also some very striking use of orchestra…
The Hollies - What Goes Around... (1983) {2005, Enhanced Reissue, Remastered}

The Hollies - What Goes Around… (1983) {2005, Enhanced Reissue, Remastered}
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Classic Rock, Pop Rock | Iberica Logos Music #50 134 | Unofficial

What Goes Around… heralded the return of Graham Nash into the Hollies fold after a 15-year (1968-1983) sabbatical. Although the absence of bassist Bernie Calvert technically disqualifies this effort as a true reunion of the "classic" mid-'60s incarnation, the quartet assembled for this album and subsequent North American tour features the talents of Nash (vocals), Alan Clarke (vocals), Tony Hicks (vocals/guitars), and Bobby Elliott (drums). The combination of decent songwriting – although there are no contributions from the band – and their densely constructed trademark vocal blend makes this oft-overlooked assemblage worthy of revisitation…

The Hollies - The Air That I Breathe (1991)  Music

Posted by popsakov at June 28, 2017
The Hollies - The Air That I Breathe (1991)

The Hollies - The Air That I Breathe (1991)
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Classic Rock, Pop Rock | Compilation | Ⓟ1969-1985 / © 1991 BR Music #BR 130-2

When Graham Nash left The Hollies in 1968, the close-harmony vocals were completed by Terry Sylvester, his replacement in the group. The Hollies chapter two was born and resulted in several hits in the late sixties and the seventies. This album contains 20 fantastic songs, most of them written by Allan Clarke, Terry Sylvester and Tony Hicks and taken from their albums released from 1969 onwards. The biggest hit for The Hollies is written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazelwood. The magic of The Air That I Breathe was created by the voices of Clarke, Sylvester and Hicks make this song an alltime classic. Today many people are still asking for classic Hollies' songs such as My Island and Love Is The Thing and for them and all the people who love that great Hollies' sound is this CD, compiled to make a difference to the greatest hits compilations around the world.

The Hollies - In The Hollies Style (1964)  Music

Posted by popsakov at June 20, 2017
The Hollies - In The Hollies Style (1964)

The Hollies - In The Hollies Style (1964)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 144 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 75 Mb
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Beat, Pop Rock, Rock & Roll | BGO Records #BGOCD8

Released only ten months after their debut album, Stay With the Hollies, their second album was a huge leap forward in every respect. Their famous airtight harmonies were now in place, and the sloppiness of the instrumental attack gone. Most important, the group developed enormously as songwriters. Eight of the 12 tracks were Hollies originals and quite skillful in their mastery of the British Invasion essentials of driving, catchy melodies and shining harmonies. A couple of the covers are duds, but the "Nitty Gritty/Something's Got a Hold of Me" medley is first-rate, and the version of "It's in His Kiss" (retitled "It's in Her Kiss") respectable…
The Hollies - Hollies Sing Hollies (1969) {1996, HDCD, Remastered}

The Hollies - Hollies Sing Hollies (1969) {1996, HDCD, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 451 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 180 Mb
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Pop Rock | Magic Records #4977572

Hollies Sing Hollies was the group's somewhat self-conscious follow-up to Hollies Sing Dylan – in the U.S., it formed the bulk of the He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother LP, with that smash single (totally unlike anything else on the album) overshadowing the rest of the record. If the Hollies began to lose credibility as a frontline rock group, the blame must rest with this album. The songwriting is generally melodic and very pleasant, but little of it is particularly memorable, and the arrangements mostly have a light rock/pop feel to them, closer to Gary Puckett & the Union Gap than to the Beatles. There are one or two very good songs, including "Please Let Me Please," with crisp rhythm guitars…

The Hollies - Original Hits (1995)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Jan. 1, 2017
The Hollies - Original Hits (1995)

The Hollies - Original Hits (1995)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Disky, BA 860102 | ~ 337 or 129 Mb | Scans Included
Rock, Beat, Pop, Pop Rock, Rock & Roll

The Hollies are an English pop group formed in Manchester in the early 1960s. Most of the band members are from throughout East Lancashire. Known for their distinctive vocal harmony style, they became one of the leading British groups of the 1960s and early-1970s…
The Hollies - Out On The Road (1973) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2006

The Hollies - Out On The Road (1973) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 432 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Pop Rock, Classic Rock | Label: Magic Records | # 3930593 | Time: 01:02:41

The most obscure album in the Hollies' entire catalog, Out on the Road marked the second half of the "Mikael Rickfors Era," that two-year period in which the Swedish-born singer provided the group's lead vocals. The album was originally released only in Germany. This is a slicker, smoother, and harder-rocking version of the Hollies than most casual fans, familiar with their hits of the early '70s ("Long Dark Road," "The Air That I Breathe") might expect. Rickfors is firing on all cylinders as a singer, his vocals every bit as expressive if not as compellingly memorable as those of the man he was (temporarily, as it turned out) replacing, Allan Clarke. But the equally dominant personality on a lot of the material here is guitarist Tony Hicks, whose instrumental prowess is all over this record (and not just on guitar, but banjo, among other stringed devices) along with a lot of solid songwriting on his part (in tandem with Kenny Lynch) and backing vocals.

The Hollies - Hollies (1974) [2008, Remastered]  Music

Posted by popsakov at Aug. 8, 2015
The Hollies - Hollies (1974) [2008, Remastered]

The Hollies - Hollies (1974/2008)
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Rock, Pop Rock | EMI #50999 5 22237 2 3

The 2008 EMI reissue restores the original U.K. album song lineup (with "The Air That I Breathe" as the last track), which is an improvement right there, and it augments the album with five bonus tracks from the same sessions that either went unreleased at the time or ended up elsewhere (i.e., single B-sides, etc.). And the irony is that those five songs are mostly significantly better than much of the material that ended up on the album – "Mexico Gold" and "Tip of the Iceberg" are fiercely stylized tracks with good hooks and memorable choruses that stand out as straight-ahead rockers, which is more of what the group needed (and fewer ballads), and the previously unissued "Burn Fire Burn" (composed by drummer Bobby Elliott), presented here with a fresh mix, is at least as good a track as anything that did make it onto the original LP…

The Hollies - Single Collection (1997)  Music

Posted by popsakov at July 12, 2015
The Hollies - Single Collection (1997)

The Hollies - Single Collection (1997)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 993 Mb | Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Beat, Pop, Pop Rock | EMI #7243 8 33282 22

The Hollies are an English pop group formed in Manchester in the early 1960s. Most of the band members are from throughout East Lancashire. Known for their distinctive vocal harmony style, they became one of the leading British groups of the 1960s and early-1970s. They enjoyed considerable popularity in many countries, although they did not achieve major US chart success until 1966. Along with the Rolling Stones and the Searchers, they are one of the few British pop groups of the early 1960s that have never officially broken up and that continue to record and perform. The Hollies were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.

The Hollies - The EP Collection (1987)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Jan. 11, 2015
The Hollies - The EP Collection (1987)

The Hollies - The EP Collection (1987)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
See For Miles, SEE CD 94 | ~ 335 or 130 Mb | Scans included
Pop Rock / Beat

Except for "Whatcha Gonna Do About It" which is in stereo, this is a great and inexpensive way to get the best of the early 63-66 Hollies in pure monoponic sound…