The Hollies' Greatest Hits, whose release was sparked by the 1972 success of "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress," the band's most successful American single, contains 12 of their 14 biggest U.S. hits, 1964-1972,
One of the best British Invasion bands, the Hollies were rightfully famous for their stellar harmonies and keen sense of pop songcraft. The Hollies originally inspired by the harmony rich sound of Buddy Holly, they soon became artistic contemporaries of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, with their distinctive sound which was all part of the British Invasion of the US in the 60's.
When the Hollies – one of the best and most commercially successful pop/rock acts of the British Invasion – began recording in 1963, they relied heavily upon the R&B/early rock & roll covers that provided the staple diet for countless British bands of the time. They quickly developed a more distinctive style featuring three-part harmonies (heavily influenced by the Everly Brothers), ringing guitars, and hook-happy material, penned by both outside writers…
Appearing: "The Air That I Breathe", "Don't Let Me Down" and "The Day That Curly Billy Shot Down Crazy Sam McGee".
This is the album number 22 of the "Hollies", the year 1974. Which most prolific group, up to 3 albums in one year! Returning to this album, number 22 entitled "Hollies". To my modest taste, contains no less than three hits!
THE HOLLIES The Dutch Collection (2007 Dutch exclusive edition 2-disc set comprised of a CD album featuring 22 tracks from one of the best & most commercially successful acts of the 60s British Invasion with their distinctive style of 3-part harmonies, ringing guitars & hook-happy material, which evokes an infectious, melodic cheer plus bonus PAL DVD containing 26 TV & studio performances plus bonus interviews & live footage). The CD is no great shakes as far as the content is available on other, less expensive, CD compilations. The real treat is the Dvd which contains a few rare interviews. A must for the true Hollies fan.
The Hollies are an English pop group from Manchester formed in the early 1960s. Known for their distinctive vocal harmony style (which influenced many other groups) they became one of the leading British groups of the era, and they enjoyed considerable popularity in many other countries although they did not achieve major US chart success until 1966. Like the Rolling Stones and Steeleye Span, they are also notable as one of the few British pop groups of the 1960s that has never officially broken up and which continues to record and perform to the present.