Epic Anthology

Epic Anthology

by The Hollies
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The Hollies' Epic Anthology offers the best of their late-'60s to mid-'70s output for the label, ranging from the soaring "Carrie Anne" to the swaggering "Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)" to "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" and all points in between. The collection reaffirms the Hollies' gifts as synthesists; "Dear Eloise" distills the trippier, cheerier moments of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band into three minutes of bubblegum vaudeville pop; the group's "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" turns the raw romanticism of Springsteen's original into the kind of lushly harmonized soft rock that dominated the airwaves in the early '70s. The group's breezy '60s songs are still their most enduring, especially the brilliant "King Midas in Reverse" (which was used unforgettably in Steven Soderbergh's The Limey), but even less striking songs like "Jennifer Eccles" and "Everything Is Sunshine" have an endearing lightness and cheekiness that has aged well. While their '70s work isn't quite as strong, "The Air That I Breathe" is still an enduring single and "Long Dark Road" and "Indian Girl," at the very least, sound sincere. Epic Anthology isn't the perfect Hollies collection, as it's missing key singles from their time with Imperial, but it's still a good look at the second half of their career.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/01/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972425023
catalogNumber: 724250
Rank: 17345

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hollies   Primary Artist
Graham Nash   Rhythm Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Allan Clarke   Harmonica,Vocals
Terry Sylvester   Rhythm Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Bob Elliott   Drums
Bernie Calvert   Bass
Tony Hicks   Banjo,Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Mikael Rickfors   Vocals,Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Graham Nash   Composer
Allan Clarke   Composer
Roger Cook   Composer
Terry Sylvester   Composer
Roger Greenaway   Composer
Tony Hicks   Composer
Ron Richards   Producer,Liner Notes
Quaglieri   Liner Notes
Bob Irwin   Producer
Vic Anesini   Engineer
Bob Felsenstein   Art Direction
Tony Macaulay   Composer

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footpathcowboy More than 1 year ago
EPIC ANTHOLOGY is the best anthology by the Hollies to get. Some people might say that you should also get the remastered GREATEST HITS so that you'll have the pre-1967 stuff as well, but the truth is, the band really didn't come into its own until they left Imperial and signed with Epic. This anthology covers the Hollies' peak years, making it a must-own for any pop-rock fan.