Butterfly (The Hollies album)

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Butterfly
Studio album by The Hollies
Released November 1967
Recorded 5 September – 6 October 1967 at Abbey Road Studios, London
Genre Psychedelic rock, Rock, pop
Length 33:14
Label Parlophone
Producer Ron Richards
The Hollies chronology
Evolution
(1967)
Butterfly
(1967)
Hollies' Greatest
(1968)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Q 3/5 stars[2]

Butterfly is the second studio album released by British band The Hollies in 1967, their seventh in England overall. It was also the last new Hollies album to feature Graham Nash until 1983's What Goes Around. This, like its predecessors For Certain Because and Evolution, featured songs written solely by Allan Clarke, Graham Nash, and Tony Hicks.

As noted below, this album was really a Graham Nash-led project, and he featured as lead vocal more than on any prior album.

As with Evolution, none of the songs on the album were selected for single or EP release in the UK. In the US, "Dear Eloise" was issued as a single A-side while "Try It" and "Elevated Observations?" were issued as B-sides of the "Jennifer Eccles" and "Do The Best You Can" singles, respectively. In Canada the single "Dear Eloise" reached No. 36. The mono single and stereo CD versions of "Try It" differ greatly in terms of sound effects and vocals.

In 1978, Parlophone reissued Butterfly with new cover art, and again in 1999.[2] Almost all current CD issues of this album contain the original cover art.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Graham Nash, Allan Clarke and Tony Hicks.

Side 1
  1. "Dear Eloise" (Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks, Graham Nash) – 3:04
    • Lead vocals: Allan Clarke and Graham Nash
  2. "Away Away Away" (Nash) – 2:19
    • Lead vocals: Graham Nash
  3. "Maker" (Nash) – 2:52
    • Lead vocals: Graham Nash
  4. "Pegasus" (Hicks) – 2:38
    • Lead vocals: Tony Hicks
  5. "Would You Believe?" (Clarke) – 4:08
    • Lead vocals: Allan Clarke
  6. "Wishyouawish" (Clarke, Nash) – 2:04
    • Lead vocals: Allan Clarke, Graham Nash
Side 2
  1. "Postcard" (Nash) – 2:17
    • Lead vocals: Graham Nash
  2. "Charlie and Fred" (Clarke, Nash) – 2:56
    • Lead vocals: Allan Clarke
  3. "Try It" (Clarke, Nash) – 3:04
    • Lead vocals: Allan Clarke and Graham Nash
  4. "Elevated Observations?" (Clark, Hicks, Nash) – 2:32
    • Lead vocals: Allan Clarke and Graham Nash
  5. "Step Inside" (Clarke, Hicks, Nash) – 2:51
    • Lead vocals: Allan Clarke
  6. "Butterfly" (Nash) – 2:42
    • Lead vocals: Graham Nash

US version (Dear Eloise / King Midas in Reverse)[edit]

Dear Eloise / King Midas in Reverse
Studio album by The Hollies
Released November 1967
Recorded 5 September – 6 October 1967 at Abbey Road Studios, London
Genre Psychedelic rock, Rock, pop
Label Epic Records BN 26344
Producer Ron Richards
The Hollies US chronology
Evolution
(1967)
Dear Eloise / King Midas in Reverse
(1967)
Words and Music By Bob Dylan
(1969)
The Hollies Canadian chronology
Love N' Flowers
(1967)
Dear Eloise / King Midas in Reverse
(1967)
Words and Music By Bob Dylan
(1969)

The US/Canadian edition of Butterfly was retitled Dear Eloise / King Midas in Reverse, given a totally different full-color cover featuring a picture of the group in front of a shop, and released on Epic Records on 27 November 1967. It included the single "King Midas in Reverse" and the UK Evolution track "Leave Me", while deleting the UK Butterfly songs "Pegasus", "Try It" and "Elevated Observations".

The 1998 US CD reissue of Dear Eloise/King Midas in Reverse by Sundazed presents the original UK Butterfly track line-up with "King Midas in Reverse", "Leave Me" and "Do The Best You Can" (the last Hollies single with Graham Nash) added to the tracklisting.

Side 1
  1. "Dear Eloise"
  2. "Wishyouawish"
  3. "Charlie and Fred"
  4. "Butterfly"
  5. "Leave Me" (Clarke-Hicks-Nash)
  6. "Postcard"
Side 2
  1. "King Midas in Reverse" (Clarke-Hicks-Nash)
  2. "Would You Believe?"
  3. "Away Away Away"
  4. "Maker"
  5. "Step Inside"
Sundazed CD bonus tracks
  1. "Do The Best You Can" (Clarke-Hicks-Nash)
  2. "Pegasus"
  3. "Try It"
  4. "Elevated Observations?"

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Review: Butterfly". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 June 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Leonard, Michael. "Review: The Hollies, Butterfly". Q (EMAP Metro Ltd) (July 1999): 148.