Confessions of the Mind

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Confessions Of The Mind
Studio album by The Hollies
Released November 1970
Recorded 1970 at AIR Studios, London[1] So after 6 October 1970 (when AIR Studios opened.
Genre Rock/Pop
Length 39:13
Label UK: Parlophone PCS 7116
US: Epic E 30255
     (Moving Finger)
Producer John Burgess
The Hollies chronology
Hollies Sing Hollies
Confessions Of The Mind
Distant Light
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic - 3/5 stars[2]

Confessions of the Mind is the 1970 released album by The Hollies. It was released in the United States as Moving Finger, with a different track sequence, the tracks "Separated" and "I Wanna Shout" omitted and replaced with the Clarke/Sylvester penned "Marigold: Gloria Swansong" saved from the previous album (Hollies Sing Hollies aka He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother - U.S.) and "Gasoline Alley Bred". In Germany, it was released as The Hollies Move On. The UK version peaked at UK #30. The US version peaked at US #183.

Please note that the album title reads Confessions of the Mind, while the title track (track #06) is called "Confessions of a Mind".


No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Survival of the Fittest"   Graham Nash, Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks 3:07
2. "Man Without a Heart"   Clarke, Terry Sylvester 2:27
3. "Little Girl"   Tony Hicks 3:01
4. "Isn't It Nice?"   Clarke, Sylvester 3:48
5. "Perfect Lady Housewife"   Clarke, Sylvester 4:39
6. "Confessions of a Mind"   Hicks 5:47
7. "Lady Please"   Hicks 2:41
8. "Frightened Lady"   Hicks 3:16
9. "Too Young to Be Married"   Hicks 4:02
10. "Separated"   Clarke 3:31
11. "I Wanna Shout"   Clarke, Sylvester 2:54
Total length:
Bonus Tracks on 2006 re-release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
12. "I Can't Tell the Bottom from the Top"   Guy Fletcher, Doug Flett 4:17
13. "Mad Professor Blyth"   Clarke 2:15
14. "Gasoline Alley Bred"   Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway, Tony Macaulay 3:54
15. "Dandelion Wine"   Hicks 2:45
16. "Hey Willy"   Cook, Clarke, Greenaway 3:32
17. "Row the Boat Together"   Clarke 2:19
Total length:


  1. ^ The 30th Anniversary Collection (CD). The Hollies. EMI Records. 1993. D 202205. 
  2. ^ Eder, Bruce. "The Hollies — Confessions of the Mind (Overview)". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-11-23.