For Certain Because

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For Certain Because
Studio album by The Hollies
Released 9 December 1966
Recorded 16 August-17 October 1966 at Abbey Road Studios, London
Genre Rock, pop
Length 32:24
Label Parlophone PMC 7011 (U.K.)
Imperial LP-9339 (mono)/
LP-12339 (stereo) (U.S.)
Producer Ron Richards
The Hollies chronology
Would You Believe?
(1966)

Bus Stop
(US/Canada)
(1966)
For Certain Because
(1966)

Stop! Stop! Stop!
(US/Canada)
(1966)
Evolution
(1967)


The Hollies' Greatest Hits
(US/Canada)
(1967)
U.S. cover
Stop! Stop! Stop!
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

For Certain Because is the fifth U.K. album by The Hollies and their second released in 1966.[2][3] This was the first Hollies album in which all the songs were written by members Allan Clarke, Graham Nash, and Tony Hicks. This was also the first Hollies album recorded with new bassist Bernie Calvert.

Retitled Stop! Stop! Stop! for the U.S. and Canadian markets and issued with a different, full-color cover image of the group in the U.S. market, this was also the fifth Hollies album released in the U.S. and Canada, although the third released in 1966. It was the first Hollies album on which the track listing for all of the U.S., the Canadian, and the U.K. versions remained the same; that would not happen again until the 1970s. In addition, other markets used the title Stop! Stop! Stop! when issuing or reissuing this album, including the U.K., which retitled it as Stop! Stop! Stop! for a 1971 budget-line reissue.[4] In 1983, Liberty Records in the U.S. reissued this album as Pay You Back With Interest without the tracks "Stop! Stop! Stop!" and "High Classed".

Stop! Stop! Stop! was the Hollies' last new album for Imperial Records in the U.S. and for Capitol Records in Canada. Their next new album, Evolution, would be released in the U.S. and Canada on Epic Records while remaining on Parlophone/EMI in the U.K. and would revert to having a different track lineup between the U.S./Canadian and U.K. versions.

Most current CD releases of this album use the original U.K. album title and artwork, but a recent U.S. CD reissue series instead uses the U.S. title and artwork.[5]

Track listing[edit]

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

Side one
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. "What’s Wrong with the Way I Live"   Clarke 2:02
2. "Pay You Back with Interest"   Clarke 2:46
3. "Tell Me to My Face"   Nash 3:09
4. "Clown"   Nash 2:16
5. "Suspicious Look in Your Eyes"   Clarke 3:37
6. "It's You"   Clarke 2:17
Side two
No. Title Lead vocals Length
7. "High Classed"   Clarke 2:21
8. "Peculiar Situation"   Clarke 2:51
9. "What Went Wrong"   Clarke 2:12
10. "Crusader"   Clarke and Nash 3:48
11. "Don't Even Think About Changing"   Clarke 2:13
12. "Stop! Stop! Stop!"   Clarke 2:58

Personnel[edit]

  • Mike Vickers — orchestral arrangements on "High Classed", "What Went Wrong" and "Crusader"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Unterberger, Richie. "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-06-30. 
  2. ^ For Certain Because at Discogs (list of releases)
  3. ^ "Discography". Hollies.co.uk. 1966-12-09. Retrieved 2012-06-30. 
  4. ^ Official Hollies information page for Stop! Stop! Stop!
  5. ^ Listing for Bus Stop/Stop! Stop! Stop! CD

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