A Crazy Steal

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A Crazy Steal
The Hollies - A Crazy Steal.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1, 1978 (1978-03-01)
Recorded1 March–26 August 1977
8–9 January 1976 for "Boulder To Birmingham"[1]
StudioBasing Street Studios, London
GenreRock/Pop
LabelPolydor(UK)
Epic (US)
ProducerThe Hollies
with Alan Parsons on "Boulder to Birmingham"
The Hollies chronology
Russian Roulette
(1976)
A Crazy Steal
(1978)
Five Three One - Double Seven O Four
(1979)

A Crazy Steal is a 1978 album by English rock/pop group, the Hollies. It includes their version of Emmylou Harris' "Boulder to Birmingham", which had been released two years prior, reaching number 10 in the charts in New Zealand. Two other songs from this album ("Hello To Romance" and "Amnesty") were released in 1977 as singles, yet failed to chart anywhere.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks and Terry Sylvester except where noted.[2]

Side One[edit]

  1. "Writing on the Wall"
  2. "What Am I Gonna Do"
  3. "Let It Pour"
  4. "Burn Out"
  5. "Hello To Romance"

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Amnesty" (D. Doumas)
  2. "Caracas"
  3. "Boulder to Birmingham" (Bill Danoff, Emmylou Harris)
  4. "Clown Service"
  5. "Feet On the Ground"

Personnel[edit]

  • Allan Clarke - lead vocals, harmonica
  • Tony Hicks - vocals, lead guitar
  • Terry Sylvester - vocals, guitar
  • Bernie Calvert - bass
  • Bobby Elliott - drums, percussion

with:

  • Pete Wingfield - piano, Roland synthesizer, organ
  • Hans Peter Arnesen - piano, clavinet
  • Jimmy Jewel - alto and soprano saxophone
  • Tony Coe - soprano saxophone on "Hello To Romance"
  • Sol Amarfio - congas on "Writing on the Wall" and "Caracas"
  • Rhett Davies - engineer, remixing

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://hollies.co.uk/music-archive/session-listing.html
  2. ^ "A Crazy Steal at official site". Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2011.