Distant Light (The Hollies album)

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Distant Light
Hollies Distant Light LP.jpg
Studio album by The Hollies
Released 8 October 1971 (U.K)
April 1972 (U.S.)
Recorded Summer 1971
Studio AIR Studios, London
Length 44:14
Label UK: Parlophone PAS 10005
US: Epic KE 30958
Producer Ron Richards, The Hollies
The Hollies chronology
Confessions of the Mind
(1970)Confessions of the Mind1970
Distant Light
(1971)
Romany
(1972)Romany1972
Singles from Distant Light
  1. "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress"
    Released: April 1972[1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Distant Light is a 1971 album released by The Hollies, the last UK album by the band to feature lead vocalist and founding member Allan Clarke, until their 1974 self-titled album, reputably to be the first album to come out of A.I.R. studios. The album spawned two hit singles, the Allan Clarke penned "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress," which peaked at U.S. #2 and UK #32, and the Tony Hicks penned "Long Dark Road" US #26. The US released version of the album peaked at US #21. The summer scene that is shown on the cover is duplicated exactly on the next Hollies album Romany, as a winter scene.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Tony Hicks and Kenny Lynch; except where indicated

Side 1

  1. "What A Life I've Led" – 3:58
  2. "Look What We've Got" – 4:07
  3. "Hold On" (Allan Clarke) – 4:07
  4. "Pull Down The Blind" (Terry Sylvester) – 3:30
  5. "To Do With Love" – 3:29

Side 2

  1. "Promised Land" – 4:20
  2. "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" (Allan Clarke, Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway) – 3:19
  3. "You Know The Score" (Terry Sylvester, Allan Clarke) – 5:37
  4. "Cable Car" (Terry Sylvester) – 4:25
  5. "A Little Thing Like Love" (Allan Clarke, Tony Macaulay) – 3:19
  6. "Long Dark Road" – 4:16

Personnel[edit]

The Hollies

with:

Chart positions[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1972 Billboard Pop Albums[2] 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" single release information". Hollies.co.uk. 1972-04-01. Archived from the original on 2012-03-13. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  2. ^ a b Unterberger, Richie. "Distant Light - The Hollies". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-05-14.