Distant Light (Hollies album)

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Distant Light
Hollies Distant Light LP.jpg
Studio album by
Released8 October 1971 (UK)
April 1972 (US)
Recorded14 April–30 July 1971[1]
StudioAIR Studios, London
Length44:14
LabelUK: Parlophone PAS 10005
US: Epic KE 30958
ProducerRon Richards, The Hollies
The Hollies chronology
Confessions of the Mind
(1970)
Distant Light
(1971)
Romany
(1972)
Singles from Distant Light
  1. "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress"
    Released: April 1972[2]
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[3]
Christgau's Record GuideC+[4]

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) and reputably the first album to come out of AIR Studios.[citation needed] The album spawned two hit singles: the Allan Clarke penned "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress", which peaked at number two in the US and number 31 in the UK; and the Tony Hicks penned "Long Dark Road", which reached number 26 in the US. The US released version of the album peaked at number 21 in the album charts. The summer scene on the cover is rendered as a winter scene on the next Hollies album Romany.

Track listing[edit]

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

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

Personnel[edit]

The Hollies

with:

Chart positions[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1972 Billboard Pop Albums[3] 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://hollies.co.uk/music-archive/session-listing.html
  2. ^ ""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.
  3. ^ a b Unterberger, Richie. "Distant Light - The Hollies". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-05-14.
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: H". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 26, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.