Hollies' Greatest

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This article is about the 1968 hits compilation issued in the UK. For the 1980 compilation issued by Capitol in the US and Canada, see Hollies' Greatest (US version). For similar compilation albums, see The Hollies' Greatest Hits.
Hollies' Greatest
Hollies Greatest album.jpg
Greatest hits album by The Hollies
Released August 1968
Recorded 1963-1968
Label Parlophone
Producer Ron Richards
The Hollies chronology
Butterfly
(1967)
Hollies' Greatest
(1968)
Hollies Sing Dylan
(1969)

Hollies' Greatest is the only number one album in the UK for the British band The Hollies. It was released after Graham Nash's departure from the Hollies and was intended to include all of their British hit singles with Nash. Only 3 of the 14 songs on the album -- "Stay", "I Can't Let Go" and "Stop! Stop! Stop!" had previously been released on U.K. albums.

It spent seven weeks at the top of the chart in 1968.[1][2] In total, it spent 27 weeks in the British LP chart, and is the most successful album by The Hollies.

The version of "Yes I Will" that appears on the mono version of this album is not the 1965 hit single version, but an earlier and previously unreleased recording from 1964 - the result of an administrative error at EMI which was not noticed until after the album had been released. It features a completely different guitar break with Tony Hicks.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Clarke-Hicks-Nash, unless otherwise noted.

Side One

  1. I Can't Let Go § (Chip Taylor, Al Gorgoni)
  2. Bus Stop (Graham Gouldman)
  3. We're Through § (Ransford AKA Clarke-Hicks-Nash)
  4. Carrie Anne
  5. Here I Go Again § (Mort Shuman, Clive Westlake)
  6. King Midas In Reverse
  7. Yes I Will § (Gerry Goffin, Russ Titelman)

Side Two

  1. I'm Alive § (Clint Ballard, Jr.)
  2. Just One Look § (Gregory Carroll, Doris Payne)
  3. On a Carousel
  4. Stay § (Maurice Williams)
  5. Look Through Any Window § (Gouldman, Charles Silverman)
  6. Stop Stop Stop
  7. Jennifer Eccles (Clarke-Nash)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Virgin Book of Hit Albums
  2. ^ The Complete Book of British Charts, Neil Warwick, Jon Kutner and Tony Brown

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Bookends by Simon and Garfunkel
UK Albums Chart number-one album
12 October 1968 (6 weeks)
Succeeded by
The Sound of Music (soundtrack)
Preceded by
The Sound of Music (soundtrack)
UK Albums Chart number-one album
30 November 1968 (one week)
Succeeded by
The Beatles (White Album) by The Beatles