Hollies (1965 album)

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Studio album by The Hollies
Released 1 September 1965
Recorded 10 November 1964 – 13 July 1965
Studio Abbey Road Studios, London
Genre Beat, rock
Length 28:36
Label EMI Parlophone PMC 1261 (Mono)
Producer Ron Richards
The Hollies chronology
In The Hollies Style
(1964)In The Hollies Style1964
Would You Believe?
(1966)Would You Believe?1966
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Hollies is the Hollies' third LP for Parlophone. This is also referred to as Hollies '65 to differentiate it from the similarly titled 1974 album. It went to No. 8 in the UK album charts. Originally available in mono only, it was reissued in stereo under the title Reflection in 1969. In 1997, British EMI put both mono and stereo versions of this album onto a single CD.

Of the twelve tracks on this album, only "So Lonely" was issued on 45 in Great Britain; even then, it was the B-side to the 1965 hit "Look Through Any Window", a song recorded concurrent with the rest of this album. On the original album, only five of the twelve songs are band originals, attributed at the time to the pseudonym "L. Ransford" but actually written by Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks and Graham Nash. The rest were covers. In Scandinavia "Very Last Day" and "Too Many People" were issued on 45, with the former becoming a major hit in Sweden.

The song "Put Yourself in My Place" (written by Clarke, Hicks and Nash) was also recorded by Episode Six and became their 1966 debut single.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. "Very Last Day" Noel Stookey, Peter Yarrow Clarke 2:58
2. "You Must Believe Me" Curtis Mayfield Clarke 2:08
3. "Put Yourself in My Place" L. Ransford Clarke and Nash 2:40
4. "Down the Line" Roy Orbison Clarke 2:03
5. "That's My Desire" Carroll Loveday, Helmy Kresa Clarke 2:27
6. "Too Many People" L. Ransford Clarke 2:38
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
7. "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" Lloyd Price Clarke 1:50
8. "When I Come Home to You" L. Ransford Clarke 2:26
9. "Fortune Teller" Naomi Neville Clarke 2:27
10. "So Lonely" L. Ransford Clarke and Nash 2:36
11. "I've Been Wrong" L. Ransford Clarke and Nash 1:56
12. "Mickey's Monkey" Holland-Dozier-Holland Clarke 2:30
  • Note: All songs written by the bandmembers were attributed to the pseudonym "L. Ransford".

Hear! Here! (US version)[edit]

Hear! Here!
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Studio album by The Hollies
Released November 1965
Recorded 1965
Genre Beat, rock
Label Imperial
Producer Ron Richards
The Hollies US chronology
Here I Go Again
(1964)Here I Go Again1964
Hear! Here!
Beat Group!
(1966)Beat Group!1966
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

More than a year after the release of the Hollies' US debut album, Here I Go Again, the success of "Look Through Any Window" (The Hollies' first Top 40 hit in the US) inspired Imperial Records, the Hollies' US label, to finally release another Hollies LP.

In November 1965, Imperial released Hollies, with a slightly different track listing, as Hear! Here! in the US Imperial removed "Fortune Teller" and "Mickey's Monkey" from Hollies and added the singles "I'm Alive" and "Look Through Any Window". The track listing was then and re-arranged so that the singles started each side.

Although the album is clearly a US repacking of the Hollies album, the cover uses the photo from the UK In The Hollies Style LP, which was never released in the USA.

"Mickey's Monkey" later appeared in 1966 on the forthcoming "Bus Stop" album, but "Fortune Teller" was never issued in the US until the 1990s. In 2010, the mono version of this LP was reissued on 180 gram vinyl in the USA by Sundazed Records.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1

  1. "I'm Alive" (Clint Ballard, Jr.) – 2:23
  2. "Very Last Day"
  3. "You Must Believe Me"
  4. "Put Yourself in My Place"
  5. "Down the Line"
  6. "That's My Desire"

Side 2

  1. "Look Through Any Window" (Graham Gouldman, Charles Silverman) – 2:16
  2. "Lawdy Miss Clawdy"
  3. "When I Come Home to You"
  4. "So Lonely"
  5. "I've Been Wrong"
  6. "Too Many People"

Love N' Flowers (Canadian version)[edit]

Love N' Flowers
Studio album by The Hollies
Released 6 November 1967
Studio Abbey Road Studios, London
Genre Beat, Rock
Label Capitol (D)T-6245
Producer Ron Richards
The Hollies Canadian chronology
Love N' Flowers
Dear Eloise / King Midas in Reverse
(1968)Dear Eloise / King Midas in Reverse1968

In 1967, The Hollies transferred the US and Canadian rights to all new material to Epic Records. Unlike Imperial Records in the US, Capitol Canada had opted not to issue a version of Hollies when it was released in 1965, choosing instead to release an edited version of the almost year-old album In The Hollies Style. However, even though all of the Hollies' master rights were owned by Capitol Records' parent company, EMI, Capitol Canada decided to counterprogram against The Hollies' first Epic release, Evolution. In November 1967, one month after the release of Evolution, Capitol Canada repackaged Hollies with a "flower child" cover (a later picture of The Hollies standing amidst tree branches under a title bar with flowered wallpaper, as shown) and issued it under the name Love N' Flowers. Capitol Canada had previously released two tracks from Hollies ("Very Last Day" and "Too Many People") on the Canadian version of Bus Stop, and a third track ("Mickey's Monkey") had been included on In The Hollies Style, leaving nine tracks from the album unissued in Canada. Capitol Canada added one of the tracks that it did not use from the UK version of In The Hollies Style ("I Thought of You Last Night") to make up the ten songs included on Love N' Flowers.

This was the last new release in The Hollies catalogue from Capitol Canada.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1

  1. "You Must Believe Me"
  2. "Put Yourself in My Place"
  3. "Down the Line"
  4. "That's My Desire"
  5. "Lawdy Miss Clawdy"

Side 2

  1. "When I Come Home to You"
  2. "Fortune Teller"
  3. "So Lonely"
  4. "I've Been Wrong"
  5. "I Thought of You Last Night" (Ralph Freed) – 2:18



  1. ^ Unterberger, Richie. Hollies at AllMusic
  2. ^ Hollies at AllMusic

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