Hollies Sing Hollies

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Hollies Sing Hollies
Hollies Sing Hollies - Front.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1969
Recorded23 June–10 October 1969[1]
StudioEMI Studios, London
GenreRock, pop
Length38:19
LabelUK: Parlophone PCS 7092
ProducerRon Richards
The Hollies chronology
Hollies Sing Dylan
(1969)
Hollies Sing Hollies
(1969)
Confessions of the Mind
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic -3/5 stars[2]
Allmusic -3/5 stars[3]

Hollies Sing Hollies is the ninth studio album released in the UK by the Hollies. It was released in November 1969 by Parlophone. It was their second album that year, coming 6 months after an entire album of Bob Dylan covers. It was their first album of original compositions since the departure of Graham Nash. It was also the second album by the Hollies to feature Terry Sylvester and the first to feature his compositions, as well as an instrumental by bassist Bernie Calvert. The US version, titled "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother", included the hit single of the same name, while omitting the tracks "Soldier's Dilemma" and "Marigold: Gloria Swansong". The UK album did not chart, but its US version peaked at number 32.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Why Didn't You Believe?"Terry Sylvester, Allan Clarke3:33
2."Don't Give Up Easily"Tony Hicks2:18
3."Look at Life"Sylvester, Clarke2:31
4."Please Sign Your Letters"Sylvester, Clarke, Hicks3:45
5."My Life is Over with You"Clarke, Hicks3:20
6."Please Let Me Please"Hicks, Clarke3:13
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
7."Do You Believe In Love"Sylvester, Clarke, Hicks3:44
8."Soldiers Dilemma"Clarke2:57
9."Marigold: Gloria Swansong"Sylvester, Clarke5:28
10."You Love 'Cos You Like It"Sylvester Clarke2:52
11."Reflections of a Long Time Past"Bernard Calvert2:29
12."Goodbye Tomorrow"Clarke3:50
1996 remaster bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
13."Wings"Allan Clarke, Graham Nash3:02
14."Sorry Suzanne"Geoff Stephens, Tony Macaulay3:00
15."Not That Way At All"Clarke2:49
16."He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother"Bobby Scott, Bob Russell4:18
17."'Cos You Like To Love Me"Hicks2:58
18."Louisiana Man"Doug Kershaw2:38
19."She Looked My Way"Les Reed, Jackie Rae2:40
20."Eleanor's Castle"Clarke2:39

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (US version)[edit]

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
The Hollies US version of Hollies Sing Hollies, He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother.jpeg
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 1969
Recorded23 June–10 October 1969
StudioEMI Studios, London
Genre Rock, pop
Length36:01
LabelEpic Records BN 26538
ProducerRon Richards
The Hollies US chronology
Words And Music By Bob Dylan
(1969)
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
(1969)
Moving Finger
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Christgau's Record GuideB[4]

The US version of Hollies Sing Hollies was renamed He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother with a different full cover art, and was released in December 1969 by Epic Records. It included the hit single "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" and omitted two tracks from the UK version, "Soldier's Dilemma" and "Marigold: Gloria Swansong" (the second was saved for their next US album, Moving Finger).

Side one
  1. "Why Didn't You Believe?"
  2. "Don't Give Up Easily"
  3. "Look at Life"
  4. "Please Sign Your Letters"
  5. "My Life is Over with You"
  6. "Please Let Me Please"
Side two
  1. "Do You Believe In Love"
  2. "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother"
  3. "You Love 'Cos You Like It"
  4. "Reflections of a Long Time Past"
  5. "Goodbye Tomorrow"

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Session Listing". Hollies.co.uk. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  2. ^ Eder, Bruce. "The Hollies — Hollies Sing Hollies (Overview)". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-11-22.
  3. ^ Ofjord, Michael. "The Hollies — He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (Overview)". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-11-22.
  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.