Monday, 21 April 2014

Retro Vinyl Find: Hollies Live Hits (Polydor, 1976)

With The Hollies hit The Air That I Breathe bringing the band to prominence once again in the mid 70s, it probably seemed a natural decision to put out a greatest hits type package on the back f such a popular single. 

With The Hollies  no longer signed to EMI with whom they had their biggest hit output in the 1960s, their then label Polydor evidently figured it was a good idea to record the band live singing  highlights from their back catalogue.

Hence the release of Hollies Live Hits featuring mid 70s renditions of I Can't Let Go, Just One Look, Carrie Anne, He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother and I'm Alive. The album was a success reaching No.4 in the album charts.

EMI went one better a year later by releasing 20 Golden Greats and featuring all original recordings as well as The Air That I Breathe, again that album charted and reached No.2 proving that there was still a hunger for The Hollies music.

This recent 20p find was a nice addition to the collection.

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