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The Hollies Beat Group (1966) - 180g Vinyl

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The Hollies: Beat Group (1966) - 180g Vinyl

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BY 'IMPERIAL' DECREE, ALL HAIL THE HOLLIES!

Originally released in the U.S. in 1966, Beat Group! was the American cousin to the Hollies' British LP Would You Believe'. However, identical cousins they were not: Beat Group! boasts substantially altered musical content and completely different cover art. Led by the snap-jangle-pop of the smash single, 'I Can't Let Go,' the album is a thrilling combination of originals and R&B covers ripped from their riotous live sets. Highlights include commanding versions of Buddy Holly's 'Take Your Time,' Sam and Dave's 'I Take What I Want' and the Otis Redding/O.V. Wright classic 'That's How Strong My Love Is.' Original songs 'Hard Hard Year,' 'Oriental Sadness' and 'Fifi the Flea,' along with Mersey Beat staples 'A Taste of Honey' and 'Mr. Moonlight' round out the disc.

Out of print for decades, this classic album is FINALLY available again. Sourced from the aurally awesome original U.K. mono master, this LP is pressed on pristine 180-gram vinyl per your turntable's request. Get in the queue!

Perhaps the most undervalued band of the original British Invasion, The Hollies' hits are well known in the U.S., but their early albums are almost impossible to find! Taking their name from Buddy Holly and modeling their harmonies on the Everly Brothers, the Hollies gathered these American musical ingredients and whipped them into a wholly-UKnique concoction. Forging their sound to the east of their Liverpool brothers-in-beat, this Manchester quintet had it all: the soaring vocals of Allan Clarke, Graham Nash and Tony Hicks; Hicks' cascading, arpeggio-laden licks on guitar and a hard-hitting rhythm section driven by drummer extraordinaire Bobby Elliot. 


 On top of that, their keen ears for top quality songs, written by the premier songsmiths of the day like teenage wunderkind Graham Gouldman, Chip 'Wild Thing' Taylor and the stellar in-house writing team of Clarke/Hicks/Nash, ensured that their albums were extraordinary from start to finish. In short, they were a band that exuded greatness on all fronts. Now, as that greatness has been acknowledged by their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Sundazed Music is proud to present meticulously restored vinyl editions of the rare U.S. mono versions of the Hollies' third and fourth Imperial label albums, from 1966.

 

Songs

The Hollies - Beat Group (1966) - 180g Vinyl Medium 1
1: I Can't Let Go
2: That's How Strong My Love Is
3: Running Through The Night
4: Oriental Sadness
5: A Taste Of Honey
6: Mr Moonlight
7: Don't YOu Even Care
8: Hard Hard Year
9: Take Your Time
10: Fifi The Flea
11: I Take What I Want

 

Artikeleigenschaften von The Hollies: Beat Group (1966) - 180g Vinyl

  • Interpret: The Hollies

  • Albumtitel: Beat Group (1966) - 180g Vinyl

  • Format LP
  • Genre Rock 'n' Roll

  • Music Genre Rock 'n' Roll
  • Music Style Vinyl - Beat / Rock / 60s / 70s
  • Music Sub-Genre 557 Vinyl - Beat/Rock/60s/70s
  • Edition 2 BEAR Family Records
  • Title Beat Group (1966) - 180g Vinyl
  • Vinyl size LP (12 Inch)
  • Vinyl weight 180g Vinyl
  • Speed / RPM 33 U/min
  • Record Grading Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Label SUNDAZED

  • Price code VLP2
  • SubGenre Beat 60s-70s

  • EAN: 0090771535917

  • weight in Kg 0.200
 
 

Artist description "Hollies, The"

Hollies

Gegründet 1962 in Manchester

Die englische Erfolgsgruppe, die in den Jahren zwischen 1963 und 1975 nicht weniger als 27 Single-Hits in den internationalen Charts plazieren konnte, wurde 1962 aus einer Amateurband namens „The Deltas' formiert. Der Kern der Gruppe bestand aus Graham Nash, Allan Clarke, Don Rathbone und Eric Haydock, zu denen als Leadgitarrist Tony Hicks stieß. 1966 wechselte Bobby Elliott für Don Rathbone in die Gruppe. Den wesentlichen Verlust erlitten die Hollies, als Graham Nash Ende 1968 die Band verließ, um in den Staaten mit David Crosby und Stephen Stills zu arbeiten. Terry Sylvester, ehedem Gitarrist der Swingin' Bluejeans, stieg in die Lücke, die Nash hinterlassen hatte.

Ende 1971 beschloß Sänger Allan Clarke, durch dessen markante Stimme die Hollies sich hauptsächlich hatten profilieren können, die Gruppe zu verlassen und eine Solokarriere zu beginnen. Da dieses Vorhaben nicht recht glückte, war es für Hollies-Gitarrist Terry Sylvester nicht allzu schwer, Clarke zu einer Rückkehr in die Gruppe zu bewegen. Mit Clarke als neuem, altem Sänger gelang den Hollies auf Anhieb das erhoffte Comeback. Mit ihren letzten Titeln, wie „The Air That I Breathe', landeten sie ohne Umwege wieder in den Top-Positionen der Hitlisten.

Original Presse-Info: Deutsche Grammophon GmbH

 
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