Friday, 9 June 2017
The Hollies - Distant Light 1971 (2013 Parlophone Japan, SHM- CD) Flac & mp3
The Hollies continued to tread water as the early '70s progressed. Distant Light offered nothing particularly new or unexpected, but the harmonies and songwriting remained at a high enough standard to refute any accusations of decline. Too pop for the album-oriented audience, and not light and frothy enough for the pop market, it would have been totally overlooked if not for the surprise success of the Creedence Clearwater Revival soundalike "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress." Released in the States almost as an afterthought, it became (deservedly) their biggest American hit, reaching number two. It success inspired the return of Allan Clarke to the fold, after he had left the group to briefly pursue a solo career.(allmusic.com)
I'm sorry i forgot to add the booklet with the english/japanese lyrics. I will post it later for those who want to have it. Booklet link added!!!
This is a completely forgotten album and the last before Allan Clarke let sing Mikael Rickfors the next album 'Romaney' as leadsinger. I think this album is a little underrated. Some really good songs here (+ bonus tracks) and the most successful song for the Hollies in the states ever, Long Cool Woman... However, maybe you give it a listen and
Frank Flac & mp3@320 p1 - mp3@320 p2