“Confessions Of The Mind” by The Hollies - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1970Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

Into the 70s and The Hollies are still game and still in vogue after their smash hit “He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother” a year earlier. Their first full-length of the new decade is fully written by the group members who line up: Allan Clarke (vocals, guitar), Tony Hicks (lead guitar, vocals), Terry Sylvester (rhythm guitar, vocals), Bernie Calvert (bass, keyboards) and Bobby Elliott (drums). It's a sophisticated offering of the adult-pop ilk with just a hint of Americana. I don't get much out of it all personally, but surprising and delighting me greatly is “Separated”, all acoustic guitars and tom-toms, coming on like the folkie Led Zeppelin; pity it seems to be a bit of a one-off moment.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [03:07] 4.8.png The Hollies - Survival Of The Fittest (Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks, Graham Nash) Pop
A2 [02:27] 4.3.png The Hollies - Man Without A Heart (Allan Clarke, Terry Sylvester) Cerebral Pop
A3 [03:01] 4.6.png The Hollies - Little Girl (Tony Hicks) Pop
A4 [03:48] 3.5.png The Hollies - Isn’t It Nice? (Allan Clarke, Terry Sylvester) Soft Rock / A.O.R.
A5 [04:39] 3.5.png The Hollies - Perfect Lady Housewife (Allan Clarke, Terry Sylvester) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A6 [05:47] 2.9.png The Hollies - Confessions Of A Mind (Tony Hicks) Prog
B1 [02:41] 3.0.png The Hollies - Lady Please (Tony Hicks) Country
B2 [03:16] 2.9.png The Hollies - Frightened Lady (Tony Hicks) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B3 [04:02] 5.2.png The Hollies - Too Young To Be Married (Tony Hicks) Cerebral Pop
B4 [03:31] 7.4.png The Hollies - Separated (Allan Clarke) Folk
B5 [02:54] 4.1.png The Hollies - I Wanna Shout (Allan Clarke, Terry Sylvester) Pop

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