“Hollies Sing Dylan” by The Hollies - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1969Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

Citing artistic differences, Graham Nash departed the Hollies in December, 1968, to join into a partnership with David Crosby and Stephen Stills. He was replaced by vocalist / rhythm guitarist Terry Sylvester who joined: Allan Clarke (vocals, harmonica), Tony Hicks (vocals, lead guitar, banjo), Bernard Calvert (bass guitar, piano, organ, keyboards), Bobby Elliott (drums, percussion). To the surprise of some critics, their first release in May, 1969 was an all-covers affair, with a tip-of-the-hat to Bob Dylan. Alas, it feels like a rather desperate attempt to stay relevant. It's all a little too quirky for me, although there are a few passmarks on side two; “The Times They Are A-Changin’” comes across like a good pub-sing-a-long, “My Back Pages” becomes fully Hollies-ified and “Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)” is just out-there whacko, a banjo-led brass-band-like marcher which leaves me smiling.

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A1 [02:47] 4.4.png The Hollies - When The Ship Comes In (Robert Zimmerman) Country
A2 [03:30] 4.2.png The Hollies - I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight (Robert Zimmerman) Country
A3 [02:16] 4.5.png The Hollies - I Want You (Robert Zimmerman) Folk Rock / Americana
A4 [02:58] 5.0.png The Hollies - This Wheel’s On Fire (Robert Zimmerman, Rick Danko) Folk Rock / Americana
A5 [03:29] 4.1.png The Hollies - I Shall Be Released (Robert Zimmerman) Folk Rock / Americana
A6 [04:12] 3.9.png The Hollies - Blowin’ In The Wind (Robert Zimmerman) Country
B1 [02:47] 3.5.png The Hollies - Quit Your Low Down Ways (Robert Zimmerman) Country
B2 [04:07] 5.0.png The Hollies - Just Like A Woman (Robert Zimmerman) Pop Ballad
B3 [03:20] 5.5.png The Hollies - The Times They Are A-Changin’ (Robert Zimmerman) Folk Rock / Americana
B4 [02:27] 5.0.png The Hollies - All I Really Want To Do (Robert Zimmerman) Folk Rock / Americana
B5 [03:02] 5.5.png The Hollies - My Back Pages (Robert Zimmerman) Folk Rock / Americana
B6 [02:27] 6.2.png The Hollies - Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo) (Robert Zimmerman) Folk Rock / Americana

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