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    Main » 2014 » August » 29 » the Hollies ~ 1965 ~ Would You Believe
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    the Hollies ~ 1965 ~ Would You Believe
    the Hollies ~ 1965 ~ Would You Believegenre: beat
    country: uk
    audio: lossless (ape, cue, log, covers, 168 mb)
    time: 30'41"

    Wiki:
    Would You Believe? is an album by the Hollies, released in 1966. It features a cover of Simon and Garfunkel's "I Am a Rock," which displayed progression for the band at the time – the rising folk-rock nascent was on the horizon. However, Would You Believe also features a cover of Chuck Berry's "Sweet Little Sixteen" — by 1966, R&B and blues covers were becoming passé.
    Another sign of growth for the band on Would You Believe includes the Evie Sands cover, "I Can't Let Go", a major hit for the band.
    The band-written songs (under the pseudonym, "Ransford") are also considered to be among the more progressive tunes on the album: "Hard Hard Year", "Oriental Sadness", "Fifi the Flea" and "I've Got a Way of my Own". "Fifi", covered by the Everly Brothers (see the 1966 Two Yanks in England album), had lyrics outside of the band's norm; "Oriental Sadness" featured distinctly Asian-sounding chords; and "Hard Hard Year" and "I've Got a Way of My Own" (which had previously appeared on the B-Side of "If I Needed Someone") are both folky-sounding waltzes.
    This was the Hollies' last album with original bass player Eric Haydock, who took a leave of absence from the group after the American tour that followed the last recording session for the album, missing the recording session for the follow-up single "Bus Stop", and then either quit or was fired shortly after returning.


    side one    
    1.  "I Take What I Want" (David Porter, Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, Isaac Hayes)  Clarke  2:15
    2.  "Hard Hard Year" (Ransford)  Clarke  2:13
    3.  "That's How Strong My Love Is" (Roosevelt Jamison)  Clarke  2:42
    4.  "Sweet Little Sixteen" (Chuck Berry)  Clarke  2:21
    5.  "Oriental Sadness" (Ransford)  Clarke and Nash  2:37
    6.  "I Am a Rock" (Paul Simon)  Clarke  2:48

    Side two  
    7.  "Take Your Time" (Buddy Holly, Norman Petty)  Clarke  2:18
    8.  "Don't You Even Care" (Clint Ballard, Jr.)  Clarke  2:27
    9.  "Fifi the Flea" (Ransford)  Nash  2:05
    10.  "Stewball" (Bob Yellin, Ralph Rinzler, John Herald)  Clarke Nash and Hicks  3:05
    11.  "I've Got a Way of My Own" (Ransford)  Clarke and Nash  2:12
    12.  "I Can't Let Go" (Chip Taylor, Al Gorgoni)  Clarke and Nash  2:26


    Note: All songs written by the bandmembers Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks and Graham Nash were attributed to the pseudonym "Ransford"





    Allan Clarke – vocals, harmonica
    Bobby Elliott – drums
    Eric Haydock – bass guitar
    Tony Hicks – lead guitar, vocals
    Graham Nash – rhythm guitar, vocals

     
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