Look Through Any Window: 1963 – 1975 DVD (Eagle Vision)

Of all the British Invasion bands, The Hollies were the least dangerous or edgy. However, in their prime the quintet (formed round the nucleus of Allan Clarke on vocals, Graham Nash on rhythm guitar/vocals, Tony Hicks on lead guitar/vocals and Bobby Elliot on drums) sold loads of singles and albums and are still revered today for memorable songs like Bus Stop, Look Through Any Window, Stop Stop Stop, King Midas in Reverse, Wings, On A Carousel and the like.

This 2-hour documentary interweaves interviews with the main players with 22 archival performances of the band’s most beloved music. It is clear from a viewing of this DVD that The Hollies played a pivotal role in influencing numerous subsequent vocal-harmony-based powerpop bands like The Raspberries, The Posies and The La’s. The interviews provide good insights into the history of the band especially the departure of Nash in 1968 (to form Crosby, Stills & Nash) which precipitated the disintegration of the band.

The last couple of performances find the Hollies looking jarringly different from their earlier selves (well, it was the 70s) but even sans Nash, were able to deliver three monster hits viz. He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother, Long Cool Woman and The Air That I Breathe.

A great introduction to these 60s pop wonders and pretty much essential for diehard fans.

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