The Hollies

Butterfly

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This late 1967 album found the Hollies making some modest adjustments to the psychedelic era: occasionally trippy studio effects, a sitar on their most psychedelic track ("Maker"), songs that didn't always deal with boy-girl relationships. In fact, however, the group's focus remained where it usually was: modest but pleasing, similar-sounding catchy tunes with high harmonies and strumming guitars. It's not remarkable or essential, but it's certainly pleasant enough, and a bit better than their earlier 1967 LP, Evolution, with some of their better album-only cuts ("Postcard," "Pegasus," "Butterfly," "Away Away Away"). With some track alterations, the record was issued in the U.S. as Dear Eloise/King Midas in Reverse; the U.K. edition, as collectors should note, has a few songs that were never released in the States ("Pegasus," "Elevated Observations?," "Try It").

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:10
2 2:25
3 3:13
4 2:40
5 4:24
6 2:16
7 2:19
8 3:00
9 3:11
10 2:37
11 2:58
12 2:51
13 3:05
14 2:17
15 2:52
16 2:40
17 4:07
18 2:02
19 2:17
20 2:54
21 3:06
22 2:32
23 2:51
24 2:42
25 2:07
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