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Sing Hollies in Reverse

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Sing Hollies in Reverse Review

by Roch Parisien

From the same folks who gave us the entertaining Melody Fair Bee Gees' tribute, Sing Hollies in Reverse sets its sights on one of the U.K.'s great (and often overlooked) pop craftsmen/harmonizers. The fact that the 21-track lineup represents the current cream of contemporary power-pop is no guarantee in itself of satisfying results. Fortunately, led by such sublime contributions as Mitch Easter's "Pay You Back with Interest," Bill Lloyd's "Step Inside," and the Wondermints' "You Need Love" the cream rises to the Hollies' challenge. Some of the performers motor down a straightaway interpretation (Tommy Keene, Continental Drifters, Material Issue) while others tinker furiously with the engines (E, Steve Wynn, the Loud Family, Canada's perky cub), but everyone is prepared to get their hands dirty and take to the task with fervor. Sing Hollies in Reverse should send any novice running to his local disc emporium in search of an actual Hollies compilation (I personally know of a documented case), surely the ultimate tribute that any "tribute" album could perform.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 The Posies 05:29 Amazon
2 Tommy Keene 03:04 Amazon
3 Loud Family 03:06 Amazon
4 Eric Ambel / Steve Wynn 04:20 Amazon
5 Mitch Easter 02:44 Amazon
6 Cub 02:01 Amazon
7 Kristian Hoffman 03:05 Amazon
8 Flamingoes 02:40 Amazon
9 E 03:10 Amazon
10 The Jigsaw Seen 04:03 Amazon
11 John Easdale 03:35 Amazon
12 Bill Lloyd 03:13 Amazon
13 Losers Lounge 02:43 Amazon
14 The Wondermints 02:56 Amazon
The Sneetches 02:49 Amazon
16 Continental Drifters 02:30 Amazon
17 Carla Olson 03:38 Amazon
18 Andrew 03:12 Amazon
19 Material Issue 02:58 Amazon
20 Shakin' Apostles 02:55 Amazon
21 Jon Brion 07:52 Amazon
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