The Hollies

Carrie Anne

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One of the handful of minor U.S. hits for the Hollies, "Carrie Anne" is an interesting combination of Latin and pop, with a vague element of psychedelia. The simple, three-chord melody is surrounded by a fabulous harmony arrangement by the group, and is, in a way, a precursor to Nash's work with Crosby, Still & Nash. Lyrically, the song is a bit of a lightweight, school-yard tale of romance, yet it retains a certain period charm that is extremely effective. One of the great features of the record is the excellent steel drum solo, which was unusual for the time, and reproduced on-stage by the Hollies via a tape recording.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Evolution 1967 Sundazed 2:55
The Hollies' Greatest Hits 1973 Epic 2:56
No Image 1974
Original Soundtrack
Arista 2:53
The Best of the Hollies [Capitol] 1978 EMI-Capitol Special Markets / EMI Music Distribution 2:54
No Image 1979 MFP
No Image 1985 EMI Music Distribution 2:52
No Image 1988 Capitol
Classic Rock: 1967 - The Beat Goes On 1988
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:56
No Image 1988 EMI Music Distribution
20 Years 198? Polydor 2:54
Epic Anthology 1990 Legacy / Epic 3:03
All Time Greatest Hits 1990 Curb 2:58
The British Invasion: History of British Rock, Vol. 7 1991
Various Artists
Rhino 2:58
No Image 1991
Various Artists
Rhino
No Image 1992 EMI Music Distribution
No Image 1993 Pair
30th Anniversary Collection 1963-1993 1993 EMI Music Distribution 2:59
Mellow Sixties 1995
Various Artists
JCI Associated Labels 2:55
Unchained Melodies II 1995
Various Artists
Griffin 2:56
No Image 1995 Sony Music Distribution 2:58
Greatest Hits of the Sixties, Vol. 1-2 1995
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 2:55
Electrifying 60's 1997
Various Artists
Coyote Records 2:56
No Image 1998
Various Artists
Crimson Productions 2:54
Classic 60's: Shakin' All Over 1998
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Time / Life Music 2:56
Collection, Vol. 1 1999 Platinum Disc 2:54
Pop Music: The Golden Era 1951-1975 1999
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 2:56
Sony Music 100 Years: Soundtrack for a Century 1999
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 2:56
Classic '60s [Time Life] 1999
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:56
No Image 1999
Various Artists
Disky
The Hollies [Platinum Disc] 2000 Platinum Disc 2:48
A Year In Your Life: 1967, Vol. 2 2000
Various Artists
Definitive 2:57
Best of the 60's 2000 Simply The Best (Netherlands) 2:54
At Abbey Road 1963-1966/At Abbey Road 1966-1970/At Abbey Road 1973-1989 2000 EMI Music Distribution 2:57
No Image 2000
Various Artists
Disky 2:54
No Image 2000
Various Artists
Realm Records 2:56
Take Two 2001 Sony Music Distribution 2:48
The Woodstock Generation: Let the Sunshine In 2001
Various Artists
Woodstock Records 2:54
Super Hits 2001 Sony Music Distribution 2:54
Complete Collection 2001
Various Artists
Disky 2:54
Classic Masters 2002 Capitol / EMI Records 2:55
25 Hits from the British Invasion 2002
Various Artists
Varèse Vintage / Varese 2:56
60's Pop Hits 2002
Various Artists
Immediate / Sony Music Distribution 2:57
Ultimate British Invasion Collection 2003
Various Artists
Magada International / WEA International 2:56
Best of the Hollies [Collectables] 2003 Collectables 2:54
Original 60's Summer Album 2003
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 2:55
The British Invasion Box 2004
Various Artists
Varèse Sarabande 2:56
20 Great Love Songs 2004 Disky 2:55
Basic Original Hits 2004 Disky 2:54
The Best of the Sixties, Vol. 2 2005
Various Artists
Crimson Productions 2:55
Greatest Hits of the 60's 2006
Various Artists
Disky 2:54
On a Carousel, 1963-1974: The Ultimate Hollies 2006 Raven 2:55
Dutch Collection 2007 EMI Music Distribution 2:54
The British Beat: Best of the '60s 2007
Various Artists
Shout! Factory / TJL 2:57
101 60's Hits [EMI] 2007
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 2:53
All Summer Hits 2007
Various Artists
Madacy 2:56
The Original 60's Box Set 2007
Various Artists
EMI 2:54
Peace And Love [Madacy] 2008
Various Artists
Madacy 2:56
Reflections [Box Set] 2009 Atlantic / Rhino 2:56
Good Vibrations [EMI] 2011
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 2:53
50 at Fifty 2014 Atlantic / Elektra / Parlophone / Rhino / Warner Music 0:00
Chart Show: Die Erfolgreichsten Song Girls Aller Zeiten
Various Artists
2:57
Gettin' Together: Groovy Sounds From the Summer of Love
Various Artists
GC / Rhino
Time Life Presents the 60s
Various Artists
Time Life 2:55
Time Life Presents: Greatest Love Songs of the 60's [5 Discs]
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:55