The Hollies: Look Through Any Window 1963-1975
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As Peck explained, the hallmark of his work is the inclusion of full tunes and this film is no exception. It features over 20 full songs; some are from lip-synched perfs while many are live from various TV shows.
The interviews with Nash, Clarke, Hicks and Elliot were all full of details.
If you're remotely a fan of this band, get this DVD. And if you're looking for the best CD compilation of theirs, get the Raven label release. It's an Aussie import and the sound is the best.
As with the other volumes in the BI series, Peck and his cohorts set out to find and license the best quality prints of performances by the band, and then sent Bowman out to do contemporary interviews with the band members, which form the fabric of the documentary, by weaving the interviews (all done in 2010) with the 22 COMPLETE performances. The interviews were done with Nash, lead vocalist Allan Clarke (who was Nash's best friend from the age of six!), guitarist Tony Hicks and drummer Bobby Elliott. (Though the band consisted of five members, the bassist changed a few times and none of those musicians were interviewed.).
The interviews are insightful and honest and you'll learn a lot from them (along with some additional facts in Ben Fong-Torres' essay in the 12-page booklet inserted in the package. (Another standard for RITY releases.)
Many of the performances are probably being seen by fans for the first time. While a couple are from Brit and US TV ("This Is Tom Jones", "The New Music Express Winners Concert") the majority are from oddball places like The Split Festival (in Croatia!) and shows titled "Rooster" and "supersonic".Read more ›
I was surprised to see so much LIVE footage of the Hollies. I've always liked the Hollies but I've tended to underrate them a bit in the midst of their formidible peers. This film changed my mind. The group was an incredible live act. Tony Hicks is an excellent guitarist (something I never paid much attention to before) and Bobby Elliot is a powerful and creative drummer (ditto). The vocals are, of course, peerless.
If you are British Invasion fan, you will LOVE this film and your respect and admiration for the Hollies will grow astronomically (as mine did).
1.) Baby That's All, the color reproduction is awesome, especially considering it's one of the oldest performances!
2.) Rockin Robin, is equally good in good old B&W.
3.) Little Lover, the color film is grainy with this rare track and features classic 60's dance moves. The outfits they wear are like what Brian Epstein picked for the Beatles.
4.) Just One Look, even in mono is a good clean pop track.
5.) Here I Go Again, Beautiful color video' It's 60's pop.
6.) I'm Alive, obviously a voice dub, but still a classic B&W video.
7.) Look Thru Any Window, Looks like it's a filmed from TV process. Has a raw feel with dancers.
8.) I Can't Let Go, Excellent, clean rock, Alan dances like Roger Daultry.
9.) Bus Stop, It's a little raw as well, but has a good guitar solo. Tony's banjo strum demonstration is great!
10.) Stop Stop Stop, Could easily be a Monkees song. Grahams commentary on 2 track to 4 track to 8 track technology is insightful.
11.)On a Carousel, To me, it's the quintissential 60's pop song. The Abbey Road studio film has a Beach Boy's Pet Sounds sessions feel to it with the vocal harmonies.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The DVD is very good history of the band and the video quality is great. Having said that, it really is heavily slanted towards Graham Nash. Read morePublished 2 months ago by markgrim
One of the finest groups to have ever come out of Manchester. Love this. Please sir can I have some more?Published 2 months ago by Baljit S. Grewal
Great Documentary with complete performances of most of their songs.Published 2 months ago by Speely
A really fun video. Lots a great interviews with all five original members of the group as they appear now. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
The picture is 1.33:1. In telling the story of the Hollies, the interviews are in colour, while the precious original music performances are both in black and... Read more
Excellent, sixties weren't but Beatles and stones...yeah ...lower case....Phillies popped rock...Published 4 months ago by Moose
Growing up the music landscape had change several times over The British Invasion wasn't even a blip on the radar screen all that was left at this particular time was The Rolling... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rock Master 95
Outstanding! 5 Star for sure. A must for any Hollies fan!Published 4 months ago by peter s. davison