The Long Road Home 1963-2003 Is this elephantine (six discs, 135 tracks) boxed set necessary? Well, consider this: Unlike virtually every other British Invader, the Hollies (which early on featured… The Long Road Home 1963-2003 Is this elephantine (six discs, 135 tracks) boxed set necessary? Well, consider this: Unlike virtually every other British Invader, the Hollies (which early on featured… 2003-12-02 The Hollies
Music Review

The Long Road Home 1963-2003 (2003)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Dec 02, 2003; Lead Performance: The Hollies

Is this elephantine (six discs, 135 tracks) boxed set necessary? Well, consider this: Unlike virtually every other British Invader, the Hollies (which early on featured future hippie icon Graham Nash) kept churning out hits long after the 1960s faded -- and long after the Beatles, even. All of those schoolboy screamers are here (''Bus Stop,'' ''Dear Elois,'' ''King Midas in Reverse''), as well as the late, great hits -- ''The Air That I Breathe,'' ''He Ain't Heavy (He's My Brother)'' -- and some obscure covers (for example, Judee Sill's ''Jesus Was a Crossmaker'') that demonstrate how this band's musical catholicity helped sustain it for so long.

Originally posted Dec 12, 2003 Published in issue #741 Dec 12, 2003 Order article reprints
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