'The Hollies: Look Through Any Window 1963-1975 '
(The Hollies / DVD / NR / 2011 / Eagle Eye Media)
Overview: A look back at the early career of popular British band The Hollies, who formed in Manchester in the early 1960s and attained fame on the back of the new interest in British pop that followed the success of The Beatles.
Blu ray Verdict: This Hollies DVD is a must have not only for Hollies fans but also for any Bristish Invasion fan. The performances are so complete that it covers almost every Hollies songs that made them one of the top British Invasion pop groups from the 60's.
Key to this DVD is the fact that the songs are complete performances, rather than snippets of songs. Audio and video quality is superb, the very best prints available of such important archival material. Thrill to live 60s black and white clips of I'm Alive, Look Through Any Window, I Can't Let Go, and I love the live version of Stop Stop Stop with Tony Hicks replicating that weird psyche-banjo effect perfectly. The promos for Dear Eloise and Wings are simply stunning, and the fly on the wall studio footage from January 1967 elevate this DVD to the level of historical relevance.
Interviews with Allan Clarke (Lean Vocalist), Graham Nash (Guitarist and Volcalist), Tony Hicks (Guitarist and Volcalist), Bobby Elliot (Drummer) are excellent, and honest, wtih details regarding how the Hollies name derived and reasons Nash and Clarke's departure from the band. The video and sound quality are excellent and the price is resonable, totally worth the wait. This is a Full Screen Presentation (1.66:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.