Confessions of the Mind

Confessions of the Mind is the tenth studio album by the Hollies. It was released in the United States as Moving Finger, with a different track sequence and the tracks "Separated" and "I Wanna Shout" replaced with the Clarke/Sylvester penned "Marigold: Gloria Swansong" saved from the previous album (Hollies Sing Hollies) and "Gasoline Alley Bred". In Germany, it was released as The Hollies Move On. The UK version peaked at number 30 in the charts and the US version at number 183.

Confessions of the Mind
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1970
Recorded15 September 1969 – 4 May 1970
StudioAbbey Road Studios, London[1]
GenreRock, pop
LabelUK: Parlophone PCS 7116
US: Epic E 30255
     (Moving Finger)
ProducerRon Richards
The Hollies chronology
Hollies Sing Hollies
Confessions of the Mind
Distant Light
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic -[2]
Christgau's Record GuideC+[3]

Track listing

1."Survival of the Fittest"Graham Nash, Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks3:07
2."Man Without a Heart"Clarke, Terry Sylvester2:27
3."Little Girl"Tony Hicks3:01
4."Isn't It Nice?"Clarke, Sylvester3:48
5."Perfect Lady Housewife"Clarke, Sylvester4:39
6."Confessions of a Mind"Hicks5:47
7."Lady Please"Hicks2:41
8."Frightened Lady"Hicks3:16
9."Too Young to Be Married"Hicks4:02
11."I Wanna Shout"Clarke, Sylvester2:54
Total length:39:13
Bonus Tracks on 2006 re-release
12."I Can't Tell the Bottom from the Top"Guy Fletcher, Doug Flett4:17
13."Mad Professor Blyth"Clarke2:15
14."Gasoline Alley Bred"Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway, Tony Macaulay3:54
15."Dandelion Wine"Hicks2:45
16."Hey Willy"Cook, Clarke, Greenaway3:32
17."Row the Boat Together"Clarke2:19
Total length:19:02

Moving Finger

Moving Finger
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 21, 1970
Recorded11 September 1969 – 29 July 1970
StudioAbbey Road Studios, London
GenreRock, pop
LabelEpic Records E 30255
ProducerRon Richards, The Hollies
The Hollies U.S. chronology
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
Moving Finger
Distant Light

Moving Finger is the tenth US album by the Hollies, released on Epic Records in stereo (E 30255) on December 21, 1970. It omitted two songs from the UK Confessions of the Mind track listing, "Separated" and "I Wanna Shout", and were both replaced by "Marigold: Gloria Swansong" (reserved from Hollies Sing Hollies) and "Gasoline Alley Bred".

Side one
1."Survival of the Fittest"Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks, Graham Nash3:03
2."Confessions of a Mind"Hicks5:42
3."Lady Please"Hicks2:37
4."Little Girl"Hicks2:56
5."Too Young to Be Married"Hicks3:58
6."Man Without a Heart"Clarke, Sylvester2:23
Side two
7."Isn't it Nice"Clarke, Sylvester3:45
8."Frightened Lady"Hicks3:11
9."Marigold: Gloria Swansong"Clarke, Sylvester5:25
10."Perfect Lady Housewife"Clarke, Sylvester4:35
11."Gasoline Alley Bred"Cook, Greenaway, Macaulay3:54



  1. User, Super. "Session Listing". Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  2. Eder, Bruce. "The Hollies — Confessions of the Mind (Overview)". AllMusic. Retrieved 2010-11-23.
  3. Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: H". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 26, 2019 via
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