Distant Light (Hollies album)
Distant Light is a 1971 album released by the Hollies, the last UK album by the band to feature lead vocalist and founding member Allan Clarke (until their 1974 self-titled album) and reputably the first album to come out of AIR Studios. The album spawned two hit singles: the Allan Clarke penned "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress", which peaked at number two in the US and number 31 in the UK; and the Tony Hicks penned "Long Dark Road", which reached number 26 in the US. The US released version of the album peaked at number 21 in the album charts. The summer scene on the cover is rendered as a winter scene on the next Hollies album Romany.
|Studio album by|
|Released||8 October 1971 (UK) |
April 1972 (US)
|Recorded||14 April–30 July 1971|
|Studio||AIR Studios, London|
|Label||UK: Parlophone PAS 10005|
US: Epic KE 30958
|Producer||Ron Richards, The Hollies|
|The Hollies chronology|
|Singles from Distant Light|
|Christgau's Record Guide||C+|
- Side one
- "What A Life I've Led" – 3:58
- "Look What We've Got" – 4:07
- "Hold On" (Allan Clarke) – 4:07
- "Pull Down The Blind" (Terry Sylvester) – 3:30
- "To Do With Love" – 3:29
- "Promised Land" – 4:20
- Side two
- The Hollies
- Allan Clarke – lead vocals, guitar
- Tony Hicks – guitar, vocals
- Terry Sylvester – guitar, vocals
- Bernie Calvert – bass
- Bobby Elliott – drums
- John Scott - arrangements, conductor
|1972||Billboard Pop Albums||21|
- ""Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" single release information". Hollies.co.uk. 1972-04-01. Archived from the original on 2012-03-13. Retrieved 2012-05-14.
- Unterberger, Richie. "Distant Light - The Hollies". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-05-14.
- 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 robertchristgau.com.