Birmingham, Symphony Hall, 20th March 2001
I'm Alive / Here I Go Again / Jennifer Eccles / Just One Look / On a Carousel / Soldier Song / Bus Stop / Flowers in The Rain / Butterfly / I Can't Let Go / The Baby / Blowing In The Wind
Stay / Sorry Suzanne / Yes I Will / Look Through Any Window / Peggy Sue Got Married / Blackbird / We're Through / Too Young to be Married / Carrie Anne / Stop Stop Stop / The Air That I Breathe / Blackberry Way / Tiger Feet / Long Cool Woman In a Black Dress / He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother / Every One Of Us
Yesterday Once More
The legendary Hollies have successfully rolled back the years to meet the 21st Century head on.
The band that achieved its first hit some four decades ago is still very much going strong.
A packed Symphony Hall and recent concert audiences of up to 28,000 people in Australia and New Zealand are testament to their undying talent and staying power. With recent addition, Carl Wayne, making a triumphant home-coming and ex-Mud's Ray Stiles helping out on bass guitar, the new look six-piece has a renewed energy and vigour and seemingly rockier edge.
Carl recalled his own days from The Move with the outstanding 'Flowers in the Rain' and 'Blackberry Way'.
But otherwise it was largely a roll-call of more than 30 Hollies hits during a superb two-hour show, from the opening 'I'm Alive' and 'Here I Go Again' to the likes of 'Bus Stop', 'Carrie-Anne' and 'The Air That I Breathe'.
And, amazingly, they also "backed" an original unaccompanied recording of 'Peggy Sue Got Married' by the late Buddy Holly.
Review by Tony Collins, Birmingham Evening Post
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