Head Out Of Dreams: The Complete Hollies August 1973 – May 1988

Parlophone will next month release Head Out Of Dreams, a six-CD Hollies box set that spans the period from August 1973 to May 1988.

This new collection includes album tracks, rarities, previously unreleased material and B-sides. The package comes with a 24 page booklet, with liner notes by Uli Twelker.

Head Out Of Dreams: The Complete Hollies August 1973-May 1988 will be released on 17 March 2017. Limited availability at present, although there’s a very good pre-order price on Amazon Italy (see below).

Disc: 1
1. The Day That Curly Billy Shot Down Crazy Sam Mcgee (2008 Remastered Version)
2. Mexico Gold (2008 Remastered Version)
3. Out On The Road (2008 Remastered Version)
4. Born A Man
5. Pick Up The Pieces Again (2008 Remastered Version)
6. It’s A Shame It’s A Game (2008 Remastered Version)
7. Transatlantic Westbound Jet (2008 Remastered Version)
8. Don’t Let Me Down (2008 Remastered Version)
9. Falling Calling (2008 Remastered Version)
10. Tip Of The Iceberg (2008 Remastered Version)
11. Burn Fire Burn (2008 Remastered Version)
12. Rubber Lucy (2008 Remastered Version)
13. The Air That I Breathe (2008 Remastered Version)
14. Down On The Run (2008 Remastered Version)
15. No More Riders (2008 Remastered Version)
16. Love Makes The World Go Round (2008 Remastered Version)
17. Give Me Time (2008 Remastered Version)
18. Lonely Hobo Lullaby (2008 Remastered Version)
19. Son Of A Rotten Gambler (2008 Remastered Version)
20. Layin’ To The Music (2008 Remastered Version)

Disc: 2
1. 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) [2008 Remastered Version]
2. Come Down To The Shore (2008 Remastered Version)
3. Hello Lady Goodbye (2008 Remastered Version)
4. You Gave Me Life (With That Look In Your Eyes) [2008 Remastered Version]
5. Lucy
6. Look Out Johnny (There’s A Monkey On Your Back) [2008 Remastered Version]
7. Second Hand Hang-Ups (2008 Remastered Version)
8. Another Night (2008 Remastered Version)
9. Time Machine Jive (2008 Remastered Version)
10. I’m Down (2008 Remastered Version)
11. Stranger
12. Narida
13. My Island
14. Samuel
15. Sweet Country Calling
16. Crocodile Woman (She Bites)
17. Star
18. Love Is The Thing
19. I Won’t Move Over
20. There’s Always Goodbye

Disc: 3
1. Write On
2. Boulder To Birmingham (1996 Remastered Version)
3. Here In My Dreams
4. Daddy Don’t Mind (1995 Remastered Version)
5. My Love
6. Russian Roulette
7. Corrine
8. C’mon
9. Be With You
10. Lady Of The Night
11. Louise
12. 48 Hour Parole
13. Thanks For The Memories
14. Wiggle That Wotsit
15. Draggin’ My Heels
16. Hello To Romance (1996 Remastered Version)
17. Let It Pour
18. Burn Out
19. Amnesty
20. Crossfire

Disc: 4
1. Caracas
2. What Am I Gonna Do
3. Feet On The Ground
4. Writing On The Wall
5. Clown Service
6. When I’m Yours
7. Lovin’ You Ain’t Easy (1998 Remastered Version)
8. Satellite Three
9. Something To Live For
10. Sanctuary (2003 Remastered Version)
11. Maybe It’s Dawn
12. Song Of The Sun
13. Stormy Waters
14. Boys In The Band
15. It’s In Everyone Of Us
16. Say It Ain’t So Jo
17. Harlequin
18. Can’t Lie No More

Disc: 5
1. Soldier’s Song (2003 Remastered Version)
2. If The Lights Go Out (First Version) [2003 Remastered Version]
3. Peggy Sue
4. Wishing
5. Love’s Made A Fool Of You
6. Take Your Time
7. Heartbeat
8. Tell Me How
9. Think It Over
10. Maybe Baby
11. Midnight Shift
12. I’m Gonna Love You Too
13. Peggy Sue Got Married
14. What To Do
15. That’ll Be The Day
16. It Doesn’t Matter Anymore
17. Everyday
18. Carrie (2003 Remastered Version)
19. Driver
20. Take My Love And Run (First Version) [2003 Remastered Version]
21. Musical Pictures
22. Let Her Go Down (2003 Remastered Version)

Disc: 6
1. Casulty
2. Take My Love And Run (Second Version)
3. Say You’ll Be Mine
4. Something Ain’t Right
5. If The Lights Go Out (Second Version)
6. Stop In The Name Of Love
7. I Got What I Want
8. Just One Look
9. Someone Else’s Eyes
10. Having A Good Time
11. You’re All Woman
12. You Gave Me Strength
13. Laughter Turns To Tears (2003 Remastered Version)
14. Too Many Hearts Get Broken (2003 Remastered Version)
15. This Is It (2003 Remastered Version)
16. Reunion Of The Heart (2003 Remastered Version)
17. Stand By Me
18. For What It’s Worth, I’m Sorry
19. Shine Silently
20. Your Eyes

SuperDeluxeEdition.com helps fans around the world discover physical music and discuss releases. To keep the site free, SDE participates in various affiliate programs, including Amazon and earns from qualifying purchases.


Notify of
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

A wonderfully curated set of releases – I don’t think i’d be able to suggest any improvements at all.
Now, if only they (EMI/Warner) would do the same for Hermans Hermits…

Paul Russell

William, I am in Australia and I bought a 4cd set of Herman’s Hermits a few years ago. The title of the CD set is “ Herman’s Hermits and Peter Noone, I’m Into Something Good, The Mickie Most Years, 1964-1962.
Regards from Paul Russell in Sydney, Australia.

James Galvin

Pre-ordered as soon as I saw it listed, I have the other 2 sets already. I’m hoping the ‘What Comes Around” album sounds better than the Wounded Bird release I have.

Philip Cohen

But, of the two previous CD releases of “What Goes Around”, the “Wounded Bird” label release is the better one. The French “Magic” label release is vastly inferior….yet its bonus tracks sound fine.

Philip Cohen

A fairly thorough exploration of this period of the group’s career, but missing “Hollies Live””(the 1977 album, known in some countries as “Live Hits”), plus “Find Me A Family”, “No Rules”, “Hollidaze”, “Holliepops”(both were spliced-together medleys) and the promotional 12” “Disco Mix” of “Draggin’ My Heels”.
I guess the days when the group would agree to the release of previously unreleased songs from the 1960’s or 1970’s are over.
Still, I ordered the set to get the first-ever authorised and properly mastered releases of the B-sides “Corrine” & “Crossfire”.


The Find me a family and no rules single was released in 1989, maybe saving those for the next set as it might be a bit slight otherwise…think only 2 studios albums and a hand full of singles, one off tracks released after 1988…agree it should have the live hits album though.


Some people may dismiss this period of The Hollies for the lack of focus or lack of hits, but there is still a massive amount of excellent music. Thanks for putting this up, Paul. I’ve got my order in thanks to you!


The epic orchestra-and-harmonies-drenched, Mike Batt written-and-arranged ‘Soldier’s Song’ should’ve been a hit. It is wonderful.


Paul – your title says 1983 – But its actually thru 1988.

Its missing the 2 live albums from this period also..

I’d imagine it will be the fat box to match the previous 2 “Complete Hollies…” collections…


Also missing the “Reprise” from the Buddy Holly album…deal breaker! :)

Rare Glam

I would like to know how it’s packaged. I have all their other albums as Japanese mini LP CDs up to 1972. I read this new set was issued by Warner Music as opposed to EMI or is that just the same difference depending which side of the Atlantic you’re on? So maybe digipacks in a slip case (like the recent US only Turtles set) or card sleeves in a clam box or indeed a mediabook? Anything other than the awful fat 1980s jewel case that the earlier Graham Nash years set was issued in in the UK. It’s not a deal breaker, the music’s the main thing obviously but the aesthetics matter or we’d all just buy downloads wouldn’r we.

Philip Cohen

Warner Music now owns (or has EMI’s former license on) all formerly EMI British recordings, except The Beatles recordings and the “Virgin” label(both of which went to Universal Music). The Hollies recordings starting from their 1966 album “For Certain Because” onwards are owned by “The Hollies Ltd.”


I don’t see Hillsborough here. Was that released after 1988? It was a bonus track on what goes around cd….


just remembered Hillsborough disaster happened in 1989 so would have been after this set..


Hillsborough was the B-side song on the single “Baby Come Back” which was released in 1989. Also missing: “Find Me A Family” (1989), “No Rules” (1989), “Purple Rain” (1990), “Naomi” (1990), “Two Shadows” (1990), “The Woman I Love” (1993) and “Nothing Else But Love” (1993). If another box set (1989 – ???) is about to be released they will surely be included. ^^

BUT there is finally a CD release for “You’re All Woman” and “You Gave Me Strength”. I had been waiting for them for years. :)


Been waiting for this. Got the offer from Italy. Excellent!