“On A Carousel” / “All The World Is Love” (Parlophone R 5562) February 1967
This was the first Hollies single of 1967, both sides of the disc were recorded at Abbey Road studios during the 11th to 13th of January.* The B-side, “All The World Is Love” hinted at a new psychedelic direction which would be in full bloom by the middle of the year with their album “Evolution.”
“On A Carousel” was classic Hollies with jangle guitar and three-part harmonies intact. The record was a great success and peaked at #4 in the chart.
* From the EMI CD release of The Complete Hollies April 1963 – October 1968
Record reviews from the British music press:
Great, gentlemen! You’ve come up with another tremendous and original song . . . slower than usual, but with all the usual Hollie ingredients of dynamic vocal harmonies and pushful instrumental backing. Song builds beautifully and must be a massive hit. Flip: a wee bit of a droner. (Record Mirror, 11/02/67)