Argent - Hold Your Head Up: The Best Of (Uk) | RECORD STORE DAY

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1. Hold Your Head Up
2. God Gave Rock ; Roll to You
3. Christmas for the Free
4. Liar
5. Schoolgirl
6. Dance in the Smoke
7. It's Only Money (PT 2)
8. Clown
9. Tragedy
10. It's Only Money (PT 1)
11. Sweet Mary
12. Celebration
13. Lothlorien
14. Man for All Reasons
15. Thunder and Lightning
16. The Jester
17. Highwire
18. Love
19. Keep on Rollin'
20. Be My Lover, Be My Friend
21. Like Honey
22. Sleep Won't Help Me
23. Pleasure
24. The Coming of Kohoutek
25. Once Around the Sun
26. Infinite Wanderer
27. Circus
28. Candles on the River

More Info:

Argent was formed in 1969 by Rod Argent and Chris White, who had been the keyboard player and the bassist, and principal songwriters, in 60s hitmakers The Zombies. Chris White now assumed a writing and producing role, so Jim Rodford (Argent's cousin and formerly with the Mike Cotton Sound) was recruited on bass. The line-up was completed by drummer Bob Henrit and guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Russ Ballard (both previously with The Roulettes and Unit 4 + 2). The first two albums -"Argent"(1970) and "Ring Of Hands"(1971) -performed well but it was the third album "All Together Now"(1972) that catapulted the band to stardom. Written by Argent and White, first single "Hold Your Head Up" reached number 5 in both the UK and the US, where it sold over a million copies, and second single "Tragedy"also sold well. The next album "In Deep" (1973) featured the massive rock anthem "God Gave Rock & Roll To You", another worldwide hit, written by Russ Ballard. The song gained a new lease of life in 1991 when Kiss's cover version was featured at the end of the film "Bill And Ted's Bogus Journey". The album also included the hit "It's Only Money (Pt 2)". This 28 track 2 CD compilation gathers all the hits and the cream of the album tracks, including Rod Argent's "Christmas For The Free", which feature virtuoso performances and amazing vocal harmonies. The booklet incudes annotation by Alan Robinson.