CD includes insert signed by Allan Clarke.
After returning unexpectedly from a 20-year retirement with successful comeback album Resurgence in 2019, the voice of The Hollies – Allan Clarke - is back with a stunning new record.
I’ll Never Forget reunites Allan with his old Hollies bandmate, Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills And Nash fame. The two old friends from Manchester began writing together during the pandemic after over 40 years, resulting in the effortlessly catchy Buddy’s Back, a tribute to the rock & roll great The Hollies were named after. Graham’s beautiful trademark harmonies are present throughout the album, but this is very much Allan’s record, tackling spirituality and redemption as well as romance in “The Presence Of You;” the first love song Allan has written for his wife Jennifer (the “Jennifer” in The Hollies’ classic “Jennifer Eccles”) after 59 years of marriage.
As Allan says: “This album takes me back to the times when I started in music. I never thought I’d sing again. But I think these songs are good enough for me to try again, and I’ve enjoyed making them. I hope listeners can connect with the album and enjoy the same feelings I’ve experienced.”