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Hold Your Head Up: The Best Of Argent (1LP Clear Vinyl)

Hold Your Head Up: The Best Of Argent (1LP Clear Vinyl)


  1. Hold Your Head Up
  2. Liar
  3. Tragedy
  4. Clown
  5. Dance In The Smoke
  6. God Gave Rock & Roll To You
  7. It’s Only Money (Pt 2)
  8. Thunder & Lightning
  9. Schoolgirl
  10. Keep On Rollin’

About this release

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)”. Pressed on 140g clear vinyl.

This compilation gathers all the hits and the cream of the album tracks, which feature virtuoso performances and amazing vocal harmonies. The booklet includes annotation by Alan Robinson.

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