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Strange Things; My Eyes; Anywhere You Want To Go; Sad News; OK Fred; I Don't Want To See You Cry // Stick By Me; Holly Holy; Sometimes; Silently; Don't Leave; Be Wise

Issued in the USA in 1976 as part of 'Authentic Island Collectors Edition' Series. The track list from the sleeve and labels of the original Jamaican issue is reinstated in full.

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JOHN HOLT'S GREATEST HITS1
John Holt (1971)

Studio One SOL 1115
matrix: FCD 7952-A/B
 

Strange Things; My Eyes; Any Where You Want To Go; Sad News; OK Fred; My Sweet Lord // The Long And Winding Road; Holly Holy; Sometimes; Silently; Don't Leave; Be Wise

Original Jamaican issue. Printing is credited to United Printers Ltd., which would date the release to sometime before August 1971. The tracks listed on the sleeve and labels are incorrect. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

Recorded after the break up of The Paragons, when John Holt was beginning to pursue a solo career. Several titles were released as singles in 1971 (My Eyes, Sad News, OK Fred and Holly Holy), but the majority are album-only tracks . Holly Holy is a cover of the Neil Diamond song and The Long And Winding Road was written by Paul McCartney and originally recorded by The Beatles.

Strange Things; My Eyes; Any Where You Want To Go; Sad News; OK Fred; My Sweet Lord // The Long And Winding Road; Holly Holy; Sometimes; Silently; Don't Leave

Remix in screenprint sleeve (like many other copies, this one is printed on the back of a recycled Ajax carton). The tracks listed on the sleeve and labels are still incorrect, and there are only 5 tracks on side 2.
((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

JOHN HOLT'S GREATEST HITS2
John Holt (c.1973)

Studio One SOL 1115
matrix: CN-JHGH-2740-A/B
 

JOHN HOLT'S GREATEST HITS2
John Holt (c.1973)

Studio One SOL 1115
matrix: CN-JHGH-2740-A/B
 

Strange Things; My Eyes; Any Where You Want To Go; Sad News; OK Fred; My Sweet Lord // The Long And Winding Road; Holly Holy; Sometimes; Silently; Don't Leave

Remix as above in an alternative screenprint sleeve.

JOHN HOLT GREATEST HITS3
John Holt

Studio One SO LP 1115
matrix: SO 1105 A/B

Strange Things; My Eyes; Anywhere You Want To Go; Sad News; OK Fred; I Don't Want To See You Cry // My Sweet Lord; Holly Holy; Sometimes; Silently; Don't Leave; Stranger In Love

1980s remix with two additional tracks, I Don't Want To See You Cry and Stranger In Love, but omitting The Long And Winding Road and Be Wise. (The track list on the sleeve is incorrect although the labels get it right this time.) Cover design by O'Neil Nanco. ((Click sleeve to enlarge.))

JOHN HOLT GREATEST HITS4
John Holt

Studio One SO LP 1115
matrix: MML-223-A / MML-225-B*

Strange Things; My Eyes; Anywhere You Want To Go; Sad News; OK Fred; I Don't Want To See You Cry; Ali Baba // Stick By Me; Holly Holy; Sometimes; Silently; Don't Leave; Be Wise; Stealing Stealing

1990s remix with four additional additional tracks, Ali Baba, Stick By Me, Be Wise and Stealing Stealing, but omitting My Sweet Lord, The Long And Winding Road and Stranger In Love. Ali Baba and Stealing Stealing are Treasure Isle productions, and Stick By Me is a Bunny Lee production. The track list from the sleeve and labels is correct for the first time.

* The full marix numbers read 'MML - A SIDE - 223 - JOHN HOLT GREATEST HIT - AYRE' and 'MML - B SIDE - 225 - JONES -'.

JOHN HOLT GREATEST HITS4
John Holt

Studio One SOCD 1115
 

The same tracks were also issued as a CD edition.

JOHN HOLT GREATEST HITS5
John Holt (1976)

Buddha SO 1105
matrix: SO 1105 A 1/B 1