Album artwork for Hold Your Head Up - The Best Of by Argent
Album artwork for Hold Your Head Up - The Best Of by Argent

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 and 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.

Argent

Hold Your Head Up - The Best Of

Demon
Album artwork for Hold Your Head Up - The Best Of by Argent
LP

£27.99

10 Tracks. 140 Gram Vinyl with Printed Inner.

Clear
Released 03/06/2022Catalogue Number

DEMREC1006

Album artwork for Hold Your Head Up - The Best Of by Argent
CDx2

£11.99

28 Track Double CD in Digifile with 12 Page Booklet

Released 03/06/2022Catalogue Number

EDSL0104

Argent

Hold Your Head Up - The Best Of

Demon
Album artwork for Hold Your Head Up - The Best Of by Argent
LP

£27.99

10 Tracks. 140 Gram Vinyl with Printed Inner.

Clear
Released 03/06/2022Catalogue Number

DEMREC1006

Album artwork for Hold Your Head Up - The Best Of by Argent
CDx2

£11.99

28 Track Double CD in Digifile with 12 Page Booklet

Released 03/06/2022Catalogue Number

EDSL0104

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 and 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.