Of course this has been much talked about on this forum after a piece from Ron Furmanek himself appeared in the Hollies' 2019 tour book discussing an upcoming archival trawl for a rarities project. There's been a few threads about it, so I thought I'd make a new one to give updates in one place.
Over on the Steve Hoffman forum, some 'fans' have been quite hostile about the project seemingly not coming into fruition, and out of the blue, Ron Furmanek himself got in touch with me so that I could put the record straight on the forum on his behalf.
The update today (29th February 2020) is that the project is pushing ahead and they're trying to aim for a summer release in 2020. He's said before how the official sessionography has many discrepancies, inaccuracies and omissions, and there's more there than what we've previously thought.
In the mean time, everyone involved is very tight-lipped about the project. I think Ron got burned with the '30th Anniversary Collection' when EMI in America just took his concept for an album reissue series with rarities and remixes and cobbled together the collection, cooked the mastering and failed to include his remixes of 'Carrie Anne' and 'King Midas In Reverse', something Ron stressed in that article in the tour book was that this was NOT his doing or the Hollies' doing (as previously thought by some) but a decision the record company took. So rather than this develop into a whole Rob Caiger VS The Small Faces Autumn Stone situation with years of promised tracklists, artwork and session tapes, Ron is wisely keeping tight-lipped about the contents of the Hollies set, while pushing to get it out as he envisages. I think he needs to know that the fans support him, and he thanks us for being patient. This WILL be worth the wait!