Brother, I love Evie Sands AND I love the Hollies. I consider the Hollies to be one of the really great cover bands. This song is a perfect example. They found it; they took it; and they knocked it right out of the park.
But I don't mind if you think the Evie version is "better." That whole "better" thing is so prevalent on YouTube, and I find the whole thing distasteful. The comments are full of "oh, so and so's version is the best . . ." Usually, and especially in this comparison, both versions are very, very good. As Rodney King said, why can't we all just get along?