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Aside from the Beatles and perhaps the Beach Boys, no mid-'60s rock group wrote melodies as gorgeous as those of the Zombies. Dominated by Colin Blunstone's breathy vocals, choral backup harmonies, and Rod Argent's shining jazz- and classical-influenced organ and piano, the band sounded utterly unique for their era. Indeed, their material -- ... Read more in Amazon's The Zombies Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (17 Dec. 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: BlackBox
  • ASIN: B0011W2IRE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 434,584 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. She's Not There
2. Tell Her No
3. Summertime
4. It's Alright With Me
5. Medley: You Really Got A Hold On Me / Bring It On Home To Me
6. Sometimes
7. Woman
8. I Don't Want to Know
9. Work 'N' Play
10. Can't Nobody Love You
See all 12 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Time of the Season
2. Road Runner
3. I Can't Make Up My Mind
4. The Way I Feel Inside
5. Sticks and Stones
6. I Remember When I Loved Her
7. Kind of Girl
8. I Know She Will
9. I'll Keep Trying
10. Indication
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By F. de Graaff on 10 Dec. 2010
Format: Vinyl
It must have been hard for Zombies compiler Alec Palao to come up with anything original for the recent batch of vinyl EP releases. I mean, only look at their back catalogue, Greg Russo in his excellent Collector's Guide mentions 63 different albums released in the UK alone! There are simply no more outtakes, no matter how much dedicated fans would be willing to pay for such hidden treasures.
So he had to make do with two unreleased mono-mixes of Time of the Season and A Rose for Emily, but both presented here in alternative versions: continued drumming where the accepted version has silence, and a cello which was later left out in the official version. Again, we've heard these alternatives before, but only in stereo. You might say: well, big deal, but then turn to side B, which has new stereo mixes of two other favourites, Care of Cell 44 and Hung Up On a Dream. Beautifully done, especially the vocals seem to sound fresher than before.
You do need a good record player, though, which can handle these 33 1/3 rpm EPs.
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By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 May 2007
Format: Audio CD
The Zombies were the most underrated of the British invasion bands -- their heydey meant lots of harmonized, sundrenched psychpop.

And they reached their musical peak in their last collaboration -- the glorious "Odessey & Oracle," now a psychedelic classic. As the album is rereleased, newbies can get to know them through the "Time of the Season" single, which collects two of their most enchanting (and best known) songs together.

It opens with a slow, sensual beat and languorous melodies, sprinkled with soft sighs and ripples of colourful organ. "It's the time of the season/When the love runs high /In this time, give it to me easy/And let me try/With pleasured hands," Colin Blunstone murmurs smoothly.

He continues over a sputter of electric guitar, "To take you and the sun to/Promised lands," only to join a soaring chorale, "To show you every one/It's the TIME... of the seeaaaason... for loving!" Then it switches back to the shimmering, sensual, slightly jazzy sound of the first part of the song, with the occasional colourful keyboard solo.

The song that follows is just as mellow and sunny, but much catchier and more expansive. A cluster of guitars and rattling drums are swamped under waves of piano. Gives it a nice chamberpop feel. And Blunstone sings adoringly of someone who loved him and had faith in him, and "now darkness has gone/and this will be our year/took a long time to come..."

The Zombies made a lot of brilliant psychpop, but these two songs are among their best known. They're also thoroughly good examples of their music, showing them at their most mellow and enchanting -- it's like eavesdropping on an idyllic picnic in a flowered meadow. Maybe with a bit of acid thrown in.

Part of this comes from the music.
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By Francis McGuire on 14 Mar. 2013
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
The quality that you get from this record is second to none! It was great hearing the zombies again and to hear a slightly different zombies I'm used to. Fast Delivery.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Time of the season for love 22 May 2007
By EA Solinas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The Zombies were the most underrated of the British invasion bands -- their heydey meant lots of harmonized, sundrenched psychpop.

And they reached their musical peak in their last collaboration -- the glorious "Odessey & Oracle," now a psychedelic classic. As the album is rereleased, newbies can get to know them through the "Time of the Season" single, which collects two of their most enchanting (and best known) songs together.

It opens with a slow, sensual beat and languorous melodies, sprinkled with soft sighs and ripples of colourful organ. "It's the time of the season/When the love runs high /In this time, give it to me easy/And let me try/With pleasured hands," Colin Blunstone murmurs smoothly.

He continues over a sputter of electric guitar, "To take you and the sun to/Promised lands," only to join a soaring chorale, "To show you every one/It's the TIME... of the seeaaaason... for loving!" Then it switches back to the shimmering, sensual, slightly jazzy sound of the first part of the song, with the occasional colourful keyboard solo.

The song that follows is just as mellow and sunny, but much catchier and more expansive. A cluster of guitars and rattling drums are swamped under waves of piano. Gives it a nice chamberpop feel. And Blunstone sings adoringly of someone who loved him and had faith in him, and "now darkness has gone/and this will be our year/took a long time to come..."

The Zombies made a lot of brilliant psychpop, but these two songs are among their best known. They're also thoroughly good examples of their music, showing them at their most mellow and enchanting -- it's like eavesdropping on an idyllic picnic in a flowered meadow. Maybe with a bit of acid thrown in.

Part of this comes from the music. The Zombies took your basic rock instruments -- guitar, bass and drums -- and blended them into a smooth little pop melody, wound with colourful synth, shimmering Melltron and swirls of piano. It's music to get mellow to, but it also has an innocent, simple sweetness that you don't find in most pop now.

Blunstone's voice fits the instrumentals perfectly -- he sounds smooth and buoyant, especially with the beautifully harmonized backing vocals. So he also fits the lyrics, both the love song and the hippie anthem: "Tell it to me slowly/Tell you what?/I really want to know/It's the time of the season for loving!" he croons with his bandmates.

The "Time of the Season" single highlights two of the Zombies' best songs, and it's also a good listen for those just getting acquainted with this brilliant, enchanting band.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Zombies 11 Jan. 2009
By E. Gee - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
slazy, breathy, vocals and a 3/4 tempo helped propel this popular 60's hit to classic status. Loved forever and hummed by whomever hears it, I never thought I would be thanking a Zombie...
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Creative Harmony 12 Aug. 2012
By Laura D - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
So many of these groups had that special harmony.Makes you wish you could go back. This group did. I use it for a ringtone!
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