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Time of the Season [7" VINYL] Single, Maxi, Import

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  • Vinyl (1 Nov. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single, Maxi, Import
  • Label: Big Beat
  • ASIN: B0042FXIJY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 285,132 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. TIME OF THE SEASON
  2. A ROSE FOR EMILY
  3. CARE OF CELL 44
  4. HUNG UP ON A DREAM

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* Big Beat's exhaustive Zombies reissue campaign of the last twelve years has achieved what it set out to do - restore to world-class status to this most singular of catalogues.

* In the course of archival research, many previously unheard Zombies songs and performances have come to light and included on the numerous CD releases, including the acclaimed box set "Zombie Heaven". There have subsequently been numerous requests from fans to have these rare tracks also available on vinyl.

* Big Beat now presents the best of the Zombies' originally unissued 1960s recordings on a set of six themed vinyl EPs, mirroring the venerable format of the period, and resplendent in authentically-styled, eye-catching sleeves.

* As a special bonus, four of the six EPs contain vintage Zombies recordings that have not been released anywhere until now - a boon for both collectors and fans.

* Collect the set!

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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 EA 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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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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One the best albums not only of its time but ever.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9804f258) out of 5 stars Time of the season for love 22 May 2007
By E. A 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.
HASH(0x9804f2ac) out of 5 stars ... purchased a crosley record player and this record sounds perfect! I am so excited to listen to more ... 8 Feb. 2016
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I just recently purchased a crosley record player and this record sounds perfect! I am so excited to listen to more and more!
HASH(0x982d1abc) out of 5 stars time of the season 30 May 2016
By Roger L. Gzym - Published on Amazon.com
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it was okay ..
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By E. Gee - Published on Amazon.com
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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
HASH(0x984da90c) out of 5 stars Creative Harmony 12 Aug. 2012
By Laura D - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl 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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