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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Zombies - "The Zombies Greatest Hits" Vinyl, LP, Album, Compliation, Mono, 2017 (Varése Sarabande)

A limited edition (3000 copies) of the old fashioned greatest hits album.  The Zombies are an exceptional band with two wonderful songwriters in their midst (Rod Argent and Chris White) as well as the breathy pop-perfect vocals from Colin Blunstone.   Jazzy in that London Soho mode, The Zombies are the perfect soundtrack to a wine bar around 11:30 at night.  I can smell the tobacco from the grooves on this album.   The early hits "She's Not There" and "Tell Her No" are here of course, but the surprise track for me is "Indication."  Incredible song.  It is a bridge from their old early 60s sound to the "Time of the Season" era.    And there is not a song better than "Imagine the Swan."  It's not a surprise that an audience picked up on them.  They're too good to be obscure.