In their day, the Zombies were one of the few English bands of the '60s that enjoyed true global popularity, with two American number ones, chart records throughout the rest of the world, and a deep and lasting affection for their music. The sheer consistent quality of Rod Argent and Chris White's songwriting is rivaled only by Lennon and McCartney.
Building upon the standard R&B and rock'n'roll influences, the Zombies introduced class and sophistication into a genre not noted for either, and in the most natural, unselfconscious way possible. And the songs were lent an extra dimension by the voice of Colin Blunstone, widely acknowledged as one of the finest singers Britain has ever produced. And Argent's keyboard work is regarded as some of the most accomplished and inventive in rock. The Zombies' canon belongs on the same shelf as the other major players of the mid-60s such as the Kinks, Yardbirds and Animals; from their debut onwards, there was never at any point a drop in quality. The Zombies' records are some of the best produced and distinctive in all pop music.
Completely remastered, this all new 16-track vinyl collection commemorating the 50th anniversary of their 1968 masterpiece Odessey and Oracle features some of the greatest songs The Zombies ever recorded, including cornerstone classics "She's Not There," "Tell Her No," "Leave Me Be," "I Love You," and "Time of The Season." And to top it off most of the tracks appear here in their original mono US and UK single versions.