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Best of the 60's
Zombies
Best of the 60's
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #1

Import collection from one of the most under-rated bands of the '60s. Led by keyboardist/main songwriter Rod Argent and vocalist Colin Blunstone, the Zombies not only were a great singles band, but they also managed to cr...  more »

      

CD Details

All Artists: Zombies
Title: Best of the 60's
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Disky
Original Release Date: 8/1/2000
Re-Release Date: 4/26/2000
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Oldies, Psychedelic Rock, British Invasion
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 766485998729, 724389907629

Synopsis

Album Description
Import collection from one of the most under-rated bands of the '60s. Led by keyboardist/main songwriter Rod Argent and vocalist Colin Blunstone, the Zombies not only were a great singles band, but they also managed to create some of the finest full lengths of the era, the most popular being their final album Odessey & Oracle from 1968. This handy collection features 18 tracks including 'Time Of The Season', 'She's Not There', 'Whenever You're Ready', 'Summertime' and 'Tell Her No'. Every track a true classic that will inspire the listener to seek out even more Zombies aural action. EMI.
 

CD Reviews

All the songs I wanted are here.
Tom Brody | Berkeley, CA | 05/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"All the songs that I wanted are here:
( 1 ) Time of the Season, which can be heard on the film Awakenings, starring Robin Williams and Robert De Nero.
( 2 ) Tell Her No.
( 3 ) She's Not There.
( 4 ) Summertime. For those who are not sure that they like the operatic vocal style, i.e., Porgy and Bess, this version of Summertime is an excellent way to get your George Gershwin.

Track #14, "Whenever You're Ready," sounds a bit like "I'll be Back," from the Beatles' Hard Day's Night. Whenever You're Ready could have been a hit in its own right, in my opinion. I also believe that track #16, Remember You, could have been a hit if it had been given airplay in the 1960s.

One problem though with this compilation is that the sound quality is harsh. At times, the piano sound is distorted. The presentation of the sound also seems to lack any 3-dimensional effect. I compared She's Not There from this compilation with that on a Time-Life compilation, Classic Rock 1964. The version on the Time-Life compilation is beautiful, with a nice
3-dimensional effect in the presentation of the sound, and with no harshness whatsoever. The 5 stars go to the timeless classics, mentioned above. But the sound quality deserves two stars."
Really the best
Zelie Nic | 05/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the best Zombie compilation on the market today. This cd has great tracks. I'm a huge Zombies fan, and I have many of their albums. This is the one that stands out from the others. This has the rock, jazz, r&b, the works. The only other Zombies album that could come close to this one is the other Zombies best of import, but that one is too school boy if you know what I mean. I guess only true Zombies fans know what that means. This is a great look at The Zombies music."
18 songs for $9?
Zelie Nic | Pittsburgh | 07/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Worth every penny.
Best of's and compilations are for housewives... or for listening in the car. This CD is a good spread covering the career of the Zombies. If you're new to the Zombies, than this is a great introduction. Got the hits, got some jazzy stuff, some blues standards, plus a Smokey Robinson cover. Now you can get a copy for $9 after shipping. 18 for $9 is quite a deal."