Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Singles A's & B's
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Essential British Invasion Music!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Reviews for this website tend to inflate the true worth of a selected collection of music, hence the frequent ratings of 5 stars for albums that are mediocre at best. However, in the case of the Zombies anthology, "Singles A's and B's", 5 stars is truly too low of a rating! The melodies crafted by the Zombies were as goregeous as those of either the Beatles or the Beach Boys. In fact, their 1964-1966 output is almost the equivalent to the Beatles' output of the same time period. They were eager to try new ideas and expand their approach to music with often wonderful results. "Remember When I Loved Her"(breathtaking!), "Indication", Just Out of Reach", "I Must Move" (an absolute classic!), "I Want You Back Again", Whenever You're Ready", "Gotta Get A Hold Of Myself", "Remember You", and "How We Were Before" are all lost classics along with their known hits, "She's Not There", and "Tell Her No". This was an organ-based group that wrote many moody minor-key melodies and as a result influenced such groups as the Doors, the Byrds, and the Kinks. To gain a complete picture, one should also pick up Odessey and Oracle which contains their hit " Time of the Season". This will be one purchase you will not regret."
Zombies - 'The Singles A's & B's' (See For Miles)
Mike Reed | USA | 07/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A truly fantastic UK import of 'apparently' ALL the 45 vinyl singles The Zombies had ever released.The A side,of course plus the B side of each record.Personally,I never realized they put out this many singles.Most every one of these 23 cuts sound simply brilliant.For those that don't,they still sound just plain good.Tunes that make this compilation(one of the BEST I've gotten in sometime now)an absolute must-have are "She's Not There","Tell Her No","She's Coming Home","I Want Her Back",the groovin' "Remember You","Woman","I Remember When I Loved Her"(superb organ work),"Don't Go Away","The Way I Feel Inside" and "She Does Everything For Me".Long live the British Invasion era!So highly recommended,that it hurts.Ouch!"
Great song selection, but a bit out of date.
David Goodwin | Westchester, NY United States | 01/29/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This comp is probably the most famous of all of the Zombies comps; for a long time, it was basically the only thing easily availible. There are a few downsides, however. Firstly, the sound quality (especially when compared to See For Miles' later EP collection) is a bit suspect; She's Coming Home is sourced from an off-speed '45, of all things! And secondly, the liner notes could be better. But from a strictly music point of view, this comp is EXCELLENT; the Zombies are great great great, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a band more worthy of your time. This disc is almost entirely in stereo, too, so if you buy this and discover you like the Zombies, there's basically no overlap between this and the Big Beat catalogue."