Tuesday, 8 September 2009

The Zombies -Odessey and Oracle

1. Care of Cell 44
2. A Rose for Emily
3. Maybe After He's Gone
4. Beechwood Park
5. Brief Candles
6. Hung up on a Dream
7. Changes
8. I Want Her She Wants Me
9. This Will Be Our Year
10. Butcher's Tale (Western Front 1914)
11. Friends of Mine
12. Time of the Season

One of the best pop albums of all time. (Features Colin Blunstone, who was the lead singer. He became a solo artist in the 70's, and then sang on the wonderful. "What becomes of the broken hearted?" Classic 80's remake, along with Dave Stewart.) Anyway, I was bowled over when I heard this album. Wonderful breathy vocals and gorgeous harmonies. It's not as well-known, but it's every bit as good as Pet Sounds and Sgt. Pepper's when it comes to not-actually-that-psychedelic pop albums.
(Actually I hated Pet Sounds and took that back to the shop!)