iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Odessey and Oracle by The Zombies, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Odessey and Oracle

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

iTunes Review

Although 1968's Odessey and Oracle was released after The Zombies split, its lush and complex sound cemented the group's legacy for generations to come. It's easily among the finest examples of British psychedelic pop, draped in baroque orchestral arrangements, innovative Mellotron, layered harmonies and Colin Blunstone's soft, breathy vocals. The breezily euphoric "Care of Cell 44", the haunting ballad "A Rose for Emily" and the sensual, jazzy "Time of the Season" exhibit keyboardist Rod Argent and bassist Chris White's uncommon sense of melody, arrangement and dynamics.

Biography

Formed: 1962 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, Englan

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Aside from the Beatles and perhaps the Beach Boys, no mid-'60s rock group wrote melodies as gorgeous as those of the Zombies. Dominated by Colin Blunstone's breathy vocals, choral backup harmonies, and Rod Argent's shining jazz- and classical-influenced organ and piano, the band sounded utterly unique for its era. Indeed, the Zombies' material -- penned by either Argent or guitarist Chris White, with unexpected shifts from major to minor keys -- was perhaps too adventurous for the singles market....
Full bio