As the man says in the customer review, this is one of the greatest albums of all time. Released after the band had already split it contains the familiar 'Time of the Season' but it's the less well known tracks that truly mesmerise. They peddle a particularly English form of tuneful psychedelia which borrows as much from the Beach Boys as it does the Beatles but led by the hazy, husky voice of Colin Blunstone, these piano based baroque pop songs a truly a high water mark of orchestral pop. It's simply one of those albums that everyone should own.
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Abbey Road half speed remaster 180g vinyl reissue LP on Repetoire.
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Totally classic LP, reissued on Big Beat.
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10/10 Penrith Steve Customer review, 10th November 2014
This is the perfect pop album. Every track is blissfully melodic and original. This is one of those albums that if I were to name my ever changing top ten, would always be in the mix. Released in 1968, it’s one of the very best albums of that era.
Colin Blunstone’s voice is a pure as virgin snow and is perfect for singing Rod Argent and Chris White’s perfect piano-led pop songs. It is also totally different to anything else the Zombies recorded.
There’s no real point discussing individual songs here, as I would just be saying that each one is a perfectly brilliant pop song. It may be of interest to know that “Time of the Season” closes the album, however.
It’s absolutely essential, classic pop. You must buy it!
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