The Zombies

The Greatest Hits

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Fifteen remastered Zombie originals recorded for Decca Records between 1964-1967, including the single version of "She's Not There" (their first release). Subsequent U.S. hits "Tell Her No" and "Time of the Season" are also included. If the other tracks didn't exactly set the charts on fire, there's no filler here and pretty much every one's a winner. For those entranced with the catchy yet melancholic British Invasion sounds of the Hollies and the Pretty Things in the mid-'60s or Badfinger in the late '60s/early '70s, at least one Zombies release is a must. Purists might recommend Odessey and Oracle, their justly celebrated swan song, but it features only one hit, "Time of the Season." Greatest Hits, however, isn't as easy to find as some Zombies comps, notably The Singles A's & B's and Absolutely the Best, which boast superior sound quality, but lacks "Don't Cry for Me" (which sounds like the blueprint for Redd Kross' entire Neurotica release), "I Can't Make Up My Mind," "The Kind of Girl," "It's All Right With Me," and "I Don't Want to Know." The artwork is from the original 1964 Parrot album cover.

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