The Zombies 50th Anniversary Contest

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British Invasion band The Zombies have just begun the North American leg of what is billed as The Zombies: Odessey & Oracle 50th Anniversary Finale tour. A book, The Odessey: The Zombies in Words and Images, arrives in April. A 50th Anniversary edition of their Odessey & Oracle album was just released.

To celebrate the occasion one Best Classic Bands reader will win a copy of the book and anniversary CD.

The Odessey: The Zombies in Words and Images includes handwritten lyrics for all the songs on Odessey and Oracle, as well as many of their other popular songs. It contains rarely seen photos from throughout the band’s career, original artwork to accompany the lyrics, from both Terry Quirk, who created the iconic cover for Odessey & Oracle, and Vivienne Boucherat, who created individual works for each O&O song. The book’s text will include anecdotes behind the songs and their recording, all from the original members, as well as reflections from Brian Wilson, Nate Ruess, Clive Davis, Carlos Santana, Susanna Hoffs and many others. The foreword was written by Tom Petty.

The Zombies during their 1960s heyday

The 50th Anniversary CD includes the full Odessey & Oracle album plus seven bonus tracks. The album was recorded in 1967 at Abbey Road Studios but not released until 1968, by which time the Zombies had already broken up. A year later a single, “Time of the Season,” became a huge international hit.

Read about the album’s unique odyssey in our interview with band co-founders Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone, and with classic rock legend Al Kooper who was instrumental in getting the album released in the U.S.

Let the group introduce itself (and make note of the jazzy section at the 1:57 mark)…

Odessey & Oracle is #100 on Rolling Stone‘s 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. And, now, the long-reunited Zombies are on an extended victory lap to celebrate the album’s golden anniversary. More info on their tour is here.

So what are you waiting for? Enter our contest stat! Since only one of you will win, we’ll understand if you can’t wait and want to pre-order the book and CD right away via the links below…

No purchase necessary. Deadline for entries is 11:45PM Eastern time on March 25, 2017. For complete Best Classic Bands contest rules, click here.

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  1. Zombiesgirl97
    #1 Zombiesgirl97 23 March, 2017, 15:46

    I totally Love The Zombies! Hugh is a Cutie

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