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Re: The Zombies
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2013, 02:18:43 PM »

Anyone remember a British film called 'Bunny Lake Is Missing' where, although not appearing, The Zombies (and Philip Glass) did the soundtrack? A terrific film that used to turn up quite regularly when we had 4 channels.....but now we have 999 channels it's never shown!!!
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« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2013, 04:33:11 PM »


I remember that as being a very interesting film. An interesting cast, to be sure. I may have to order it.

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« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2013, 04:43:28 PM »

A great psychological thriller by Otto Preminger!  And I was in love with Carol Lynley in those days.

The Zombies appeared on a TV set in a pub...









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Re: The Zombies
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2013, 04:59:05 PM »






Where is Bunny Lake?

The Zombies - She's Not There
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Re: The Zombies
« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2013, 04:38:32 AM »

I also relate "A Rose For Emily" to "Eleanor Rigby" not only because of the lyrics, but because of the minimalist backing instrumentation as well (only a piano in the Zombies' song and only strings in the Beatles' recording).

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« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2013, 07:03:32 AM »

That's a good comparison. I also relate "A Rose For Emily" to "Eleanor Rigby" not only because of the lyrics, but because of the minimalist backing instrumentation as well (only a piano in the Zombies' song and only strings in the Beatles' recording).


'A Rose for Emily' originally had strings as well. There's an alternate version that's a bonus track on some versions of 'Odessey & Oracle'. I prefer it over the album version, and I really don't see why they decided to mix the strings out.

The Zombies - A Rose For Emily [Alternate Version]
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« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2013, 07:25:13 AM »

'A Rose for Emily' originally had strings as well. There's an alternate version that's a bonus track on some versions of 'Odessey & Oracle'. I prefer it over the album version, and I really don't see why they decided to mix the strings out.

I'm on the other side of the fence with the strings. Usually i'm a sucker for the strings, but they just feel like they are fighting the rest of the song during 'A Rose For Emily'. I prefer the album version, but thats why we're all different.

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« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2013, 03:35:37 PM »

I'm on the other side of the fence with the strings. Usually i'm a sucker for the strings, but they just feel like they are fighting the rest of the song during 'A Rose For Emily'. I prefer the album version, but thats why we're all different.

I usually just listened to the regular 'Odessey & Oracle' album tracks, and 'A Rose for Emily' always sounded to me like it lacked something. When I finally started listening to the bonus tracks as well (they were buried at the end of my CD, after the stereo and the mono versions of the entire album) and heard the alternate version, it sounded to me like this was how the song was really supposed to sound. Like it all fell into place.

But indeed, like someone once said, "I'm glad we're all different. Cause otherwise everyone would be after my girlfriend."  ;D
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Re: The Zombies
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2013, 01:21:47 AM »

'A Rose for Emily' originally had strings as well. There's an alternate version that's a bonus track on some versions of 'Odessey & Oracle'. I prefer it over the album version, and I really don't see why they decided to mix the strings out.

The Zombies - A Rose For Emily [Alternate Version]


That's another reason to think that it was meant to be their "Eleanor Rigby". But I agree with tkitna here, I prefer the original album version; I think that's the kind of song that shines because of its simplicity.

On the other side, I prefer the mono version of "This Will Be Our Year", which includes horns and a trumpet; they're absent in the stereo version. I think that beautiful trumpet does improve the song.

This Will Be Our Year - The Zombies


The Zombies - This Will Be Our Year (Mono Mix) (The video's owner prevents external embedding)
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Re: The Zombies
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2013, 09:34:32 PM »

This hit by the Outsiders is very Zombish...

The Outsiders - Time Won´t Let Me (1966)
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« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2013, 12:06:04 AM »

This hit by the Outsiders is very Zombish...

The Outsiders - Time Won´t Let Me (1966)


The Outsiders was a "White Soul" band.  They used brass and strings extensively as did The Buckinghams, Blood, Sweat & Tears, and Chicago a little later on.  Time Won't Let Me was a big hit here in the United States in early 1966.  I think their sound was noticeably different in comparison to The Zombies' British Beat sound.
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« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2013, 12:43:40 AM »

The Outsiders was a "White Soul" band.  They used brass and strings extensively as did The Buckinghams, Blood, Sweat & Tears, and Chicago a little later on.  Time Won't Let Me was a big hit here in the United States in early 1966.  I think their sound was noticeably different in comparison to The Zombies' British Beat sound.


I'm talking about the song, not the band (in fact I don't know any other song by them). At least the singer and the backing organ reminds me a lot to the Zombies. Just quit the brass and it's the Zombies!

By the way, the Zombies recorded some soul-like songs as well:

The Zombies - I Want You Back Again (Mono)


They also recorded cover versions of "Summertime" and "You Really Got A Hold On Me".
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« Reply #32 on: November 15, 2014, 01:30:13 AM »

The other day I was thinking about how would be the perfect summary of the relatively short Zombies discography in one CD.

This was my conclusion:

1. She's Not There
2. Leave Me Be
3. Tell Her No
4. She's Coming Home
5. I Want You Back Again
6. Whenever You're Ready
7. I Love You
8. Is This The Dream
9. Remember You
10. Indication
11. Gotta Get A Hold Of Myself
12. Goin' Out Of My Head
13. Care Of Cell 44
14. A Rose For Emily
15. Maybe After He's Gone
16. Beechwood Park
17. Brief Candles
18. Hung Up On A Dream
19. Changes
20. I Want Her She Wants Me
21. This Will Be Our Year
22. Butcher's Tale (Western Front 1914)
23. Friends Of Mine
24. Time Of The Season

The first part consists in the eleven A-sides from 1964-1967 plus the presumably most important B-side ("I Love You"). The rest of the CD is the whole Odessey And Oracle album from 1968.
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Re: The Zombies
« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2014, 05:41:08 AM »

I love their version of 'Summertime' too. 

Summertime - The Zombies


Speaking of 'Summertime', the Buckinghams version is better.  Do we have a Buckinghams thread or do I need to start one?  They deserve it.

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« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2014, 06:26:55 AM »

Do we have a Buckinghams thread or do I need to start one?  They deserve it.

Yes they do.  Start one Todd.
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« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2014, 12:55:10 PM »

The perfect Zombies collection came out about 15 years ago on Ace's subsidiary label Big Beat.
It simply had all the As and Bs from 1964 to 1969 in order.
The kind of release which would be brilliant if applied to the 60s 45s by Marc Bolan, David Bowie and The Who.
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