It is more than 50 years since The Zombies became one of the first British Invasion groups to top the U.S. singles charts.
To mark the golden anniversary of their seminal album, Odessey and Oracle, Reel Art Press and BMG Books present The “Odessey”, an eclectic collection of rare and unseen photos, original artwork, and personal memories that offers readers an intimate snapshot of one of the most influential bands to emerge from the UK music scene of the 1960s.
The lavishly illustrated book includes handwritten lyrics for 22 songs.
From early hits including the likes of ‘She’s Not There’, ‘Tell Her No’ through to every song on Odessey and Oracle – including the hit single ‘Time of the Season’ – up to the present day.
Each selection is accompanied by a running oral history by original band members Rod Argent, Colin Blunstone, Chris White, and Hugh Grundy.
Renowned artist Terry Quirk, who created the look of Odessey and Oracle, has designed the book’s cover and contributed new artwork throughout, while artist Vivienne Boucherat has created a unique piece of art to accompany each of the 22 songs.
Additionally, The “Odessey” is rich with reflections from music journalists, friends, and fans, including contributions from Tom Petty, who wrote the foreword, along with Brian Wilson, Carlos Santana, Susanna Hoffs, Paul Weller, Graham Nash, Clive Davis, Cage The Elephant, Nate Ruess and Patti LaBelle.