Zombie Heaven (Box set ) - Big Beat 1997
Tracks: 1. She's Not There / 2. You Make Me Feel Good / 3. Leave Me Be / 4. Woman / 5. Tell Her No / 6. What More Can I Do / 7. Road Runner / 8. Summertime / 9. I Can't Make up My Mind / 10. Way I Feel Inside / 11. Work 'N' Play / 12. You've Really Got a Hold on Me/Bring It on Home to Me / 13. Sticks and Stones / 14. Can't Nobody Love You / 15. I Don't Want to Know / 16. I Remember When I Loved Her / 17. I Got My Mojo Working / 18. She's Coming Home / 19. I Must Move / 20. I Want You Back Again / 21. Whenever You're Ready / 22. I Love You / 23. Is This the Dream / 24. Don't Go Away / 25. Remember You / 26. Just Out of Reach / 27. Indication / 28. How We Were Before / 29. Gotta Get a Hold of Myself / 30. Goin' Out of My Head / 31. She Does Everything for Me // 1. Care of Cell 44 / 2. Rose for Emily / 3. Maybe After He's Gone / 4. Beechwood Park / 5. Brief Candles / 6. Hung up on a Dream / 7. Changes / 8. I Want Her She Wants Me / 9. This Will Be Our Year [M] / 10. Butcher's Tale / 11. Friends of Mine / 12. Time of the Season / 13. I'll Call You Mine [Single] / 14. Imagine the Swan / 15. Conversation off Floral Street / 16. If It Don't Work Out / 17. Don't Cry for Me / 18. I Know She Will / 19. Walking in the Sun / 20. I'll Keep Trying / 21. I'll Call You Mine / 22. Smokey Day / 23. She Loves the Way They Love Her / 24. Girl Help Me / 25. I Could Spend the Day / 26. Rose for Emily [Alt.][#] / 27. This Will Be Our Year [S][#] / 28. Time of the Season [US Radio Spot][#] // 1. Summertime [#][Demo] / 2. Woman [#][Demo] / 3. Kind of Girl [#][Demo] / 4. Leave Me Be [#][Demo] / 5. I'm Going Home [Takes 1 and 2][#] / 6. I'm Going Home / 7. Sometimes (Intro) / 8. Sometimes / 9. It's Alright With Me / 10. Kind of Girl / 11. Walking in the Sun [Undub.][#] / 12. Studio Chat-The Way I Feel Inside [False Start] / 13. Way I Feel Inside [Rehearsal][#] / 14. I Want You Back Again [Alt.] / 15. Nothing's Changed [Backing Tr.][#] / 16. Nothing's Changed / 17. Remember You [Soundtr.] / 18. Come on Time [#] / 19. I'll Keep Trying [Undub.][#] / 20. Whenever You're Ready [#][Demo] / 21. You'll Go from Me AKA Don't Go Away [#][Demo] / 22. I Know She Will [Undub.][#] / 23. Don't Cry for Me [Undub.][#] / 24. If It Don't Work Out [Undub.][#] / 25. One Day I'll Say Goodbye [Demo][#] / 26. I Don't Want to Worry [Undub.] / 27. Love That Never Was [#][Demo] / 28. Call of the Night AKA Girl Help Me [#][Demo] / 29. Out of the Day [#][Demo] / 30. This Will Be Our Year [#][Demo] / 31. Bunny Lake Promo Spot-Come on Time // 1. Road Runner [Live][#] /2. You Make Me Feel Good [Live][#] / 3. Early One Morning [Live][#] / 4. She's Not There [Live][#] / 5. Tell Her No [Live] / 6. What More Can I Do [Live] / 7. I'm Going Home [Live] / 8. For You My Love [Live] / 9. Tell Her No [live acous. piano vers.] [#] / 10. Soulville [Live] / 11. Rip It Up [Live][#] / 12. Can't Nobody Love You [Live] / 13. You Must Believe Me [Live] / 14. She's Coming Home [Live][#] / 15. I Must Move [Live][#] / 16. Just Out of Reach [Live] / 17. If It Don't Work Out [Live][#] / 18. Whenever You're Ready [Live] / 19. It's Alright [Live] / 20. Will You Love Me Tomorrow [Live][#] / 21. When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes / 22. Just a Little Bit [Live][#] / 23. Sitting in the Park [Live][#] / 24. Gotta Get a Hold of Myself [Live] / 25. Goin' Out of My Head [Live] / 26. This Old Heart of Mine [Live] / 27. Friends of Mine [Live][#] / 28. Look of Love [Live][#] / 29. Kenny Everette Show Jingle Medley: Time of the Season/A Rose for Emily
The Zombies were one of the most talented British bands of the 1960's. You could say that this band had it all: Two prolific songwriters, two outstanding singers and four great musicians.
This 4 CD box contains all their released material ( singles, EP's, albums etc. ) + a vast amount of rarities; demos, outtakes, alternate takes and live recordings.
Most of their original output is well-known, and the majority of it is simply outstanding.
They only released two albums in their time. Their first. "Begin Here" is an uneven mixture of rhythm'n blues standards and Zombies originals.
Their covers of songs like "I Got My Mojo" and "Roadrunner" I have always thought their weakest output. Their vocals simply do not fit the r&b style. But apart from these few exceptions, all their released material is first class.
Unfortunately their success in the singles charts was short-lived; even though they released great singles throughout their career. They experienced an unexpected come-back in 1969 with "Time of the Season", but this was at a time, when they had practically split-up.
Their second ( and last released ) album "Odessey and Oracle" is considered a rock-classic - which is very well-deserved.
A third album was planned for release, to cash in on the success of "Time of the Season", but this album called "R.I.P" was unfortunately never released. All tracks from this abandoned album are also included on "Zombie Heaven".
Try to programme your CD player and hear how it would have sounded. Personally I think it comes very close to the high level of "Odessey and Oracle"
CD 1 contains their first album and early singles.
CD 2 contains "Odessey and Oracle" and "R.I.P" + a few alternate version.
CD 3 is the rarities CD featuring Previously unreleased demos and various rare recordings.
CD 4 is all BBC live recordings, showcasing the Zombies as a terrific live-band.
The 64 pages booklet ( high-quality paper and print ) is sheer pleasure. The book simply has it all: Foreword by Tom Petty, biography, extensive discography, notes to all tracks, plenty of photos, reproductions of single-covers etc. This CD box is simply highly recommendable.
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