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Time of the Zombies was a U.S. only 1974 two-LP compilation album of music by the British band, The Zombies. [1] It contained hits, non-album singles, previously unreleased tracks intended for a planned posthumous album named R.I.P. which was not released until 2000, [2] and the whole of their April 1968 album (recorded in 1967), Odessey and Oracle . [3] It was released on Epic Records [4] (cat. no.: REG 32861) in 1974, several years after the group had disbanded. [2]

Paul Weller stated in an interview with BBC Radio 4 in December 2012 that this compilation was how he first heard Odessey and Oracle, his favourite album of all time. [5]

Track listing

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Original releaseLength
1."She's Not There"Rod Argent Begin Here 2:23
2."Tell Her No"Argent1964 non-album single2:04
3."Whenever You're Ready"Argent1965 non-album single2:41
4."Is This The Dream"Argent1965 non-album single2:43
5."Summertime"DuBose Hayward, George & Ira GershwinBegin Here2:16
6."I Love You"Chris WhiteB-side of "Whenever You're Ready"3:21
7."You Make Me Feel Good"WhiteB-side of "She's Not There"2:39
8."She's Coming Home"Argent1965 non-album single2:38
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Original releaseLength
9."She Loves The Way They Love Her"White, Argentpreviously unreleased, intended for R.I.P. 3:02
10."Imagine The Swan"White, Argent1969 non-album single, intended for R.I.P.3:10
11."Smokey Day"White, Argentpreviously unreleased, intended for R.I.P.2:25
12."If It Don't Work Out"Argent1969 non-album single, intended for R.I.P.2:27
13."I Know She Will"Whitepreviously unreleased, intended for R.I.P.2:35
14."Don't Cry for Me"WhiteB-side of "If It Don't Work Out", intended for R.I.P.2:14
15."Walking in the Sun"Argentpreviously unreleased, intended for R.I.P.2:38
16."I'll Call You Mine"WhiteB-side of "Time of the Season", intended for R.I.P.2:54
Side three
No.TitleWriter(s)Original releaseLength
1."Care of Cell 44"Argent Odessey & Oracle 3:54
2."A Rose for Emily"ArgentOdessey & Oracle2:17
3."Maybe After He's Gone"WhiteOdessey & Oracle2:43
4."Beechwood Park"WhiteOdessey & Oracle2:27
5."Brief Candles"WhiteOdessey & Oracle3:10
6."Hung Up On a Dream"ArgentOdessey & Oracle3:01
Side four
No.TitleWriter(s)Original releaseLength
7."Changes"WhiteOdessey & Oracle3:02
8."I Want Her She Wants Me"ArgentOdessey & Oracle2:48
9."This Will Be Our Year"WhiteOdessey & Oracle2:06
10."Butcher's Tale (Western Front 1914)"WhiteOdessey & Oracle2:47
11."Friends of Mine"WhiteOdessey & Oracle2:15
12."Time of the Season"ArgentOdessey & Oracle3:30

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