Time of the Zombies was a U.S. only 1974 two-LP compilation album of music by the British band, The Zombies.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, and the whole of their April 1968 album (recorded in 1967), Odessey and Oracle . It was released on Epic Records (cat. no.: REG 32861) in 1974, several years after the group had disbanded.
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.
|1.||"She's Not There"||Rod Argent||Begin Here||2:23|
|2.||"Tell Her No"||Argent||1964 non-album single||2:04|
|3.||"Whenever You're Ready"||Argent||1965 non-album single||2:41|
|4.||"Is This The Dream"||Argent||1965 non-album single||2:43|
|5.||"Summertime"||DuBose Hayward, George & Ira Gershwin||Begin Here||2:16|
|6.||"I Love You"||Chris White||B-side of "Whenever You're Ready"||3:21|
|7.||"You Make Me Feel Good"||White||B-side of "She's Not There"||2:39|
|8.||"She's Coming Home"||Argent||1965 non-album single||2:38|
|9.||"She Loves The Way They Love Her"||White, Argent||previously unreleased, intended for R.I.P.||3:02|
|10.||"Imagine The Swan"||White, Argent||1969 non-album single, intended for R.I.P.||3:10|
|11.||"Smokey Day"||White, Argent||previously unreleased, intended for R.I.P.||2:25|
|12.||"If It Don't Work Out"||Argent||1969 non-album single, intended for R.I.P.||2:27|
|13.||"I Know She Will"||White||previously unreleased, intended for R.I.P.||2:35|
|14.||"Don't Cry for Me"||White||B-side of "If It Don't Work Out", intended for R.I.P.||2:14|
|15.||"Walking in the Sun"||Argent||previously unreleased, intended for R.I.P.||2:38|
|16.||"I'll Call You Mine"||White||B-side of "Time of the Season", intended for R.I.P.||2:54|
|1.||"Care of Cell 44"||Argent||Odessey & Oracle||3:54|
|2.||"A Rose for Emily"||Argent||Odessey & Oracle||2:17|
|3.||"Maybe After He's Gone"||White||Odessey & Oracle||2:43|
|4.||"Beechwood Park"||White||Odessey & Oracle||2:27|
|5.||"Brief Candles"||White||Odessey & Oracle||3:10|
|6.||"Hung Up On a Dream"||Argent||Odessey & Oracle||3:01|
|7.||"Changes"||White||Odessey & Oracle||3:02|
|8.||"I Want Her She Wants Me"||Argent||Odessey & Oracle||2:48|
|9.||"This Will Be Our Year"||White||Odessey & Oracle||2:06|
|10.||"Butcher's Tale (Western Front 1914)"||White||Odessey & Oracle||2:47|
|11.||"Friends of Mine"||White||Odessey & Oracle||2:15|
|12.||"Time of the Season"||Argent||Odessey & Oracle||3:30|
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