Odessey & Oracle 50th Anniversary
For the first time ever, British psychedelic pop legends, The Zombies, will bring their seminal 1968 album “Odessey & Oracle” to American stages – an event fans have awaited for almost 50 years!
This unique presentation will unite past and present….featuring both the current incarnation of
The Zombies performing material from their highly-anticipated new studio album…
…and a reunion of all 4 surviving original members, who will lovingly recreate “Odessey & Oracle” in its entirety with full instrumentation.
Founding and current members Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent will be joined original bassist/co-songwriter Chris White and drummer Hugh Grundy for their first American tour together in 5 decades…
bringing to our shores the long-overdue live debut of the album that marked the end of their career… and the beginning of their legacy.
#100 of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” (Rolling Stone)
“a beautifully arranged, harmony-drenched pristine pop paean to memory, the changing of seasons, the passage of time and lost love – [it] slowly began to be recognized as one of the greatest albums of the 1960's.” (New York Times)
“[Odessey & Oracle] bore not only the timeless hit “Time Of The Season” but an accompanying suite of songs that are among the very best ever in the pop era.” (Rolling Stone)
“Odessey and Oracle was their shining moment – a cornucopia of pop-art songs and elegant arrangements worthy of McCartney at his Revolver-era best.” (Record Collector)
“Anyone with an interest in 60s artistic pop will adore the underrated Odessey and Oracle” (Q,)
“Their masterpiece… without doubt one of the best albums of its era.” (Mojo)
“The beat boom's most refined and elegant group, they specialised in unashamedly romantic pop – whether heartfelt and personal, wistful and nostalgic, or inspired by literature… Released at the height of hippie hedonism and narcissism, [Odessey & Oracle] was a last gasp from the age of innocence…” (The Times)
“The Zombies were psychedelic gods…[Odessey] moved them from of-their-time to timeless” (The Guardian)