I'm going to watch The Zombies at the Palladium tomorrow night , it's their 50th anniversary of their classic album that i only discovered about 3 years ago , Odessey and Oracle , it's a fantasic album that was written at Abbey Rd but they.d split up after it's release.
I'm hoping the band are as good as this fantastic 40th anniversary show at the Roundhouse that i came across one i'd bought the album. I thought Colin Blunstone in particulal sounded wonderful. I hope some of you have heard this album, it's one of my favourites. I came across it in a posh coffee shop, the young barrista , early twenties had it on and i couldn't work out who it was , The Beach boys perhaps, then he told me Radio 4 has a "lost classic albums show " and this was featured.
Last night was all that i'd hope for, The Zombies were magnificent. I was a little worried that Colin Blunstone's voice may have diminished in the 10 years since the 40th anniversary show but it hadn't, what a golden voice he has , he's a freak of nature. The first half they played a couple of tracks from their most recent album along with some early numbers. They also performed Say You Don't Mind and a fantastic rendition of Argent's Hold Your Head up. Rod Argent wanted to clarify the actual lyrics to the chorus, it's not , Hold Your Head up whoa as audiences usually sing but Hold Your Head Up woman. The second have was the whole of Odessy and Oracle . Check this out from 14.13 , Brief Candles to get a flavour of what last night was like, it really is a lost classic album.