“I remember first hearing “She’s Not There” on the radio in my bedroom. It was incredible really.
So ethereal. So spooky.” – Tom Petty
“The Zombies – man, they made some great records. ... They really had it goin’ on and their music blew my mind.” – Brian Wilson
It is more than 50 years since The Zombies became one of the first British Invasion groups to top the U.S. singles charts. The “Odessey” is an eclectic collection of rare and unseen photos, original artwork, and personal memories that offers readers an intimate snapshot of one of the most influential bands to emerge from the UK music scene of the 1960s.
The lavishly illustrated book includes handwritten lyrics for 22 songs. From early hits including the likes of ‘She’s Not There’, ‘Tell Her No’ through to every song on Odessey and Oracle – including the hit single ‘Time of the Season’ – up to the present day. Each selection is accompanied by a running oral history by original band members Rod Argent, Colin Blunstone, Chris White, and Hugh Grundy.
Renowned artist Terry Quirk, who created the look of Odessey and Oracle, has designed the book’s cover and contributed new artwork throughout, while artist Vivienne Boucherat has created a unique piece of art to accompany each of the 22 songs. Additionally, The “Odessey” is rich with reflections from music journalists, friends, and fans, including contributions from Tom Petty, who wrote the foreword, along with Brian Wilson, Carlos Santana, Susanna Hoffs, Paul Weller, Graham Nash, Clive Davis, Cage The Elephant, Nate Ruess and Patti LaBelle.
The “Odessey” offers fans a rich, extensive, beautiful and unmissable celebration of the last 50 years.
Foreword by Tom Petty
Text by The Zombies
with Scott B. Bomar and Cindy Da Silva Contributions: Brian Wilson, Paul Weller, Carlos Santana and more
Hardback, 152pp; 254 x 254 mm / 10 x 10 in.