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1968 – Time of the Season

December 29th, 2018 · Posted by Skuds in Music · No Comments · Music

Now this is a cheat. There is no way I really got into the Zombies until a lot later than the 60’s or even 70’s, but this really is a masterpiece. Looking at the hits of that year, there is nothing really that I would have been into at the tme, with the exception of Lulu singing I’m A Tiger, or possibly Congratulations by Cliff or Delilah by Tom Jones.

Like the 1965 this is another part of the whole Hertforshire scene that I started to appreciate in the mid-70’s when I got into Argent and the Russ Ballard, Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent solo work. I was a little bit tempted to go for She’s Not There by the Zombies for 1965, but then remembered that it was actually the Santana cover version on their Moonflower album that really has a significant place in my life. For many years I was plagued with difficulty getting to sleep but somehow found that playing that version would do the trick. It may have given me more benefit than any other song.

So what is so great about Time of the Season? It has to be the overall sound of it, especially the beginning with that snapping and breathing rhythm, but also the lush organ parts and call-and-response vocals. An absolute classic and there is nothing else from 1968, or most other years, that even comes close to it.

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