I was going to see the Sixties British band the Zombies in Boston this past February, when Colin Blunstone fell ill on the day of the show. It wasn’t just rescheduled, but canceled. Happily, Blunstone recovered, and another date was set, but sadly I was not able to attend when the Zombies returned to Boston in May.
The occasion for this tour is the 50th anniversary of the album “Odessey and Oracle”. Recorded in 1967, but not released until ’68, “Odessey and Oracle” is one of the finest albums ever produced. In my opinion it rivals the very best of the era, including Sgt. Pepper, with a breathtaking range of originality, creativity, whimsy and profundity, compliments of Rod Argent and Chris White.