Limited edition of 1500.
Big Beat’s exhaustive Zombies reissue campaign of the last 12 years has achieved what it set out to do: restore to world-class status the catalogue of this most singular of pop groups. In the course of our ongoing archival research, many previously unheard Zombies songs and performances have come to light and have been included on our numerous CD releases, including the acclaimed box set “Zombie Heaven”. Subsequently, there have been numerous requests from fans to have these rare tracks also made available on vinyl.
Big Beat now presents the best of the Zombies’ originally unissued 1960s recordings on a set of six themed, limited edition vinyl EPs – mirroring the venerable, collectable format of the period – and resplendent in authentically-styled, eye-catching sleeves. As a special bonus, four of the six EPs contain vintage Zombies recordings that have not been released anywhere until now – a boon for both collectors and fans.
Our second set of EPs includes “Zombies ’66”, “Live At The BBC” and “Time Of The Season”. Once again, none of these tracks have appeared on vinyl before, and we are most excited to offer several completely unreleased tracks: different BBC performances of ‘This Old Heart Of Mine’ and ‘Just A Little Bit’ to those that appear on “Zombie Heaven”, as well as the group’s take on the Four Tops’ ‘Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever’.
The “Time Of The Season” EP features rarities connected to the epochal “Odessey & Oracle album”: different mono mixes of ‘Time Of The Season’ and ‘A Rose For Emily’ (the latter unreleased) and two fresh stereo remixes of key album tracks ‘Care Of Cell 44’ and ‘Hung Up On A Dream’.
By Alec Palao