The Zombies: Colin Blunstone (vocals); Paul Atkinson (guitar); Rod Argent (electric piano, organ); Chris White (bass); Hugh Grundy (drums).
Compilation producer: Steve Hoffman.
Recorded between 1964 and 1967. Includes liner notes by Ellis Widner and Steve Hoffman.
With any popular group, there will be many budget-priced compilations called GREATEST HITS, but as with all releases on the excellent reissue label DCC Compact Classics, this Zombies collection is no rip-off. Featuring carefully-remastered sound, the best available versions of the songs, and attractive packaging with informative liner notes, The Zombies' GREATEST HITS is an excellent introduction to this influential jazz-inflected pop quintet from St. Albans, England. Opening with their staggering debut single "She's Not There"--one of the finest records made in the '60s, with an unparalleled electric piano solo by Rod Argent underpinning Colin Blunstone's trademark breathy vocals--and closing 15 perfect songs later with the ultra-atmospheric psychedelic classic "Time of the Season," GREATEST HITS covers the breadth of the Zombies' relatively short but remarkably fruitful three-and-a-half year career.