Zombie Heaven

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Sometimes boxed sets are just handy to have around, just to get all of the tracks that count or all of a group's recordings together in one place. Other times, however, they're a scintillating musical and educational experience even for longtime fans, and that's the case with Zombie Heaven. The group is mostly known here for their three major hits, although reissues showcasing different aspects of their history have been available for years. But even for this longtime fan, hearing their Brit-beat R&B stylings all in one place was a near-revelation, showcasing performing talent that was a good match for anyone in the Beatles' line-up and composers, in Rod Argent and, to a...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Sometimes boxed sets are just handy to have around, just to get all of the tracks that count or all of a group's recordings together in one place. Other times, however, they're a scintillating musical and educational experience even for longtime fans, and that's the case with Zombie Heaven. The group is mostly known here for their three major hits, although reissues showcasing different aspects of their history have been available for years. But even for this longtime fan, hearing their Brit-beat R&B stylings all in one place was a near-revelation, showcasing performing talent that was a good match for anyone in the Beatles' line-up and composers, in Rod Argent and, to a lesser degree, Chris White who sounds like he's slipping into a Dylan thing on "I Don't Want To Know", that could generate the occasional classic. They were far more than a three-song band, as just about every second of the 280 minutes of this box keeps reminding us. The set is broken down into four distinct parts, the first disc profiling the group's singles and B-sides, and their one Decca-release album, Begin Here, all in the best sound they've ever had or likely ever will have; Disc Two comprises their Odessey & Oracle album sounding much better here than it does on the Rhino CD, and the surviving tracks of various post-Zombies and Zombies-in-name-only projects put together in the wake of "Time of the Season's" success, and one lost group classic, Rod Argent's "If It Don't Work Out," which became much better known in the hands of Dusty Springfield; Disc Three is made up of various outtakes, work-in-progress, and alternate versions of their songs and demos, some of them sounding really raw and hard, as well as one radio promo for the movie Bunny Lake Is Missing, in which the group was featured in a small part blink and you may miss them; and Disc Four, maybe the most rewarding of all, featuring their complete BBC appearances, parts of which but not the 29 tracks here turned up on a Rhino LP some 17 years ago. Some tracks are better than others--their cover of "You Really Got A Hold On Me/Bring It On Home To Me" is one of the better British homages to Motown, lagging behind the Beatles' version on emotional wattage but winning points for subtlety--but except for a few of the late '60s outtakes, there's not a seconde-rate song here, and the sound puts all prior versions of this material to shame. And the notes will keep fans busy reading for weeks.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/1997
  • Label: Big Beat Uk
  • UPC: 029667000727
  • Catalog Number: 7
  • Sales rank: 27,618

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 She's Not There (2:26)
  2. 2 You Make Me Feel Good (2:40)
  3. 3 Leave Me Be (2:08)
  4. 4 Woman (2:26)
  5. 5 Tell Her No (2:07)
  6. 6 What More Can I Do (1:38)
  7. 7 Road Runner (2:06)
  8. 8 Summertime (2:17)
  9. 9 I Can't Make up My Mind (2:32)
  10. 10 The Way I Feel Inside (1:51)
  11. 11 Work 'N' Play (2:09)
  12. 12 You've Really Got a Hold on Me/Bring It on Home to Me (3:40)
  13. 13 Sticks and Stones (2:57)
  14. 14 Can't Nobody Love You (2:16)
  15. 15 I Don't Want to Know (2:07)
  16. 16 I Remember When I Loved Her (2:01)
  17. 17 I Got My Mojo Working (3:36)
  18. 18 She's Coming Home (2:38)
  19. 19 I Must Move (1:57)
  20. 20 I Want You Back Again (2:15)
  21. 21 Whenever You're Ready (2:43)
  22. 22 I Love You (3:23)
  23. 23 Is This the Dream (2:45)
  24. 24 Don't Go Away (2:34)
  25. 25 Remember You (2:00)
  26. 26 Just Out of Reach (2:10)
  27. 27 Indication (3:01)
  28. 28 How We Were Before (2:06)
  29. 29 Gotta Get a Hold of Myself (2:29)
  30. 30 Goin' Out of My Head (3:03)
  31. 31 She Does Everything for Me (2:16)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Care of Cell 44 (3:57)
  2. 2 A Rose for Emily (2:19)
  3. 3 Maybe After He's Gone (2:34)
  4. 4 Beechwood Park (2:44)
  5. 5 Brief Candles (3:31)
  6. 6 Hung up on a Dream (3:02)
  7. 7 Changes (3:19)
  8. 8 I Want Her She Wants Me (2:52)
  9. 9 This Will Be Our Year (2:09)
  10. 10 Butcher's Tale (Western Front 1914) (2:48)
  11. 11 Friends of Mine (2:17)
  12. 12 Time of the Season (3:34)
  13. 13 I'll Call You Mine (2:36)
  14. 14 Imagine the Swan (3:12)
  15. 15 Conversation off Floral Street (2:41)
  16. 16 If It Don't Work Out (2:29)
  17. 17 Don't Cry for Me (2:16)
  18. 18 I Know She Will (2:35)
  19. 19 Walking in the Sun (2:39)
  20. 20 I'll Keep Trying (2:28)
  21. 21 I'll Call You Mine (2:39)
  22. 22 Smokey Day (2:25)
  23. 23 She Loves the Way They Love Her (3:03)
  24. 24 Girl Help Me (2:22)
  25. 25 I Could Spend the Day (2:31)
  26. 26 A Rose for Emily (2:21)
  27. 27 This Will Be Our Year (2:08)
  28. 28 Time of the Season (0:52)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Summertime (2:29)
  2. 2 Woman (3:14)
  3. 3 Kind of Girl (2:39)
  4. 4 Leave Me Be (2:43)
  5. 5 I'm Going Home (2:03)
  6. 6 I'm Going Home (1:51)
  7. 7 Sometimes (Intro) (2:08)
  8. 8 Sometimes (1:53)
  9. 9 It's Alright With Me (2:05)
  10. 10 Kind of Girl (1:52)
  11. 11 Walking in the Sun (2:10)
  12. 12 Studio Chat-The Way I Feel Inside (2:36)
  13. 13 The Way I Feel Inside (2:16)
  14. 14 I Want You Back Again (2:10)
  15. 15 Nothing's Changed (2:44)
  16. 16 Nothing's Changed (3:18)
  17. 17 Remember You (2:11)
  18. 18 Come on Time (2:01)
  19. 19 I'll Keep Trying (2:29)
  20. 20 Whenever You're Ready (2:34)
  21. 21 You'll Go from Me AKA Don't Go Away (2:35)
  22. 22 I Know She Will (2:48)
  23. 23 Don't Cry for Me (2:18)
  24. 24 If It Don't Work Out (2:33)
  25. 25 One Day I'll Say Goodbye (2:52)
  26. 26 I Don't Want to Worry (2:30)
  27. 27 A Love That Never Was (2:16)
  28. 28 Call of the Night AKA Girl Help Me (1:59)
  29. 29 Out of the Day (2:21)
  30. 30 This Will Be Our Year (1:46)
  31. 31 Bunny Lake Promo Spot-Come on Time (0:57)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Road Runner (2:10)
  2. 2 You Make Me Feel Good (2:24)
  3. 3 Early One Morning (1:42)
  4. 4 She's Not There (3:34)
  5. 5 Tell Her No (2:03)
  6. 6 What More Can I Do (2:01)
  7. 7 I'm Going Home (2:00)
  8. 8 For You My Love (3:01)
  9. 9 Tell Her No (1:59)
  10. 10 Soulville (2:19)
  11. 11 Rip It Up (3:27)
  12. 12 Can't Nobody Love You (2:17)
  13. 13 You Must Believe Me (2:17)
  14. 14 She's Coming Home (2:29)
  15. 15 I Must Move (1:46)
  16. 16 Just Out of Reach (2:02)
  17. 17 If It Don't Work Out (4:09)
  18. 18 Whenever You're Ready (2:36)
  19. 19 It's Alright (3:46)
  20. 20 Will You Love Me Tomorrow (2:42)
  21. 21 When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes (2:39)
  22. 22 Just a Little Bit (2:28)
  23. 23 Sitting in the Park (2:22)
  24. 24 Gotta Get a Hold of Myself (3:48)
  25. 25 Goin' Out of My Head (2:26)
  26. 26 This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You) (2:54)
  27. 27 Friends of Mine (2:16)
  28. 28 The Look of Love (2:20)
  29. 29 Kenny Everette Show Jingle Medley: Time of the Season/A Rose for Emily (4:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Zombies Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Sam Cooke Composer
Smokey Robinson Composer
Chris White Composer
Rod Argent Composer
Teddy Randazzo Composer
Lamont Dozier Composer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer
Ellas McDaniel Composer
McKinley Morganfield Composer
Alec Palao Producer, Liner Notes, Annotation
Sylvia Moy Composer
Bob Weinstein Composer
Preston Foster Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Fabulous!  This collection of material from The Zombies is a mus

    Fabulous!  This collection of material from The Zombies is a must-have if you're interested in their music.  Every song you need is in this collection; all the songs you know are on discs 1 and 2, a lot of raw studio stuff is on disc 3 , and- since The Zombies were absolutely solid live- you must listen to the 4th disc Live at the BBC.  Included in the box set is a really informative and fun 60+ page booklet with pictures and interviews with the band members.  I came across Zombie Heaven when I was looking for a Zombies CD that had all the songs I knew plus maybe some b-sides, and there are a lot of "best of" or singles compilations out there.  What really made me decide to spend the extra money and purchase Zombie Heaven was when I was considering ordering The Zombies' Live at the BBC CD plus another singles CD, but I then realized that since the box set has the Live at the BBC disc in its entirety as disc 4 as well as every Zombies song I'd ever hear prior, Zombie Heaven would suit all my needs.  In The Studio, disc 3, has a lot of studio "chatter", and it's fun to hear the guys speak and work-out technical and vocal issues.  Lastly, some of the songs and info in Zombie Heaven has already led me to other members' post-Zombie music.  For example, Argent's version of She Loves the Way They Love Her is on disc 2, and is good, but I then listened to Colin's version on his album One Year- which I like a lot better.  So, if you like the music of The Zombies, look no further and just buy Zombie Heaven.  Also, if you enjoyed The Beatles Anthology, you'd probably enjoy Zombie Heaven as well.

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