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The Zombies to revisit Odessey & Oracle

The Zombies will play their album, Odessey & Oracle, in its entirety at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Theatre in honor of its 40th anniversary. This psychedelic classic was recorded at Abbey Road studios in the wake of the Sgt Pepper sessions with the Beatles’ chief engineer, Geoff Emerick during the Summer of Love. When released in April of 1968, it shot all the way to 95 on the British charts but Rolling Stone ranked Odessey at 80 on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The famously misspelled album was re-released several times and was most recently re-mastered in 2004

The original line up—Colin Blunstone, Rod Argent, Chris White and Hugh Grundy –will regroup to play the three dates in March. The Zombies’ founding guitarist, Paul Atkinson, passed away in 2004 and Keith Airey will play in his stead.