Odessey and Oracle

The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1968 Ratings: #10 / 87
User Score
Based on 402 ratings
1968 Ratings: #9
Liked by 23 people
April 19, 1968 / Release Date
LP / Format
CBS / Label
The Zombies / Producer
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Unless the world's musical taste veers towards atonal electronic noise rock, Odessey and Oracle should remain a classic. Lets hope.


Odessey and Oracle stands as the band's fully realized statement of intent, the parting shot from one of the few originals in the devolving tail-end of the 1960s.

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (Thanks a lot for 600!)

I had an extraordinary experience recently, a night of the living dead. I know, many skeptics will cry foul, arguing that this is just local folklore or fantasy straight out of my deranged mind. Yet the scene I'm about to tell you, I saw it with my own eyes. It really happened and it's not disputed. I cross my heart...

It was between Saturday and Sunday. It was midnight.

We were all there, drunk loudmouths leaning against the night, when, out ... read more
The Zombies 'Odessey and Oracle' is one of the best psychedelic pop albums of the 60s, I feel like this album should be held in high regard with the likes of the Beatles as this is truly something to behold. The production on this album is gorgeous, it's got such a warm, bright and happy feeling to them and it's such a joy to sit down and listen to. If an album had to truly embody the 60s psychedelic pop genre, this would be that record.
[SJO Counter: 41]

When I first saw the band name, I was expecting some hard rock, sludge metal banger. Instead, I
got a beautiful psychedelic pop album that’s sunshine, butterflies and rainbows.

And I love it!

I’ve heard a few people refer to it as possibly the most quintessential psychedelic pop record of the 1960s, and it’s not hard to see why. As a fan of psychedelic pop acts like The Beach Boys with their album, Pet Sounds, this was a nearly-endless roller coaster ... read more
Number: 41

WOAH, OH MY! The Zombies walks right up to The Beatles and The Beach Boys, asks “Can I join?” and makes a case for it! Right off the bat with the energetic and sweet “Care Of Cell 44,” the mystical “Changes,” and finishes it off with the amazing “Time Of The Season.” Honestly I could describe every song on this album. It puts it’s foot right into the ground and proclaims “Let me a classic!”

Now I've created a realm where the silhouetted man that are etched against the morbid sky can do as they please
I'll teach them to love
I'll teach them to smile
I'll teach them to fantasize and pray to their grace
This is my true Odyssey

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Track List

  1. Care of Cell 44
  2. A Rose for Emily
  3. Maybe After He's Gone
  4. Beechwood Park
  5. Brief Candles
  6. Hung Up on a Dream
  7. Changes
  8. I Want Her, She Wants Me
  9. This Will Be Our Year
  10. Butcher's Tale (Western Front 1914)
  11. Friends of Mine
  12. Time of the Season

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Added on: March 12, 2013