To say that The Zombies were not among the most prominent of those identified with The British Invasion would be understating the fact. In 1964/65 they had just four North American hit singles for the Parrot label: She's Not There (# 2 in December b/w You Make Me Feel So Good); Tell Her No (# 6 in February 1965 b/w Leave Me Be); She's Coming Home (# 58 in May 1965 b/w I Must Move), and I Want You Back Again (# 95 in July 1965 b/w Remember When I Loved Her).
When nothing else worked by 1967 they had decided to disband but, before doing so, spent some considerable time putting together the album Odyssey And Oracle for CBS (# 95 in April 1968) which included the track Time Of The Season. With "I'll Call You Mine" on the flipside it was released as a single at the same time without success. Someone must have had faith in the song, however, because it was re-released in February 1969 by the Date label, this time b/w Friends Of Mine, and it rose to # 3 in March.
Because of that unexpected success, and with original members Rod Argent [keyboardist and the author of all their hits), vocalist Colin Blunstone, guitarist Paul Atkinson, bassist Chris White, and drummer Hugh Grundy scattered to the four corners (Rod had already formed the group Argent), a number of bogus groups began calling themselves The Zombies leading to legal actions.
Strangely, they had even less success in their native U.K. where just 2 of their over 20 singles released by Decca made the charts - She's Not There (# 12) and Tell Her No (# 42). Even so their music was appreciated by the likes of Santana who would take She's Not There to # 22 in 1977, and Juice Newton who would have a # 27 with Tell Her No in 1983.
This compilation, despite being billed as "the Singles" collection, leaves off I Want You Back Again and its flipside and for that reason I had to deduct one star. Everything else of significance is here, though, and the sound quality is excellent.