Q - 5/00, p.1333 stars out of 5
- "...Their big, clean sound and jazzy sophistication marked them out as pop chart interlopers....They shone briefly but brightly."
Mojo (Publisher) - 7/00, p.129
"...There are enough overlooked heirlooms here to make this compilation highly worthwhile."
Recorded between 1964 & 1969.
Photographers: Chris White ; Hugh Grundy; Alec Palao; Paul Atkinson .
Possibly the best of the many single-disc Zombies compilations that exist, and certainly the most concise, SINGLES A'S AND B'S contains both sides of all 11 Zombies singles released between 1964 and 1968. The Zombies only released two albums in their three-and-a-half year existence, 1964's BEGIN HERE and 1968's classic ODESSEY AND ORACLE. Given that Rod Argent and Chris White did not blossom as songwriters until late in the Zombies' career, SINGLES A'S AND B'S combines original Argent/White compositions like "She's Not There," "Tell Her No," "I Love You" and the underrated "She Does Everything For Me" with excellent covers of R&B classics like Little Anthony and the Imperials' "Going Out of My Head." This compilation, plus reissues of the band's two proper albums, will give all but the most fanatical Zombies fans everything they need.