Listening Booth – The Zombies, “Care of Cell 44”

It took decades for Odessey and Oracle, the 1967 classic by the Zombies, to get the recognition it so richly deserved.  Anyone with even a passing familiarity with classic rock has heard “Time of the Season” ad infinitum, which is fine as it is certainly a great song.  But today I want to pay some respect to the album’s lead track and single, “Care of Cell 44”.   Penned by Zombies co-founder Ron Argent, it combines a great chorus, soaring vocals, and a tastefully deployed Mellotron to achieve all kinds of win.  Enjoy.

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