The “Odessey”: The Zombies

Wednesday March 15: 7:00PM 8:00PM

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the recording of their classic Odessey and Oracle album, The Zombies have assembled an eclectic collection of rare and unseen photos, original artwork, and personal memories that offer readers an intimate snapshot of one of the more influential bands to emerge from the UK music scene of the 1960s.

The lavishly illustrated book includes handwritten lyrics for 22 songs. From early hits “She’s Not There” and “Tell Her No,” through every song on Odessey and Oracle - including the hit single “Time of the Season” – and all the way up to today, each selection is accompanied by a running oral history by original band members Rod Argent, Colin Blunstone, Chris White, and Hugh Grundy.

Panelists for this event include:

  • Rod Argent
  • Colin Blunstone
  • Hugh Grundy
  • Chris White
  • Cindy da Silva

This panel will be moderated by author Scott B. Bomar, and after the discussion there will be a Q&A.

If you would like to buy a ticket for this event, we recommend purchasing your ticket before 12:00PM the day of the event, March 3/15. This event may sell out and there will not be a stand-by line. We thank you for your cooperation.

Buy a copy of The Odessey or a $20 gift card in-store at the Strand's main floor registers or at the door to attend. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room on the Strand's 3rd floor, accessible via the store elevator or at 826 Broadway.

Renowned artist Terry Quirk, who created the look of Odessey and Oracle, designed the book’s cover and contributed new artwork throughout, while Vivienne Boucherat created a unique piece of art to accompany each of the 22 songs. Additionally, The “Odessey” is rich with reflections from music journalists, friends, and fans, including Tom Petty, who wrote the Foreword, Brian Wilson, Nate Ruess of FUN, Clive Davis, Patti LaBelle, Carlos Santana Carlos, Susanna Hoffs, Paul Weller, Beach House, Graham Nash, Clive Davis, and members of Cage the Elephant.

No memorabilia will be signed. Only books purchased at Strand will be signed. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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