Saturday, November 26, 2011

Video Saturday: This Will Be Our Year

Odessey and Oracle by The Zombies is one of my desert island discs. It maybe the great lost album of the 60s - overshadowed by Sgt. Pepper's but completely its equal in terms of songcraft. Almost everyone knows the track "Time of the Season," which was the band's last hit, released after they had actually broken up. If anything, as fantastic as the song is, it's the worst track on the album. Get yourself a copy of Odessey and Oracle, either the original 1967 mono or the 1997 stereo remaster. You'll be glad you did. And yeah, the misspelling in the title drives me nuts. :)

"This Will Be Our Year" is quite simply one of the greatest love songs in popular music. OK Go did a nice cover version a couple of years ago, but nothing holds a candle to the original. I love, love, love this song. Hope you do, too.

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