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THE ZOMBIES-LIVE AT METROPOLIS STUDIOS-CD/DVD-“TOP SHELF & TIGHT”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50 years on I can’t think of any band this tight and organic.

And that includes The Rolling Stones who of course have a much bigger career and are also celebrating their 50th.

Although all the hits are here  make no mistake this is no “oldies” Las Vegas act.

Filmed in front of  120 people at Metropolis Studios there are a number of real surprises on this great looking dvd/cd set. 

Check out the superb blues of Mystified, the brand new Any Other Way written by Colin Blunstone and a very solid version of Argent’s Hold Your Head Up

Rod Argent’s organ and piano work as well as Colin Blunstone’s organic vocal work continues to be the glue that the band relies on.

However the superb bass work and vocals of Jim Rodford, the galvanizing drum work from his son Steve Rodford and Tom Toomey’s top shelf guitar work never get in the way of the compositions.

This band is tight but never overplay.  The dynamics all the way through the show are a joy to watch.

There is a huge helping of tracks from Odessey and Oracle and Argents’ organ solo on Time of the Season is a monster.

She’s Not There possibly the band’s biggest single is killer, and that also goes for Odessey’s Care of Cell 44. 

Convexe Entertainment is introducing this six part series Live from Metropolis Studios and I will have more reviews.

Bottom line first look is excellent.

JOHN EMMS is a veteran music journalist, songwriter and radio host  http://emms.podbean.com/ 

John has fun with his excellent blues rock band THE SHAFTMEN  www.theshaftmen.com

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