The Zombies – Odessey And Oracle (Stereo)
UK 1960s psych-pop scarcely gets more seminal than this. The Zombies' '68 swan song is their crowning achievement, a Day-Glo, baroque-tinged masterpiece on a par with PET SOUNDS or SGT. PEPPER'S. Like the Beatles, The Zombies had left their Mersey beat sound far behind by the late '60s, pursuing instead a moodier, more sophisticated sound. Tracks include "Rose for Emily," "Friends of Mine" and "Changes", among others.