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The fact that the Zombies are best known for but three British Invasion singles neatly encapsulates their career dilemma. Driven by Colin Blunstone's detached, spooky vocals and an expansive, sophisticated musical sense that saw Rod Argent's keyboards freely incorporate blues, jazz, and classical touches, the Zombies pioneered an album-oriented sensibility when all their label required was another catchy pop single. This rare 1966 album was a byproduct of that creative friction, an initially Japan/Europe-only compilation of Decca singles and B-sides that sought to flesh out the band's modest successes just as it was departing for CBS and the frustratingly short-lived triumph of Odessey and Oracle. Anchored by some of the band's most woefully unheralded sides (the unusual, melodically sophisticated prelude "The Way I Feel Inside"; "Whenever You're Ready," one of the greatest, if most rarely heard British Invasion singles; and the prog-pioneering "Indication"), it's a remarkably cohesive album considering its original cut-and-paste intent."
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NM (Near Mint) Appears unplayed and will bear no marks, sleeve scuffs, or scratches.
EX+ (Excellent) May have one or two visible imperfections (i.e. sleeve scuffs, faint scratches, or other superficial marks) that will not affect playback.
VG+ (Very Good+) A few visible imperfections. These may include sleeve scuffs, light scratches, or other superficial marks.
VG (Very Good) Similar imperfections found on VG+ records but in slightly greater numbers. Records graded VG and above will typically not have any scratches that are deep enough to be felt with a fingernail.
VG- (Very Good-) A number of visible imperfections; the presence of a considerable number of light scratches will force a VG- grade, as will the presence of significant isolated defects such as scratches deep enough to be felt with a fingernail.
G (Good) Record can be played without skipping, but will have significant surface noise, scratches, and visible groove wear. G+ and G- are used to indicate stronger and weaker copies within this range.
*SW/DNAP* Slight warp, does not affect playback
*QUAD* Quadraphonic Sound, similar to today’s surround sound
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