“Time of the Season” is a tune by The Zombies, featured on their 1968 album Odessey and Oracle. It was written by keyboard participant Rod Argent and recorded at Abbey Highway Studios in August 1967.
A number of different songs from Odessey and Oracle had been launched as singles previous to “Time of the Season”. Columbia Data supported the album and its singles on the urging of latest A&R Rep, Al Kooper. One of many singles was the uncommercial sounding “Butcher’s Story”, which Columbia thought may catch on as an anti-war assertion, on the time a well-liked development.
“Time of the Season” was solely launched at Kooper’s urging, after earlier singles flopped, and made its breakthrough in early 1969, over a 12 months after the band break up up. It reached #3 on the Billboard Scorching 100 in March and #1 in Canada. It didn’t chart within the band’s native Britain, though in mid-1969 it peaked at #2 on the South African hit parade.
The tune’s traits embody the distinctive voice of lead singer Colin Blunstone, the memorable bass riff (which has similarities to Ben E. King’s hit “Stand By Me”), and Rod Argent’s fast-paced psychedelic improvisation.
The lyrics are an archetypical depiction of the feelings surrounding the Summer time of Love. It’s well-known for such call-and-response verses as “What’s your identify? (What’s your identify?) / Who’s your daddy? (Who’s your daddy?) / Is he wealthy? (Is he wealthy like me?)” roughly 50 seconds into the monitor. Each stereo and monaural authentic releases comprise vocal responses.
In 1998, Massive Beat Data launched a CD reissue of Odessey and Oracle containing each the unique stereo and mono variations of “Time of The Season”. It additionally featured a newly remixed alternate model containing instrumental backing beneath the vocals throughout your entire refrain.
These instrumental backings had been combined out on the unique 1968 stereo and mono variations to create a cappella vocal sections.
Music critic Antonio Mendez known as it one of many elegant songs on Odessey and Oracle.
“Time of The Season” is continuously utilized in popular culture to signify the late Nineteen Sixties. In that sense, it’s featured within the movies 1969, Awakenings, A Stroll on the Moon and Driving the Bullet, all of which depict the 12 months of 1969. “Time of the Season” is performed within the background of The Simpsons episode “D’oh-in Within the Wind”, by which Homer decides to observe the footsteps of his mom and grow to be a hippie.
Within the South Park episodes “The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka” and “201” it’s utilized in flashback scenes portraying the Vietnam Conflict. It was additionally featured within the 2005 movie Expensive Wendy, it is usually referenced within the last phrases of Dick’s letter addressed to Wendy. The tune was additionally featured on the HBO collection, Massive Love.
The NBC collection American Desires, which depicts the mid and late Nineteen Sixties in American society, featured the tune in its third season episode “So Lengthy, Farewell”. “Inform Her No” and “She’s Not There”, The Zombies’ different main hits within the U.S., had been additionally used within the present; the latter had been included within the collection’ soundtrack.
It’s also frequent for the tune to look in romantic scenes, as within the aforementioned movie 1969. Within the Mates episode “The One With the Flashback”, the tune is performed in a dream sequence the place Rachel fantasizes about Chandler. Within the last scene of the Will and Grace episode “Marry Me A Little”, it’s used to signify Grace’s pleasure after marrying Leo.
“Time of the Season” can be featured in a scene of the 1999 NBC miniseries The ’60s. The tune’s utilization on this explicit scene was anachronistic, nonetheless, because it was presupposed to painting 1965. The identical is true of the movie Shanghai Knights, which is meant to depict 1887.
“Time of the Season” has been featured in a number of TV commercials, reminiscent of a 1999 Tampax advert set on the Woodstock Competition, a 2005 Constancy Investments industrial, a 2006 advert for Sprite (by which a refrain of flowers with human faces performs an a cappella model of the tune, a 2006 advert for Magners Irish Cider, and a 2008 Crest advert in Mexico.
It was additionally used within the promoting campaigns of Nissan Tiida in Japan (2004), Greece (2007), and Russia (2008).
In sports activities, it was featured in “Free Your Thoughts”, the sixteenth video within the Transworld Skateboarding collection. In the course of the 2006 playoffs, the tune was performed in Shea Stadium because the home-team New York Mets took the sphere.
The tune seems on the online game Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore and DJ Hero.
The tune seems within the film The Debt launched within the U.S. in August 2011.
The tune is usually performed with a psychedelic video at Las Vegas’ Fremont Avenue Expertise on a four-block lengthy Viva Imaginative and prescient overhead display with a 500,000 watt sound system, the video titled Indicators of Life.
The tune was performed in the course of the 2013 supernatural horror film The Conjurin. Wiki