Begin Here (studio album) by The Zombies

Begin Here
Begin Here by The Zombies
Year: 1965
Overall rank: 5,492nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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The ZOMBIES ‎– Begin Here > 2008 UK MONO LP < NM < Rod Argent, Colin Blunstone
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The Zombies - Begin Here (The Complete Decca Mono Recordings 1964-1967) [CD]
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Begin Here is ranked 2nd best out of 15 albums by The Zombies on

The best album by The Zombies is Odessey And Oracle which is ranked number 90 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 17,100.

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From 08/09/2016 22:00
Not quite the achievement that Odessey and Oracle is but still has some of their most memorable songs like She's Not There and I Can't Make Up My Mind.
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Favoritas: Summertime, She's Not There, You've Really Got a Hold On Me, I Can't Make Up My Mind
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From 01/10/2014 18:04
Obviamente um album muito inferior à obra-prima Odessey and Oracle, mas ainda assim tem bons momentos.
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From 06/14/2012 02:01
More hit or miss than The Zombies' later pop masterpiece, Odessey and Oracle, their debut still has plenty of wonderful songs, including the breathy, infectious hit "She's Not There," the somber, ethereal "I Remember When I Loved Her," the great little rave-up "What More Can I Do," the catchy "I Can't Make Up My Mind," and a beautiful, definitive version of Gershwin's "Summertime." Nothing else on here is terribly special, but it hardly mattered; this was before the era of album-oriented rock, and LPs were pretty much released to capitalize on the success of singles—in this case, "She's Not There." The U.S. version of this record, simply called The Zombies, dropped a few of the lesser covers and added two great originals: the single "Tell Her No" and the rocker "It's Alright With Me." That version: 85/100. The Zombies, after their initial success, would flounder for years, putting out clever, underappreciated singles, before their brilliant swan song, Oracle. Their leader, Rod Argent, would go on to found the prog-rock band Argent and have a big hit in the seventies with "Hold Your Head Up."
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From 08/06/2011 06:02
Best Track: She's Not There
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