The Zombies recently released Odessey: The Zombies in Words and Images, a book featuring new interviews about and artwork inspired by the album. While perusing the new Odessey & Oracle artwork (inspired by that album’s lush psychedelic cover), the group wondered what it would be like to see it come to life.
Enter the official lyric video for album opener “Care of Cell 44,” a lovely, lively animated lyric video for the Zombies’ classic.
Rod exclaims, “Viv Boucherat – who incidentally is Chris White’s [Zombies bassist] wife! — absolutely knocked me out when she first showed us the artwork she had created to illustrate each Odessey & Oracle song for the beautiful book BMG and Cindy da Silva had put together to celebrate our 50th anniversary tour of the album, these pictures were then animated, and I love the results. ‘Care Of Cell 44′ is a good example; the juxtaposition of fragments of the lyrics ( in my handwriting ) with Viv’s original imagery capture the spirit of the song in an imaginative way. This is exactly what works so well each night as it plays behind us on the tour, to create a mood and heighten the audience experience.”
A lyric video has been made for each track for the tour and now available for all to enjoy on The Zombies You Tube Channel