Colin Blunstone made his name with the legendary 1960s band The Zombies, who are still active to this day. After leaving The Zombies, Colin embarked on a long and successful solo career, enjoying hits such as 'Say You Don't Mind' and 'I Don't Believe In Miracles'. Planes (1976) and Never Even Thought (1978) were recorded for Elton John's Rocket Records label and amazingly have never been released on CD. Both albums have been remastered from the original quarter-inch tapes. Planes was produced by Gus Dudgeon and opens with 'Beautiful You' and the Elton John-penned title track, both of which were chosen as singles. It also boasts a reworking of The Zombies classic, '(Care Of) Cell 44' and a third single, Kiki Dee's 'Loving And Free'. Never Even Thought begins with the lead single, Richard Kerr's 'I'll Never Forget You'; the other tracks chosen as 45s were 'Ain't It Funny' and 'Photograph'. Rod Argent guests on the album.
Released in 1995, Echo Bridge was Colin Blunstone's first album of all-new material since 1979's Late Nights in Soho. (The intervening years had seen Blunstone focusing on singles and re-recording his best-known work on Colin Blunstone Sings His Greatest Hits.) Blunstone and producer Jon Sweet opt for a contemporary sound on Echo Bridge, with covers including Billy Bragg's "Levi Stubbs' Tears" and Art Garfunkel's hit "Breakaway…
Ennismore is the second album by singer Colin Blunstone, former member of British rock band The Zombies. It was released in 1972 (see 1972 in music). The lead-off single "I Don't Believe in Miracles" b/w "I've Always Had You" peaked at number 31 and "How Could We Dare to Be Wrong" b/w "Time's Running Out" reached number 45 in the UK.
One Year is the debut album by singer Colin Blunstone, member of the British rock band, The Zombies. It was released in 1971 (see 1971 in music). Two singles - "Caroline, Goodbye" b/w "Though You Are Far Away" followed by "Say You Don't Mind" b/w "Let Me Come Closer" - were issued with the second one reaching number 15 in the UK. One Year was reissued on CD by Sony in 2002 and by Water Records in 2007.
2009 solo album from The Zombies vocalist, released 13 years after its conception. Produced by Jon Sweet with multi-award-winning writer and arranger Chris Gunning. Nobody sings like Colin Blunstone, the mild-mannered man from St Albans who became one of Britain's most respected and popular vocalists…
A 3CD box set contains 60 tracks offers the most complete overview of Blunstone's career ever. It's fair to say that there have been a number of compilations over the years. What makes this set so interesting is there are numerous tracks that you will either not have heard or not heard for a long time. Fabulous collection from the man with arguably the most beautiful singing voice in Britain. Perfect harmonies. Soft rock does not get any better than "Old and Wise" and "Ain't it funny?"
Good time mid-70's pop-rock, catchy if somewhat clichéd melodies, and one of rock's all-time great vocalists. It should be noted that on a lot of tracks he's singing in an exuberant voice that's appealing but not at all as entrancing as the understated, silky-smooth vocals that helped make The Zombies such a distinctive, great band. The title track of his 1976 solo album Planes was written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.