“Time of the Season” is the twelfth track on British psycadelic pop band The Zombies and their 1968 album “Odessey and Oracle”, which is considered to be one of the most well received albums of the era; landing it with #100 spot on the Rolling Stone’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.
The Zombies were formed in St Albans in the UK, and initially consisted of keyboardist and vocalist Rod Argent and vocalist Colin Blundstone. “Time of the Season” was written by Rod Argent and recorded in Abbey Road Studios in London in 1967, but was released in March 1968. The track uses the term “time of the season” to state that its time to love, and could be interpreted as a sexual song, however The Zombies have not confirmed the meaning behind the track.
There is no official music video or audio upload for the track. However, YouTube user “andrew91118” uploaded what appears to be the music video – but once again it is not from a reputable source. The video is filmed in black and white, and features clips of men and women dancing together and on their own, as well as little coloured footage of women in skimpy clothing, and protests from what appears to be the late 60’s. Since ”andrew91118” video’s upload in October 2013, the video has over 11 million views and over 107,000 likes as of November 2019.
Release Date: March 1968
Songwriter: Rod Argent
Producer/s: The Zombies
Chart Rankings: Within its year of release, “Time of Seasons” hit peak chart positions in the following countries: #43 in Australia, #1 in Canada, #14 in the Netherlands, #2 in South Africa, #3 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and lastly #1 on the US Cashbox Top 100 chart.
The lyrics to “Time of the Season” can be viewed here: LINK