My Top 1000 Songs #557: Hung Up On A Dream

[I've been writing up my Top 1000 songs on a daily basis--you can see them all in descending order by hitting the All My Favorite Songs tag.]

As one of the most truly essential, timeless classics of the late 60s British psychedelia heyday, the Zombies' 1968 masterpiece Odessey And Oracle is best enjoyed in one sitting, end to end. Still, plenty of the songs hold up as wondrous gems in their own right; I vacillate on landing on a personal favorite, but "Hung Up On A Dream" has always enchanted me, arguably the most overtly psychedelic, with its vast echo-chamber chorale and changing tempos, Rod Argent's lovely classical piano playing, and Colin Blunstone's lush croon.

2017 reunion gig: