The Zombies broke up before their second album, Odessey and Oracle
, was released. Post-mortem, the group finally got their due, with "Time Of The Season
" becoming a huge hit and the album hailed as a classic. As listeners discovered their back catalog, songs like this one found a new audience draw to the group's progressive sound featuring Rod Argent
's organ work.
The Zombies eventually got back together to tour and record in the '00s, and this song became a staple of their setlists. Since most listeners were familiar with the People! version, they incorporated elements of that rendition into their update. In our interview with lead singer Colin Blunstone
, he said: "People! had used our version to do a cover but they changed it slightly, and we took on board a lot of what they'd done. So, in fact, we were doing a cover of a cover of a cover. So if you hear us do 'I Love You' it's quite complicated the way that came together because it's not the same as The Zombies did in the first place."