In March of 2019 The Zombies were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a British invasion alongside Radiohead and The Cure.

 

On stage with Rod Argent, Hugh Grundy and Colin Blunstone was Chris White; the man who co-produced and wrote more than half of the classic1968 seminal Odessey & Oracle album, who composed the classic This will Be Our Year and who penned and co-produced the worldwide hit Hold Your Head Up for Argent.
 

Chris White (The Zombies) The Chris White Experience

After The Zombies Chris White produced albums for both Colin Blunstone (inc Say You Don’t Mind) and Argent (inc God Gave Rock n Roll To You). The popularity of his songwriting has been celebrated by diverse artists (Beck, Paul Weller, Tom Petty, The Foo Fighters) recorded in a number of languages, and reached number one worldwide (Japan, Europe and America).

Yet much of his work from 1976 onwards has remained elusive. These collections of demos, co-writes, collaborations, productions and unreleased gems are the first albums of a planned series detailing his work as a songwriter and producer from the end of Odessey & Oracle, up to the current day.

Chris White of The Zombies Roch and Roll Hall of Fame 2019

His acceptance speech from the night, widely quoted in Rolling Stone, beautifully summarised the golden age of recording:

Music and songs are 

the bookmarks in all our lives,

it’s the language that binds us all together...

Chris White (The Zombies) - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2019

Most of these songs have never been heard, unreleased until now, and highlights a magnificent assembly of musical talent.

 

With collaborations and contributions featuring Tim Renwick (Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, Elton John) Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone (The Zombies) Kevin Finn and Eve Graham (New Seekers) Jim Rodford (The Kinks, Argent) Russ Ballard and John Verity (Argent) Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum) Stuart Elliott (Cockney Rebel, Kate Bush)  Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) and many more.

The Chris White Experience is an incredible collection of forgotten songs spanning across half a century, and a vital document in the history of British music and analogue recordings.

THE CHRIS WHITE EXPERIENCE

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