Monday, September 13, 2010

Ben Taylor Band: Time Of The Season

Here’s a rather interesting version of the classic hit by the Zombies from 1969. This Monday cover was performed by the Ben Taylor Band. Taylor is the son of James Taylor and Carly Simon. Although he looks and sounds like his famous father, he has distanced himself from his parent’s musical style. “Time of the Season” was recorded and released in 2003 on his album “Famous among the Barns.” The song gained prominence as the opening song in the 2008 movie “Prom Night.” This is not your father’s version of this song, but I like it because it is radically different.

I decided early this morning to do an all Taylor week on Reading Between the Grooves. So we’ll be hearing from Kate, Alex, Hugh, James, Livingston, and Sally Taylor as well.

The Original by the Zombies

Recorded in 1967, but released in 1968 following the band’s breakup, “Time of the Season” was one of the better known singles in the band’s career. Featuring vocals by Colin Blunstone and the fantastic keyboard work by Rod Argent, the song was from their LP “Odyssey and Oracle.” Released in the US on the CBS subsidiary label of Date Records, it was a #3 hit in the US and a #1 record in Canada. The single did not chart in the UK.

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