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The Zombies share psychedelic joy with 1960s hits, new material at the Birchmere

The Zombies share psychedelic joy with 1960s hits, new material at the Birchmere

Here’s a thing you notice, watching the Zombies live: Colin Blunstone seems to be having the time of his life.

Blunstone — the whispery, soulful voice on “She’s Not There” and “Time of the Season” and a dozen other pop classics of the 1960s — beamed throughout the band’s appearance Monday at the Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., adding a glow to the intimate room.

You might be smiling, too, if you could sing like that, and if you had those songs to sing.

Besides, Blunstone wasn’t the only one: The feeling was general, as the British band held the multigenerational audience rapt through a varied set of familiar Zombies hits, the R&B and Motown covers on which the band...

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