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Format: CD
Sku: 60602974
UPC: 724358311426
UPC 14: 00724358311426
Release Date: 11/24/2008
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
3. House of the Rising Sun, The ~ The Animals
4. Talkin' 'Bout You ~ The Animals
5. I'm Crying ~ The Animals
6. Boom Boom ~ The Animals
7. Around and Around ~ The Animals
8. Dimples ~ The Animals
9. I've Been Around ~ The Animals
10. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood ~ The Animals
11. Club A Go-Go ~ The Animals
12. Bring It on Home to Me ~ The Animals
13. For Miss Caulker ~ The Animals
14. I'm in Love Again ~ The Animals
15. Bury My Body ~ The Animals
16. I'm Mad Again ~ The Animals
17. She Said Yeah ~ The Animals
18. We Gotta Get Out of This Place ~ The Animals
19. It's My Life ~ The Animals
20. I'm Gonna Change the World ~ The Animals
21. How You've Changed ~ The Animals
22. I Believe to My Soul ~ The Animals
23. Let the Good Times Roll ~ The Animals
24. Worried Life Blues ~ The Animals

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Eric Burdon (vocals); Hilton Valentine (guitar); Alan Price (keyboards); John Steel (drums).
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Martin Hutchinson.
Muze PNote The Animals' output on EMI has been so heavily reissued and recompiled so many times that none of it is especially rare, or notable for that reason -- it just stands up as music, especially the singles, which are what we have represented here. The compilation CD A's B's & EP's is a handy way of taking a tour of the group's early sound, up through the middle of 1965, boiling down their singles, B-sides, and EP's in excellent sound. It took the group a few tries to really master the art of making a strong album from start to finish, but -- as we're reminded here -- their 45s were beyond reproach, exciting, bold, and daring, and all memorable. Hearing Hilton Valentine's guitar crunching and chiming away on "I'm Crying," or John Steel's drums up close and personal on "Boom Boom," supporting Eric Burdon's voice and juxtaposed with Alan Price's organ, is still a bracing experience 40 years later -- and on this master, Valentine's trip down the fret board and Price's keyboard flourishes exude rippling energy and a bracing presence -- even on cheap speakers, Steel's snare is distinguishable from the rest of the rhythm section; and on "It's My Life" you can practically hear the action on his kit. And this disc is also a good opportunity for low-level fans to discover obscurities such "I'm Gonna Change the World" which, with its ambitious lyric and form, sort of anticipates the later compositions that Burdon would cut, on his own and away from virtually all help. The annotation is nothing special, the packaging has its weaknesses (in terms of the original releases of the songs), and EMI's Complete Animals still runs circles around this CD, but it's an okay piece to have and easier to find than that double-disc set, as of 2004. ~ Bruce Eder

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Hard To Find Jukebox Classics 1964:ro
Muze Music Compilations Eastbound Down (Ost)

Associated Artists and Works

Williamson, Sonny B. (Rice Mill

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/05/2003
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2003
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 5831142
Music Label Name Label : EMI Music Distribution
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00724358311426

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