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The Animals Animalisms

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Format:  Vinyl LP
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Vinyl LP Details

  • Released: July 6, 2018
  • Originally Released: 2018
  • Label: Secret Records

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 6/7/01, p.116
4.5 stars out of 5 - "...Essential British Invasion fire, a visceral portrait of a beleagured its fighting prime....The songs are all blues standards...but there is original muscle there, and Burdon's voice is honest and strong..."
Mojo (Publisher) - 12/00, p.50
"...Excellent....Hilton Valentine is in brilliant form, while new boys Dave Rowberry and drummer Barry Jenkins add a tough virtuoso edge..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.One Monkey Don't Stop No Show
  • 2.Maudie
  • 3.Outcast
  • 4.Sweet Little Sixteen
  • 5.You're On My Mind
  • 6.Clapping

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Gin House Blues
  • 2.Squeeze Her - Tease Her
  • 3.What Am I Living For
  • 4.I Put A Spell On You
  • 5.That's All I Am To You
  • 6.She'll Return It

Product Description:

During their first two years of recording, the Animals had never quite succeeded when it came to recording LPs -- good as some of the songs on their first two albums, done for EMI, had been, there was this sense that single were what this band was really about. Then, newly signed to English Decca, they delivered Animalisms, a truly transcendent collection of a dozen songs, mostly superb covers interspersed with some good originals, principally by Eric Burdon and Dave Rowberry. Burdon was never singing better and the group had developed a bold, tight sound that seemed to lift his soul shouting to ever higher levels of passion and conviction. "Outcast," "Maudie," "You're on My Mind," "Clapping," "That's All I Am to You," "Squeeze Her - Tease Her," "I Put a Spell on You," "She'll Return It," and "Gin House Blues" all rate among the best work the band ever did, passionate, gorgeous, and exciting R&B down to the last note, with Burdon at the peak of his career; and "Sweet Little Sixteen," though a relatively minor song here, was their best Chuck Berry cover to date, highlighted by Rowberry's flashy piano (doing some Jerry Lee Lewis arpeggios) and Hilton Valentine's boldest guitar work yet, combining the lead and rhythm parts in a hard chopping, twanging virtuoso performance. Ironically, the Animalisms album (which was issued in America two months later in somewhat altered form, as Animalization) appeared just as the group was about to enter its final phase of existence -- they'd switched drummers from John Steel to Barry Jenkins during the period in which these tracks were recorded, and Burdon would soon decide to dissolve the lineup. ~ Bruce Eder
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  • UPC: 5036436114122
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65/lbs (approx)
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