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Best of the Animals album for sale by Animals was released Oct 25, 1990 on the Abkco label. When ABKCO Records acquired the U.S. rights to the Animals' 1964-1965 recordings produced by Mickie Most, they resurrected the title and artwork (and even the catalog number) of the classic MGM-issued Best of the Animals compilation from 1966. But as 1987 was the era of the CD, with its longer running time, they felt compelled to make some changes -- in addition to adding 15 more minutes of material, upping the the track list from 11 to 15 in the process, they also re-ordered all of it so that "House of the Rising Sun" led off the album, instead of being in the middle (at the end of side one on the original LP), though it was still the unedited 4:29 version, which had graced the original LP. Best of the Animals CD music contains a single disc with 15 songs. ...See Full Description
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||The Absolute Icons of the 60's!!|
There isn't one band today that can sing these songs, especially "House of the Rising Sun" like Eric Burden and the Animals.
By colleen.gollinger (Butte, MT)
Excellent reproduction,brings back alot of memories
By theresa.mccauley (Guelph,Ontario,Canada)
||Excellant Early Animals|
I have been looking forthis CD for some time now and was pleased to find it. The CD is every bit as good asI remembered it fromthe Middle 60's.
By a reviewer (Hazen, ND,USA)
||A GOOD COLLECTION OF HITS|
This BEST OF package has some very great numbers on it. Highlights include THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN,AROUND AND AROUND,DON'T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD,BOOM BOOM,WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE,I'M IN LOVE AGAIN,BURY MY BODY,GONNA SEND YOU BACK TO WALKER,STORY OF BO DIDDLEY,IT'S MY LIFE and BRING IT ON HOME TO ME.
By Joel (Miami Fla.)
||bluesy rock n' roll|
one of the most underrated bands in rock n'roll history. eric burdon and the guys perform some of rock n' rolls greatest sounds.
By mrmustard992003 (baltimore, maryland- usa)
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Though they produced several excellent albums, Creedence was predominantly a singles band, and CHRONICLE compiles many of their biggest hits. From the slowly building saunter of "Suzie Q" and the spooky, R&B-soaked "I Put a Spell on You" to the fierce "Fortunate Son" and the swampy blues of "Run Through the Jungle," CHRONICLE features the ensemble's signature tunes. Beautifully melancholy songs "Who'll Stop the Rain" and "Someday Never Comes" play off sunny, melodic anthems "Down on the Corner" and "Lookin' Out My Back Door," fully revealing the band's wide range. The group's tight, no-frills musicianship leaves John Fogerty's keening voice and superb songwriting at the fore, and the results--brought together here on one of rock's best greatest-hits packages--make for some of the genre's most endearing and enduring music.
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The group's distinctively lush harmonies are spread across the album, notably on the record's two centerpieces--"Carry On," which segues into a chugging, percussion-fueled groove halfway through, and "Woodstock," the band's hard rock re-working of the Joni Mitchell tune. Elsewhere, the songs are stamped by individual personalities, as on David Crosby's driving "Almost Cut My Hair," Graham Nash's quaint "Our House," and Stephen Stills dark, folky "4+20." Young's aching, plaintive "Helpless" is one of the highlights here, as is Crosby's complex title cut (with its intricate rhythms and vocal arrangements). Though their time together was tumultuous and short-lived, CSNY were one of the most successful acts of the era, and DEJA VU finds them at their peak.
Recording information: Wally Heiders Studio III, Los Angeles, CA.
Photographers: Henry Diltz; Tom Gundelfinger.
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: David Crosby, Graham Nash, Neil Young, Stephen Stills (various instruments).
Personnel: Neil Young (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano, keyboards); Graham Nash, Stephen Stills (vocals, guitar, keyboards); David Crosby (vocals, guitar); Jerry Garcia (slide guitar, steel guitar); John Sebastian (harmonica); Dallas Taylor (drums, percussion); Greg Reeves (percussion).
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When it comes to a ground-breaking, iconic band like the Who, dubbing an anthology THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION is no small claim. The kicker here is that it happens to be the truth. Without venturing into the realm of the box set, there's never been such a definitive batch of Who tunes all under one roof before. Virtually all the bases are covered here, from such attitude-laden mid-'60s mod anthems as "My Generation" and "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" to the conceptual expansiveness of TOMMY-era tunes ("I'm Free," "See Me Feel Me"). We get the full-on long-haired, bare-chested glory of the early '70s ("Won't Get Fooled Again") as well as the tapered, synth-flecked smartness of the early '80s ("Eminence Front," "You Better You Bet." For someone looking for an entry point into the work of this larger-than-life group, or just somebody who wants a great all-purpose who disc, THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION is truly a case of truth in advertising. Get one.
Keith Moon, Kenney Jones (drums).
The Who: Roger Daltrey (vocals, harmonica); Pete Townsend (guitar, keyboards, background vocals); John Entwistle (bass, background vocals);
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Best of the Animals album for sale The '60s Blues Revival begins here. Calling this album influential is an understatement akin to calling the Grand Canyon a rut; suffice to say that an entire generation of musicians (mostly young and white) heard this and had their lives changed forever. In fact, for at least a year after the album's release in 1965, it was impossible to walk down the hall of any college dorm in America without hearing one of the songs here echoing from somebody's room.
Heard today, the thing still packs a wallop. Butterfield's harmonica and vocals are utterly idiomatic, without a hint of minstrelsy. Michael Bloomfield's lead guitar is stinging and eloquent, and the rhythm section, on loan from Howling Wolf, swings like mad. The only fly in the ointment is the fairly primitive production, which often makes Mark Naftalin's keyboards sound like a horde of angry bees, but that's a small criticism in the face of blues playing as passionate and accomplished as this. A genuine classic.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Michael Bloomfield.
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The Hollies includes: Allan Clarke, Graham Nash.
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Liner Note Authors: Gloria Stavers; Toby B. Mamis.
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