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The Best of the Animals

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Album Review

The original Animals' American hits, including "House of the Rising Sun," "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," "It's My Life," and "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," in a compilation originally released in 1966. The lineup of songs is strong, but the sound is indifferent — the British Complete Animals covers the same territory and a lot more to much greater effect, at only twice the cost with three times the music and infinitely superior sound and notes.

Customer Reviews

Love This

Ahhh, The Animals have such a great sound. I love them :D

A Blast from the Past

Ah! A wonderful compilation of some of the best-remembered and influential songs in Rock history. One of the very first rock-and-roll albums I can remember in my parents' LP collection from Way-Back-When. This album and its collection of songs is a cornerstone of my life. You can not go wrong with this collection!

Nasty British Boys

They just loved those R&B records from "the states", and started playing it. Timeless!


Formed: 1964 in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s

One of the most important bands originating from England's R&B scene during the early '60s, the Animals were second only to the Rolling Stones in influence among R&B-based bands in the first wave of the British Invasion. The Animals had their origins in a Newcastle-based group called the Kansas City Five, whose membership included pianist Alan Price, drummer John Steel, and vocalist Eric Burdon. Price exited to join the Kontours in 1962, while Burdon went off to London. The Kontours, whose membership...
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