Animals, The - Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted
n 1977, the five original Animals from the group's first incarnation - Eric Burdon, Alan Price, Hilton Valentine, Chas Chandler and John Steel, re-united to record their first album in 9 years. Now available on remastered 180g vinyl.
With exceptional vocals and keyboards by Burdon and Price, and the production by bass player Chandler making the band sound better than ever without losing that famous live feeling of their earlier albums, this is one of the best recordings made by the band. However, having been released at the height of the disco and punk eras, with very little promotion by the record label and no follow-up tour, it is also one of the most overlooked recordings in rock history.
Highlights include Eric's powerful rendition of Jimmy Cliffs' gospel-tinged 'Many Rivers To Cross' and the bluesy interpretation of Dylan's classic 'It's All Over Now Baby Blu', while the fantastic 'Fire On The Sun' along with 'The Fool' and 'As The Crow Flies' combines the blues, rock and R&B of the Animals' trademark 60's sound.
Now re-issued as a 180 g vinyl LP, be sure not to miss out on this almost lost classic!
1. Brother Bill (The Last Clean Shirt)
2. It's All Over Now Baby Blue
3. Fire On The Sun
4. As The Crow Flies
5. Please Send Me Someone To Love
1. Many Rivers To Cross
2. Just A Little Bit
3. Riverside County
4. Lonely Avenue
5. The Fool