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House of the Rising Sun

House of the Rising Sun

  

by The Animals

Albums

The Animals (1964)

The Animals' debut album. The US release (apparently not on Amazon.com) opens with their hit single "House of the Rising Sun," then quickly moves to a set of rhythm and blues tracks that reflect their primary musical orientation—"Talkin' 'Bout You" by Ray Charles, "Around and Around" by Chuck Berry, "I'm In Love Again" by Dave Bartholomew and Fats Domino, "Memphis, Tennessee" by Chuck Berry, "I'm Mad" by John Lee Hooker, and "I've Been Around" by Fats Domino.

Animal Tracks (1965)

The Animals' third album and the last before Alan Price—the band's talented keyboard player and musical arranger—left the band. Includes the hit singles "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."

The Twain Shall Meet (1968)

The second album released by Eric Burdon and the (now reconstituted) Animals. Rhythm and Blues has given way to psychedelic rock. The most enduring tracks are "Monterey" and the anti-war "Sky Pilot."

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