Gratefully Dead 1964-1968

Gratefully Dead 1964-1968

by The Animals
     
 

Sidestepping the horrendous title, Gratefully Dead 1964-1968, it's nice to see an Animals compilation that digs a bit deeper into their catalog, album tracks, B-sides, and curios, as opposed to rehashing the same old hits ad nauseam. The first ten tracks are mainly covers of blues and R&B tunes that were staples in theSee more details below

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Sidestepping the horrendous title, Gratefully Dead 1964-1968, it's nice to see an Animals compilation that digs a bit deeper into their catalog, album tracks, B-sides, and curios, as opposed to rehashing the same old hits ad nauseam. The first ten tracks are mainly covers of blues and R&B tunes that were staples in the early Animals repertoire circa 1964 to 1966, such as "Dimples," "Bright Lights Big City," "Talkin' 'Bout You," and "Smokestack Lightning." The remaining 11 tracks from 1967 and 1968 are credited to the second lineup of the band now called Eric Burdon & the Animals, who plunge into psychedelic blues by way of bizarre tunes such as "Gratefully Dead," "It's All Meat" (which is a sped-up "Spoonful"), "Closer to the Truth," "Year of the Guru," and "White Houses." Rounding out the set is Eric Burdon's 1971 hit with War, "Spill the Wine," and while not an actual Animals track, it's still nice to have it tacked on as a bonus. Those only familiar with "The House of the Rising Sun," "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," or "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" should definitely pick up this disc -- and then seek out Winds of Change and The Twain Shall Meet

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/01/2004
Label:
Raven [australia]
UPC:
0612657019429
catalogNumber:
194
Rank:
10200

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Animals   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

John Lee Hooker   Composer
Jimmy Reed   Composer
Animals   Producer
Clarence Carter   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Mick Jagger   Composer
John Weider   Composer
Danny McCulloch   Composer
Eric Burdon   Composer
Vic Briggs   Composer
Howlin' Wolf   Composer
Frank Zappa   Arranger
Jerry Goldstein   Producer
Barry Jenkins   Composer
Mickie Most   Producer
Tom Wilson   Producer
R. Jackson   Composer
Warren Barnett   Mastering
Peter Shillito   Concept
James C. Bracken   Composer
Daniel McCulloch   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Ian McFarlane   Liner Notes

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