Winds of Change/The Twain Shall Meet

Winds of Change/The Twain Shall Meet

by Eric Burdon & the Animals
     
 

BGO Records has done all listeners a favor with this double-CD release -- Winds of Change and The Twain Shall Meet were the two most accessible albums in the output of Eric Burdon & the Animals, both aglow in the spirit of the Summer of Love and its long aftermath in San Francisco, and if they had flaws (mostlySee more details below

Overview

BGO Records has done all listeners a favor with this double-CD release -- Winds of Change and The Twain Shall Meet were the two most accessible albums in the output of Eric Burdon & the Animals, both aglow in the spirit of the Summer of Love and its long aftermath in San Francisco, and if they had flaws (mostly an over-reliance on Burdon as a profound talker on Winds of Change and too little time to do the extended songs full justice on The Twain Shall Meet), they were still solid pieces of psychedelia. Indeed, although they're often maligned by the critics and scholars, this version of the Animals produced some of the ballsiest, most intense and involving psychedelic music of the late '60s in the form of these two albums -- in truth, once you got past the Beatles, the Stones, the Who, and the Yardbirds, most British psychedelia was winky, lightweight stuff, all tinkling harpsichords and pop melodies that were too pretty, without a lot of power or much that was memorable. These two Animals albums, by contrast, both lingered, mostly by virtue of their singles (which, to be fair, have been excerpted onto a best-of compilation CD); heard in context here, those singles deeply evoke the passions of the period, from the consciousness expansion embodied by tracks such as "We Love You Lil" to the powerful and (sadly, in 2004) still-relevant "Sky Pilot," one of the most bitterly powerful of all antiwar songs ever to aspire to popularity during the Vietnam era. The mastering of both albums is very clean, and the annotation is surprisingly thorough.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/20/2002
Label:
Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC:
5017261205629
catalogNumber:
562
Rank:
39187

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Animals   Primary Artist
Eric Burdon   Indexed Contributor,Vocals
John Weider   Guitar,Violin
Danny McCulloch   Bass Guitar
Vic Briggs   Guitar,Piano,Vibes
Barry Jenkins   Drums
Victor Briggs   Guitar,Piano,Vibes

Technical Credits

Eric Burdon   Liner Notes
Ami Hadani   Engineer
Eddie Kramer   Engineer,Remixing
Val Valentin   Director Of Engineering
Tom Wilson   Producer,Audio Production
Gary Kellgren   Remixing
Alan Clayson   Liner Notes
Acy Lehman   Art Direction
Fred Otnes   Original Cover Artwork

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