The Animals ('60s "British invasion" group)

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There have been a number of lineups of this group, as well as various "splinter" versions where one or two of the original members made a comeback for a few years in the '90s. See http://www.ericburdonalbums.com/band name The Animals.htm for an excellent summary of the different variants.


Disbanded somewhere between february and october 1966. New band with some member overlap was started in october 1966: Eric Burdon and the Animals. Original line-up of Burdon, Price, Valentine, Chandler, and Steel briefly reunited for an album in 1977 and again for an album and tour in 1983.

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The Animals were a British band of the 1960s, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne during the early part of the decade. The band moved to London upon finding fame in 1964. The Animals were known for their gritty, bluesy sound and deep-voiced frontman Eric Burdon, as exemplified by their signature song and transatlantic No.1 hit single, "The House of the Rising Sun", as well as by hits such as "We Gotta Get out of This Place", "It's My Life", "I'm Crying" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood". The band balanced tough, rock-edged pop singles against rhythm and blues-oriented album material. They were known in the US as part of the British Invasion.

The Animals underwent numerous personnel changes in the mid-1960s and suffered from poor business management. Under the name Eric Burdon and the Animals, the much-changed act moved to California and achieved commercial success as a psychedelic and hard rock band with hits like "San Franciscan Nights", "When I Was Young" and "Sky Pilot", before disbanding at the end of the decade. Altogether, the group had ten Top Twenty hits in both the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100.

The original lineup had brief comebacks in 1975 and 1983. There have been several partial regroupings of the original era members since then under various names. The Animals were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1964 The Animals (1964, MGM Records, USA) The Animals 1
1964 The Animals (1964, Columbia, UK) The Animals 2
1965 Animals on Tour The Animals 1
1965 Animal Tracks The Animals 3
1966 Animalism The Animals 1
1966 Animalisms The Animals 2
1966 Animalization The Animals 1
1975 The Animals With Sonny Boy Williamson The Animals & Sonny Boy Williamson 1
1977 Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted The Animals 1
1983 Ark The Animals 2
1995 Animalism & Bonus Hits The Animals 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1971 The Most of the Animals Compilation The Animals 2
1987 The Best of the Animals Compilation The Animals 6
1987 The Singles Plus Compilation The Animals 1
1988 The Animals With Sonny Boy Williamson Compilation The Animals & Sonny Boy Williamson 1
1989 The Most of the Animals Compilation The Animals 4 3
1990 The Complete Animals Compilation The Animals 1
1990 Trackin' the Hits Compilation The Animals 1
1991 I'm Crying Compilation The Animals 1
1992 The Most of the Animals Compilation The Animals 2
1993 The Animals Compilation The Animals 1
1994 Boom Boom Compilation The Animals 1
1994 House of the Rising Sun Compilation The Animals 4
1994 The Singles+ Compilation The Animals 2
1995 Original Hits Compilation The Animals 2
1997 Best of the Animals Compilation The Animals 1
1997 Best of the Animals Compilation The Animals 1
1997 The Best of the Animals Compilation The Animals 1
1999 Greatest and Latest: House of the Rising Sun Compilation The Animals 1
2000 Animals Blues Years Compilation The Animals 1
2000 Best of the 60's Compilation The Animals 1
2001 Midnite Jazz & Blues: Pontiac Blues Compilation The Animals & Sonny Boy Williamson 1
2001 The Animals Story Compilation The Animals 1
2002 The Best of The Animals Compilation The Animals 1
2003 Don't Bring Me Down (The Decca Years) Compilation The Animals 1
2003 A's B's & EP's Compilation The Animals 1
2003 Absolute Animals 1964-1968 Compilation The Animals 2
2004 Retrospective Compilation The Animals 2
2004 The Animals / Animal Tracks Compilation The Animals 1
2007 Gold - Edição Limitada Compilation The Animals 1
2007 House of the Rising Sun Compilation The Animals 1
2011 The Ultimate Best of the Animals Compilation The Animals 1
2012 The Very Best of The Animals Compilation The Animals 2
2013 The Mickie Most Years and More Compilation The Animals 1
Animal Tracks Compilation The Animals 1
Best Compilation The Animals 1
Best of Yesteryear Compilation The Animals 1
Best Selection Compilation The Animals 1
Greatest Hits Compilation The Animals 1
The Animals Compilation The Animals 3

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