Editors’ Notes Though still considered part of the British Invasion, with plenty of huge singles to their credit, The Animals never quite reached the game-changing superstar status of their contemporaries like The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, and The Who. Best known for smash hits like "The House of the Rising Sun" and "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," they started off with a serious blues influence that became heavier and more psychedelic over the years, as they relocated from the U.K. to California and underwent several lineup changes. Originally released in 1966, Animalism was The Animals' third album and is significant for several reasons. It's one of their last real blues records, and it came out shortly before the band changed their name to Eric Burdon & The Animals. This special edition includes 13 bonus tracks taken from In the Beginning There Was Early Animals and Animalization, each loaded with husky vocals, freewheeling pianos, jangly guitar solos, and thunderous rhythms. The Animals run through plenty of rollicking covers (Chuck Berry's "Sweet Sixteen," Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "I Put a Spell on You,") and also quality originals like "Cheating" and "You're on My Mind."

SONG
One Monkey Don't Stop No Show
1
3:20
 
Maudie
2
4:03
 
Outcast
3
3:04
 
Sweet Little Sixteen
4
3:06
 
You're On My Mind
5
2:54
 
Clapping
6
1:20
 
Gin House Blues
7
4:38
 
Squeeze Her, Tease Her
8
2:59
 
What Am I Living For
9
3:13
 
I Put a Spell On You
10
2:56
 
That's All I Am to You
11
2:23
 
She'll Return It
12
2:42
 
Inside Looking Out (Bonus Track)
13
3:45
 
Don't Bring Me Down (Bonus Track)
14
3:16
 
Cheating (Bonus Track)
15
2:23
 
Help Me Girl (Bonus Track)
16
2:35
 
See See Rider (Bonus Track)
17
4:01
 
I Just Wanna Make Love to You (Bonus Track)
18
3:46
 
Boom Boom (Bonus Track)
19
3:49
 
Big Boss Man (Bonus Track)
20
3:45
 
Pretty Thing (Bonus Track)
21
2:38
 
Don't Bring Me Down (Stereo)
22
3:15
 
See See Rider (Stereo)
23
4:02
 
Help Me Girl (Stereo)
24
2:40
 
Cheating (Stereo)
25
2:21
 

More by The Animals

Featured On

Albums You May Also Like