16 Songs, 57 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though he is often overlooked when discussing trailblazing rockers of the ‘60s, Eric Burdon was a key player in not just one, but two beloved groups — the Animals, and War. Originally from Newcastle England, he started up with the Animals in 1962, and soon become part of the great British Invasion, alongside other acts like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who, and the Kinks. With his soulful, bluesy voice, he piloted the group to the top of the charts, releasing ten albums (in the U.S.) between '62 and '68, and racking up a string of classic, decade-defining hit singles, including "The House of the Rising Sun," "San Franciscan Nights," and anti-war favorite "We Gotta Get Out of This Place." This 16-track compilation features all of those, plus other more obscure gems such as "When I Was Young" and "Monterey." Although one of his biggest hits, "Sky Pilot," is strangely absent, this is still a great mix that highlights some of his best material, while ending with the early War jam "Spill the Wine."

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though he is often overlooked when discussing trailblazing rockers of the ‘60s, Eric Burdon was a key player in not just one, but two beloved groups — the Animals, and War. Originally from Newcastle England, he started up with the Animals in 1962, and soon become part of the great British Invasion, alongside other acts like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who, and the Kinks. With his soulful, bluesy voice, he piloted the group to the top of the charts, releasing ten albums (in the U.S.) between '62 and '68, and racking up a string of classic, decade-defining hit singles, including "The House of the Rising Sun," "San Franciscan Nights," and anti-war favorite "We Gotta Get Out of This Place." This 16-track compilation features all of those, plus other more obscure gems such as "When I Was Young" and "Monterey." Although one of his biggest hits, "Sky Pilot," is strangely absent, this is still a great mix that highlights some of his best material, while ending with the early War jam "Spill the Wine."

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