The Greatest Hits of Eric Burdon and The Animals

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The Greatest Hits of Eric Burdon and The Animals
Greatest hits album by Eric Burdon and The Animals
Released March 1969
Recorded 1967–68
Genre Rock, Psychedelic rock, Hard rock
Length 47:17
Label MGM SE-4602
The Animals US chronology
Love Is
(1968)
The Greatest Hits of Eric Burdon and The Animals
(1969)
Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted
(1977)
War chronology
Eric Burdon Declares "War"
(with Eric Burdon)
(1970)

The Greatest Hits of Eric Burdon and The Animals was the group's compilation representing The Animals' last three lineups, and showcased their venture into psychedelic rock. It was released in March 1969 in the US but never put out in the United Kingdom; it was the last album MGM Records would release in (more or less) the group's lifetime. Despite containing three tracks that had been US Top 15 singles, the compilation was not commercially successful, rising only to #153 on the Billboard 200.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Rolling Stone Record Guide 1/5 stars
(1979)

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "River Deep, Mountain High" (Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich) – 7:20
  2. "San Franciscan Nights" (Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch) – 3:24
  3. "Year of the Guru" (Burdon) – 5:25
  4. "Anything" (Burdon, Briggs, Weider, Jenkins, McCulloch) – 3:20
  5. "Monterey" (Burdon, Briggs, Weider, Jenkins, McCulloch) – 4:18

Side 2[edit]

  1. "White Houses" (Burdon) – 4:43
  2. "Winds of Change" (Burdon, Briggs, Weider, Jenkins, McCulloch) – 4:00
  3. "To Love Somebody" (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb) – 7:20
  4. "Sky Pilot" (Burdon, Briggs, Weider, Jenkins, McCulloch) – 7:27

Personnel[edit]