Animalism (album)

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Animalism
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Studio album by the Animals
Released 21 November 1966
Recorded July 1966 at Lansdowne Recording Studio, London, England and T.T.G, Hollywood, California
Genre Blues rock
Length 39:54
Label MGM
Producer Tom Wilson
The Animals US chronology
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Animalism is a blues rock album by the Animals, released in November 1966. The album includes a collaboration with Frank Zappa ("All Night Long"), with covers of B.B. King and Sam Cooke. It was issued only in the US.

Animalism peaked at #33 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart. It was their last Top 40 album, as well as the band's last recording prior to their breakup. Subsequent Animals albums and single were by the (New) Animals. A remastered bootlegged CD edition was issued by Flawed Gems[1][2] in 2014 that included 11 bonus tracks.

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Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "All Night Long" (Frank Zappa) - 2:46
  2. "Shake" (Sam Cooke) - 3:11
  3. "The Other Side of This Life" (Fred Neil) - 3:30
  4. "Rock Me Baby" (B.B. King, Joe Josea) - 5:23
  5. "Lucille" (Albert Collins, Richard Penniman) - 2:19
  6. "Smokestack Lightning" (Chester Burnett) - 5:19

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Hey Gyp" (Donovan Leitch) - 3:46
  2. "Hit the Road, Jack" (Percy Mayfield) - 3:16
  3. "Outcast" (Ernie Johnson, Edgar Campbell) (Album version) - 2:35
  4. "Louisiana Blues" (McKinley Morganfield) - 2:37
  5. "That's All I Am to You" (Otis Blackwell, Winfield Scott) - 2:08
  6. "Going Down Slow" (Jimmy Oden) - 6:12

2014 CD reissue with bonus tracks

  1. "All Night Long" (Frank Zappa) - 2:46
  2. "Shake" (Sam Cooke) - 3:11
  3. "The Other Side of This Life" (Fred Neil) - 3:30
  4. "Rock Me Baby" (B.B. King, Joe Josea) - 5:23
  5. "Lucille" (Albert Collins, Richard Penniman) - 2:19
  6. "Smokestack Lightning" (Chester Burnett) - 5:19
  7. "Hey Gyp" (Donovan Leitch) - 3:46
  8. "Hit the Road, Jack" (Percy Mayfield) - 3:16
  9. "Outcast" (Ernie Johnson, Edgar Campbell) (Album version) - 2:35
  10. "Louisiana Blues" (McKinley Morganfield) - 2:37
  11. "That's All I Am to You" (Otis Blackwell, Winfield Scott) - 2:08
  12. "Going Down Slow" (Jimmy Oden) - 6:12

    (live in Germany, January 1967)

  13. "C. C. Ryder" (Ma Rainey, Lena Arant) - 3:56
  14. "A Love Like Yours" (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland, Jr. - 3:00
  15. "Shake, Rattle, and Roll" (Charles E. Calhoun) - 3:06
  16. "Tobacco Road" (John D. Loudermilk) - 4:27
  17. "Roadrunner (Jonathan Richman) - 2:48

    (BBC session, January 30, 1967)

  18. "When I Was Young" (Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, and Danny McCulloch) - 3:03
  19. "A Love Like Yours" (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland, Jr. - 2:44
  20. "Connection" (Mick Jagger and Keith Richards) - 2:23

    (BBC session, August 15, 1967)

  21. "It's All Meat" - 2:09
  22. "San Franciscan Nights (Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, and Danny McCulloch) - 3:03
  23. "All Night Long" (Frank Zappa) - 2:40

Personnel[edit]

Album credited only Eric Burdon, Chas Chandler, Dave Rowberry, Hilton Valentine, Barry Jenkins, and John Steel; Globalia.net credits others listed below for tracks 1 and 3 (LP and CD).[3] The 2014 CD reissue has asterisks for tracks 1 and 3, but no explanation of them, so Globalia.net may be correct.

2014 CD reissue bonus tracks (13-23)

Production

  • Producer: Tom Wilson
  • Engineers: Mack Emerman, David Greene, Ami Hadani, Adrian Kerridge, Val Valentin
  • Arranger: Dave Rowberry
  • Liner notes: Chas Chandler

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1967 Billboard Pop Albums 33

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