The Animals (American album)

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The Animals
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1964 (1964-09)
Recorded22 January–31 July 1964
GenreBritish blues, rhythm and blues
ProducerMickie Most
The Animals US chronology
The Animals
The Animals on Tour
Singles from The Animals
  1. "Baby Let Me Take You Home"
    Released: March 1964
  2. "House of the Rising Sun"
    Released: 19 June 1964

The Animals is the self-titled American debut album from British invasion group, The Animals. Released in late summer 1964, the album introduced the States to the "drawling, dirty R&B sound (with the emphasis on the B)"[1] that typified the group. The album featured many R&B standards, written by the likes of Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and John Lee Hooker, as well as the classic #1 hit single "House of the Rising Sun", here presented in its truncated-for-radio form (it would be restored to full length on the February 1966 compilation The Best of The Animals).

The British album The Animals was released a month later, the group's debut album there albeit with substantially differing contents.

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Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."The House of the Rising Sun" (Edited single version)Traditional, arranged by Alan Price2:59
2."The Girl Can't Help It"Bobby Troup2:20
3."Blue Feeling"Jimmy Henshaw2:28
4."Baby Let Me Take You Home"Wes Farrell, Bert Russell2:18
5."The Right Time"Lew Herman3:42
6."Talkin' 'Bout You" (Edited short version)Ray Charles1:55
Side two
7."Around and Around"Chuck Berry2:44
8."I'm in Love Again"Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino2:59
9."Gonna Send You Back to Walker"Johnnie Mae Matthews2:22
10."Memphis, Tennessee"Chuck Berry3:04
11."I'm Mad Again"John Lee Hooker4:15
12."I've Been Around"Fats Domino1:35