The Animals (American album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"The Animals (album)" redirects here. For the band's British debut album, see The Animals (British album).
The Animals
The animals.jpg
Studio album by The Animals
Released September 1964
Recorded 1964
Genre Rock, blues rock, rhythm and blues
Label MGM E/SE-4264
Producer Mickie 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 (UK), August 1964 (US)
  2. "House of the Rising Sun"
    Released: 19 June 1964 (UK), August 1964 (US)

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.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "The House of the Rising Sun" (Traditional, arranged Alan Price) (Edited single version) – 2:59
  2. "The Girl Can't Help It" (Bobby Troup) - 2:20
  3. "Blue Feeling" (Jimmy Henshaw) - 2:28
  4. "Baby Let Me Take You Home" (Wes Farrell, Bert Russell) - 2:18
  5. "The Right Time" (Lew Herman) - 3:42
  6. "Talkin' 'Bout You" (Ray Charles) (Edited short version) - 1:55

Side two[edit]

  1. "Around and Around" (Chuck Berry) - 2:44
  2. "I'm in Love Again" (Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino) - 2:59
  3. "Gonna Send You Back to Walker" (Johnnie Mae Matthews) - 2:22
  4. "Memphis, Tennessee" (Chuck Berry) - 3:04
  5. "I'm Mad Again" (John Lee Hooker) - 4:15
  6. "I've Been Around" (Fats Domino) - 1:35