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
Length32:41
LabelMGM
ProducerMickie Most
The Animals US chronology
The Animals
(1964)
The Animals on Tour
(1965)
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
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
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
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
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

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