The Twain Shall Meet

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The Twain Shall Meet
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1968 (1968-05)
RecordedDecember 1967
GenrePsychedelic rock
ProducerTom Wilson
Eric Burdon & The Animals UK chronology
Winds of Change
The Twain Shall Meet
Love Is
Eric Burdon & The Animals US chronology
Winds of Change
The Twain Shall Meet
Every One of Us

The Twain Shall Meet is the second album by Eric Burdon & the Animals. It was released in 1968 on MGM Records.


The record includes "Sky Pilot", an anti-war song of the Vietnam War era, and "Monterey", the band's tribute to the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. Reviewer Bruce Eder of Allmusic describes the song "All Is One" as "unique in the history of pop music as a psychedelic piece, mixing bagpipes, sitar, oboes, horns, flutes, and a fairly idiotic lyric, all within the framework of a piece that picks up its tempo like the dance music from Zorba the Greek while mimicking the Spencer Davis Group's "Gimme Some Lovin'".

The Twain Shall Meet reached the #78 position on the U.S. Billboard album chart.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars link
Rolling Stone(negative) [1]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Monterey" (4:18)
  2. "Just the Thought" (3:47)
  3. "Closer to the Truth" (4:31)
  4. "No Self Pity" (4:50)
  5. "Orange and Red Beams" (3:45)

Side two[edit]

  1. "Sky Pilot" (7:27)
  2. "We Love You Lil" (6:48)
  3. "All Is One" (7:45)

All selections written by Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, & Danny McCulloch except "Orange and Red Beams", written by McCulloch.



  1. ^ Miller, Jim (June 22, 1968). "The Twain Shall Meet - Album Reviews - Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 1 January 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2013.