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The Best Of Eric Burdon & The Animals, 1966-1968

Eric Burdon, The AnimalsAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Don't Bring Me DownThe Animals 3:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. See See RiderEric Burdon & The Animals 4:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Inside-Looking OutThe Animals 3:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Hey GypThe Animals 3:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Help Me GirlEric Burdon & The Animals 2:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. When I Was YoungEric Burdon & The Animals 3:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. A Girl Named SandozEric Burdon & The Animals 3:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. San Franciscan NightsEric Burdon & The Animals 3:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Good TimesEric Burdon & The Animals 3:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. AnythingEric Burdon & The Animals 3:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Winds Of ChangeEric Burdon & The Animals 3:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Monterey (Album Version)Eric Burdon & The Animals 4:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Sky PilotEric Burdon & The Animals 7:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. White HousesEric Burdon & The Animals 3:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. River Deep Mountain HighEric Burdon & The Animals 7:21$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 11, 1991)
  • Original Release Date: June 11, 1991
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • ASIN: B000001G1N
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,838 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sky Pilot is an awesome track November 4, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This CD is worth having just for the track SKY PILOT, which is an incredible musical composition. Don't be confused: Sky Pilot is military slang for a chaplain, and this the song is really an anti-war statement. The story is that Eric Burdon wrote this song based on his grandfather's recollections of World War I. Sky Pilot didn't get much radio air play back in the '60's, because it is quite intense, and runs over 7 minutes.
The CD also has "San Francisco", and other great tracks.
By the way, don't buy the other Best of Eric Burdon and the Animals CD, even though it's cheaper. They remastered and messed up some tracks on it.
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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars used to be 5 stars April 28, 2000
By Tony
Format:Audio CD
The version of "Monterey" on this disc is the edited version.The mastering is wildly uneven. I must direct you to the far superior 41 track "Story Of The Animals". It covers all the singles from their beginning to their end.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Eric Gets All Over the Place May 30, 2002
By Jinkyu
Format:Audio CD
The Animals are most known for their earlier years of Alan Price, the time of "The House of the Rising Sun" and "We've Gotta Get Out of This Place," but this CD represents an exit from that sound. Instead, the singles and LP tracks included reflect a musical evolution, for The Animals were merely the revolving door Animals; people came and went, except for Eric Burdon, who managed at one point to pull off three LPs in less than one year, during 1968. Not among these three was the earlier psychedelic Winds of Change, represented here by the so-so title cut with Eric's name-dropping and the three beautiful ballads preceding it, among the best material on the CD. The later psychedelic-period numbers "Sky Pilot" and "Monterey" are quite well known, but the still-later "White Houses" is the best post-1967 song, more as a nice piece of music than for Eric's social commentary. Still, "Don't Bring Me Down," the opening track, is special to me. Released in 1966, it is most reminiscent of the original group in grit and texture, reminding us that even as performers move onward the longing for the original sound, that which brought fame, is always there.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff -- but not the complete story April 10, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
A lot of great tunes are on this CD. "Don't bring me down" just revs me up every time I hear it. What a great song. However, if you just get this, you are missing a lot of the earlier classic Animals tunes. No Animals collection is complete without tunes like "House of the Rising Sun," "It's My Life," "We've Gotta Get Out of This Place," and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood." Pick up the Abkco collection for those songs.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great songs but... December 6, 1999
By Tom
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
These are great songs, no doubt about that. The only problem is the production quality of this CD. Like many CD's that feature older music, the sound is somewhat flat. Just seems to lack some of the musical quality of the vinyl albums. Overall, I'm still happy to have it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Album! August 19, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Before listeniong to this all I had heard of The Animals were their earlier stuff. So I figured that I'd try something new and go for their later stuff. I'm very glad I did. This is an excellant record! Stand out tracks are, San Franciscan Nights, Sky Pilot, Good Times, Winds Of Change and When I was Young. The others are basically as good as the tracks mentioned. A fan of the 60's generation would miss out on a lot without this record.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You don't get gipped with this CD!!! August 21, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Most fans of Eric Burdon and the Animals would rate their performances from the year 1964-1966 as the best, with songs such as "House of the Rising Sun", "Boom, Boom", etc. serving as the standards by which future Animals material should be judged. However, some of the most interesting recordings took place during the time period covered on this CD, 1966-1968. During these years, the band was stretching the very boundaries of blues, adding touches of rock and psychedilia, while remaining very close to their roots. In other words, the Animals did not "sell out" during this period, but merely took blues into a new dimension. For example, the song "Help Me, Girl," sounds very much like the urban blues of Bobby "Blue" Bland, while "Hey, Gyp" could have easily been sung by Lightnin' Hopkins. (Note: You may not be familiar with the latter song by this title: Many listeners may recall a song by the Animals which seem to be titled "Buy You Chevrolet." That song was actually entitled "Hey, Gyp" and was written by Donovan, of all people. It's an absolutely fabulous song!!). In addition, Eric's version of the old Ma Rainey classic "See See Rider" is by far the best rendition of this old chestnut, while "Sky Pilot" is one of the greatest battle songs written from a soldier's perspective, and reveals both great pride and searing pain. In short, there is much to recommend this little collection, and the listener should waste no time adding it and the earlier "Best of the Animals" set to their collection!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars docked a star for sub-par sound January 26, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This later incarnation of the Animals is stronger than people realize, and I'm glad to have it in my collection, except for the fact that the sound is just not up to snuff. I have the import "The Complete Animals" which has ALL their earlier stuff, and it sounds fantastic, making this pale in comparasion. There is an import called "Inside Looking Out" which 22 cuts from this era, but I can't find it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love the Animals anytime, anywhere.
Published 3 months ago by Christine H. Doze
1.0 out of 5 stars not % 100 satisfied
Disappointed that it's not the long track. Would like to be able to hear the entire track rather than just a snippet before purchase.
Published 4 months ago by steve foster
4.0 out of 5 stars Metamorphosis of a classic British Invasion band
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Excellent overview of the Animals latter years when the band was transitioning from traditional blues covers to rock and psychedelia. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Stuart Hendin
5.0 out of 5 stars heard some songs I had not heard before
I enjoyed playing this album tonight on the car stereo. Just driving around. My wife enjoyed the songs, which she had never heard before.
Published 7 months ago by crocodile bobbies
4.0 out of 5 stars OK for the price
Some say it was the acid that did it. I say it was Zoot Money on keys. Mostly good but occasional great stuff mixed with some average fare. They were a good live band. Read more
Published 9 months ago by chris elliott
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't stop listening to it.
I loved the Animals, and took it hard when Eric left and created his own version. Eric Burdon and the Animals may have had many different players with better chops than the... Read more
Published 9 months ago by drummike46
5.0 out of 5 stars Takes me back
One of the first LP's I have ever bought back in the 60's. Takes me back to the good, simple and ignorant years when I thought "by the people for the people" really meant... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Al Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Memory Lane
This is the music I grew up with and enjoy. It is definitely a pleasant experience along with memories of friends and family that enjoyed these same bands, songs, lyrics and... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Charles B. Fulton
2.0 out of 5 stars One for collectors rather than music lovers
Some historic interest here but quality & content are not that great if you just want to enjoy the music. Definitely one for the collector rather than the casual listener.
Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly best
All the songs that take me back to a great era are here, dont`t bring me down , sky pilot and see see rider are some of the best songs from those groovie days ,
Published 12 months ago by Jose E. Gutierrez
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