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We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (US Version)

From the Album The Best Of The Animals
August 19, 2008 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 19, 2008
  • Release Date: August 19, 2008
  • Label: ABKCO
  • Copyright: (C) 1987 Abkco Music & Records, Inc.
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  • Duration: 3:12 minutes
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  • ASIN: B001DUS3R8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,425 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

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History was rewritten in rock music with "We gotta get out of this place"; brilliantly sung by Eric Burdon and the Animals; so long ago one would think the song would have found a foxhole to hide in by now. But that is not the case with this powerful, emotive classic that became a theme song for our warriors over in Vietnam, and represented to this day - in VFW's across the land - a reminder of how tough and gruesome it was in that war theatre; again, long ago. For one thing, having worked with Eric on his autobiography "The House of the Rising Sun" - I can vouch for his strong intelligence, loyalty to our military veterans, and singing prowess - even when bullets are flying - which is what happened - according to combat troops - while this famous song was blasting away from loud speakers on fire bases throughout the war theatre.

You get down to the bedrock of existence with this song, whether you are singing aloud in a drunken stupor or singing in concert with an entire bar full of excited patrons, who just happen to be Eric Burdon fans. Age is immaterial. His baritone voice hits the hard emotive notes like a cannon blasting through a wall of fire and ice. Hot and cold, true to form - an ageless classic - belonging to one and all - from Russia to Eastern Europe - from Spain to Equador - this song belongs with the living, breathing, and sweating men and women - who enjoy a full-throttle, high octane, mature street hymn for the weary and restless.

You take a breath and cut loose with all your vocal chord might, and when you finish the final lyrics (shown below) - you are a better person. You have sung a battle hymn.
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One of my top ten favorite British bands. Mr. Burton and his band really inspired me as a young man with this song especially. I am making a compilation of songs from my youth to share with my young sons, and thanks to Amazon helping me I can do that ! Big fan, Skip
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This was my favorite song in Nam, I would listen to it while "low leveling" over the Bolo Woods.

Highly recommended for Viet Nam Vets.

Gunner January, 2010
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"We Gotta Get Out of This Place" makes a great ringtone, especially at work. Gets lots of laughs at work when my phone rings, but management is not amused.
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I hate the fact this is represented as being the "U.S. Version". As another reviewer accurately pointed out, it is not. I live in the Phoenix, AZ area which, last time I checked, is in the U.S. The version played on AM radio in Phoenix didn't say "watch my daddy in bed..."; it said "see my daddy in bed".

This version is an OK rendition of a great song. But the version I grew up listening to is much better and the label should be ashamed for misrepresenting the product.
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Don't get me wrong. . . this is a great song. But it is the British version, NOT the original US version as released on the US Animal Tracks vinyl album in the '60's (I still have the album, and matched the songs). While the differences are subtle, they are noticeable. That original US track is a little more primal. It would be nice to see it digitally released. As such, I'm deducting one star (maybe unfairly to the Animals) for false advertising.
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I was in Officer Candidate School when this song was first popular. I can remember being on liberty in Newport when we would all join in when they sang "we gotta get out of this place" which was the general feeling of my shipmates and me. I love to travel back, eyes closed, to those days so many years ago.
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By surly on October 28, 2013
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This one was an anthem for me in boarding school, as I am sure with others in a similar position. I remember a whole school bus full of high school students singing this at the top of our lungs as we returned to campus after a trip outside the walls. A lot of memories tied up with this song.
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