The Animals - The Animals Retrospective





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Total download size: 3.10GB Total play length: 1:17:39

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A collection featuring all of the chart singles by the Animals!

Includes "House of the Rising Sun," "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," "We've Got to Get Out of This Place" and more!

Original Recordings Produced by Mickie Most, Jerry Goldstein and Tom Wilson

Compilation Producers: Jody H. Klein & Teri Landi
Mastering: Bob Ludwig (Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME)
Analog to Digital Transfers: Teri Landi (ABKCO) & Peter Mew (Abbey Road Studios, London)
Sound Restoration & Archive Coordinator: Steve Rosenthal (The Magic Shop, NYC) 
DSD Engineer: Gus Skinas

For those who have suffered through not-so-great to just plain terrible compilations, this is a compilation that you can trust, and is well done, plus pretty comprehensive. Yes, you get "House of the Rising Sun," "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," and "We've Got to Get Out of This Place."

But for fans who see the Animals as the second best English R&B group of the British Invasion after the Rolling Stones, this 22-track collection deserves prime consideration if no other reason than all of the tracks come from the ABKCO masters and utilize Direct Stream Digital (DSD) — which is what ABKCO successfully used in the Rolling Stones albums reissued in 2003.

"That excellence is again applied here and the material undeniably sparkles. The first incarnation of the band with Mickie Most's production is represented here by what have to be the cleanest recordings heard yet of favorites like 'House of the Rising Sun,' 'Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood,' 'We Gotta Get Out of This Place,' and 'Don't Bring Me Down.' However, it's the psychedelic phase of the band, when they became Eric Burdon & the Animals, that the DSD really kicks. Every nuance present, and sometimes hidden, on a song like 'San Franciscan Nights,' or 'Monterey,' in which the horns noticeably jump out at you, or the battle sequence on 'Sky Pilot,' is incredibly vivid whether you're using high-tech gear or an average playback unit. Even if you've heard these tracks a zillion times, this ABKCO release gets you as close to hearing studio playback as you're likely to get!" — AllMusic 

1. House Of The Rising Sun
2. I'm Crying
3. Baby Let Me Take You Home
4. Gonna Send You Back To Walker
5. Boom Boom
6. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
7. Bring It On Home To Me
8. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
9. It's My Life
10. Don't Bring Me Down
11. See See Rider
12. Inside - Looking Out
13. Hey Gyp
14. Help Me Girl
15. When I Was Young
16. A Girl Named Sandoz
17. San Franciscan Nights
18. Monterey
19. Anything
20. Sky Pilot
21. White Houses
22. Spill The Wine

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posted on 01/27/2015
5 Stars
Best Animals I ever heard ! Instruments and sounds I never heard before, even listening to the words and how much clearer they are. Outstanding in my opinion.

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