180 Gram Vinyl Record
Mono version on 180-gram blue vinyl
From the ashes of the original band, The New Animals return!
Includes the hits "San Franciscan Nights," and "Paint it Black"
Reeling from poor management decisions and inter-band strife, The Animals fell apart toward the end of 1966. Seeking a rebirth, lead vocalist Eric Burdon relocated from London to California. There, Burdon assembled a new Animals lineup, retaining only drummer Barry Jenkins from the previous incarnation. Now known as Eric Burdon and The Animals, the group immersed themselves in the psychedelic culture of San Francisco and their sound followed suit.
Informed by his inaugural acid trip, Burdon led his bandmates through a fresh, decidedly lysergic interpretation of American blues. While the original group had largely performed songs written by others, The New Animals began composing as a group.
The prophetically titled Winds of Change, released in September 1967, offered 10 stellar examples of this new songwriting approach, along with a heavy cover of The Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black." Lead single "San Franciscan Nights" encapsulated the Summer of Love in what became a top ten hit for the new band (and helped get them on the bill for the seminal Monterey Pop Festival).
|1. Winds of Change|
|2. Poem By The Sea|
|3. Paint It Black|
|4. The Black Plague|
|5. Yes I Am Experienced|
|6. San Franciscan Nights|
|8. Hotel Hell|
|9. Good Times|
|11. It’s All Meat|