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Eric Burdon & The Animals - When I Was Young ~ The Mgm Recordings 1967-1968: 5Cd Remastered & Expanded Set (5CD)

Eric Burdon & The Animals - When I Was Young ~ The Mgm Recordings 1967-1968: 5Cd Remastered & Expanded Set (5CD)
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Eric Burdon & The Animals - When I Was Young ~ The Mgm Recordings 1967-1968: 5Cd Remastered & Expanded Set (5CD)

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Eric Burdon & The Animals - When I Was Young ~ The Mgm Recordings 1967-1968: 5Cd Remastered & Expanded Set (5CD)
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Eric Burdon & The Animals - When I Was Young ~ The Mgm Recordings 1967-1968: 5Cd Remastered & Expanded Set (5CD)

Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of a new boxed set featuring all of the albums recorded by ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS for the MGM Records label issued between October 1967 and December 1968. ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS came together in December 1966 when the original Animals had ground to a halt. Vocalist Eric Burdon recruited Vic Briggs (guitar, piano), John Weider (guitar, violin, bass), Danny McCulloch (bass) and Barry Jenkins (drums) to form a new group which changed direction away from raucous Rhythm and Blues and embraced Psychedelic rock and the influences of the emerging counter-culture. Signing to MGM Records in the USA (where he became based) and teaming up with producer TOM WILSON (also famed for his work with BOB DYLAN, THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION & THE VELVET UNDERGROUND), the bandÆs debut single ôWHEN I WAS YOUNGö was released in April 1967 and was a powerful statement, featuring WeiderÆs violin and BriggsÆ fuzzed guitar, becoming a hit in Europe, Australia and the USA. The B-side of the single A GIRL NAMED SANDOZ was a psychedelic ode to the Swiss pharmaceutical company which developed LSD.

The follow-up single, SAN FRANCISCAN NIGHTS, issued in August 1967, came on the heels of the bandÆs famed appearance at the MONTEREY POP FESTIVAL in June 1967 and would be the bandÆs biggest hit, breaking the top twenty in the UK, Europe and the USA. The bandÆs debut album, WINDS OF CHANGE was issued in October 1967 and featured the singles SAN FRANCISCAN NIGHTS and GOOD TIMES, along with an inventive cover version of PAINT IT BLACK and the psychedelic rockers YES, I AM EXPERIENCED (a tribute to BurdonÆs friend Jimi Hendrix) and ITÆS ALL MEAT.The album ôTHE TWAIN SHALL MEETö was recorded in December 1967 but not issued until May 1968 and featured two further singles, MONTEREY and SKY PILOT (Parts One & Two). Incredibly 1968 would see a further two album releases by the group in the USA and Europe; ôEVERY ONE OF USö, recorded in June and issued in August of that year, was a fine album which saw ZOOT MONEY join the band on organ and piano, but inexplicably the album failed to gain a release in the UK. By the time of its release, Vic Briggs had departed to be replaced by ANDY SUMMERS (formerly with Zoot Money in the band DANTALIANÆs CHARIOT) on guitar. This line-up recorded the double album ôLOVE ISö in Los Angeles in October 1968, issued only as a single LP in the UK, which featured imaginative cover versions of RIVER DEEP, MOUNTAIN HIGH, RING OF FIRE (also a hit single in many countries) and TrafficÆs COLOURED RAIN. The album also featured the song GEMINI which segued in to a fine re-make of the DANTALIANÆs CHARIOT classic THE MADMAN (RUNNING THROUGH THE FIELDS). Released in December 1968, it was to be the final album by the group. Burdon remained in the United States and joined forces with the group WAR in 1969.The set features the albums ôWINDS OF CHANGEö (both stereo and mono versions), ôTHE TWAIN SHALL MEETö, ôEVERY ONE OF USö and ôLOVE ISö, all newly re-mastered from the original master tapes, along with ten bonus tracks drawn from the bandÆs single releases, including the classic B-sides A GIRL NAMED SANDOZ, AINÆT THAT SO and GRATEFULLY DEAD, all remastered from recently located original master tapes. Also included is an illustrated booklet with new essay and a replica poster. ôWHEN I WAS YOUNG û The MGM Recordingsö is a fine tribute to the music of Eric Burdon & the Animals.

TRACKLISTING

  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
  7. Man Û Woman
  8. Hotel Hell
  9. Good Times
  10. Anything
  11. Itæs All Meat
  12. When I Was Young
  13. A Girl Named Sandoz
  14. Ainæt That So
  15. Gratefully Dead
  16. Anything (Single Version)
  17. Monterey
  18. Just The Thought
  19. Closer To The Truth
  20. No Self Pity
  21. Orange And Red Beams
  22. Sky Pilot
  23. We Love You Lil
  24. All Is One
  25. Sky Pilot (Part One) (Mono Single)
  26. Sky Pilot (Part Two) (Mono Single)
  27. Monterey (Mono Single Version)
  28. White Houses
  29. Uppers And Downers
  30. Serenade To A Sweet Lady
  31. The Immigrant Lad
  32. Year Of The Guru
  33. St. James Infirmary
  34. New York 1963 Û
  35. America 1968
  36. White Houses (Single Version)
  37. River Deep, Mountain High
  38. Iæm An Animal
  39. Iæm Dying, Or Am I?
  40. Ring Of Fire
  41. Coloured Rain
  42. To Love Somebody
  43. As The Years Go Passing By
  44. Gemini
  45. The Madman (Running Through The Fields)
  46. River Deep, Mountain High (Single Version)
  47. Winds Of Change
  48. Poem By The Sea
  49. Paint It Black
  50. The Black Plague
  51. Yes, I Am Experienced
  52. San Franciscan Nights
  53. Man Û Woman
  54. Hotel Hell
  55. Good Times
  56. Anything
  57. Itæs All Meat


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Release Date 21 Feb 2020
Brand N/A
Artist Eric Burdon & The Animals
Title When I Was Young - The Mgm Recordings 1967-1968
Format 5CD
Packaging -
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