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The Animals (American album)


The Animals (American album)

The Animals
Studio album by The Animals
Released September 1964
Recorded 1964
Genre Rock, blues rock, rhythm and blues
Label MGM E/SE-4264
Producer Mickie Most
The Animals US chronology
The Animals
The Animals on Tour
Singles from The Animals
  1. "Baby Let Me Take You Home"
    Released: March 1964 (UK), August 1964 (US)
  2. "House of the Rising Sun"
    Released: 19 June 1964 (UK), August 1964 (US)

The Animals is the self-titled American debut album from British invasion group, The Animals. Released in late summer 1964, the album introduced the States to the "drawling, dirty R&B sound (with the emphasis on the B)"[1] that typified the group. The album featured many R&B standards, written by the likes of Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and John Lee Hooker, as well as the classic #1 hit single "House of the Rising Sun", here presented in its truncated-for-radio form (it would be restored to full length on the February 1966 compilation The Best of The Animals).

The British album The Animals was released a month later, the group's debut album there albeit with substantially differing contents.

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  • Track listing 1
    • Side one 1.1
    • Side two 1.2
  • Personnel 2
  • References 3

Track listing

Side one

  1. "The House of the Rising Sun" (Traditional, arranged Alan Price) (Edited single version) – 2:59
  2. "The Girl Can't Help It" (Bobby Troup) - 2:20
  3. "Blue Feeling" (Jimmy Henshaw) - 2:28
  4. "Baby Let Me Take You Home" (Wes Farrell, Bert Russell) - 2:18
  5. "The Right Time" (Lew Herman) - 3:42
  6. "Talkin' 'Bout You" (Ray Charles) (Edited short version) - 1:55

Side two

  1. "Around and Around" (Chuck Berry) - 2:44
  2. "I'm in Love Again" (Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino) - 2:59
  3. "Gonna Send You Back to Walker" (Johnnie Mae Matthews) - 2:22
  4. "Memphis, Tennessee" (Chuck Berry) - 3:04
  5. "I'm Mad Again" (John Lee Hooker) - 4:15
  6. "I've Been Around" (Fats Domino) - 1:35



  1. ^ allmusic ((( The Animals [US] > Overview )))
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