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The Twain Shall Meet

The Twain Shall Meet
Studio album by Eric Burdon & The Animals
Released April 1968
Recorded December 1967
Genre Psychedelic rock, blues rock, progressive rock
Length 43:29
Label MGM
Producer Tom Wilson
Eric Burdon & The Animals UK chronology
Winds of Change
The Twain Shall Meet
Love Is
Eric Burdon & The Animals US chronology
Winds of Change
The Twain Shall Meet
Every One of Us

The Twain Shall Meet is an album by Eric Burdon & The Animals. It was released in 1968 on MGM Records.


The record includes "Sky Pilot", an anti-war song of the Vietnam War era, and "Monterey", the band's tribute to the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. Reviewer Bruce Elder of Allmusic describes the song "All Is One" as "unique in the history of pop music as a psychedelic piece, mixing bagpipes, sitar, oboes, horns, flutes, and a fairly idiotic lyric, all within the framework of a piece that picks up its tempo like the dance music from Zorba the Greek while mimicking the Spencer Davis Group's "Gimme Some Lovin'".

The Twain Shall Meet reached the #78 position on the US Billboard album chart.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Rolling Stone (negative) [1]

Track listing

Side 1

  1. "Monterey" (4:18)
  2. "Just the Thought" (3:47)
  3. "Closer to the Truth" (4:31)
  4. "No Self Pity" (4:50)
  5. "Orange and Red Beams" (3:45)

Side 2

  1. "Sky Pilot" (7:27)
  2. "We Love You Lil" (6:48)
  3. "All Is One" (7:45)

All selections written by Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, & Danny McCulloch except "Orange and Red Beams", written by McCulloch.



  1. ^ Miller, Jim (June 22, 1968). "The Twain Shall Meet - Album Reviews - Rolling Stone".  

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