Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Animals – Love Is (1968)




Και αφού ξεκίνησα με Animals ας κλείσω κιόλας. To Lp ξεκινά με το πολυτραγουδισμένο River Deep, Mountain High των Ike & Tina Turner, μόνο που αυτή η διασκευή είναι απόλυτα στα «μέτρα» μας. Από κει και κάτω η συνέχεια μάλλον σας είναι γνωστή έχοντας διασκευές από Johnny Cash στο κλασικό country Ring Of Fire, από Βee Gees το To Love Somebody κλ.π.

Love Is is a double album by Eric Burdon and The Animals which was released in 1968 in both the United Kingdom and United States. It was the last album released before The Animals' second dissolution in 1969.This album captured the only studio work of Animal and future Police guitarist Andy Summers; he later wrote that this recording of Traffic's "Coloured Rain" contained "one of the longest guitar solos ever recorded until this point ... a 'soaring hymn to ecstacy' style solo that is so long that I find it impossible to play in a full trance state and still come out at the right place, so Zoot [Money] stands in the studio, counting the whole way, and at bar 189 he gives me the cue out." Supposedly this solo earned Summers a "slight legendary reputation."

Personnel:
Eric Burdon — vocals
John Weider — vocals, guitar
Zoot Money — vocals, piano, organ, bass
Andy Summers — guitar
Barry Jenkins — drums

Tracks:
Side 1
"River Deep, Mountain High" – 7:23
"I'm an Animal" – 5:34
"I'm Dying (Or Am I?)" – 4:28
Side 2
"Ring of Fire" – 4:58
"Coloured Rain" – 9:38
Side 3
"To Love Somebody" – 6:55
"As the Years Go Passing By" – 10:13
Side 4
"Gemini" – 11:53
"The Madman (Running Through the Fields)" – 5:23

1 comment:

NewlyMod said...

Hello Sir,
Many thanks for the upload of this stuff.
Anyway, any chance to re-upped this album to Badongo.com (Sharebee, Uploadjockey, etc), whatever that can Badongo.com included.
Sorry if my English is very bads, it becaused in place don't use English for the national language.
Greets from Indonesia.

Regards,
Susanto.