Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Eric Burdon, Animals|
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
The amazing last gasp of a band, and an era.
David Hutton | Bedford, NH USA | 11/17/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"(Please note: Same review as below, with minor changes, but I wanted to get it under my name)
This double LP set (originally, that is, "back in the day"--it is a single CD) was the last album by an Animals configuration until the original band did the obligatory reunion album some years later. An album filled with excess, bombast and extended tunes, and I love every second of it. A great example of how the British invasion morphed into psychedelia and ultimately self-destructed. Highlights include their version of River Deep, Mountain High, which is a great companion to Tina Turner's, and their loving Bee Gees tribute, To Love Somebody. I just read a book named Animal Tracks which gives a great straightforward history of the Animals and useful background on this and all of their albums, and I recommend it for true fans of the group."
I. MCINROY | 08/20/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Why is this cd so expensive???
I have this album on vinyl, and although not the best record by Eric Burdon it does have it's moments....
Cannot believe the price that is being asked...
ok who wants to buy a copy of the original double LP??
I'm going to make LOTS of money and put my copy on e-bay!!!!
I'ts about time people got real out there!
Syd | Chicago | 06/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I see this CD has gotten some bad reviews. I am sure this CD will now get the due it didn't in its own day. It's a sleeper classic. Sure some people have a hard time understanding the CD. I would not attempt to get someone to appreciate this. You have to be of a particular mindset and understand Eric as a mystical visionary, in this case looking to the future of music. This is their strongest LP since Winds OF Change (which I would call a neglected masterpice, as strong as Pepper and Sunshine Superman). Love Is was a few years ahead it's time, looking forward to other progresive excesses of the early 70s, to the likes of Hawkwind, Yes, and, the worst, sorry ELP. You have to like anything Eric does to appreciate the CD, if not, it will totally go over your head. They did not take the easy route with this LP. It keeps you on your toes with unpredictable changes, and never for the sake of them. The tunes make no claims to be perfect pop songs,(although River Deep is) yet it somehow manages to avoid just about every cliche in pop music as they use those excesses and cliches to their own ends in their attempt to move music forward. The band didn't burn out. Once again Eric did his thing and moved on just at the right moment. He never sold out. One of my favorites right now."