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Love Is
Eric Burdon, Animals
Love Is
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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Limited digipak reissue of this 1968 album, including Ike & Tina Turner's 'River Deep, Mountains High' & 'the old Johnny Cash hit 'Ring Of Fire'. Repertoire. 2004.


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All Artists: Eric Burdon, Animals
Title: Love Is
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Repertoire
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 8/30/2004
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Oldies, Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 4009910105627, 4988005494733, 046633033824


Album Description
Limited digipak reissue of this 1968 album, including Ike & Tina Turner's 'River Deep, Mountains High' & 'the old Johnny Cash hit 'Ring Of Fire'. Repertoire. 2004.

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George A. Zaninovich | SoCal | 11/19/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Repertoire label has just released a remastered version of this album and the sound quality is truly amazing, obviously taken from the first-generation master tape - makes the out-of-print versions by One Way and Polydor of Japan sound thin and weak in comparison.
A cursory glance through other reviews for these earlier releases show the potential buyer that this was an album you either loved or hated. No question that there are some filler tracks here - my advice is to program out "I'm Dying, Or Am I?", "Gemini" & "The Madman". What you're left with is one of the great unsung and underappreciated albums of the psychedelic era. Andy Summers' solo on Traffic's "Coloured Rain" alone is worth the price of admission. Add in a unique interpretation of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" and a soulful take on the Bee Gee's "To Love Somebody", among others, and you've got an indespensible relic of the late '60's.
4 out of 5 stars for the aforementioned filler.

By the way, Repertoire also issued Eric & the Animals' penultimate album, "Every One of Us", at the same time - another strong recommedation."
Lee Mellott | Frederick, Maryland | 11/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When I was a teen visiting England, my uncle played this album and I fell in love with it. After much searching I located it as a young adult, but my record player gave up the ghost so I was without it for many years. I was thrilled to discover it had been remastered and released on this CD.

Music is very subjective. And this is definately a work that you are either passionate about or think HUH? I just love it.
When I got this CD and put it on and heard it again for the first time in years I cried!

Colored Rain, River Deep Mountain High, and Ring of Fire are just incredible. Eric Burdon moves my soul!
This remastered recording is outstanding.

Time piece
Steven H. Dymond | Englewood, CO USA | 06/13/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this album in the UK after trying to find it in the US in 1971.

If you are a fan of Eric Burden, and especially the later Animals, this is a great album. There are tracks such as River Deep, To Love Somebody and Gemini which are all great, showing not only the blues side but also the creative, experimental, psychedelic side of the group.

What I find most endearing about this album is it rawness-not unusual for this period of The Animals.

While the vinyl MGM album and my CD are indeed a bit flat in production sound, as were many of the MGM Animals albums IMHO, (think "needs extra bass and treble" on the stereo) in terms of performance, very fresh-almost like a "live studio album".

Love Is is one Animals album that continues with the cool introspective spoken word side of Eric shown on Winds of Change and Every One of Us, and The Twain Shall Meet. Another reviewer suggested deleting Gemini, and while admittedly 'op pop' in sound, I find I like the track.

To prospective buyers, this album doesnt contain any pop radio tracks you will recognize. Its still quite good for those of us who were introduced to Eric back when the Sun was Rising, and we were learning about the blues."