Five CD set featuring all of the albums recorded by Eric Burdon & the Animals for the MGM Records label issued between October 1967 and December 1968.
Eric Burdon & the Animals came together in December 1966 when the original Animals had ground to a halt. Vocalist Eric Burdon recruited Vic Briggs (guitar, piano), John Weider (guitar, violin, bass), Danny McCulloch (bass) and Barry Jenkins (drums) to form a new group which changed direction away from raucous rhythm and blues and embraced psychedelic rock and the influences of the emerging counter-culture. Signing to MGM Records in the USA (where he became based) and teaming up with producer Tom Wilson, the band's debut single "When I Was Young" was released in April 1967 and was a powerful statement, featuring Weider's violin and Briggs' fuzzed guitar, becoming a hit in Europe, Australia and the USA.
The band's debut album, Winds Of Change was issued in October 1967. The album The Twain Shall Meet was recorded in December 1967 but not issued until May 1968. Incredibly, 1968 would see a further two album releases by the group in the USA and Europe; Every One Of Us, recorded in June and issued in August of that year. By the time of it's release, Vic Briggs had departed to be replaced by Andy Summers. This line-up recorded the double album Love Is in Los Angeles in October 1968, issued only as a single LP in the UK. Released in December 1968, it was to be the final album by the group. Burdon remained in the United States and joined forces with the group WAR in 1969. This box features the albums Winds Of Change (both stereo and mono versions), The Twain Shall Meet, Every One Of Us and Love Is, all newly remastered from the original master tapes, along with ten bonus tracks drawn from the band's single releases.
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