FORGOTTEN MUSIC #43: The Animals-The Mickie Most Years & More (5 CD Set)

I grew up listening to The Animals. “House of the Rising Sun” was in heavy rotation on the Top 40 stations around here. But I preferred “Don’t Bring Me Down,” and “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place.” The lead singer of The Animals, Eric Burdon, went on to have a solo career. I’m glad to have this nice box set of The Animals newly available and completely remastered. Great sound! What’s your favorite song by The Animals?
Disc: 1
1. I Just Wanna Make Love to You
2. Big Boss Man
3. Boom Boom
4. Pretty Thing
Disc: 2
1. House of the Rising Sun
2. The Girl Can t Help It
3. Blue Feeling
4. Baby Let Me Take You Home
5. The Right Time
6. Talkin’ ‘Bout You
7. Around and Around
8. I’m in Love Again
9. Gonna Send You Back to Walker
10. Memphis, Tennessee
11. I’m Mad Again
12. I’ve Been Around
13. Talkin ‘Bout You (full version)
Disc: 3
1. Boom Boom
2. How You ve Changed
3. Mess Around
4. Bright Lights, Big City
5. I Believe to My Soul
6. Worried Life Blues
7. Let the Good Times Roll
8. Ain’t Got You
9. Hallelujah, I Love Her So
10. I’m Crying
11. Dimples
12. She Said Yeah
13. Baby What’s Wrong
14. F-E-E-L
15. New Year’s Radio Spot
Disc: 4
1. We Gotta Get Out of This Place
2. Take It Easy Baby
3. Bring It on Home to Me
4. The Story of Bo Diddley
5. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
6. I Can’t Believe It
7. Club A-Go-Go
8. Roberta
9. Bury My Body
10. For Miss Caulker
11. Roadrunner
12. Don’t Want Much
13. We Gotta Get Out of This Place (U.K. single version)
14. It’s My Life
15. I’m Gonna Change the World
Disc: 5
1. Don’t Bring Me Down
2. One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show
3. You’re on My Mind
4. She’ll Return It
5. Inside-Looking Out
6. See See Rider
7. Gin House Blues
8. Maudie
9. What Am I Living For
10. Sweet Little Sixteen
11. I Put a Spell on You
12. Don’t Bring Me Down (stereo)
13. Cheating (stereo)
14. See See Rider (stereo)

22 thoughts on “FORGOTTEN MUSIC #43: The Animals-The Mickie Most Years & More (5 CD Set)

  1. Steve Oerkfitz

    Favorites are Don’t Let Me Be misunderstood, It’s My Life, Don’t Bring Me Down and We Gotta Get out of this Place. remember Bruce Springsteen covering It’s My Life in his shows back in the late 70’s.

  2. Deb

    Unless I missed it (which is likely), I don’t see my favorite Animals song, “When I Was Young”–perhaps that wasn’t part of the Mickie Most era. I also loved Eric Burden’s “Spill the Wine,” which he did with War–a whole different vibe than the Animals’ songs and later used to great effect in the movie “Boogie Nights.”

  3. Jeff Meyerson

    We Gotta Get Out of This Place, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, It’s My Life all come to mind. I see Steve has similar taste.

  4. Richard R.

    I don’t think I have a favorite Animals song, they weren’t high on my favorite group list. They played “House of the Rising Sun” to death on top 40, and I still never liked it. Give me the Stones hits of the time, or other British Invasion groups, please.

  5. Deb

    In our contemporary Christian music service at church, we sometimes sing “Amazing Grace” to the tune of “House of the Rising Sun.” Sing it in your head–it really works!

  6. George Kelley

    Deb, sometimes the teen chorus at our church sings “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”: I’m just a soul whose intentions are good/Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood.

  7. Deb

    I’m still trying to convince ours that–with some minor verbal tweaks–Pharrell’s ubiquitous “Happy” can be a praise song!

  8. Todd Mason

    I’m surprised a jazz buff like Rick doesn’t like the Animals better…but there’s a distinction between the Alan Price Combo>Animals and the New Animals that were more an American band despite Andy Summers and Burdon being members…and even as the Animals left Alan Price, War left Burdon…I got to see the original Animals on their 1983 reunion tour, and did my first bit of paid writing about that concert.

    1. Todd Mason

      (Andy Summers, of course, would be much more famous fifteen years later in the Police. Alan Price hit the charts again with the O LUCKY MAN! soundtrack. War didn’t suffer after leaving Burdon…in fact, the next concert after the Animals at the U Hawaii amphitheater was War…the school was on a revival tour kick, clearly…)


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