15.7.06

Eric Burdon and The New Animals

Eric Burdon and The New Animals - Eric is Here (1967)

Reviewer: brian smallwood (joliet, IL. United States) - from amazon.com
Eric is Here is a great album. I bought this album a while ago and put it on the the other day and I was blown away and extremely moved. Highly underrated and rarely heard this CD is know as being an oddity in Eric's vast and varied catalogue. W/ The Animals the music was bluesy r&b (some of the best by not only the British Invasion Groups but of all time) As Eric Burdon and the Animals (different group) it was amazing psycedelica esp. on Winds of Change. This album came in between both of those incarnations. And has aged very well by these ears. It is representive of what was going on at the time. The songs are jazzy, orchestrated pop that contains influence from the Beach Boys primarily Pet Sounds. It also has a soul/ Motown feel to it with a touch of Otis Redding and country Jerry Lee Lewis. Eric's vocals are very impassioned and he sings with conviction in interepting these songs like Billie Holiday (one of his idols) and Frank Sinatra.

1. In The Night sets the mood of the album. It has a dark and dreamy sound to it. All these tracks are great really so out of 10 this song is a 9.

2. Mama Told Me Not To Come is the song made famous by Three Dog Night. The intro is very Baroque like and totally turns swampy. It may not be as definitive as TDN's version but Eric does a great job interpreting. I would rate 8 of 10.

3. I Think It's Going To Rain is a sad song about lost love which most of this album is. Making that the common theme. Darkness, love (mostly lost), and Redemption. Definitly 9 out of 10.

4. On This Side Of Goodbye is another song about lost love. Again, 9 out of 10.

5. That Ain't Where It's At is one of the more known songs of this album. And justifibly so. It is one of the best tracks and most up tempo. Contains some real anger. While not an all time favorite for me, it is catchy so 10 out of 10.

6. True Love (Comes Only Once In A Lifetime)is really the turning point for me on this album. It is definitly one of three or four standout tracks for me. It has an oriental sound to it at the beginning w/ female background vocalists kinda like the Ronettes (which I admit is a stretch but I can't think of any other way to descibe it) making it weird and exhilerating at the same time. Eric vocals on this song are simply astounding! The raw emotion of hurt and love he conveys especially at the end! What a powerful track! This is the song that really sold me this album. A very high 10 out of 10.

7. Help Me Girl is probably the most famous song from this set but to me it is a 9 out of 10. It is a great song but not as emotion as some of the best moments on here.

8. Wait Til Next Year is the weakest song on the album. The way Eric interprets the words are right on but just don't correspond well with the music. Making this the least memorable of any of the songs on the set. A 6 out of 10.

9. Losin' Control is a good song not great but the urgency of the music and way Eric sings make it still a worthwile track. 8 out of 10.

10. It's Not Easy is quite simply a catchy, amazing song. This is definitly another highlight on this album. Absolutely essential,another 10 out of 10. Songs 10 - 12 are a great triple shot to end the album.

11. The Biggest Bundle Of Them All is very Motownish. Definitly one of the better tracks. 9 out of 10.

12. It's Been A Long Time Comin' begins w/ a crack from a snare drum and establishes the climax of this album. This is absolutly a highpoint and may be the best song on this album w/ tracks 10 and 6. This song is soulful! It has an Otis Redding feel. The perfect ending to a great album. 10 out of 10.

I hope this review has been very helpful and persuades you to invest in buying this wonderful album. It is well worth the time and money. Thank you.

Tamanho: mB
Bit Rate: kB

Tracks:

01. In The Night
02. Mama Told Me Not To Come
03. I Think It's Gonna Rain Today
04. On This Side Of Goodbye
05. That Ain't Where It's At
06. True Love (Comes Only Once In A Lifetime)
07. Help Me Girl
08. Wait Till Next Year
09. Losin' Control
10. It's Not Easy
11. The Biggest Bundle Of Them All
12. It's Been A Long Time Comin'

These files are in .ogg. I recommend you to use Winamp or to download some OGG --> MP3 converter.

Eric Burdon and The New Animals - Eric is Here (1967)

21 comentários:

Anônimo disse...

Ta :O)
db

David Federman disse...

So close and yet so far. This is my favorite Eric Burdon album of all time and I was so looking forward to hearing his incredible version of "I Think it's Going to Rain Today," but, alas, the files are unplayable (they simply appear as code on my screen). Please fix the problem. This is such an enormously important album. Thanks.

Anônimo disse...

I would also love to hear this album. Any way to fix the codes?

kc

Brn eV. disse...

I will fix them on Wednesday.
Thank you.

David Federman disse...

I downloaded Winamp and was able to make beautiful transfers to a CD. It's been at lot of years since I last heard this wonderful album and it is every bit as good as I remember. No wonder I played this record night and day when it came out. There isn't a bad cut on it. And Burdon fits so well within the prevalent Memphis/Motown contexts of the day. I especially loved "This Side of Goodbye," "That Ain't Where It's At," "True Love Comes Once in a Lifetime," and "Help Me, Girl." Burdon was at the peak of his prowess here. What a great night this has been for me. Thank you for making it possible.

Brn eV. disse...

You are very welcome David!

Anônimo disse...

Thank you for your review of the songs. I enjoyed reading it and it is inspiring me to listen to the album again, while playing closer attention this time!

"Mama Told Me Not To Come" is my favorite TDN song. For those who don't know, I'm guessing the Animals' recording probably preceded TDN's by 2-3 years and, in fact, the song was written by Randy Newman (along with "I Think It's Going To Rain Today").

Anônimo disse...

Wonderful and informative web site. I used information from that site its great. Wiseco pistons subaru Free milfs parade http://www.generic-zyban-9.info/post-a-followup-zyban.html Adipex to weight loss pill Teen girls first time blowjobs cancer ketoconazole coke lamictal tylenol Audi s4 suspension Slot machine cheating dallas life insurance agencies Chinese silk pants unlined Free lesbian porn videos online no membership required Sites+with+adult+cartoon+porn+games printable scholarship applications 2005 2006 Arab emirates health insurance international united garmon street pilot c340 gps car Alcohol free perfumes Company florida moving tampa Hairy pussy meture women Amateur men nude

Anônimo disse...

Very nice site! »

Anônimo disse...

New mama Sarah Michelle Gellar looked slim and chic on a recent outing, and of course her fabulous black quilted Chanel 2dot55 purse might have had a little something to do with that. ghd straightener Mimosa Systems . ghd comb black Creating images in 3 Dimensions, Ubaldini experiments in colour and light on the transparent material enhancing this effect and capturing the imagination of the viewers. north face jackets Short and wide styles are generally used as defense from cold throughout harsh climate circumstance. http://www.verynorthface.com I love to see people dressed up looking fabulous! They both star in a new movie that comes out December 25th called, Django Unchained.

Anônimo disse...

New mama Sarah Michelle Gellar looked slim and chic on a recent outing, and of course her fabulous black quilted Chanel 2dot55 purse might have had a little something to do with that. uggs outlet Girls Like Stardoll . north face The replica designer handbags are lovely and covetable, and the scenery looks much more inviting than what going on outside my window right now. ugg boots Bags from Chanel outlet are so attractive. http://www.verynorthface.com With the proliferation of mobile video, iPods, Tivo and other Internet-connected set-top-boxes, Revision3 believes that tailored, on-demand video will continue to increase in importance versus traditional broadcast content developed for very broad audiences.

Anônimo disse...

The not-often talked about dark reality of the tech entrepreneur ecosystem is that it is wrought with failure. uggs canada However in this 1980s, Maurizio Gucci flipped the company around, as well as established it as a business powerhouse and house name.. ugg canada It really making you cry hysterically at your 1st sight. ugg slippers Another problem for Lyst to tackle down the road.). north face Even when Boca are losing at home, the fans are still singing and supporting their team.

Anônimo disse...

In addition the resulting books are Facebookable, tweetable and embeddable, the embeddable stylebooks function as an overlay on embedded sites, preventing traffic re-direction. ugg And two, because I was really excited to finally get our shit out there. buy ghd It shouldn't matter what colour her skin was all that should matter is that Amandla Stenberg played the role perfectly.. ugg boots "Cache-corset" bodice underwear was hiding this frightening construct. north face backpacks When I was a beginner at buying Chanels on eBay, I find the Purse Forum an excellent source of help.

Anônimo disse...

The show was filled with many talented designers and theirunique, inspired and fashion forward collections. http://www.softuggboots.com Mulberry bags outelt is face all the public and meet their demand. ghd online It might not have the same very realistic design as those you can find in the market but it is close to something you can be proud of. uggs canada The Moms Night Out at the Mall was a big success I stopped in for a few minutes to check it out and I wish I could have taken part in all the festivities. north face jackets What goes into a save-the-date? Well, you don need to include as much information on your save-the-date cards as you do on the actual invitation.

Anônimo disse...

Sound is the emotional carrier," Ljung said.. north face jackets on sale I not saying to stop illustrating. north face outlet She's raised two sons by herself, launched a small business, and restored a tumbledown beach cottage in Connecticut. http://www.softuggboots.com applicants. http://www.downuggboots.com He just moved into a new temporary space in the past few days and is hunting for more-permanent digs..

Anônimo disse...

123people finds photos related to the name pair Marci Moungey by using other search engines in real time. http://www.morenorthface.com I definitely be making one of those.. ugg slippers Buy clothes that fit your size and never too small.. http://www.lateuggboots.com So The Tree of Life is about a mom and a dad father and their three sons in suburban Waco, Texas sometime in the whitewashed 1950s. http://www.verynorthface.com The actual basic scarf is really a choice with regard to stylish woman.

Anônimo disse...

Clients can make manicure appointments in the downstairs salon and will even get early previews of Chanel beauty collections. buy ghd But Adeigbo seeks to offer more than just practical support but to give women inspiration, to encourage them to celebrate their femininity through fashion. ugg In keeping with Whole Foods commitment to locally-sourced products and sustainably raised meats and seafood, the store will feature offerings from more than 100 local vendors and farmers from Orange, San Diego and Los Angeles counties. cheap north face jackets Carved out from the Act's protection, however, are designs that were made public prior to the date of its enactment. ghd Christian Dior: Born in 1905, Christain Dior opened his own fashion house in 1946, after stints running an art gallery, and designing under Robert Piguet and Lucien Lelong.

Anônimo disse...

most of them expense affordable as well as brought in phony totes. ghd pretty in pink We follow the heart of the brand, we listen very closely to it's needs and sensibilities, as if it were a child's future. buy ghd But along with many brands predicated on cool, Wang sometimes over thinks his concept. http://www.morenorthface.com The Pashmina quality is soft, light warm and beautiful.. http://www.lateuggboots.com While it is not a guarantee that you immediately land a job influenced by your dreams picking a course in one of several Fashion Schools provides an edge over other job applicants..

Anônimo disse...

These colors clash with pink and will make you look gaudy.. ghds But when I actually stopped to look, I was amazed by the wonderful handmade and vintage wares, as well as the sheer variety of styles. ghd deluxe midnight collection And it doesn take much imagination to see these ethereal white creations walking down the aisle Market was this past weekend, and here are a few trends we're seeing:. north face outlet He's an undeniable branding and marketing genius. http://www.lateuggboots.com The Starrett-Lehigh Building, at 601 West 26th Street, has cavernous floor plates over 130,000 s/f in the building's base, offering large tenants the chance to sprawl their operations on just a few floors, a desirable type of layout..

Anônimo disse...

It might be the first major work of completely CGI animation since the TV show,Reboot, that could not have been told in any other format, which makes it truly stand out from the rest of the CGI crowd.. ugg boots Technology, today, is a booming market and it has opened many gateways when it comes to new initiatives. north face Revealing an emotional side to the juxtaposition, the designer said: wanted to create a collection for a grown-up woman who was sexy and strong, and could be fragile at the same time, because for me, it not a weakness to be fragile. uggs canada Bad fit: Look at Ryan Gosling and James Franco, these guys know how to rock the right fit. ugg Digg - Packaging news .

Anônimo disse...

And, being that freelance day rates for magazine at that time were a whopping $250 a day, you needed to garner a bunch of those puppies just to stay afloat. ghd outlet Neulio . http://www.downuggboots.com Julius' advice for walking with heels? "Just be natural. uggs on sale It also follows Comcast connection to the WatchESPN app, as well as Disney rollout of apps for the iPhone and iPad. uggs canada She says her customers come from all faiths and nationalities, and that many of them are luminaries, which makes sense given her clothes price tags.