The Animals

House of the Rising Sun [Brentwood]

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The classic Animals lineup (Eric Burdon, Alan Price, Hilton Valentine, John Steel, and Chas Chandler) recorded gritty, blue-collar, R&B-based pop songs in the mid-'60s, scoring huge hits with songs such as "The House of the Rising Sun," "We Gotta Get out of This Place," and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," all of which are included on this collection. Unfortunately, the versions collected here are not the original hits recorded by the classic early lineup, but re-recorded facsimiles done by lead singer Burdon. Stick to the original stuff.

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