“Eric Is Here” by Eric Burdon and The Animals - album review

TJR says

IHi, I’m Eric Burdon and tonight Matthew, I’m going to be… Tom Jones. “Eric Is Here” featured Burdon and drummer Barry Jenkins recording the works of various pop songwriters, accompanied (despite the cover billing) by the Horace Ott Orchestra, although it is possible that some members of the first incarnation Animals were present during the Autumn 1966 recording sessions. It’s an interesting album, but I don’t get my teenage kicks with it. He does 3 Randy Newman tunes, including a drab version of “I Think It’s Going To Rain Today” which pales beside Nina Simone’s very good 1969 version, and indeed is dwarfed by UB40’s all-time classic version of 1980. Still, it wasn’t all bad and at least it’s good to see an artist who’s prepared to take risks. Its just… Tom Jones ain’t where it’s at man…

The Jukebox Rebel
04-Oct-2009

A1 [02:28] 5.8.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - In The Night (Bobby Hart, Tommy Boyce) Cerebral Pop
A2 [02:15] 6.5.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - Mama Told Me Not To Come (Randy Newman) Cerebral Pop
A3 [02:01] 5.0.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today (Randy Newman) Cerebral Pop
A4 [03:24] 4.9.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - This Side Of Goodbye (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) Cerebral Pop
A5 [02:58] 4.5.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - That Ain’t Where It’s At (Martin Siegel) Soul
A6 [02:33] 4.0.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - True Love (Comes Only Once In A Lifetime) (Bob Halley, Neval Nader) Soul Ballad
B1 [02:39] 4.3.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - Help Me Girl (Scott English, Larry Weiss) Cerebral Pop
B2 [02:15] 6.6.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - Wait Till Next Year (Randy Newman) Novelty
B3 [02:45] 5.5.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - Losin’ Control (Carl D’Errico, Roger Atkins) Pop
B4 [03:07] 4.4.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - It’s Not Easy (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) Pop
B5 [02:11] 4.7.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - The Biggest Bundle Of Them All (Ritchie Cordell, Sal Trimachi) Pop
B6 [02:42] 5.6.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - It’s Been A Long Time Comin’ (Jimmy Radcliffe, Joey Brooks) Soul Ballad




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