“The Twain Shall Meet” by Eric Burdon and The Animals - album review

TJR says

“If you wanna find truth in life, don’t let music pass you by” sings Burdon on the opening track “Monterey”, the group’s tribute to the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. “Three days of understanding… even the cops groove rhythms… down in Monterey”. And so continues the fascinating musical journey of The Animals. It’s the same 5-piece line-up as per “Winds Of Change” as they get deeper into the psychedelic pop-rock vibe, even mixing bagpipes, sitars, oboes, horns and flutes into the usual mix. For the second album in a row, The Animals deliver an all-time classic, this time with “Sky Pilot”, a 7½ minute epic which sends a shiver down my spine every time – the horrors of war are belied by the upbeat nature of the tune. The band fade in mid-section to reveal the sounds of an airstrike – of shouting, gunfire, and bagpipes. Near the end of the interlude, the battle sounds fade, briefly leaving the bagpipes playing alone before the third movement begins. The bagpipe music is a covert recording of the pipers of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards playing “All The Bluebonnets Are Over The Border”, captured by Burdon while performing at a school. He received an angry letter from the UK government over his use of the recording in the song. As a wise man once sang… “keep on rocking in the free world”

The Jukebox Rebel
05-Oct-2009

A1 [04:18] 6.5.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - Monterey (Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A2 [03:47] 6.5.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - Just The Thought (Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch) Psychedelia
A3 [04:31] 6.4.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - Closer To The Truth (Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A4 [04:50] 6.3.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - No Self Pity (Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch) Psychedelia
A5 [03:45] 6.0.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - Orange And Red Beams (Danny McCulloch) Psychedelia
B1 [07:27] 9.8.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - Sky Pilot (Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch) Psychedelia
B2 [06:48] 6.0.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - We Love You Lil (Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch) Psychedelia
B3 [07:45] 6.2.png Eric Burdon and The Animals - All Is One (Eric Burdon, Vic Briggs, John Weider, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch) Psychedelia




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