When I Was Young: MGM Recordings 1967-1968 by Eric Burton And The Animals

Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of a new boxed set featuring all of the albums recorded by Eric Burdon & The Animals for the MGM Records label issued between October 1967 and December 1968. Eric Burdon & The Animals came together in December 1966 when the original Animals had ground to a halt. Vocalist Eric Burdon recruited Vic Briggs on guitar and piano, John Weider on guitar, violin and bass, Danny McCulloch (who played with Paul McCartney and Wings) on bass and Barry Jenkins on drums to form a new group which changed direction away from raucous Rhythm and Blues and embraced Psychedelic rock and the influences of the emerging counter-culture. This five-disc set called When I Was Young: Mgm Recordings 1967-1968 features such tracks as San Franciscan Nights, the title track When I Was Young, Good Times, Paint It Black, Yes I Am Experienced and so much more.  The set features the albums Winds of Change (both stereo and mono versions), The Twain Shall Meet, Every One Of Us and Love Is, all newly remastered from the original master tapes, along with ten bonus tracks drawn from the band’s single releases, including the classic B-sides A Girl Named Sandoz, Ain’t That So and Gratefully Dead, all remastered from recently located original master tapes. Also included is an illustrated booklet with a new essay and a replica poster.  This collection was excellently written, mastered, recorded, performed and produced.  If you are a fan of classic rock of the sixties like I am, you will want to own this collection which is available from Cherry Red Records, Amazon and many other music outlets.

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