Top Artists – The Animals

The Animals – Animalization

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  • You’ll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this copy of the band’s fourth American album
  • This original Stereo pressing is rich and solid, and dramatically less harsh than most of the copies we played in our shootout
  • “The Animals were not prolific or accomplished writers. But as interpreters, they were fearless in attack and astute in the dynamics of swing. Chuck Berry’s “Sweet Little Sixteen” becomes rent-party punk; “Don’t Bring Me Down,” a song of bittersweet dismay written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, is turned into a seesaw ride between the creeping evil of the organ paired with Valentine’s throaty fuzz in the verses and Burdon’s crucifixion cry in the chorus.”

Although this is far from an audiophile Demo Disc — what Animals album is? — you will have a very hard time finding a copy of the album that sounds as good and plays as quietly as this one does. (more…)

The Animals – Animal Tracks (US)

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  • Animal Tracks makes its Hot Stamper debut here with KILLER Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • An exceptional copy in every way – not only is the sound As Good As It Gets, but there are no marks that play on the 55 year old vinyl
  • We guarantee there is dramatically more space, richness, vocal presence, and performance energy on this copy than others you’ve heard, and that’s especially true if you made the mistake of buying whatever Heavy Vinyl pressing is currently on the market
  • “… featured recent hit singles, B-sides along with other recordings previously released in Britain but not in America, making this a fine compilation of the group’s early career.”

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