The Animals were a part of the early years of Rock and Roll. With Eric Burdon, Chas Chandler (who went on to manage Hendrix, and Slade – passed in 1996), Alan Price (who released a number of solo albums), Hilton Valentine, and John Steel, The Animals released a string of singles and best-selling albums. Most notable are “House Of The Rising Sun”, “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place”, and “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”, from early album releases.

On May 17, Abkco Records reissued five albums to streaming services (easy, now) that will feature the emerging technology of Dolby Atmos, a format proving popular among sound enthusiasts. Typically, these Dolby Atmos mixes are also being released on Blu-ray discs for the stout-hearted physical media buyers but – for now – Abkco is releasing them only in digital formats. The albums include The Animals (1964), The Animals On Tour (1965), Animal Tracks (1965), Animalization (1966), and the 22-track ‘best of’ set from 2004 – Retrospective, all US versions.

It is too early to see if Abkco will be convinced to reissue these Dolby Atmos mixes on physical discs or if plans are already in place for a later date, but if you enjoy Apple Music, Tidal, and Amazon Music for their high resolution digital audio, then you can access them now.

The AnimalsThe Animals
01 House of the Rising Sun
02 The Girl Can’t Help It
03 Blue Feeling
04 Baby Let Me Take You Home
05 The Right Time
06 Talkin’ ‘bout You
07 Around and Around
08 I’m in Love
09 Gonna Send You Back to Walker
10 Memphis, Tennessee
11 I’m Mad Again
12 I’ve Been Around
Bonus Track
13 Talkin’ ‘Bout You (unedited)

The Animals on TourThe Animals
01 Boom Boom
02 How You’ve Changed
03 Mess Around
04 Bright Lights, Big City
05 I Believe to My Soul
06 Worried Life Blues
07 Let the Good Times Roll
08 I Ain’t Got You
09 Hallelujah, I Love Her So
10 I’m Crying
11 Dimples
12 She Said Yeah
Bonus Tracks
13 Baby What’s Wrong
14 F-E-E-L
15 New Year’s Radio Spot

Animal TracksThe Animals
01 We Gotta Get Out of This Place (US single version)
02 Take It Easy
03 Bring It On Home to Me
04 The Story of Bo Diddley
05 Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
06 I Can’t Believe It
07 Club A-Go-Go
08 Roberta
09 Bury My Body
10 For Miss Caulker
Bonus Tracks
11 Roadrunner
12 Don’t Want Much
13 We Gotta Get Out of This Place (UK Single Version)
14 It’s My Life
15 I’m Gonna Change the World

AnimalizationThe Animals
01 Don’t Bring Me Down
02 One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show
03 You’re On My Mind
04 Cheating
05 She’ll Return It
06 Inside-Looking Out
07 See See Rider
08 Gin House Blues
09 Maudie
10 What Am I Living For
11 Sweet Little Sixteen
12 I Put a Spell on You

The Animals RetrospectiveThe Animals/Eric Burdon & The Animals/Eric Burdon & War
The Animals

01 House of the Rising Sun
02 I’m Crying
03 Baby Let Me Take You Home
04 Gonna Send You Back to Walker
05 Boom Boom
06 Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
07 Bring It On Home To Me
08 We Gotta Get Out of This Place (US single version)
09 It’s My Life
10 Don’t Bring Me Down
11 See See Rider
12 Inside-Looking Out
13 Hey Gyp
Eric Burdon & The Animals
14 Help Me Girl
15 When I Was Young
16 A Girl Named Sandoz
17 San Franciscan Nights
18 Monterey
19 Anything
20 Sky Pilot
22 White Houses
Eric Burdon & War
23 Spill the Wine

By MARowe