- I Just Wanna Make Love to You (1963)
- 1. "I Just Wanna Make Love to You"
- 2. "Big Boss Man"
- 3. "Boom Boom"
- 4. "Pretty Thing"
- 1. "House of the Rising Sun"
- 1. "Boom Boom"
- 1. "We Gotta Get Out of This Place"
- 1. "Don’t Bring Me Down"
It’s been more than 50 years in the making but well worth the wait: the first ever Animals boxed set, The Animals: The Mickie Most Years And More, is set for release by ABKCO Records through Real Gone Music on November 26th. Comprised of five CDs and many extras, the set offers a total of 61 tracks from one of the British Invasion’s most successful bands, fronted by the ever-enduring Eric Burdon.
A set of multiple “firsts,” The Animals: The Mickie Most Years And More offers the group’s first four US albums — The Animals, The Animals on Tour, Animal Tracks and Animalization — on CD for the very first time, each offered with bonus material. The first three of these were produced by the legendary Mickie Most, who went on to work with such notable artists as Herman’s Hermits, the Yardbirds, Donovan, Hot Chocolate, Suzi Quatro and other hit makers.
All of the discs that comprise The Animals: The Mickie Most Years And More have been newly re-mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering who used transfers from original first generation, mono master tapes as his source. The set features a plethora of bonus tracks — a total of 16 — including the very first Animals release, a 4 track EP entitled I Just Wanna Make Love To You that was issued in 1963 on the Graphic Sound label, later re-released by (British) Decca as In The Beginning There Was Early Animals. Other bonus track highlights include four tracks never before released in the U.S., three non-LP/single-only versions including “We Gotta Get Out of This Place,” “Don’t Bring Me Down” and “I’m Gonna Change The World,” as well as “Roadrunner, “a UK-only track.
The lavishly packaged set includes extensive liner notes for each of the CDs by Rolling Stone Senior Editor David Fricke and each copy of The Animals: The Mickie Most Years And More comes with a 100% cotton Animals t-shirt.
Well worth the wait, indeed.