Eric Burdon & The Animals - The Twain Shall Meet (1968)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Wv + Cue + Log | covers
Repertoire REPUK 1022 | rel: 2004 | 380Mb
The Twain Shall Meet sort of whited out this reviewer's brain when he came back to it, for the first time in years, in 2004. Partly it's the sheer range of its contents – when Eric Burdon first started recording in 1964, who would ever have thought it would lead to this? The mix of topical songs, surreal antiwar anthems, and diffuse psychedelic mood pieces is extremely ambitious, and while much of the group's reach exceeds its grasp, it's all worth a trip through as a fascinating period piece. In fact, the mood pieces predominate, mostly underwritten and under-rehearsed, and recorded without the studio time needed to make them work.