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The Animals is the self-titled debut studio album by British R&B/blues rock band the Animals. It was released in the United Kingdom in November 1964 on EMI's Columbia Records.[5] The album reached No. 6 on the UK Albums Chart and held that position for a total of 20 weeks.[6]

The Animals
The Animals (British album).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1964
Recorded31 July 1964 (except 22 January 1964 for "Boom Boom")[1]
ProducerMickie Most
The Animals UK chronology
The Animals
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[3]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[4]


Track listingEdit

Side one
1."The Story of Bo Diddley"Eric Burdon, Ellas McDaniel5:44
2."Bury My Body"Traditional; arranged by Alan Price2:52
3."Dimples"John Lee Hooker, James Bracken3:19
4."I've Been Around"Fats Domino1:40
5."I'm in Love Again"Domino, Dave Bartholomew3:03
6."The Girl Can't Help It"Bobby Troup2:24
Side two
7."I'm Mad Again"Hooker4:17
8."She Said Yeah"Roddy Jackson, Don Christy2:21
9."The Right Time"Lew Herman3:48
10."Memphis Tennessee"Chuck Berry3:08
11."Boom Boom"Hooker3:19
12."Around and Around"Berry2:46



Chart Year Peak
UK Albums Chart 1964 6


  1. ^ "The Animals". Chrome Oxide. 12 May 2018. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  2. ^ "The Top 30 British Blues Rock Albums Of All Time". Classic Rock. Future plc. 23 March 2007. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. ISBN 9780857125958. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  5. ^ "The Complete Animals". Discogs. Retrieved 29 December 2018. The album's release date is given in liner notes of CD release--see 9th image.
  6. ^ "UK Chart Stats". Official Charts. 12 May 2018. Retrieved 30 December 2018.