Tag Archive: The Animals

The Animals – Albums Collection

The Animals - Albums Collection

The Animals – Albums Collection
EAC Rip | 45xCD | FLAC/APE Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 12.1 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS & COMPILATIONS | BOX SETS
Label: Various | Genre: Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock

One of the most important bands originating from England’s R&B scene during the early ’60s, the Animals were second only to the Rolling Stones in influence among R&B-based bands in the first wave of the British Invasion. The Animals had their origins in a Newcastle-based group called the Kansas City Five, whose membership included pianist Alan Price, drummer John Steel, and vocalist Eric Burdon. Price exited to join the Kontours in 1962, while Burdon went off to London. Read More

The Animals – Retrospective (2004) {CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Animals - Retrospective (2004) {CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Animals – Retrospective (2004) {CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 377 MB (CD-Layer) + 3.12 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.13 GB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: ABKCO | USA | Cat#: 93252 | Genre: Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock

Initially, the Animals’ Retrospective looks like just another greatest-hits compilation recycling the same old tracks already easily available elsewhere. Yawn! Yet, on closer inspection, there’s a big difference with this particular set. These 22 tracks are taken from the ABKCO masters and utilize Direct Stream Digital (DSD), containing both CD and Super Audio CD layers. ABKCO initially previewed this technology with much fanfare on the Rolling Stones’ reissues of 2003.Read More