October 28, 2012 – 4:32 am

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Poughkeepsie 1983 [The Swining Pig, TSP-CD-219-2, 2CD]

Live at the Mid Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, NY; September 7, 1983. Very good to excellent FM recording.

Thanks to the person who shared on the net in 2008.

The Animals underwent numerous personnel changes in the mid-1960s and suffered from poor business management… The original lineup (Eric Burdon, Chas Chandler, Hilton Valentine, John Steel and Alan Price) had brief comebacks in 1975 and 1983. There have been several partial regroupings of the original era members since then under various names. - Wikipedia

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Released on The Swining Pig Label. TSP-CD-219-2. Got this one in a trade many years ago. Great sound and performance. Originally broadcast on FM for King Biscuit Flower Hour.

This 1983 show is taken from one of the few tours done by the reunited original lineup of the Animals. Though they were only together from 1963 through 1966, the original version of the band made some of the greatest blues-rock songs to ever come out of the British Invasion.

This show occurred early in the second U.S. tour the band launched to promote their live reunion LP with IRS. Originally recorded by WPDH-FM as a live broadcast for the King Biscuit Flower Hour.

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Disc 1
Track 101. It’s Too Late (6.8MB)
Track 102. Melt Down (5.2MB)
Track 103. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (8.9MB)
Track 104. The Night (6.2MB)
Track 105. My Favorite Enemy (7.3MB)
Track 106. Trying To Get To You (9.2MB)
Track 107. Loose Change (5.0MB)
Track 108. Just Can’t Get Enough (7.3MB)
Track 109. I’m Cryin’ (5.6MB)
Track 110. No John No (8.4MB)
Track 111. Bring It On Home To Me (8.5MB)
Track 112. Prisoner Of The Night (6.7MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Love Is For All Time (7.4MB)
Track 202. Heart Attack (6.4MB)
Track 203. House Of The Rising Sun (8.3MB)
Track 204. Hard Times (6.3MB)
Track 205. Being There (5.4MB)
Track 206. It’s My Life (4.9MB)
Track 207. Don’t Bring Me Down (9.0MB)
Track 208. Young Girls (7.1MB)
Track 209. Boom Boom (8.8MB)
Track 210. We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place (14.3MB)

Eric Burdon - vocals
Chas Chandler - bass
Hilton Valentine - guitar
John Steel - drums
Alan Price - keyboards

with help from:
Zoot Money - keyboards
Nippy Noya - percussion
Steve Gregory - saxophone
Steve Grant - guitar

As a document of their 1983 tour, The Animals released Greatest Hits Live!, recorded at Wembley Arena, London, England on December 31, 1983. Click here to order the album.

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  1. 7 Responses to “ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS - POUGHKEEPSIE 1983”

  2. Very Cool, I don’t have any Animals recordings. Thanks!

    By Tom on Oct 28, 2012

  3. Animals and Beatles are my favourite bands, I have all records of Animals, and I’ve seen them in Italy in 1968. Thanks very much!

    By Umby - from Italy on Oct 29, 2012

  4. umby - look online for the animals appearances on the ed sullivan show in audio. they were collected and put onto a cd. i believe if my memory isnt mistaken that there were 6 performances. i have this somewhere but not where i can get at it right now. this cd is absolutely worth having. most of the official sullivan ones are worthless. videos or dvds would be nice and i know that some or all of these are likely to be out there too.

    By darth on Oct 31, 2012

  5. There a few really good Animals releases.
    Personal fave is Animalism.
    I have a very good set of BBC tracks here somewhere that is also great fun to listen to.

    By sluggo on Nov 1, 2012

  6. Saw this tour at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, PA. It was a surprisingly great show that had me and most of the rest of the audience on their feet, singing and dancing, for the last 4 or 5 songs. Thanks for the posting. I have a show recorded at the Royal Oak Music Theater in the Detroit area on 11-29-83 which includes ‘O Lucky Man’ and ‘San Franciscan Nights’. The ‘Ark’ reunion album and the ‘Live’ album from this tour are also worth hunting for if you like this show.

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Nov 2, 2012

  7. Just one clarification. I saw them on this tour as well at the Beacon Theater in NYC. They toured as the Animals, not as Eric Burdon & The Animals, as their second reincarnation was named. I think I even have the shirt somewhere. It was in support of their album “Ark” which was also released under “The Animals” name.

    By Glenn on Nov 6, 2012

  8. Thanks. I do remember the KBFH broadcast but at that time I didn’t have a way to tape it that night. This makes up for it :)

    I had wanted to see the band; they were playing in Worcester, MA at the White Theatre (are there any recordings from that show out there?) but i was in college at the time and had no car. My then fiancee was working that night and I couldn’t get her car. Always felt i missed a great show that night.

    By Scooter Livingston on Jan 10, 2013

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