Album review

The Animals - Let It Rock

Originally issued in 1976 as In Concert From Newcastle, this live recording of The Animals at Newcastle's Club A-Go-Go in December 1963 was made by R&B impresario Giorgio Gomelsky on an Ampex tape recorder for the purpose of capturing some of the excitement the group was generating in its pre-fame period. The Newcastle dates are supplemented by some tracks with The Animals backing bluesman Sonny Boy Williamson. Raw and rough, this music offers a rare chance to check out the early-'60s British R&B boom, and will appeal to dedicated collectors.

Rating: 3 / 10


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