The Animals / “The Mickie Most Years and More” / five CD box set


Fifty years after the first release from The Animals comes The Mickie Most Years And More – a new five CD box set.

The box offers, for the first time on CD, the group’s first four American albums The Animals, The Animals on Tour, Animal Tracks and Animalization in their original mono versions. The fifth CD features the band’s first ever release – the I Just Wanna Make Love To You EP.

Each album has been newly remastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering from the original tapes, and all four albums feature a selection of bonus tracks, such as single versions, radio spots and alternate takes.

Rolling Stone’s David Fricke provides liner notes for each album and this box set also comes with an Animals T-shirt (100% cotton; size extra large) which is exclusive to this set.

The Mickie Most Years And More is released on 25 November 2013.

Track listing

Disc 1 – I Just Wanna Make Love to You (1963)

  • I Just Wanna Make Love to You
  • Big Boss Man
  • Boom Boom
  • Pretty Thing

Disc 2 – The Animals (1964, produced by Mickie Most)

  • House of the Rising Sun
  • The Girl Can’t Help It
  • Blue Feeling
  • Baby Let Me Take You Home
  • The Right Time
  • Talkin’ ‘Bout You
  • Around and Around
  • I’m in Love Again
  • Gonna Send You Back to Walker
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • I’m Mad Again
  • I’ve Been Around

Bonus tracks

  • Talkin’ ‘Bout You (full seven minute version)

Disc 3 – The Animals on Tour (1965, produced by Mickie Most)

  • Boom Boom
  • How You’ve Changed
  • Mess Around
  • Bright Lights, Big City
  • I Believe to My Soul
  • Worried Life Blues
  • Let the Good Times Roll
  • Ain’t Got You
  • Hallelujah, I Love Her So
  • I’m Crying
  • Dimples
  • She Said Yeah
  • Bonus Tracks

Bonus tracks

  • Baby What’s Wrong
  • F-E-E-L
  • New Year’s Radio Spot (Recorded December, 1964)

Disc 4 – Animal Tracks (1965, produced by Mickie Most)

  • We Gotta Get Out of This Place
  • Take It Easy Baby
  • Bring It on Home to Me
  • The Story of Bo Diddley
  • Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
  • I Can’t Believe It
  • Club A-Go-Go
  • Roberta
  • Bury My Body
  • For Miss Caulker

Bonus tracks

  • Roadrunner (previously unreleased in the U.S.)
  • Don’t Want Much (previously unreleased in the U.S.)
  • We Gotta Get Out of This Place (U.K. single version)
  • It’s My Life (single only)
  • I’m Gonna Change the World

Disc 5 – Animalization (1966, produced by Tom Wilson)

  • Don’t Bring Me Down
  • One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show
  • You’re on My Mind
  • Cheating
  • She’ll Return It
  • Inside-Looking Out
  • See See Rider
  • Gin House Blues
  • Maudie
  • What Am I Living For
  • Sweet Little Sixteen
  • I Put a Spell on You

Bonus tracks

  • Don’t Bring Me Down (stereo)
  • Cheating  (stereo)
  • See See Rider (stereo)

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I think it’s neat: The Animals were primitive, so I plan on using the t-shirt as a tent, in the backyard, for when I want to listen to The Animals CDs.

I would have preferred they included a suit and tie (with vest, though that might be asking too much); but that would have made the box bigger.


Is House of the Rising Sun the long or short edited version?


On veut les disques, un point, c’est tout !

Ceci dit le coffret est joli.

Ron Hatchell

Maybe the are thinking that since most of it has been out, the “t-shirt” will help sell it. But “they” don’t ask us first what we want, so they end up guessing almost all of the time. I think most of us really just want the music. I would be more excited about it if it was more “complete”, meaning they included BOTH the mono AND stereo versions.


These guys completely misunderstand what collectors want. This should have been sold in a clamshell box without a t-shirt or any other toys for maximum $30. Most of this material has been out for years with excellent re mastered sound.


I totally agree with Tom`s comment we want the music not bloody toys.

The price, they have got to be joking, I wouldn`t consider paying any more than £16 for this T-shirt or no bloody T-shirt.


At around £15 per CD, no dice.


Could you please, please, please stop jacking the price up with T-shirts, marbles or whatever inconsequential junk you can fit in a box.

People want the music.