music: the animals

The House of the Rising Sun
The Animals
The House of the Rising Sun


The House Of The Rising Sun by The Animals

Legend has it that 50 years ago today The Animals recorded their legendary cover of the English folk piece “The House of the Rising Sun”

A note on the album. I believe on The Animals’s American debut album (shown above) the song is shorter. I’m posting the long version which was introduced in later compilation albums

“We gotta get out of this place, If it’s the last thing we ever do;
We gotta get out of this place, 'Cause girl, there’s a better life for me and you.”

- We’ve Gotta Get out of This Place (Barry Mann / Cynthia Weil)