Price, Alan

Band members               Related acts

- Alan Price -- vocals, keyboards


The Animals





Genre: rock

Rating: 3 stars ***

Title:  Between Today and Yesterday

Company: Warner Brothers

Catalog: BS 2783

Year: 1974

Country/State: Durham, UK

Grade (cover/record): VG / VG

Comments: white promo label

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 5019

Price: $9.00



For goodness sakes, there's more to The Animals than Eric Burden ...


Released a decade after he quit The Animals, 1974's self-produced "Between Today and Yesterday" served as a concept album with a plotline that was apparently a semi-autobiographical recollection of growing up and leaving his native Newcastle.  As you've probably figured out, the collection was divided into 'Yesterday' and 'Today' sides.  The six tracks on side one ('Yesterday') reflected a distinctive English feel including nods to English music hall, Broadway, and Dixieland jazz.  Coupled with Price's social and political commentary, songs like 'Left Over People', 'Away, Away' and 'the title track the results were pretty bleak, though Price made sure that most of the songs were supported by strong melodies.  In contrast, side two ('Today') sported a more contemporary and commercial sound.  Among the highlights 'Look at My Face' and 'Dream of Delight' were two of the prettiest ballads in Price's catalog, while the keyboard propelled blues number 'You're Telling Me' recalled some of his earlier contributions to The Animals.  Elsewhere 'Angel Eyes' had top-40 written all over it (though it didn't even get released as a single).  In hindsight you'd probably call this a 'mature' effort in that it wasn't really a rock album, nor was it accompanied by the usual trappings that go with self exploration. Unfortunately commercially the set did little in the States.  ('Course sporting one of the year's ugliest covers probably didn't help sales ...)


"Between Today and Yesterday" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Left Over People   (Alan Price) - 2:57

2.) Away, Away   (Alan Price) - 2:54

3.) Between Today and Yesterday   (Alan Price) - 4:28

4.) In Times Like These   (Alan Price) - 2:39

5.) Under the Sun   (Alan Price) - 4:37

6.) Jarrow Song   (Alan Price) - 5:45


(side 2)
City Lights   (Alan Price) - 4:40

2.) Look at My Face   (Alan Price) - 2:49

3.) Angel Eyes   (Alan Price) - 3:13

4.) You're Telling Me   (Alan Price) - 5:37

5.) Dream of Delight   (Alan Price) - 3:33

6.) Between Today and Yesterday   (Alan Price) - 4:25





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