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Intwo different video clips of the song were aired. In his book, Monterey PopJoel Selvin wrote that, at the festival, "Burdon did nothing short of reinvent himself in front of the audience. The song "Monterey" was subsequently written in tribute to the group's experiences at the festival, and proved to be one of the new band's biggest hits. The lyrics describe the atmosphere of the festival and some of the notable musicians who played, including The ByrdsJefferson AirplaneRavi ShankarThe WhoHugh MasekelaThe Grateful Deadand Jimi Hendrixas "young gods" with music "born of love" and "religion was being born.
Burdon mispronounces Shankar's name as "Shanknar. The song featured a brass section as well as a string section. The longer version of the song begins with a spoken recitation by Burdon. The ending Monterey - The Animals - The Singles + the song is extended with the instruments dropping out, with only the sounds of a mystical instrument play before the fade.
Almost each of the musicians mentioned are represented by a corresponding instrument: Ravi Shankar by a sitar sounding electric guitar, The Who by electric Monterey - The Animals - The Singles + and drums, Hugh Masekela by a trumpet, The Grateful Dead, by electric guitars, and Jimi Hendrix by a different sounding electric guitar. The sound of a distortion of the guitars is heard when the "ten thousand electric guitars" are playing.
Some radio edits omit the instrumental section, which is heard in the middle of the song, as well as shortening the ending, due to its going over the three minute Ξαφνικά Η Καρδιά - Δημήτρης Μπάσης - 5 Χρόνια Τραγούδια. Released as a single inMonterey - The Animals - The Singles + song reached number 15 on the U.
It did not appear as a hit in the UK, where the image of the festival was not as strong. Monterrey is in fact an entirely different city in Mexico. In andthe song was included on their live shows. Burdon re-recorded the song many times at his live shows, adding more and more sequences every time. Inthe same band released another long live version, which runs for nearly eight minutes.
When Burdon had a completely new band in they also performed it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations Various - Black Jerusalem reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. California portal. The Classic Rock and Roll Reader. Retrieved 1 July The Animals. The Animals discography Eric Burdon discography.
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