Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Eric Burdon & The Animals @ Olympia, Paris Nov 26 2013

Eric Burdon & The Animals @ Olympia, Paris Nov 26 2013
The Animals (well what's left of...) were in Paris a few months ago at the tiny New Morning club now it's their singer ERIC BURDON.Last time Eric played Paris was at the Trabendo club, he also played a full show for France Inter radio in 2006.
Nice surprise the Olympia is quite full for this all seated event, of course  tickets were very expensive : 90 euros for the best seats down the front.
French singer Camille Bazbaz is opening, alone with a keyboard...well that was ok.

Then Legendary Eric Burdon is introduced on stage by the promoter, He's looking good, short white hair, sunglasses, jacket and scarf over a "peace-sign" tee-shirt. 7 musicians on stage including Eric Mac Fadden on guitar.
To  our surprise some of his most famous songs are played in the first part of the set, see setlist below for details, we're wondering what would be left for the encore. These songs are re-orchestrated for good, well..."Misunderstood"  is too slow compare to the original version.
We also have songs from the very good new record "Till your river runs dry", the band is tight and Eric's voice is fine.
"We're gonna get out of this place " is stretched out past the 10 min mark with guitar and keyboard soli, too bad that the audience, mostly in their late fifties, is a bit too quiet. We have to wait for the encore, 70 min after the start for them to stand up.
The band is leaving the stage after a rousing version of "I'm crying" here on video.
A second encore would have been perfect as they've only played for a bit more than 80 min.
Great show.
Merchandising / original and incorrect (? )setlist /

"I'm crying"

The Animals with Steve Cropper @ new morning club 2013