The House of the Rising Sun" is a traditional folk song, sometimes called "Rising Sun Blues". It tells of a life gone wrong in New Orleans; many versions also urge a sibling or parents and children to avoid the same fate. The most successful commercial version, recorded in 1964 by British rock group The Animals, was a number one hit on the UK Singles Chart and also in the United States and France.
The Animals' version of the American folk song is considered one of the 20th century’s British pop classics. While the original version was sung in the character of a woman led into a life of degradation, the Animals' version is told from the view of a young man who follows his father into alcoholism and gambling ruin. Although the date and author of the song are unknown, some musicologists have said that it resembled ballads of the 16th century, and could very easily have derived from one of that time.
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The House Of The Rising Sun". There is a house in New Orleans They call the Rising Sun And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy And God, I know I'm one. My mother was a tailor She sewed my new blue jeans My father was a gamblin' man Down in New Orleans. The "rising sun" has been a symbol for brothels in British and American ballads. In the traditional folk version of the song, the main character is either a prostitute or a prisoner. The Animals changed it to a gambler to make their version more radio-friendly. album: "The Animals " (1964). The House Of The Rising Sun Blue Feeling The Girl Can't Help It Baby Let Me Take You Home (Night Time Is) 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.
Nobody knows for sure, what the House of the Rising Sun really is. But there are two most popular theories: "The House" was a brothel in New Orleans, which was named after Madame Marianne LeSoleil Levant (which means "Rising Sun" in French) and functioned from 1862 to 1874 when it was closed due to complaints by neighbors. It was located at 826-830 St. Louis Street. It was the Orleans Parish women's prison, which had the rising sun artwork on its entrance gate. This could explain the "ball and chain" lyrics. However, in the United States, the original single was a 2:58 version. debut album "The Animals," while the full version was later included on 1966 compilation album "The Best of the Animals. Official music video.
A1. The House Of The Rising Sun. Arranged By – A. Price Written-By – Trad. Other Versions (5 of 5) View All. Cat.
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|A||The House Of The Rising Sun
Arranged By [Arr.] – A. Price*Written-By – Trad.*
|B||Talkin' 'Bout You
Written-By – Charles*
- Producer – Mickie Most
NotesManufactured Under License By Dyna Products, Inc.
The matrix numbers on the labels are erroneously reversed from those given on the original UK release.
Label variation from the other Philippine version.
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- Matrix / Runout (Side A): 7XCA-26582
- Matrix / Runout (Side B): 7XCA-26581
|DB 7301||The Animals||The House Of The Rising Sun (7", Single)||Columbia||DB 7301||UK||1964|
|DB 7301||The Animals||The House Of The Rising Sun (7", Single)||Columbia||DB 7301||Denmark||1964|
|C 22 791, 45-DW 6288||The Animals||The House Of The Rising Sun (7", Single)||Columbia, Columbia||C 22 791, 45-DW 6288||Germany||1964|
|DTOA 8029A&B||The Animals||La Casa Del Sol Naciente (7", Single, Promo)||Odeon Pops||DTOA 8029A&B||Argentina||Unknown|
|DB(I) 7301||The Animals||The House Of The Rising Sun (7", Single)||Columbia||DB(I) 7301||Ireland||1964|
|A1||The House Of The Rising Sun|
|A2||Talkin´ About You|
|B1||Take It Easy|
|SLEM 2180||The Animals||The House Of The Rising Sun (7", EP)||Columbia||SLEM 2180||Portugal||1964|