Another album I found in that box of old vinyl in my basement -- Ark by the Animals (1983). I took it out for a spin, but I have to say, it was still disappointing to me. I so much prefer the earlier Animals reunion record, Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted. Ark seemed to me to be a vain attempt to remodel the Animals as a New Wave band. I noticed that nearly all the songs were written by Eric (with collaborators, of course). I always assumed that this came about because Eric needed to resuscitate his career -- but what baffles me is why the other original Animals went along with it? There's barely any organ solos on it -- Alan's role seems to have been minimal. And in 1983 his solo career was going okay, he didn't need the Animals. Anybody have any insights on this?