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Blue River


Download links and information about Blue River by Eric Andersen. This album was released in 1972 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 46:27 minutes.

Artist: Eric Andersen
Release date: 1972
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 11
Duration: 46:27
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No. Title Length
1. Is It Really Love At All 5:20
2. Pearl's Goodtime Blues 2:21
3. Wind and Sand 4:28
4. Faithful 3:15
5. Blue River 4:45
6. Florentine 3:30
7. Sheila 4:36
8. More Often Than Not 4:51
9. Round the Bend 5:39
10. Come to My Bedside, My Darlin' 4:58
11. Why Don't You Love Me 2:44



Always an expressively poetic songwriter, Eric Andersen displayed a greater sense of musical focus on this release, thanks in part to producer Norbert Putnam’s tasteful blend of folk, country and rock instrumental textures. Anderson offers beautifully drawn character portraits and acute observations about the human heart, matching them with bittersweet melodies. His wistful tenor is in strong shape, adding to the battered romanticism captured in “Is It Really Love At All,” “Faithful” and “Sheila.” “Wind and Sand” and “Round the Bend” probe the bonds between families and friends with a sensitive, empathetic touch. The upbeat “Pearl’s Goodtime Blues” sketches Janis Joplin in vivid, loving strokes. Two songs especially stand out in this set: “More Often Than Not” (an ode to human endurance with the scruffy charm of an outlaw country classic) and the title song (a gospel-rock number reminiscent of the Band, featuring Joni Mitchell on background vocals). Blue River remains Andersen’s most fully-realized album, as well as one of the best singer/songwriter releases of its era.