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'Bout Changes and Things


Download links and information about 'Bout Changes and Things by Eric Andersen. This album was released in 1966 and it belongs to Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 47:57 minutes.

Artist: Eric Andersen
Release date: 1966
Genre: Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 12
Duration: 47:57
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No. Title Length
1. Violets of Dawn 3:50
2. The Girl I Love 3:00
3. That's Alright Mama 2:28
4. Thirsty Boots (Extended Version) 5:55
5. The Hustler (Live) 4:02
6. Cross Your Mind 4:57
7. I Shall Go Unbounded 6:14
8. Champion At Keeping Them Rolling 2:43
9. Hey Babe, Have You Been C (Live) 3:08
10. Blind Fiddler 5:12
11. Close the Door Lightly When You Go 3:30
12. My Land Is a Good Land 2:58



On his second album, Andersen took considerable strides toward finding his own voice as a writer, and establishing himself as a noted singer/songwriter. The record featured several songs that would endure among his most renowned compositions. The pretty "Violets of Dawn" was an obvious candidate for a hit record if it was given a folk-rock arrangement, though it never was a hit, in spite of several artists trying. "Thirsty Boots," inspired by the '60s civil rights movement, is one of the better known social commentary folk tunes of the period, although it wasn't that typical of Andersen's repertoire. "Close the Door Lightly When You Go" was one of Andersen's best bittersweet romantic tunes, and covered to good effect by Fairport Convention and the Dillards. At other points, Andersen still sounded a good deal like early Bob Dylan, but on the whole he was outgrowing that early persona, nonetheless often sounding like a gentler and more romantic counterpart to Dylan, with a more conventionally pretty voice. While Debbie Green added second guitar to a couple of songs and Harvey Brooks played electric bass on a couple of others, the album was otherwise just Andersen with his guitar and harmonica, which in 1966 was becoming an old-fashioned way of doing things among contemporary songwriters. Perhaps for that reason, the entire album was redone with electric arrangements and resequenced (although with the exact same 12 songs), and the results were released as Andersen's next album, 'Bout Changes & Things Take Two.