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Eric Andersen


Download links and information about Eric Andersen by Eric Andersen. This album was released in 1969 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 36:05 minutes.

Artist: Eric Andersen
Release date: 1969
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 10
Duration: 36:05
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No. Title Length
1. Don't Leave Me Here for Dead 2:45
2. It Wasn't a Lie 3:11
3. Sign of a Desperate Man 2:31
4. I Will Wait 5:31
5. What Is It Like to Be Free? 4:16
6. She Touched Me 2:22
7. Lie With Me 3:35
8. I Was the Rebel (She Was the Cause) 2:34
9. Secrets 4:35
10. Go Now, Deborah 4:45



Like many singer-songwriters of his generation, Eric Andersen went from folksinger to singer-songwriter as the ‘70s and radio’s soft-rock campaign took the place of the social unrest of the ‘60s. Andersen went to Nashville to record this self-titled album in 1969 and it’s every bit as personal as a self-titled album should be. “Don’t Leave Me Here For Dead” features a full-on attack with back-up singers and every musician playing at their most aggressive. However, Andersen is a romantic at heart and he sounds most natural on the laid-back ballads. “It Wasn’t a Lie,” “I Will Wait,” “Secrets” and “Go Now, Deborah” express Andersen’s musical soul with a minimum of fuss, a careful picked acoustic guitar here, a mild piano there and sublime orchestration when needed. “Sign of a Desperate Man” pulls off straight country with pedal steel guitar and a Western saddle-sore lope. Sadly, like much of his career — with the exception of 1972’s Blue River — this album was overlooked at the time in comparison to works by Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, James Taylor and Bob Dylan. A shame, since it clearly belongs in their company.