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The Best of Eric Andersen


  • 1. My Land Is a Good Land
    2. Hey Babe, Have You Been Cheatin'
    3. Thirsty Boots
    4. Hustler, The
    5. Close the Door Lightly
    6. Song to J.C.B.
    7. Dusty Box Car Wall
    8. Looking Glass
    9. Bumblebee
    10. Violets of Dawn
    11. Eyes Gently Rolling
    12. Just a Country Dream
    13. All I Remember Is You
    14. Rollin' Home
    15. Miss Lonely Are You Blue
    16. Broken Hearted Mama
    17. Woman Is a Prism, A
    18. Hello Sun
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 7/8

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Contains 2 LPs on 1 CD.
    Personnel: Eric Andersen (vocals, guitar); Andy Johnson, Debbie Green, Amos Garrett, Hugh McCracken, Bob Rafkin, Don Thomas, Al Cooper (guitar); Weldon Myrick (steel guitar); Charlie McCoy (banjo, dobro, mandolin, harmonica, organ); Paul Harris (piano, organ); David Briggs, Debby Green, Paul Griffin (piano); Harvey Brooks, Norbert Putnam, Bob Bushnell, Joe Mack, Steve Anander (bass); Herb Lovelle (drums, percussion); Ken Buttrey, Al Rogers, Bobby Gregg (drums); George Devins, Jack Jennings (percussion).
    Producers: Jack Lothrop, Al Gorgoni, Bob Rafkin, Maynard Solomon.
    This compilation chronicles the first phase of Eric Andersen's career, as the toast of the '60s Greenwich Village folk scene, and presents an accurate depiction of Andersen's journey through Guthrie/Dylan-inspired traditionalism to more romantic, poetic expanses, and even to psychedelia-tinged rock.
    The album opens with "My Land Is a Good Land," a folk tune as subtly subversive as its apparent model, "This Land Is Your Land." From there, we move to country-tinged breakup tunes ("Close the Door Lightly," once covered by Johnny Cash), a very personal take on the civil rights struggle ("Thirsty Boots"), and highly influential song/poetry ("Violets of Dawn," reportedly an influence on Leonard Cohen). Yet another side of Andersen's early work is revealed on "A Woman Is a Prism" and "Miss Lonely Are You Blue," which hail from MORE HITS FROM TIN CAN ALLEY, a harder-edged folk-rock album. BEST OF ERIC ANDERSEN successfully evokes a period of Andersen's musical life that his hardcore fans hold dear.

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  • Genre: Folk
  • Label: Vanguard 7/8
  • Distributor: Welk
  • Analog/Digital: n/a
  • Mono/Stereo: Stereo
  • Studio/Live: Studio
  • UPC: 015707070829
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