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Best Of Eric Andersen
Genres: Blues, Folk, Pop
Tracks: — 1. My Land Is a Good Land — 2. Hey Babe, Have You Been Cheatin' — 3. Thirsty Boots — 4. The Hustler — 5. Close the Door Lightly When You Go — 6. Song to J.C.B. — 7. Dusty Box Car Wall — 8. Looking Glass — 9. Bumblebee 10.... more »
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1. My Land Is a Good Land
2. Hey Babe, Have You Been Cheatin'
3. Thirsty Boots
4. The Hustler
5. Close the Door Lightly When You Go
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
18. Hello Sun
Coffee,Cream & Sugar
Avalon Don | Huntington Beach, California United States | 07/06/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm in the minority on this one, but I prefer Eric Andersen's early coffeehouse sound. His signature song has always been "Thirsty Boots". Look up most early various artists folk collections and you'll find the classic "Violets Of Dawn". The rest of these songs are also enjoyable with Eric singing solidly with a full band. Maybe the majority prefer "Blue River", but "The Best Of" is definitely top two. This is a good example where simple makes for outstanding."
Not the orignal recordings, but still very good
Joe Sixpack -- Slipcue.com | ...in Middle America | 06/12/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album is controversial because it features re-recordings of some of this Greenwich Village folkie's best material, made with larger arrangements and orchestrations that sometimes blot out the gentle, quavering quality of his original acoustic recordings. Still, Andersen was one of the most unique voices of the early '60s folk scene and even in altered form, his songs are quite effective. (Besides, didn't *he* make the alterations? So get over it!) It is lamentable that there doesn't seem to be a comparable "best-of" of his earlier recordings, but even with the goofy bells and string arrangements, "My Land" is still a great patriotic anthem, and "Thirsty Boots" is still a great Woody Guthrie imitation. Worth checking out"
Best of Eric Andersen?
David Au | Singapore | 01/12/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This album does not deserve the tittle. If you want to listen to Eric's best songs, find some of his solos. Eric is at his best when only he and himself plays the guitar (and harmonica) and sings. Only in that way can you feel the charm of his voice! You can Testify it by listening to "Boot of Blue" and "Come to My Bedside" in the album THE ORIGINAL NEW FOLKS."