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Memory of the Future
Eric Andersen
Memory of the Future
Genres: Blues, Folk, Pop
 
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Well into his 30th year of recording, Eric Andersen picks up where his 1989 masterpiece Ghosts upon the Road left off. His 15th album was eight years in the making, pieced together from collaborations with Rick Danko, Rich...  more »

      
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All Artists: Eric Andersen
Title: Memory of the Future
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Appleseed Records
Original Release Date: 11/17/1998
Release Date: 11/17/1998
Genres: Blues, Folk, Pop
Styles: Contemporary Blues, Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 611587102829

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Well into his 30th year of recording, Eric Andersen picks up where his 1989 masterpiece Ghosts upon the Road left off. His 15th album was eight years in the making, pieced together from collaborations with Rick Danko, Richard Thompson, Benmont Tench, Howie Epstein, and Bob Dylan bassist Tony Garnier. It demonstrates the virtues of patient songwriting in sensual love lyrics, sprawling wanderer's laments, and Beat-poetry-inspired litanies of sins and ecstasies. "He thought of his mother / He thought of the automat / The space shuttle / Jersey cows and poison lollipops / As the dry heaves rose in his chest," he intones over a smoky, funky groove. Of all the folksingers to find their way out of the '60s, only Dylan and Joni Mitchell have remained as restless and provocative as Andersen. His imagination has grown ever more sure, his voice has become an unearthly, stately whisper, and his songs are still shapes by a singular, exceptional artistic will. --Roy Kasten

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A long way from thirsty boots
wylie spicer | Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada | 12/03/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"some people change and some just stay the same..trouble is most of this generation of writers just did themselves in.....thank god eric andersen is around to inform us what happens to talented writers when they stick around for the distance(ok ok dylan is still here but thats another planet)......eric has gotten sad about the world and our foibles and that could be a real drag to listen to but it isnt...he even makes a murder in chinatown groove along.If you didnt recognize the voice you would think this was robbie robertsons first solo album.So if you are expecting the old eric forget it but if you like the sound of change listen in"
Lyrical & Intelligent
wylie spicer | 05/11/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Like a fine wine, time has matured the work of this master songwriter. Sudden Love is about as close to a hit single as Eric is likely to have, but the depth of emotion and the sincerity of soul introspection is fine dining in an era when most music is like fast food. This CD compliments Eric's efforts with Fjeld, Danko & Andersen on the 2 Ryko CD's. If you're looking within yourself for answers, enhance the journey with this beautiful music!"
A masterpiece !!!!!!!!!
wylie spicer | 04/10/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Having been an Eric Anderson fan for more than a few years, it was a real joy to have him finally release a solo album. This album follows the path that Ghosts Upon the Road set. A true living legend whose songs never fail to evoke feelings. The song Rain Falls Down in Amsterdam brings to chilling reality the menace of racism. Not a bad song on the album, and such variety. An album you will truly enjoy......."