Blue River (album)

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Blue River
Studio album by Eric Andersen
Released February, 1972
Recorded 1971
Genre Folk rock
Length 46:43
Label Columbia
Producer Norbert Putnam[1]
Eric Andersen chronology
Eric Andersen
(1969)
Blue River
(1972)
Stages: The Lost Album
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars link

Blue River is the 1972 album from folk rock musician Eric Andersen. The album was recorded in Nashville, and is a regarded as a landmark recording for the singer-songwriter and folk rock genres. Guest musician Joni Mitchell contributes vocals on the title track "Blue River".[2] The album was reissued in 1999 by Columbia Legacy with two extra tracks.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Is It Really Love at All" (Andersen) – 5:21
  2. "Pearl's Goodtime Blues" (Andersen) – 2:21
  3. "Wind and Sand" (Andersen) – 4:30
  4. "Faithful" (Andersen) – 3:15
  5. "Blue River" (Andersen) – 4:46
  6. "Florentine" (Andersen) – 3:31
  7. "Sheila" (Andersen) – 4:37
  8. "More Often Than Not" (David Wiffen) – 4:52
  9. "Round the Bend" (Andersen) – 5:38
  10. "Come To My Bedside, My Darlin'" (Andersen) - 4:58 ~*
  11. "Why Don't You Love Me" (Hank Williams) - 2:54 ~*

~* = Bonus Track on CD Release (recorded during album sessions)

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
USA (Billboard 200) 169[4]

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Norbert Putnam
  • Recording Engineer: Stan Hutto/Glen Kolotkin/Stan Tonkel
  • Production Manager: Jessica Sowin
  • Art Direction: John Berg
  • Liner Notes: Anthony DeCurtis
  • Photography: Urve Kuusik/Sandy Speiser/Don Nelson

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duffy, Thom (21 January 1995). "Djanko, Field, Andersen Link Sounds of Norway, America". Billboard. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Hartenbach, Brett. "Blue River - Eric Andersen: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". allmusic.com. Allmusic. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Jacks, Kelso (2 August 1999). "Record News". CMJ New Music Report (CMJ). Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Blue River - Eric Andersen: Awards". allmusic.com. Allmusic. Retrieved 13 November 2014.