Sun Secrets

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Sun Secrets
Studio album by The Eric Burdon Band
Released December 1974
Recorded 1973 at Record Plant, San Francisco, CA
Genre Rock, hard rock, heavy metal, progressive rock, funk, protopunk
Length 47:30
Label Capitol
Producer Jerry Goldstein
Eric Burdon chronology
Sun Secrets
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Robert Christgau C[1]
Allmusic 2/5 stars[2]

Sun Secrets is an album by The Eric Burdon Band recorded in 1973 and released in December 1974.

It includes some re-recording of songs, with which lead singer Eric Burdon topped the charts a few years before. The band included Aalon Butler on guitar, Randy Rice on bass and Alvin Taylor on drums.

"The Real Me", "Ring of Fire" and "Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood" were released as singles. The album peaked No. 51 on the Billboard album chart in 1975.

They formed in 1971, after Burdon left his previous band War to cut an album with blues/jazz-great Jimmy Witherspoon. They recorded the album ‘’Guilty’’ and then, without Witherspoon, the album ‘’Stop'’.

Track list[edit]

  1. It’s My Life” (4:43, Atkins, D’Errico)
  2. Ring of Fire” (6:11, Carter, Kilgore)
  3. Medley: When I Was Young / War Child” (8:30, Burdon, Butler)
  4. "The Real Me" (3:34, Burdon, Butler)
  5. Medley:Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood / Nina’s School” (8:25, Benjamin, Marcus, Caldwell, Burdon, Butler)
  6. Letter from the County Farm” (13:05, Burdon, Gordon)
  7. Sun Secrets” (3:02, Butler)


  • In 1993 Avenue records and Rhino Entertainment fusioned the albums together.
  • The song "Be Mine" (8:10, from "Stop") is not included on the compilation.
  • Available on quadrophonic 8-track cartridge in 1974 Q8W-11359 on Capitol.


  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (17 March 1975). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Viglione, Joe. "Sun Secrets - The Eric Burdon Band | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". Retrieved 1 March 2014.