My Secret Life (Eric Burdon album)

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My Secret Life
Eric Burdon My Secret Life.jpg
Studio album by Eric Burdon
Released 27 April 2004
Genre Psychedelic rock, alternative rock
Length 57:02
Label SPV
Producer Tony Braunagel
Eric Burdon chronology
I Used To Be An Animal
(1988)I Used To Be An Animal1988
My Secret Life
Athens Traffic Live
(2005)Athens Traffic Live2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

My Secret Life is an album by Eric Burdon released in 2004. It was his first solo album release, which contains new titles, in nearly 16 years. It was his comeback album.

It features many different musical directions such as jazz, blues, soul, rock, ska, rhythm and blues, folk, boogie, world and pop. Burdon said in an interview that every song is different. The album peaked No. 93 on the German album chart after it sold 20,000 copies in the UK.

Musicians on this album includes Red Young, Martin Gerschwitz, Terry Wilson and Jon Cleary.

Besides presenting the song composed in partnership with the Brazilian rocker Marcelo Nova "Black & White World" Eric Burdon shed to the English and re-recorded two songs of Marcelo Nova: "A Garota da Motocicleta" turned "Motorcycle Girl" while "Coração Satânico" became "Devil's Slide".

The working title was "The coat of many colours".

Track listing[edit]

Track Song Title Written by Time
1. Once Upon a Time Eric Burdon, Robert Bradley 3:51
2. Motorcycle Girl Eric Burdon, Marcelo Nova 3:52
3. Over the Border David Munyon 4:27
4. The Secret Greg Barnhill, Mike Chapman 5:47
5. Factory Girl Tony Braunagel, Eric Burdon 4:40
6. Highway 62 Tony Braunagel, Eric Burdon, Johnny Lee Schell 5:29
7. Jazzman Eric Burdon, Dean Restum 3:47
8. Black and White World Eric Burdon, Marcelo Nova 3:28
9. Heaven David Byrne, Jerry Harrison 4:44
10. Devil Slide Eric Burdon, Marcelo Nova 3:35
11. Broken Records Eric Burdon 3:25
12. Can't Kill the Boogieman Eric Burdon 3:59
13. My Secret Life Leonard Cohen 5:51



  • Tony Braunagel – producer, audio production
  • Eric Burdon – executive producer
  • Terry Becker – engineer
  • Ed Cherney – mixing
  • Jörg Kyas – photography
  • Marita – photography
  • Johnny Lee Schell – engineer
  • Duane Seykora – engineer

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Campbell, Al (2011). "My Secret Life - Eric Burdon | AllMusic". Retrieved 27 August 2011.