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Violets of Dawn
     

Violets of Dawn

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by Eric Andersen
 

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Vanguard Records' 1999 Eric Andersen compilation Violets of Dawn differs in only four tracks out of 18 from its 1970 compilation The Best of Eric Andersen, and the selection is marginally improved. (The major difference is that Violets of Dawn contains two rare tracks, "Boots of Blue" and "Rambler's

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Vanguard Records' 1999 Eric Andersen compilation Violets of Dawn differs in only four tracks out of 18 from its 1970 compilation The Best of Eric Andersen, and the selection is marginally improved. (The major difference is that Violets of Dawn contains two rare tracks, "Boots of Blue" and "Rambler's Lament," from the 1964 compilation New Folks, Vol. 2.) The sound, remastered from the original analog tapes, is much improved. Like its similar predecessor, Violets of Dawn collects the most impressive efforts from Andersen's '60s Vanguard recordings, including the title track, "Thirsty Boots," "Close the Door Lightly When You Go," and "Come to My Bedside." It also traces Andersen's musical development from acoustic folk to folk-rock and country, a development that shadowed Bob Dylan's progression during the same period. And it stops short of the excellent work Andersen did with Blue River (1972) on Columbia and Be True to You (1975) on Arista.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/07/1999
Label:
Vanguard Records
UPC:
0015707953924
catalogNumber:
79539
Rank:
268641

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Performance Credits

Eric Andersen   Primary Artist,Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Cooper   Guitar
Amos Garrett   Guitar
Bobby Gregg   Snare Drums
Debbie Green   Guitar,Piano
Steve Anander   Bass
Harvey Brooks   Electric Bass
Bob Bushnell   Bass
Kenny Buttrey   Snare Drums
Harvey Goldstein   Bass
Paul Griffin   Piano
Paul Harris   Piano
Jack Jennings   Percussion
Andy Johnson   Guitar
Herb Lovelle   Percussion,Snare Drums
Joe Mack   Bass
Hugh McCracken   Guitar
Weldon Myrick   Steel Guitar
Norbert Putnam   Bass
Bob Rafkin   Guitar
Rogers   Snare Drums
Irving Spice   Concert Master
Don Thomas   Guitar
Lance Wakely   Guitar
Charlie McCoy   Organ,Banjo,Dobro,Harmonica,Mandolin
Paul Devins   Percussion
Robert Yellin   Banjo
David Briggs   Piano

Technical Credits

Billy Altman   Liner Notes
Gorgoni   Arranger,Producer
Jack Lothrop   Producer

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Violets of Dawn 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Coming from the same Greenwich Village scene as Bob Dylan, Andersen's lyrics are spare but haunting (by which Leonard Cohen claims to have been influenced) and there's an intimate humanity here that Dylan's music seldom has. From the beautiful title track to the rumbling ''Box Car Wall'', this compilation does Andersen proud.