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'Til Your River Runs Dry
     

'Til Your River Runs Dry

by Eric Burdon
 

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Eric Burdon never stopped working but he did effectively disappear, falling away from the spotlight sometime before the Animals were inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. He kept touring, kept recording, but was decidedly underneath the radar until Bruce Springsteen made him a centerpiece of his 2012 South by Southwest

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Eric Burdon never stopped working but he did effectively disappear, falling away from the spotlight sometime before the Animals were inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. He kept touring, kept recording, but was decidedly underneath the radar until Bruce Springsteen made him a centerpiece of his 2012 South by Southwest keynote address, inviting the veteran rocker to share the stage with him later that night. Suddenly, Burdon was pushed into the spotlight and he capitalized upon his raised profile, cutting a quick and dirty indie EP with Cincinnati rockers the Greenhornes and then re-upping with Abkco (home of the Animals catalog) for 2013's 'Til Your River Runs Dry, his first high-profile record in eons and his first album of largely original material since 2004. At this late stage, Burdon isn't seeking reinvention -- he sticks to his basics, including two salutes to his hero Bo Diddley (one a cover; one a tribute) -- but he doesn't sound stale, either. He's engaging in the present by relying on his tradition, reviving the menacing minor-key rock of the Animals, touching upon a bit of War's multi-cultural funk, indulging his love of the blues, all while reflecting on mortality, waging a bit of social protest, recognizing that "Old Habits Die Hard," resisting the temptation to go gently into that good night. Burdon doesn't sound like a young man but he does sound invigorated, sometimes singing so passionately he teeters on the edge of self-parody, but that's the appeal of 'Til Your River Runs Dry: Burdon pours everything into this album, as if he realizes this is his last best shot to get the credit he's due. And, against all odds, he succeeds with this tough, flinty, proudly old-fashioned rock & roll album.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/29/2013
Label:
Abkco
UPC:
0018771890621
catalogNumber:
89062
Rank:
1276

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Performance Credits

Eric Burdon   Primary Artist,Vocals
Mike Finnigan   Piano,Hammond B3
Tony Braunagel   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Jon Cleary   Guitar,Piano
Wally Ingram   Percussion
Teresa James   Background Vocals
Darrell Leonard   Trumpet
Reggie McBride   Bass
Johnny Lee Schell   Guitar
Joe Sublett   Saxophone
Terry Townson   Horn Section
Billy Valentine   Background Vocals
Billy Watts   Guitar
Terry Wilson   Bass
Red Young   Keyboards,Hammond B3
Brannen Temple   Drums
Matt Perrine   Tuba
Eric McFadden   Guitar,Mandolin,spanish guitar
Will Wheaton   Background Vocals
Craig Klein   Trombone
Jim Pugh   Piano,Keyboards
Shamaar Allen   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Marc Cohn   Composer
Eric Burdon   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Bo Diddley   Composer
Tony Braunagel   Composer,Producer
Jon Cleary   Arranger,Composer
Leslie Smith   Vocal Arrangements
Dave Steen   Composer
Terry Townson   Arranger
Terry Wilson   Composer
Stuart Ziff   Composer
Tom Hambridge   Composer
Brian Fitzpatrick   Art Direction
Gregg Sutton   Composer
Christianna Proestou   Cover Design,Layout
Marianna Burdon   Executive Producer

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