In February 1972.

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In February 1972, “Columbia” label released “Blue River”, the ninth Eric Andersen album. It was recorded in 1971, in Nashville, and was produced by Norbert Putnam. “Blue River” is regarded  as a landmark recording for the singer-songwriter and folk rock genres.

Personnel:

  • Eric Andersen- acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, harmonica, vocals
  • David Bromberg- dobro, acoustic guitar
  • Andy Johnson- electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vibraphone, background vocals
  • David Briggs- organ, keyboards, celeste
  • Weldon Myrick- steel guitar
  • Norbert Putnam- bass
  • Glen Spreen- organ, harpsichord, keyboards, woodwinds
  • Eddie Hinton- acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Grady Martin- gut string guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Kevin Kelly- accordion
  • Mark Sporer- bass
  • Kenneth Buttrey- drums, percussion, tambourine
  • Jim McKevitt- drums
  • Rick Shlosser- drums
  • Deborah Andersen- piano, background vocals
  • Joni Mitchell- vocals, background vocals
  • Farrell Morris- vibraphone, background vocals
  • Jerry Carrigan- percussion
  • Millie Kirkham- background vocals
  • Sonja Montgomery- background vocals
  • Laverna Moore- background vocals
  • Florence Warner- background vocals
  • Temple Riser- background vocals
  • The Jordanaires- background vocals
  • The Holidays- background vocals
  • 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

Track listing:

  1. Is It Really Love at All – Eric Andersen
  2. Pearl’s Goodtime Blues – Eric Andersen
  3. Wind and Sand – Eric Andersen
  4. Faithful – Eric Andersen
  5. Blue River – Eric Andersen
  6. Florentine – Eric Andersen
  7. Sheila – Eric Andersen
  8. More Often Than Not – David Wiffen
  9. Round the Bend – Eric Andersen
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