Eric Andersen - 'Bout Changes 'n' Things Take 2 (1967)

Eric Andersen is an American singer-songwriter.

By 1967 folk-rock had well and truly taken over and was already transforming into psychedelic rock. As of such, Eric Andersen's electric folk-rock debut was a year or two late to really make an impact on the genre (two years had passed since Dylan famously plugged in). The way he approached folk rock was also very odd - rather than pressing on with new material, he simply re-recorded his second album (1966's 'Bout Changes 'n' Things) with new band arrangements. No doubt this was to try and gain a new, more rock and pop orientated audience, as the boundaries between folk and rock & roll were now so blurred. Those who had been fans of Andersen since his first two albums probably felt conned, as they would have preffered some new songs, whether they were electric or not. The band arrangements themselves (with Paul Harris on piano and organ, Harvey Brooks on bass and Herbie Lovelle on drums) weren't exactly revolutionary, so the album didn't so much re-invent the songs as it did embellish them a little bit.
Nevertheless it's still a great album of mellow singer-songwriter fare, featuring many of his best-known songs ("Violets Of Dawn", "Thirsty Boots", etc).

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