Album review: ERIC BURDON – ‘Til Your River Runs Dry

ABKCO Records/Universal Released April 1st

Eric Burdon is of course famous as the frontman for the Animals, who celebrate their 50th anniversary this year and there are plans afoot for a special box set to celebrate this significant anniversary. It is amazing though that as he approaches his 72nd birthday he still is passionate about issues and creating new music, as many of his surviving contemporaries are happy to recycle the hits night after night.

On this new album there is a theme running through a couple of songs, namely the problem of fresh water supplies in the coming years. The aptly named ‘Water’ sets the stall out and ‘River Is Rising’ follows suit with a stark look at the current issues with the environment. ‘Invitation to the White House’ adds some horns to the proceedings as Eric Burdon tells the imaginary President hat he’d like to see done. It is not all current affairs though as he pays tribute to Bo Diddley on ‘Bo Diddley Special’, a cracking blues work out.

A topical and enjoyable album from an artist who has most probably not had the full recognition he deserves at times, although this new album and the Animals anniversary should see him rightfully back in the limelight.


Jason Ritchie


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