Eric Burdon – ‘Til Your River Runs Dry (2013) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Eric Burdon – ‘Til Your River Runs Dry (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 55:03 minutes | 1,10 GB | Genre: Rock, Blues
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Hailed as one of Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Voices of All Time”, Eric Burdon makes his long-awaited return. The lead singer of The Animals has completed his most personal album to date. Til Your River Runs Dry kicks off the 50th Anniversary celebration of The Animals in 2013. The masterpiece is a collection of twelve songs, primarily written by Burdon. It reflects Burdon’s lifelong passion to express his own truth, delivering honest insight to issues including religion, politics and the environment. This is a vital addition to any music lover’s collection.

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.

01 – Water
02 – Memorial Day
03 – Devil And Jesus
04 – Wait
05 – Old Habits Die Hard
06 – Bo Diddley Special
07 – In The Ground
08 – 27 Forever
09 – River Is Rising
10 – Medicine Man
11 – Invitation To The White House
12 – Before You Accuse Me