- Released: May 22, 2007
- Label: Appleseed Records
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"He steps up as a hard-rocking, punk-folk master with 'Runaway' and 'You Can't Relive the Past'..."
- 1.The Other Side of This Life
- 2.The Blues Keep Fallin' Like the Rain
- 3.Trouble in Paris
- 5.Don't It Make You Wanna Sing the Blues
- 7.Goin' Gone
- 8.Losing Hand
- 9.Shame, Shame, Shame
- 10.Blue River
- 11.You Can't Relive the Past
Personnel: Eric Andersen (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Eric Andersen; Vidar Busk, Morten Omlid (guitar); Jen Haugland (bass instrument); Eskil Aasland (drums).
Additional personnel: Vidar Busk.
Audio Mixer: Jan Erik Kongshaug.
Recording information: John Dee, Oslo, Norway (06/29/2006).
Four decades into his career, folkie Eric Andersen's first-ever live album is both a solid overview of his stellar career as a songwriter and a tribute to the folk and blues songs that inspired him. Fred Neil's "The Other Side of This Life," Ray Charles's "Losing Hand," and a song Andersen co-wrote with Lou Reed, "You Can't Relive the Past," are all among the highlights. Recorded in a Norwegian blues club backed by an electric band of local musicians, BLUE RAIN features Eric Andersen at his most assertive and passionate.