Dirty Linen - p.88
"With the release of WAVES, his second album of covers, he again reveals his interpretative powers with deeply personal translations of tunes..."
Personnel: Eric Andersen (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica); Eric Andersen (guitars); Pete Kennedy (acoustic guitar, acoustic 12-string guitar, electric guitar); Robert Aaron (acoustic guitar, flute, piccolo, melodica, oboe, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, piano, Fender Rhodes piano, organ, congas); Tom Rush (acoustic guitar, background vocals); Happy Traum (banjo); Russell Walden (keyboards); Willie Martinez (drums, congas, bongos, percussion); Maura Kennedy (background vocals); Judy Collins (vocals, acoustic guitar); Arlo Guthrie (acoustic guitar, background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Andy Grassi.
Liner Note Authors: Robbie Woliver; Jim Musselman.
Recording information: Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay, San Diego, CA (06/30/2002); LoHo Studios (06/30/2002); Morrisound Recording, Tampa, FL (06/30/2002); Platinume Sound Studios, New York, NY (06/30/2002).
Photographers: David Gahr; Diana Davies; Carol Rothman; Henry Diltz; Billy Name; John Pilla.
Arranger: Robert Aaron.
A companion piece to Eric Andersen's THE STREET WAS ALWAYS THERE, WAVES presents the former Greenwich Village folkie covering the 1960s tunes of his contemporaries, including Tim Buckley, Fred Neil, Phil Ochs, and Bob Dylan. Andersen's gritty, timeworn voice lends an added charm to this laid-back set, which closes with two of his own songs, "Hymn of Waves" and a live recording of "Thirsty Boots," which features Judy Collins, Arlo Guthrie, and Tom Rush.