I would simply like to second the previous review. "Eric Andersen" is a record that I loved when it first came out, but that has in some respects grown in stature over the years, perhaps because the good things here are really rather extraordinary. In particular, "I Will Wait" has to stand as one of Andersen's finest songs with, as was noted, a truly exquisite and complex melody. It in some respects seems to have been cut from the same cloth as the equally beautiful "We Were Foolish Like the Flowers" from "Avalanche," another remarkable song that shows the songwriting heights to which Andersen could ascend at the time. No one else was writing like this in 1968, nor have they, for that matter, since. There are other classics here, most notably "Lie With Me" and "Secrets." "What Is It Like to be Free" could have been another wonderful track, but is somewhat compromised by an over-the-top arrangement...a not infrequent problem for Andersen during these years. One of his other great songs from this period, "Dreams of Rimbaud," finally appeared some time back on the re-release of the "Lost Album," but it is very much of a piece with the songs here. I have always assumed it was from the same sessions, and thought it strange that it did not make the cut for the album. It would have been very creative to have included it in this cd release. I guess we can all do that on our i-pods in any case, but it would have been interesting to see it reunited with similar work. One assumes that neither this nor "Avalanche" will stay in print for long, and so you should act now if Eric Andersen is of interest to you.