9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A very good album,
This review is from: Til Your River Runs Dry (Audio CD)
This is a very good album from one of the great performers and great survivors of rock. The word "legendary" is overused, but can be deservedly applied to Eric Burdon. Even so, when a rock performer turns 70 there is always a worry that any new work will just show a talent in decline, but not here. The man has still got it - his voice is in remarkably good shape and his ability to put over a great blues song is undiminished.
The material here is all blues-based in its many different forms. There is a powerful rocking opener in "Water," some more soulful funky stuff, elements of gospel and a terrific tribute to Bo Diddley (Bo Diddley Special) which is a great evocation of the man's spirit as well as a heartfelt thank you to him. Throughout, Eric is backed by a really solid, skilful band and has complete control over his delivery, with the same phenomenal power when he decides to unleash it. It's a very good, varied selection of songs.
Despite some terrific highlights, I'm not sure the material on this album is consistently great enough to make it a true classic, but it's a very fine piece of work. I really like it and warmly recommend it to anyone who likes well played and very well sung bluesy rock.