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Eric Andersen Discography

Eric Andersen first came to prominence as a performer in San Francisco in the early 1960's. He moved to New York in 1964 and became part of the Greenwich Village folk scene that included Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs and others. His first LP for Vanguard was released in 1965. A second LP followed in 1966. His third release for Vanguard, in 1967, comprised the same songs as on the 2nd LP with folk rock instrumentation replacing the acoustic folk presentation. Two more LPs followed for Vanguard before the end of the decade.

In 1969 Andersen moved to Warner Brothers and this association led to him being part of the Festival Express tour across Canada with, among other, the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and The Band. Two LPs were released by Warner Brothers. In 1972 Andersen moved to the Columbia label and released Blue River, his most successful release at that time. A second LP was recorded for Columbia but the master tapes were lost. The album was not released until being rediscovered after 15 years. In the mid-1970s Andersen moved again to the Arista label and recorded two more LPs.

Toward the end of the decade Andersen moved to Europe. Two European albums were released plus a soundtrack album. 1988 saw the release of Ghosts Upon The Road, his first US release in over a decade. In the early 1990s he formed a productive performing and recording association with Rick Danko and Jonas Fjeld. Since then Andersen has spent time in both the US and Europe and continues to release occasional albums.

Additions, corrections and comments are welcome

Major releases

Various artist comps
w/ unreleased tracks
w/ prev. released tracks

Other releases
Guest appearances
Covers of EA songs

album cover

Major releases


info Today Is The Highway, Eric Andersen, 1965
info 'Bout Changes And Things, Eric Andersen, 1966
info 'Bout Changes And Things Take 2, Eric Andersen, 1967
info More Hits From Tin Can Alley, Eric Andersen, 1968
info A Country Dream, Eric Andersen, 1969
info Avalanche, Eric Andersen, 1970
info Eric Andersen, Eric Andersen, 1970
info Blue River, Eric Andersen, 1972
info Be True To You, Eric Andersen, 1975
info Sweet Surprise, Eric Andersen, 1976
info Midnight Son, Eric Andersen, 1980
info Tight in the Night, Eric Andersen, 1984
info Istanbul Soundtrack, Eric Andersen, 1985 (also released as Movin' With the Wind)
info Ghosts Upon The Road, Eric Andersen, 1988
info Stages: The Lost Album, Eric Andersen, 1991
info Danko/Fjeld/Andersen, Rick Danko / Jonas Fjeld / Eric Andersen, 1991
info Ridin' On The Blinds, Rick Danko / Jonas Fjeld / Eric Andersen, 1994
info Memory Of The Future, Eric Andersen, 1998
info You Can't Relive The Past, Eric Andersen, 2000
info One More Shot, Rick Danko, Jonas Fjeld, Eric Andersen, 2001
info Beat Avenue, Eric Andersen, 2002
info Street Was Always There: Great American Song Series, Vol. 1, Eric Andersen, 2004
info Waves: Great American Song Series, Vol. 2, Eric Andersen, 2005
info Blue Rain, Eric Andersen, 2007
info The Cologne Concert, Eric Andersen, 2011


info The Best Of Eric Andersen, Eric Andersen, 1970
info The Best Songs, Eric Andersen, 1977
info Retrospective, Eric Andersen, 1981
info Collection, Eric Andersen, 1997
info Violets Of Dawn, Eric Andersen, 1999
info Exile: European & Canadian Recordings 1980-1984, Eric Andersen, 2000
info Vanguard Visionaries, Eric Andersen, 2007
info So Much on My Mind: The Anthology, Eric Andersen, 2007


Further singles will be added.

info Movin' With the Wind / Istanbul, Eric Andersen, 1985, EMI Belgium / Benelux 1A 006 1191977

Eric Andersen tracks on various artists compilations

Various artists compilations with previously unreleased tracks

info New Folks 2, Various Artists, 1964
info The Broadside Singers: Broadside, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 1964
info First Family of New Rock, Various Artists, 1969
info October 10th 1969, Various Artists, 1969
info Broadside Ballads, Vol. 6: Broadside Reunion, 1971
info Owen Sound Summerfolk Festival Live, Various Artists, 1979
info Fast Folk Musical Magazine Volume 1 No. 1, Various Artists, 1984
info Fast Folk Musical Magazine Volume 4 No. 5/6, Various Artists, 1988
info Fast Folk Musical Magazine Volume 6 No. 9, Various Artists, 1993
info Kerouac: Kicks Joy Darkness, Various Artists, 1997
info What's That I Hear?: The Songs of Phil Ochs, Various Artists, 1998
info Kerrville: End of the Century, Various Artists, 2000
info If I Had a Song: The Songs of Pete Seeger, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 2001
info Judy Collins Wildflower Festival, Judy Collins / Eric Anderson / Tom Rush / Arlo Guthrie, 2003
info May Your Song Always Be Sung: The Songs Of Bob Dylan, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 2003

Various artists compilations with previously released tracks

info The Sound Of Folk Music Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1964
info The 1969 Warner/Reprise Songbook, Various Artists, 1969
info Tenth Anniversary Albums, Various Artists, 1969?
info Some Of Our Best Friends Are, Various Artists, 1969
info The Sound of Today and Tomorrow, Various Artists, 1969
info The Big Ball, Various Artists, 1970
info Greatest Folksingers of the Sixties, 1972?
info World's Greatest Rock Festival (Reunion '74), Various Artists, 1974
info All Ears Review, Vol.7: Still Amazing After All These Years, Various Artists, 1989
info Troubadours of the Folk Era, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1992
info The Original New Folks, Various Artists, 1993
info Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Songs of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, 1994
info Vanguard Folk Sampler, Various Artists, 1996
info Vanguard Collector's Edition, 1997
info Legendary Folk Singers, Various Artists, 1997
info Folk Hits, Various Artists, 1998
info Paradigm Associated Labels, Various Artists, 1998
info Folk, Gospel & Blues: Will the Circle Be Unbroken, 1999
info Sony Music 100 Years: Soundtrack for a Century, 1999
info The Best Of Folk Music, Various Artists, 199?
info Time-Life Treasury of Folk, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 199?
info Time-Life's Treasury of Folk, Vol. 4: Folk Rock, Various Artists, 199?
info Best of Broadside 1962-1988, Various Artists, 2000
info Route 50: Vanguard Records 50th Anniversary Sampler, Various Artists, 2000
info Washington Square Memoirs: The Great Urban Folk Boom, 1950-1970, 2001
info Vanguard: Roots of Folk, Various Artists, 2002
info Kerrville Folk Festival: The Silverwolf Years, Various Artists, 2002
info This Land Is Your Land, Vol. 2: Let Freedom Sing, Various Artists, 2003
info The Best of the Kerrville Folk Festival, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 2003
info Singers and Songwriters: Mavericks, Various Artists, 2003
info The Vanguard Folk Rock Album, Various Artists, 2005
info J.D. Kroeske Presents Americana, Various Artists, 2006
info Kerrville Folk Festival: The Best of Kerrville, Various Artists, 2007
info Sowing the Seeds: The 10th Anniversary, Various Artists, 2007
info Back On Track: Songs We Shouldn't Forget, Various Artists, 2011
info Make It Your Sound, Make It Your Scene: Vanguard Records & The 1960s Musical Revolution, Various Artists, 2012
info American Roots: Singers & Songs, Various Artists, 2013
info Truckers, Kickers, Cowboy Angels: The Blissed-Out Birth of Country Rock Vol. 3: 1970, Various Artists, 2015

Guest appearances on other recordings

Guest appearances - major albums

info White Lightnin' Fresh Air, Ramsey and Ray, 1970
info More Music From Mud Acres, Woodstock Mountains, 1977
info Pretty Lucky, Woodstock Mountains Revue, 1978
info Beau Woes and Other Problems of Modern Life, Christine Lavin, 1987
info Music From Mud Acres, Woodstock Mountains Revue, 1987
info The Broadside Tapes 1, Phil Ochs, 1989
info Jonas Fjelds Beste, Jonas Fjeld, 1999
info Tidevann, Jonas Fjeld, 2001
info What Can I Give?, Mark Fromm, 2002
info Boston Music Hall, 12/5/1972, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 2003
no info Preparation Of The Bridegroom, Mark Fromm, 2003 (to be released)
info Troubadour, Robert Hazard, 2007

Appearances on video/DVD

info Folk City: 25th Anniversary Concert, Various Artists, 1987 (1996?)
info Judy Collins Wildflower Festival, Judy Collins / Eric Anderson / Tom Rush / Arlo Guthrie, 2003
info Joni Mitchell: Woman of Heart and Mind, Joni Mitchell, 2003
info Festival Express, Various Artists, 2003 (DVD release 2004)

Recordings that include songs written or co-written by Eric Andersen

Compositions on major albums, singles and compilations

info More Big Folk Hits, The Brothers Four, 1964
info Fifth Album, Judy Collins, 1965
info That's the Way It's Gonna Be, Chad Mitchell Trio, 1965
info You've Got to Hide Your Love Away, The Silkie, 1965
no info Single: I Dig Rock And Roll Music / Rolling Home, Peter, Paul & Mary, 1965, Warner Bros WV 5078
no info Single (I'll Keep it With Mine / Thirsty Boots), Judy Collins, 1965, Elektra EK-45601 (possibly only released as a promo single)
info God Bless the Grass, Pete Seeger, 1966
info Changes, Jim & Jean, 1966
info Live At The Cafe Au Go Go, The Blues Project, 1966
info Of Love And War, Randy Burns, 1966
no info Single (Violets Of Dawn / Power Of Decision), The Moonstones, 1966, Parlophone R5497
no info Single (Back Door Man / Violets Of Dawn), The Blues Project, 1966, Verve Folkways 5004
info Violets Of Dawn, Chad Mitchell Trio, 1966
info The Death Defying Judy Henske: The First Concert Album, Judy Henske, 1966
info Himself, Chad Mitchell, 1966
info The Robbs, The Robbs, 1967
no info Single (Girls, Girls / Violets Of Dawn), The Robbs, 1967, Mercury 72730
info Album 1700, Peter, Paul & Mary, 1967
info 24 Hours, Ant Trip Ceremony, 1968
info Of The Blues Project, The Blues Project, 1968
info Brother And Sister, Chuck And Mary Perrin, 1969
info This Way Is My Way, Anne Murray, 1969
info No Explanations, Len Novy, 1969
info The Best Of The Blues Project (Verve), The Blues Project, 1969
info ...I've Lost My Yo-Yo?, The Brandywine Singers, 196?
info Rick Nelson in Concert, Rick Nelson, 1970
info Copperfields, The Dillards, 1970
info Second Thoughts, McKendree Spring, 1970
no info Single (Close The Door Lightly When You Go / Touch Her If You Can), The Dillards, 1970, Elektra EKS-45681
no info Single (Close The Door Lightly When You Go / Close The Door Lightly When You Go), The Dillards, 1970 (promo mono/stereo)
info Linda Ronstadt, Linda Ronstadt, 1971
no info Traveling Light, Cliff Waldron & the New Shades of Grass, 1971, Rebel SLP 1500
info Tigers Will Survive, Iain Matthews, 1971
no info Single (Close The Door Lightly When You Go / Ice Covered Birches), Cliff Waldron & the New Shades of Grass, 1971, Rebel 311
info Donal Leace, Donal Leace, 1972
info Wake Of The Flood, Grateful Dead, 1973
info Single (Eyes Of The World / Weather Report Suite Part 1), Grateful Dead, 1973
info Circles, Mary Travers, 1974
info Beginnings With The Chad Mitchell Trio, John Denver / Chad Mitchell Trio, 1974
info Single (Under The Double Eagle / Close The Door Lightly When You Go), Sharpie Clark, 1974?
info In Person: At Randy Wood's Old Time Pickin' Parlor, Buck White & Down Home Folks, 1977
info Jericho Harp, Jericho Harp, 1977
info On the Shoreline, Peter Morse, 1977
info Merrilee Rush, Merrilee Rush, 1977
info I Want To Live, John Denver, 1977
info Wake Of The Flood / From The Mars Hotel, Grateful Dead, 1977?
info Johnny & June, Johnny Cash and June Carter, 1978
info The Most Beautiful Songs Of, Judy Collins, 1979
info My Old Paint Mare, Country Ham, 1980
info Book Of The Month Box Set, Judy Collins, 1981
info I Flash Daily, The Daily Flash, 1984
info Saturday Night/Sunday Morning, Lonesome River Band, 1986
info Her Finest Hour, Judy Collins, 1986
info Heyday: BBC Radio Sessions, 1968-1969, Fairport Convention, 1987
info We the People, Various Artists, 1987
info Coconut Gove, Gove Scrivenor, 1988
info Heartbreak Hotel, The Doug Dillard Band, 1988
info The Best Of The Blues Project (Rhino), The Blues Project, 1989
info Nuggets, Vol. 8 - The Northwest, Various Artists, 198?
info Banjo Dan and the Mid-Nite Plowboys, Banjo Dan and the Mid-Nite Plowboys, 1990
info Let It Fly, The Dillards, 1991
info Circle Of Friends: Cris Live..., Cris Williamson, 1991
info 20 Country Greats, Reg Lindsay, 1992
info World-Class Folk, The Brandywine Singers, 1992?
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 1, Grateful Dead, 1993
info Womanly Arts, Liz Meyer, 1993
info Heartbreak Hotel / What's That?, Doug Dillard Band, 1993
info Tigers Will Survive / If You Saw Thro' My Eyes, Iain Matthews, 1993
info Soul Of A Man: Al Kooper Live, Al Kooper, 1995
info The Very Best Of The Chad Mitchell Trio, Chad Mitchell Trio, 1996
info God Bless the Conspiracy, McKendree Spring, 1996
info The Rocky Mountain Collection, John Denver, 1996
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 7, Grateful Dead, 1997
info Dusty Boxcar Wall, Art Stevenson & High Water, 1997
info The Blues Project Anthology, The Blues Project, 1997
info Rick Nelson & The Stone Canyon Band, Vol. 2, Rick Nelson, 1997
info Country Roads Collection, John Denver, 1997
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 12, Grateful Dead, 1998
info Bittersweet Street, Anne Hills, 1998
info Outside The Family Way, Mark J. Bradlyn, 1998
info Stonewall Celebration Concert, Renateo Russo, 1998
info Solid Gove, Gove Scrivenor, 1998
info 40 Most Popular American Folk Songs, Paul & Margie, 1998
info Bleecker Street: Greenwich Village in the 1960's, Various Artists, 1999
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 14, Grateful Dead, 1999
info Laughing Water, Jazz Is Dead, 1999
info Like a River, Aileen and Elkin Thomas, 1999
info The Best of Cliff Waldron, Cliff Waldron, 1999
info Mending Fences, The Larkin Family, 199?
info One for the Road, Side By Side, 19??
info Friends With You, Side By Side, 19??
info Something Special, The Shaw Brothers, 2000
info Greatest Hits, The Brothers Four, 2000
info The Sea To The North, Garth Hudson, 2001
info Single: By Your Side, Beachwood Sparks, 2001
info This Way Is My Way / Honey Wheat & Laughter, Anne Murray, 2001
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 24, Grateful Dead, 2002
info Close the Door Lightly, Catherine Lawrence & Colchester County Bluegrass, 2002
info 36 Greatest Hits, Judy Collins, 2002
info That's the Way It's Gonna Be/Violets of Dawn, Chad Mitchell Trio, 2003
info Star Box: The Brothers Four, The Brothers Four, 2003?
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 31, Grateful Dead, 2004
info Pickin' and Fiddlin'/Wheatstraw Suite/Copperfields, The Dillards, 2004
info Himself / Love, A Feeling Of, Chad Mitchell, 2004
info Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack, Grateful Dead, 2004
info Beyond Description, Grateful Dead, Oct 2004
info One Clear Moment, Linda Thompson, 2004 (bonus track)
info The Last Word, Chuck And Mary Perrin, 2004
info Live At The Wolf, Garth And Maud Hudson, 2005
info Let the Music Flow: The Best of 1963-1979, The Dillards, 2005
info Behind the Scenes, Darrell Webb, 2005
info Love & Thirst, Joyce Andersen, 2005
info The Alaskan Mile, Doug Geeting, 2005
info Changes / People World, Jim & Jean, 2005
info The 1000th Show, Dark Star Orchestra, 2005
info Fifth Album/In My Life, Judy Collins, 2006
info The Best of Linda Ronstadt: The Capitol Years, Linda Ronstadt, 2006
info Folk Singer, John Denver, 2006
info Forever John Denver, John Denver, 2006
info The Skylighters, The Skylighters, 2006
info Live at the Delta of Venus, Mad Cow String Band, 2006
info Big Judy: How Far This Music Goes (1962-2004), Judy Henske, 2007
info Nick, Bob & John: The Final Concert, The Kingston Trio, 2007
info Live at the BBC, Fairport Convention, 2007
info Letters from Sinners & Strangers, Eilen Jewell, 2007
info Twice Upon a Time, The Kingston Trio, 2008
info Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings, Grateful Dead, 2008
info For You: The Decca Years, Rick Nelson, 2008
info The Village: A Celebration of the Music of Greenwich Village, Various Artists (Mary Chapin Carpenter), 2009
info Road Trips: Vol 2, Number 3: June 1974, Wall Of Sound, Grateful Dead, 2009
info Road Trips: Vol 4, Number 3: Denver 1973, Grateful Dead, 2011
info Dave's Picks Volume 2: Hartford, CT, 7/31/74, Grateful Dead, 2012
info Dave's Picks 2012 Bonus CD, Grateful Dead, 2012
info Dave's Picks Volume 9: Harry Adams Field House, U. of Montana, Missoula, 5/14/74, Grateful Dead, 2014
info Dave's Picks Volume 13: Winterland, SF, 2/24/74, Grateful Dead, 2015
info Dave's Picks Volume 17: Fresno, 7/19/74, Grateful Dead, 2016
info Grateful Dead Records Collection, Grateful Dead, 2017
info Pacific Northwest '73-'74: The Complete Recordings, Grateful Dead, 2018
info Portland Memorial Coliseum 5/19/74, Grateful Dead, 2018
info Dave's Picks Volume 34: Miami 6/23/74, Grateful Dead, 2020
info The Story Of The Grateful Dead, Grateful Dead, 2020
info Alone Together: The Living Room Sessions, Vol 1, Holly Bowling, 2020
info Seeking All That's Still Unsung, Holly Bowling, 2020
info Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO 12/10/71, Grateful Dead, 2021
info Listen to the River: St. Louis '71 '72 '73, Grateful Dead, 2021
info The Wilderness Sessions Vol. 10: Hardscrabble Mountain, Holly Bowling, 2021

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