Исполнитель: Eric Burdon Альбом: My Secret Life Год выпуска: 2004 Стиль: Blues Rock Формат: flac (image, cue, log) Битрейт: lossless Время звучания: 57:00 Размер: 380 mb ======================================== Tracklist: 01. Once Upon a TimeBradley 3:51 02. Motorcycle GirlBurdon, Nova 3:52 03. Over the BorderMunyon, Standley 4:27 04. The SecretBarnhill, Chapman 5:47 05. Factory Girl Braunagel, Burdon 4:40 06. Highway 62Braunagel, Burdon, Schell 5:29 07. JazzmanBurdon, Restum 3:47 08. Black and White World Burdon, Nova 3:28 09. HeavenByrne, Harrison 4:44 10. Devil SlideBurdon, Nova 3:35 11. Broken RecordsBurdon, Webster 3:25 12. Can't Kill the BoogiemanBurdon 3:59 13. My Secret LifeCohen, Robinson 5:51 ================================================================[spoyler=Personnel:]Eric Burdon - Vocals Johnny Lee Schell - Guitar Jon Cleary - Piano Martin Gerschwitz - Piano (Electric), organ (Hammond) Mike Finnigan - Organ Ivan Neville - Piano, Organ (Hammond), Clavinet, Vocals (Background) Daniel Timms - Organ Joe Sublett - Sax Darrell Leonard - Trumpet Nick Lane - Trombone Eric Rigler - Irish Whistle, Uillean Pipes Reggie McBride - Bass Terry Wilson - Bass James "Hutch" Hutchinson - Bass Bob Glaub - Bass Lenny Castro - Percussion Michito Sanchez - Percussion Tony B! - Percussion Tony Braunagel - Drums Teresa James - Vocals (Background) Billy Trudell - Vocals (Background) Gromyko Collins - Vocals (Background) Julie Delgado - Vocals (Background) Kudisan Kai - Vocals (Background) Valerie Davis - Vocals (Background)[/spoyler]================================================================ ================================================================[spoyler=Eric Burdon - My Secret Life] Eric Burdon's life has been a musical journey matched by few other performers in rock music history. He has gone from the driving force of the grittiest British Invasion band, to pioneering the San Francisco psychedelic rock scene, to fronting War, the biggest funk band of the 1970's, to cutting an LP with an early influence, jazz-blues great Jimmy Witherspoon, to coming full-circle and reuniting his original band, The Animals, for a series of projects and a world-wide tour, to forming a new group of "Animals". On "My Secret Life", he reminds his loyal fans that his voice is unmistakably original, and show his diversity on the 12 songs. Sometimes soulful ("Once Upon A Time"), jazzy ("Motorcycle Girl") and all out rocking ("Over The Border"). In "Factory Girl" you can hear the passion that Eric feels for his music, only his voice accompanied by a lone guitar in a sea of emotion. His authentic blues voice is still in top form and so are his energetic live performances.
My Secret Life consists of 13 tracks that form a loose song cycle revolving around Eric Burdon's love of American music, specifically R&B, soul, blues, and jazz. While that theme dominates the entire record it is especially true on the eight tunes penned or co-written by Burton. "Can't Kill the Boogieman" is a heartfelt tribute dedicated to John Lee Hooker featuring Burdon's cherished memories of the blues legend sung over the tune of Hooker's classic "Boogie Chillen." He also shades/characterizes such artists as Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Philly Joe Jones, Billie Holiday, Josephine Baker, Otis Redding, and Chet Baker with first person observations, a skill no doubt honed with a foray into writing his autobiography -Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood: A Memoir. Burdon's voice is in fine shape, and he effortlessly jumps from soft spoken passages to his trademark blues grit that remains instantly recognizable from his days as vocalist of the Animals in the '60s. What really makes this effort stand out from previous solo albums is the music itself. Instead of relying on the vocals to carry the music, My Secret Life allows the music to flow with unrestrained character darting off in several eclectic directions. "Once Upon a Time" apes both the Band and Van Morrison circa 1970, "The Secret" has slight elements of world rhythms, "Factory Girl" and "Highway 62" are dominated by a snaky Memphis guitar reminiscent of Pops Staples, and "Black and White World" (not the Elvis Costello tune) combines a breezy Hammond B-3 organ penetrated by a hyper ska beat. This disc should please any Burdon or Animals fan, but, more importantly, it may gain him some new listeners as well. ~ Al Campbell, All Music Guide