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Eric Burdon Releases ‘Personal’ Album

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Eric Burdon has released the album ‘Til Your River Runs Dry. The front-man of The Animals says he’s finally comfortable enough with his British Invasion legacy to write and record the kind of blues-jazz material that’s meant the most to him.

Eric Burdon says it took him decades to come to terms with his 1960s image:

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His music gets very personal: the opening track, “Water” is inspired by a comment by former Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev at an event they attended — that water would be a huge issue once the world solved its energy problems. “Bo Diddley Special” is dedicated to the R&B pioneer he admired but never saw in person — until he attended his funeral. And “27 Forever” is the message of a survivor who saw friends and fellow icons Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison die at that age within months of each other.

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