Eric Andersen: Stages - The Lost Album
In my opinion, some of Rick Danko's best recorded work from the last decade can be heard in his
collaborations with Eric Andersen and Jonas Fjeld. Rick
appeared on several cuts included on Andersen's Stages: The Lost Album, released in 1991.
Of those cuts, my personal favorite is "Make It Last (Angel in the Wind)". Rick plays bass and sings
harmony along with Shawn Colvin on the song. Andersen, Danko & Colvin-- three delicately beautiful
voices that blend together perfectly. A glimpse of that magic that Rick performed when he sang with
Richard and Levon can be heard in his singing with Eric and Shawn.
Andersen, Danko & Colvin seem to be musical kindred spirits. Just as Rick breathed a new level of
intensity in his interpretation of Andersen's "Blue River", included on the
first DFA album, Ms. Colvin
did the same with her brilliantly fresh version of "Twilight" from her
Cover Girl album.
Give the Stages album a listen. It's a perfect example of performers putting all their heart into the
music. That's what really matters.
Eric Andersen returned to the mainstream with his critically acclaimed 1991 Columbia/Legacy album, Stages: The Lost Album. Rick Danko guests on three tracks, and Garth Hudson is backing up Andersen on one other track. The album includes the songs "Baby I'm Lonesome" and "Lie with Me" that also surfaced on the trio Danko/Fjeld/Andersen's second album Ridin' on the Blinds. The last track on Stages is Norwegian roots artist Jonas Fjeld's "Soul of My Song" (originally "Nerven i min Sang", co-written with Norwegian troubadour and media personality Ole Paus).
Sidemen(only members of the Band listed)
Eric Andersen - Stages: The Lost Album - 57:51 - 1991 - Columbia/Legacy CK 47120
AMG Rating: 8 (out of 9)