As I sort mp3s and do some research for the seventh chapter of the series Floyd’s Prism, I find myself reluctant to pass by at least one of the unusable items that comes up in the search for “Violet.”
I find it difficult to believe, but in six-plus years of blogging about music, I’ve never once mentioned the song “Violets of Dawn” in connection with its creator, Eric Andersen. I’ve cited the song twice, both times while writing about Rick Nelson and his 1969 album recorded live at the Troubadour. My not mentioning the source of the song is especially puzzling given the regard I have for Andersen.
So here, from his 1966 album ’Bout Changes & Things, is Eric Andersen’s “Violets of Dawn.”
I’ll be back tomorrow with “Violet.”
Tags: Eric Andersen