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Big World Abide: The Best of Eric Anders is the modern folk based anthology we have been waiting to hear, and will never forget.
[Eric's version of "Blister in the Sun" is] one of the best covers of any retro song to be heard.
...heaven-sent vocals [in] glorious tracks such as "These People" [and] "Never Enough" ...
-Louise Parker, Paste Magazine
Folk artist Eric Anders has released an outstanding collection of some of the most beautiful and meaningful songs for 2016.... Best of the best ... is what we would give this new collection....
-Sherryl Craig, Nashville Music Guide
Anders' voice is breathtaking on the album, as each piece really displays his vocal stylings, as well as his talent for instrumentation and writing songs that will pull at your very heartstrings. Anders is an impressive artist who delivers time and time again.
-Emily Hinde, No Depression
Anders’ ethereal voice is one that can be compared to the sounds of Jeff Buckley, yet he carries a type of poignancy similar to Cat Stevens. His powerful, and sometimes politically driven lyrics will make your heart heavy at times.
-Abe Noorsay, East Coast Rocker
With a sound that is reminiscent of both Neil Young and Bob Dylan, yet the new and youthful driving energy embossed sound of rock ... Big World Abide: The Best of Eric Anders is the modern folk based anthology we have been waiting to hear, and will never forget.
-Joseph Timmons, IndiePulse
Sometimes you hear a sound so honest and vulnerable that you can’t help but become emotionally moved by the sheer beauty of it. With his newest album release, Big World Abide: The Best of Eric Anders, Eric Anders offers us a compilation of some of his most intriguing and inspirational work.
-Ryan Donnelly, Vents Magazine
The absolute highlight ... is Anders' "cover" of The Violent Femmes' “Blister in the Sun" ... He makes it his own haunting version, and it is nothing short of a masterpiece.
-Rachel Freitas, Music Existence
The flow of each song works nicely, held together by fine original production and of course, the unmistakable sound of Eric Anders' voice. If you're new to his music, Big World Abide is a good place to discover Eric Anders. If you're already a fan, it's a pleasurable compilation.
-Kath Galasso, On Stage Magazine
Big World Abide: The Best of Eric Anders is a sturdy representation of Anders’ songwriting craft and lyrical potency, akin to the likes of Jack Johnson and David Gray at their most prolific.
-Samuel Mensah, Daily News Service
Eric Anders’ compilation Big World Abide draws from four of his works and the result is a time travel through the artist’s state of mind and collaborations throughout the years. The tracks he and his producers have chosen ... demonstrate Anders’s remarkable journey as a musician.
-Steph Cunningham, Scallywag Magazine
In just his second full length album, Eric Anders is already being touted as one of the best singer/songwriters of today. Upon hearing More Regrets, you realize that this praise is definitely warranted.
-Greg Howell, AntiMusic
With a voice that combines James Taylor's grounded poignancy with Jeff Buckley's complex ethereality, west coast
singer/songwriter Eric Anders creates gorgeous, wistful 'Sunday Morning' music unlike that of any other contemporary artist.
-Gail Worley, Worley Gig
Judging by this impressive debut, singer-songwriter Eric Anders deserves a seat at the table reserved for acclaimed contemporary alternative-pop troubadours such as Pete Yorn, Belle & Sebastian, and Badly Drawn Boy.
There’s a bounty of mid-tempo poise from song to song, as Anders explores the realms of troubled folks and vexing internal issues. From this pain comes musical pleasure, a soothing balm of genuine, deeply compelling explorations masquerading as pleasant songs.
-Gary Glauber, PopMatters
Songs such as 'Together Alone' and 'Icarus' explore isolation, loss, and love with an uncanny truth that casts a powerful spell that transports listeners into the songs themselves.
-Robert Kinsler, Orange County Register
Eric Anders is an obscure, independent singer songwriter whose unaffected ability to turn a phrase and otherworldly knack for arranging transcendent, melancholy melodies would have made him a superstar, you know, if records still sold based on talent.
-Gail Worley, Worley Gig
There’s nothing about Not at One that gives it away as a debut from an untested rookie in the music biz. Instead, Eric Anders and his fellow musicians arrive on the scene sounding like old friends you’ve known for years.
-Gary Glauber, PopMatters
This kind of studied, literate songwriting is a gift given to the listener—one that surprises, challenges, questions and gratifies you every time you hear it, Anders is as engaging a singer and musician as he is a writer. This is a highly recommended release and one of the most finished, self-possessed and driven DIY releases we've heard in a long, long time.
The music is laid back, richly woven, contemplative, and inviting. The vocals are hushed, gentle, whisperstrong ... this, friends, is what that whole singer/songwriter movement is all about: one man with a vision, a unique voice, solid instrumentation, and words that can—and will—open your eyes.