Andersen reemerged in 1988 with a new album, Ghosts upon the Road. Though the album did only modestly well, it was widely praised and placed on a number of critics' year-end "best of" lists Stages: The Lost Album. The Stages tapes were found nearly two decades after they had been lost. Forty boxes consisting of the original master tapes were found October 1989 in the vaults at Columbia Records in New York
Released in 1989, "Ghosts Upon the Road" was Eric Andersen's first American album in 12 years. Making his best album since his classic "Blue River". The sound here is friendly, rich and mostly acoustic. Andersen's smoked tenor is as reassuring as ever, and his deft control of melody pleasingly familiar. The Stories here are not all pretty, but they ring true, even if it hurts. Rolling Stone Album Guide, 1992. I first heard some of the material on this album when Eric Andersen appeared at the now defunct Folkways Coffee House in Peterborough, New Hampshire on Thanksgiving eve in 1992. Andersen is the real thing, a super talent who writes, composes, and performs mostly his own material. That night his rendition of a number of the songs here, including "Belgian Bar" "Spanish Steps", and "Irish Lace" brought oohs and ahs from the crowd.
If Starts With A Lie (4:06) 04. Trouble In Paris (5:28) 05. Listen To The Rain (4:18) 06. Ghosts Upon The Road (10:43) 07. Too Many Times (I Will Try) (4:15) 08. Carry Me Away (4:56) 09.
Ghosts Upon the Road. Ghosts Upon the Road. CD. Gold Castle D2-71327.
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|A3||It Starts With A Lie||4:02|
|A4||Trouble In Paris||5:25|
|A5||Listen To The Rain||4:15|
|B1||Ghosts Upon The Road||10:39|
|B2||Too Many Times (I Will Try) Too Many Times (I Will Try)||4:12|
|B4||Carry Me Away||4:52|
|B5||Six Senses Of Darkness||4:07|
|462-118-001||Eric Andersen||Ghosts Upon The Road (CD, Album, Promo)||AGF Entertainment Ltd.||462-118-001||US||1988|
|CDVGC 14, 260 607||Eric Andersen||Ghosts Upon The Road (CD, Album)||Gold Castle, Virgin, Gold Castle, Virgin||CDVGC 14, 260 607||Germany||1989|
|Z2-81012||Eric Andersen||Ghosts Upon The Road (CD, Album)||Alert Records||Z2-81012||Canada||1989|
|Z4-81012, Z4 81012||Eric Andersen||Ghosts Upon The Road (Cass, Album, Dol)||Alert Music Inc., Alert Music Inc.||Z4-81012, Z4 81012||Canada||1988|
|L30092||Eric Andersen||Ghosts Upon The Road (LP, Album)||Interfusion||L30092||Australia||1988|