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Eric Clapton Audio CD
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Guitar icon and three time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Eric Clapton releases his 19th solo studio album simply titled CLAPTON.

Co-produced by guitarist and long-time collaborator Doyle Bramhall II, the CD features an all star cast of musical collaborations started with the legendary JJ Cale, drummer Jim Keltner, bassist Willie Weeks, and keyboardist Walt Richmond—and the ... Read more in Amazon's Eric Clapton Store

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  • Audio CD (27 Sep 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Warner Bros
  • ASIN: B003XMUFGQ
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,216 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Guitar icon and three time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Eric Clapton releases his 19th solo studio album simply titled "Clapton".

Co-produced by guitarist and long-time collaborator Doyle Bramhall II, the CD features an all star cast of musical collaborations starting with the legendary JJ Cale, drummer Jim Keltner, bassist Willie Weeks, and keyboardist Walt Richmond--and the sessions later added guests including Steve Winwood, Wynton Marsalis, Sheryl Crow, Allen Toussaint, and Derek Trucks. Clapton created a collection that touches on everything from century-old traditional brass bands to little-known country blues to brand-new originals. The result is both relaxed and revelatory, and unlike anything the guitarist has done in his legendary career.

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81 of 88 people found the following review helpful
By G. E. Harrison TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Eric's new album "Clapton" is a rather unlikely mix of old blues songs, original modern songs and standards from the 30s/40s. The record features old pals like J.J. Cale, drummer Jim Keltner, bassist Willie Weeks, guitarists Derek Trucks and Doyle Bramhall (who also produces), with keyboard player Walter Richmond being outstanding throughout. Don't expect any guitar pyrotechnics from Clapton, as with most of his recent records this is very much a band record, where he often leaves solos to Trucks, Bramhall or others but the solos he does play are typically tasteful and succinct. As someone who first came to Clapton with the Yardbirds I love to hear him playing with harp players, and there are few better than Kim Wilson, I liked all the blues tracks here but then again we know Eric can do blues. However, I was worried when I heard the album also featured standards but by-and-large I thought the standards worked OK, with a couple being really nice - although I did think that Eric's voice struggled on a few of them. I was less keen on the modern songs, which in the main seemed fairly ordinary to me.

Overall the album is quite a pleasing mixture - rather than going down the route of a whole album of standards (a la Rod Stewart) Eric leavens the mix by including the blues and modern tracks. In particular I thought that the more jazzy tracks worked very well and that is an area I'd like to see him pursuing more in future, with his guitar working along with the horns.

Blues - The album opens with Lil' Son Jackson's `Travelin' Alone' a typical laid-back Clapton blues, we also get the old Snooky Prior song `Judgement Day' featuring doo-wop backing vocals and rather restrained blues harp from Kim Wilson.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Defiantly pipe and slippers material 28 Sep 2010
Format:Audio CD
Why does he keep doing this? Eric Clapton remains among the best guitar players on the planet when he wants to be, but he's also among the laziest. This album is a well-made collection of largely old standards. Nothing wrong with that, but there's no attempt here by Clapton to put his own stamp on them or create something of interest by actually using his guitar. And I don't just mean endless solos Santana-style, but rather using the guitar to arrange an original or diverting take on it all, turn the listener's head once in a while. He just kinda runs through each song, I suspect more or less as it is on the original 78. All the effort seems to have gone into the horn (and trumpet!) arrangements. It's frustrating that live, these songs will probably inspire a lot of fiery playing. It also seems to me that his voice - for long one of the strongest and most under-rated in rock - isn't quite what it was in places. I love the guy, and I'll always buy what he puts out, but it's increasingly disappointing that his albums these days are so deliberately and defiantly pipe and slippers. Get his recent live CD/DVD with Steve Winwood if you want to find out what he can sound like when he has to make an effort.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disapointed - again. 19 Feb 2011
Format:Audio CD
I have read all the comments other reviewers make about this album and yet I still can't figure it out. Eric is one of the great guitar players so, why does he not play the thing on this album? Why should we have to go to a live concert to hear him play? We loyally buy his records because we hope to be moved by his playing - if we wanted to be moved by one of the other folk who dominate here, I guess we would buy their records.
I don't at all mind him searching out old little-known songs and revisiting them but I do mind shelling out for a 'Clapton' album which - in my view - does not really do the man justice.
I will never forget seeing Eric live in Southampton in the late '70's. However, (and I understand the reasons why) he stood at the back of the stage and let another guitarist front the band even though it as billed as a Clapton gig.
Well, those reasons are no longer relevant so, why does he still do it on these albums.
I love Riding with the King and that's what I always hope for when I buy his records.
Much though I love the man, I can't see myself buying any more of his output and that makes me sad.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Try harder Eric 17 Feb 2011
Format:Audio CD
This album is Clapton relaxed and taking it easy, It doesn't truly reflect his undoubted abilities. It certainly doesn't stretch him at all. It might be good listening sitting in a club with a few beers.

It is not worth paying the full price for and is only worth buying by completists who want to keep their Clapton collection up to date.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Clapton as you've never heard him before 13 Feb 2011
Format:Audio CD
Smooth, sultry and surprisingly sophisticated: this is Clapton in comtemplative mood - and it works. There's just enough virtuoso guitar work to keep Slowhand fans satisfied, but this is very grown-up music from a very mature rocker. Repays careful listening.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet 24 Nov 2010
Format:Audio CD
Eric Clapton is on top form with this album. I've had it on continually for a week and it's grown and grown on me. The album has a stellar cast, beautiful guitar tones and great licks that really complement the choice of standards and newer songs. An understated would-be classic, not unlike a melding of 461 Ocean Boulevard and Unplugged. Even E.C.'s cover shot hair style echoes that latter era. Recommended listening.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Gift
Not a fan too be honest, bought it for my dad who is and he really likes it so that's ok.
Published 6 months ago by Elle Thel
5.0 out of 5 stars what can you say
the man has music for blood all his music gets deep in your soul and makes you feel as a part of it
Published 13 months ago by robdor
4.0 out of 5 stars Typical entertaining Clapton mixture
Typical entertaining Clapton mixture of old and new songs, mainly easy listening and with some interesting guest artists. Suits me.
Published 14 months ago by David Grayland
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music from A Master
I am a life long fan of EC and have many of his CD's but not to the point where I go and buy every CD he has produced and over the last few years found him settling musically into... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Mr. S. Palmer
3.0 out of 5 stars A laid back album that lacks excitement
well played with top musicians, but a bit to laid back to excite me . he only seems to play with any fire live
Published 16 months ago by C. A. Johns
4.0 out of 5 stars Retrospective
Some blues guitarists seem to have reached their zenith as they get older delivering performances that have an edge. I would not describe this album in that way. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Ivon of Windermere
4.0 out of 5 stars Love this album
I've been waiting years for an album like this from Clapton. As much as I love his big solos, sometimes they're rather unnecessary - particularly on covers of old blues songs - so... Read more
Published on 10 Mar 2012 by Mr. A. Gower
5.0 out of 5 stars My Very Good Friend The Milkman
Thanks to my dad, I was brought up on hearing Fats Wallers recordings of ' My Very Good Friend The Milkman ' and ' When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful ' so I was curious about... Read more
Published on 18 Nov 2011 by The Right Reverend
5.0 out of 5 stars Clapton
A fine album with a varied selection of tracks, a good description possibly being "music for grown ups. Read more
Published on 4 Oct 2011 by D. Bond
3.0 out of 5 stars Clapton makes decent album shock
Clapton's best album since 'Backless', mainly because he sounds as if he likes and is interested in the songs he's singing. It does make a change. Read more
Published on 3 Aug 2011 by Doublecross
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