this is not the first time Clapton has dabbled with soundtrack/ film score - edge of darkness being the most memorable. Neither is it the first time that a "guitar god" has thought they could do it - anyone remember Jimmy Page's attempt at "deathwish" - yes, the charles bronson/ michael winner revenge movie. This is in a different league to either of those. I don't know how these pieces fit into the film, but as seperate stand alone music, they fare pretty well.Clapton plays with fire and passion throughout. Each piece has an intensity and sense of menace. The 10 minute blues workout with Buddy Guy is worth the price of admission alone. Each of the "proper" songs are as good as anything from one of his proper albums -he is in fine voice throughout. Then there is "Tears in Heaven" - a hankies out classic. It doesn't seem to fit with the overall feel of the album, but at the time there was nowhere else for him to release it. Written for his young son who tragically fell from a skyscraper window to his death.
This album was "lost" in the blaze of glory surrounding the "unplugged" performance. Not easily found in the racks these days, do yourself a favour. At this price (£3) you will be pleasantly surprised at the quality on offer.Worthy of repeated plays, this is 40-odd minutes well spent.