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  • Audio CD (10 Dec. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Commercial Marketing
  • ASIN: B009KNPPS0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 143,968 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Cocaine
2. Wonderful Tonight
3. Lay Down Sally
4. Next Time You See Her
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Disc: 2
1. Cocaine
2. Wonderful Tonight
3. Lay Down Sally
4. Next Time You See Her
See all 9 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Hello Old Friend (Live At Hammersmith Odeon)
2. Sign Language (Live At Hammersmith Odeon)
3. Alberta (Live At Hammersmith Odeon)
4. Tell The Truth (Live At Hammersmith Odeon)
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Disc: 4
1. Badge (Live At Hammersmith Odeon)
2. Badge w/Spoken Word Outro (Live At Hammersmith Odeon)
3. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out (Live At Hammersmith Odeon)
4. I Shot The Sheriff (Live At Hammersmith Odeon)
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Disc: 5
1. Cocaine
2. Wonderful Tonight
3. Lay Down Sally
4. Next Time You See Her
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Product Description

Slowhand is the most successful album of Clapton’s mid-70s studio recordings. It includes three of Clapton’s greatest hits and most known songs “Lay Down Sally”, “Wonderful Tonight” and “Cocaine”. This 35th Anniversary edition includes:

• Four previously unreleased studio recordings.
• Includes complete Live At Hammersmith Odeon Concert, April 27, 1977 for the first time (14 tracks including 10 unreleased tracks).
• Super Deluxe includes Slowhand re-mastered album in 5.1 Surround Sound and Hi-Res Stereo (audio only DVD).
• Super Deluxe packaging replicates the original Fender amplifier tweed used on the recording + additional book & original tour programmes. • Newly re-mastered from the original analogue masters.
• All re-mastering, tape transfers and digital assembly performed at Sterling Sound Studios, New York.

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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Derek Clacton on 19 Dec. 2012
Format: Audio CD
Slowhand is Eric's most successful solo album from the '70's, and not without good reason, although as the first 3 tracks became hit singles and live set staples, it developed something of a 'greatest hits' feel - "Cocaine", "Wonderful Tonight" and "Lay Down Sally" became so familiar that the numbers which follow seemed to be eclipsed and the album started to sound unbalanced (unlike on its original release). 35 years on, this expanded double-disc edition is a welcome opportunity to revisit what remains one of his best-selling albums, having now had the 'deluxe' treatment.

Disc 1 includes 3 previously unreleased out-takes from the album sessions, along with a solo version of "Alberta", which appeared on Blues. These are all interesting tracks but, as with most out-takes, the reason they didn't appear on the original album is that they just weren't as good as those that did. An interesting listen none-the-less. Actually, I like "Stars, Strays And Ashtrays" and can't help picturing Eric singing it sitting at a lonely bar in the Deep South (Baton Rouge, not Bexhill-on-Sea).

Disc 2 is billed as the "Best of" Clapton's live set from the Hammersmith Odeon (27/4/77). For most, the main reason for wanting to have this Deluxe Edition will probably be the 5 previously unreleased tracks, "Steady Rollin' Man", "Can't Find My Way Home", "Badge", "I Shot The Sheriff" and "Layla". "Steady Rollin' Man" - one of my favourite numbers from 461 Ocean Boulevard - really rocks, although Eric's main solo sometimes promises more than it delivers. Ironically, one of the highlights of this set is when Clapton hands over to Yvonne Elliman, for a deeply moving "Can't Find My Way Home".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Reid TOP 500 REVIEWER on 25 Jan. 2015
Format: Audio CD
I was bought the 2 CD set as a present, through Amazon, and am delighted to own it.

The original album was Clapton's high point in terms of sales in the 1970s. It starts with three tracks that have become Clapton standards over the years: 'Cocaine', 'Wonderful Tonight' and 'Lay Down Sally'. Rarely has an album started with three tracks of such high standard.

Clapton was touring at the time this album was recorded and it was an easy decision to take his touring band into the studios with him. They were used to playing with each other and had become a tight unit, and this is amply demonstrated on this record where the musicianship is of the highest quality. The vocals included contributions from Yvonne Elliman, of whom Clapton writes with great affection in his autobiography. She has a wonderful voice, There is also some very tight tempo-strict percussion from Jamie Oldaker - a feature of this drummer and therefore of this album.

Sometimes Clapton's vocals sound a little hoarse: he had kicked his drug habit at this time but was severely affected by his use of alcohol. Nevertheless all the tracks are excellent. The album concludes with 'Peaches and Diesel' an instrumental on which Clapton achieves a wonderfully rich tone in his playing.

If I have a criticism of this album, it is that, just when it sounds as if he's going to embark on an extended guitar solo, Clapton cuts its short. But that is made up for on the live album in the deluxe edition. Here we have some excellent performances, culminating in 'Badge', 'I Shot the Sheriff' and 'Layla'.

'Slowhand' offers a collection of Clapton tracks that show him at his very best. Thoroughly recommended: five stars.
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29 of 34 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Oct. 2001
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From the first to the last track this is a CD of great music. Opening with the wonderfully rocky feel of "Cocaine", and following up with a mix of blues and love songs, including the ever popular "Wonderful tonight" and my personal favourite "Lay down Sally". All the way through there is the usual excellent guitar work (although this isn't as prominent as it might be) overlaid with Eric's unique voice. All the tracks have a feel of having been lovingly put together by a mastercraftsman. A must for anyone's Clapton collection
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Clifton Jones on 7 Mar. 2014
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Slowhand is possibly Eric's finest solo album (with "461 Ocean Boulevard" the main other contender for that title). Here it also has four outtakes, including a studio version of Alberta (which he began his Old Grey Whistle Test performance with). The second disk is a live disk actually recorded before the studio album and featuring none of the tracks from it. It does however include a version of Steady Rolling Man (I can't immediately think of another live version he has released of this) and two rather rarer tracks in Knocking on Heaven's Door and Stormy Monday. A nice bonus to a great album.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Philip Kane on 3 Aug. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Slowhand pulls some damn fine guitaring out of somewhere with this album, Cocaine is a classic, as are most of the tracks, Clapton's style is bluesy as usual and if you're a fan of clappers you should have this album really.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By grumpy old man on 2 Sept. 2013
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One of hiis best studio albums now enhanced with additional studio recordings and a live London Hammersmith concert on the second CD.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "save_ferris_2000" on 25 Mar. 2002
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Slow Hand is definitive Eric Clapton, and a must for old and new fans. For those people who know they would like Eric Clapton but wouldn't know where to begin, then look no further. Slow hand is an essential purchace.
It contains many of his lengendary singniture tunes, from the amazing cover of J.J. Cale's Cocaine to the timeless romance of Wonderful Tonight.
The other songs are far from just album fillers. Each one exhibiting Clapton's legendary skill with both acoustic and electric guitar and showcasing his underated vocal talent.
All in all, an essential addition to any music fans collection.
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