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Slowhand Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered


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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 (17 Mar. 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Polydor Group
  • ASIN: B000002G8H
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,262 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Cocaine
2. Wonderful Tonight
3. Lay Down Sally
4. Next Time You See Her
5. We're All The Way
6. The Core
7. May You Never
8. Mean Old Frisco
9. Peaches And Diesel

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Clapton had already established himself as a guitar legend by the time he released Slowhand. His heroin habit long behind him, Clapton's songwriting mastery was fully evident on the album, particularly in the stunning ballad "Wonderful Tonight". It fully actualised all of the potential hinted at in his earlier "Promises", and Clapton trusted himself enough to slow things down. Some of his most expressive guitar work can be found throughout this album, not just within "Wonderful". Ironically enough, Slowhand is probably best known for the hit "Cocaine"--built upon a simple repeated riff, the song had Clapton's trademark smooth voice with its wear around the edges, and yet another stellar guitar solo. Flashy runs and licks were never the most integral part of Clapton's catalogue, his blues background being the primary source for his sound. Slowhand, with its phrasings, both guitar and vocal, established Clapton as the possessor of one of the most extensive vocabularies in rock. --Steve Gdula

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32 of 34 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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5 of 5 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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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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I was bought this 2 CD set as a present, through Amazon, and am delighted to own it.

The original album is Clapton's high point in the 1970s. It starts with three tracks that have become Clapton standards over the years: 'Cocaine', 'Wonderful Tonight' and 'Lay Down Sally'. In retrospect he might wish he had dispersed them more evenly through the album as they set a standard that is impossible to sustain.

Clapton was touring again by 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, and some very tight tempo-strict drumming from Jamie Oldaker - a feature 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 easy on the ear even if the first three are the stand-outs. The album concludes with 'Peaches and Diesel' an instrumental on which Clapton achieves a wonderfully rich tome 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 this deluxe edition. Here we have some excellent performances, culminating in 'Badge', 'I shot the Sheriff' and 'Layla'.

In this double album package, 'Slowhand' offers a collection of Clapton tracks that show him at his best. Very much worth owning: five stars.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Philip Kane on 3 Aug. 2005
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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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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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