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behind the sun LP

Eric Clapton Vinyl
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  • Vinyl
  • Label: REPRISE
  • ASIN: B0047BTENM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why the bad reviews? 25 April 2013
Format:Audio CD
Just listen to the guitar solo on "Just Like A Prisoner" and all the rest doesn't matter! Even then, it's not a bad album by any means! It's Eric!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eric moves with the times 1 April 2013
Format:Audio CD
Behind The Sun was something of a controversial release; some fans felt it sounded too contemporary and original producer Phil Collins was very miffed at Warner Bros.' decision to replace three songs. Producers Ted Templeman and Larry Waronker were drafted in to secure a hit single and although a questionable move from an artistic point of view (Collins' comment that Behind The Sun wasn't the album Eric had made was understandable) commercially, at least, it worked.

With Jamie Oldaker once again behind the drum kit, partnered by Donald "Duck" Dunn on bass, the album has a great feel. The opening tracks - "She's Waiting", with its sparse guitar chords and extended instrumental ending, followed by "See What Love Can Do" (the first Jerry Lynn Williams composition) suggested it would be something different. But the track which followed shows where Eric has his roots: "Same Old Blues" is eight minutes of angst, performed mostly live, and his performance has to be heard to be believed. Unusually, although the blues is never far away, the album doesn't have a traditional blues cover and "Knock On Wood" (the soul classic) is as close as it gets. This track certainly lightens the mood after Eric's own blues and Eddie Floyd cited it as his favourite version, so it must be good. Jerry Lynn Williams' celebratory "Something's Happening" closed the original lp side 1 and his "Forever Man", which opened side 2, would become the hit single the record company had wanted.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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Eleven tracks of which six were written or co-written by Eric Clapton with production by Phil Collins who also is involved with drums, various percussion, and background vocals. 'See What Love Can Do' opens with a lovely intro of drums, bass, and synthesizer. This is a relaxed pop/rock song which finds Clapton in good voice, there's also some fine guitar playing. A nice song with a good overall sound. 'Same Old Blues' is a Clapton written and composed song which is superbly handled by him both vocally and instrumentally. This track confirms Clapton's blues roots and is an excellent offering of over eight minutes long which never becomes tiresome. Clapton gives a straight treatment of the Floyd/Cropper soul classic 'Knock On Wood' ie he sticks closely to the original - and it's good, I like everything about it. 'Forever Man' was one of the tracks which was taken from this album and released as a single. 'How many times must I explain myself before I talk to the boss?' asks Eric with real conviction; and listen to the guitar work which is superb - a great song! 'Just Like A Prisoner' is a dramatic number with loads of atmosphere and confirms Eric Clapton's fine songwriting ability as well as a great singer, and of course a great guitarist - excellent! This might not be Eric Clapton's finest album, but for me personally it is a good album which shows EC's strengths in songwriting, singing, and guitar work. This is still a welcome cd in my collection and if I could I would give it three and a half stars!
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A solid album with flashes of genius 22 July 2000
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Format:Audio CD
Whilst it is fair to say that this is not one of Clapton's more purist efforts, it does contains flashes of brilliance, and the guitar work on Same Old Blues and Just Like A Prisoner alone are worth the cost of the album. On Just Like A Prisoner he lets rip with a string of searing solos, the like of which you may have forgotten were within his reach. A truly sensational piece of work.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
By Patrick Neylan VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Tom McGuinness once likened Eric Clapton to sex: "When it's good, it's very, very good. When it's bad, it's still alright." If my sex life ever gets as dull as 'Behind the Sun', I'm joining a monastery.
In 1973, Eric's music biz mates had gathered round to rescue him from the pit of heroin addiction. A dozen years on and his record company, realising Eric had delivered a stinker, sent Phil Collins to rescue him and this record from the pit of mundane middle-aged mediocrity.
Collins - the only one of the old farts generation with any commercial standing at the time - fulfilled his brief, to a degree, by adding some heavier drums and production gloss. But none of that can hide the tiredness of the material and the performance.
Amid the torpid sludge there are a few lighter moments. Forever Man is a decent, if typical mid-period Clapton pop song, while the old favourite 'Same Old Blues' gets a loving if uninspired workout.
At the other end of the scale, on 'She's Waiting' Eric sounds like an old lady burdened with several bags of shopping - struggling to carry not very much. And the flat, pointless cover of 'Knock On Wood' is nothing less than an admission of defeat.
Eric, who turned 40 the year this was released, must have approached this record the way many 40-somethings approach their jobs - not because they love it, but because it's their living, and they're too young to retire but too old to learn another trade.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
One of my favourites excellent
Published 12 days ago by Ann
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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Published 1 month ago by mike
5.0 out of 5 stars reasonable price & in good condition. Thanks
Prompt delivery, reasonable price & in good condition. Thanks.
Published 1 month ago by H. Golder
3.0 out of 5 stars Attracted by one of the songs
I was only after one of the songs, "It all depends" but I do not like buying singles so I bought the whole CD. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Ephraim M Mpofu
5.0 out of 5 stars BEHIND THE SUN
I bought this CD to my Clapton Collection. I liked it very much.

Everything was perfect with the acquisition itself.
Published 17 months ago by Ruberval Vasconcelos Jr.
2.0 out of 5 stars Behind The Sun: Eric Clapton - The first real clunker of a solo album...
In his early career as a solo artist, Clapton had something to prove, and a real passion for the music. He was also aided by some of the best producers in the business. Read more
Published on 30 Aug 2011 by Victor
5.0 out of 5 stars Clapton
An excellent CD, one of the many I have of Eric clapton in his various guises. A very versatile artist who deserves every accolade he gets.
Published on 4 Dec 2009 by Mr. M. F. Irwin
2.0 out of 5 stars Mundane, far from classic Clapton
It's a tired and mundane album overall saved only from total anonymity by the cover of Knock on Wood. Read more
Published on 29 Nov 2007 by Comical Engineer
5.0 out of 5 stars Clapton's first flirt with guitar synths
"Behind The Sun" marks Eric Clapton's first flirt with guitar synths, a legacy which continued with Slowhand's following album, "Edge of the Darkness", a collaboration between the... Read more
Published on 6 Feb 2007 by John Constantinides
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