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461 Ocean Boulevard Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered

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  • Audio CD (17 Mar. 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Polydor Group
  • ASIN: B000002G89
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  DVD Audio  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,940 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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titolo-461 ocean boulevard (remastered)artista-eric clapton etichetta-polydorn. dischi-1data-26 settembre 1996supporto-cd audiogenere-pop e rock internazionale-brani----1.motherless childrenascolta2.give me strengthascolta3.willie and the hand jiveascolta4.get readyascolta5.i shot the sheriffascoltaascolta 30''6.i can't hold outascolta7.please be with meascolta8.let it growascolta9.steady rollin' manascolta10.mainline flor

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Predictably, given the drug problems which preceded its release, Clapton's second solo album proper seems to come and go in an opium haze of its own making. Oddly though, it suits him. As the history of rock attests, if you're going to get into one hard drug then you may as well make it heroin. Whereas cocaine feeds the ego and destroys judgement, heroin sublimates it and allows the artist to regress into his music. Which pretty much describes where 461 Ocean Boulevard is at. Because tracks like "Steady Rollin' Man" and US chart topper "I Shot The Sheriff" sound like they have all the time in the world, they make light work of putting the listener in a similar frame of mind. Best of all though is "Let It Grow", for many the kind of tender, foetal balladry which finds Clapton at his most quintessential. Inevitably, he cleaned up his act and sporadically attained similar heights. But for sheer mood and sense of moment, 461 Ocean Boulevard remains his masterpiece. --Peter Paphides

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"461 Ocean Boulevard", Eric Clapton's second solo album from 1974, is an appealing amalgam of several different styles (rock, pop, R&B, country, blues and even reggae).
It may not have the flashy guitar work of his earlier recordings, nor is it as gritty as fans of Eric Clapton the blues player (rather than Eric Clapton the pop singer) might have preferred. But it is a pleasant, low-key affair with several excellent songs, including a charming, laid-back rendition of Johnny Otis' "Willie And The Hand Jive" and the lovely, folkish ballad "Please Be With Me", originally recorded by Southern rockers Cowboy.
Clapton should stay away from covering Elmore James, though. He obviously knows that he can't match the intensity of James' vocals, so he delivers "I Can't Hold Out" in a very subdued style which doesn't suit the song.
His version of Bob Marley's "I Shot The Sheriff", although somewhat watered-down, works really well, though, as does the mournful, almost spiritual blues "Give Me Strength" and the melodious "Let It Grow", both of them Eric Clapton originals.
Lovely slide dobro playing on "Let It Grow".
Another bluesy spiritual, Blind Willie Johnson's "Motherless Children (have a hard time)", is quite good as well in this electric, up-tempo recording, in spite of the clippety-clop rhythm played by drummer Jamie Oldaker (kind of a strange choice for a blues number).
But all in all, "461 Ocean Boulevard" is a really fine album, and one that Eric Clapton tried again and again to replicate over the next ten years. It's not perfect, but it is as good as the man from Surrey ever got during his solo years.
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EC fans will have seen "461 Ocean Boulevard" re-issued just one too many times in the last 8 years on a plethora of formats - and here it comes again. But this time I'd argue you should sit up and take notice because this vaults trawl is a superb reissue - and in a festive season of over-priced and dubious Deluxe Editions - a star in a reasonably price car.

Firstly - there are two versions of this "Give Me Strength..." release. This 2CD DELUXE EDITION is called "Give Me Strength: The '74/'75 Studio Recordings" while a 5CD/1DVD SUPER DELUXE EDITION Book Set drops the word Studio in its title because it includes lots of live stuff (the "EC Was Here" album and more). Both were released Monday 9 December 2013. This review is for the 2CD edition on Universal/Polydor 0602537618583 (Barcode is the same number) and it breaks down as follows...

Disc 1 "461 Ocean Boulevard Expanded Version" (79:31 minutes):
1. Motherless Children
2. Give Me Strength
3. Willie And The Hand Jive
4. Get Ready
5. I Shot The Sheriff
6. I Can’t Hold Out
7. Please Be With Me
8. Let It Grow
9. Steady Rollin’ Man
10. Mainline Florida
Tracks 1 to 10 are the vinyl album "461 Ocean Boulevard" issued July 1974 in the UK on RSO Records 2479 118 and SO 4801 in the USA.
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This is a perfect sunny Sunday morning record. It's also Eric's most underrated work. He'd spent years ... turning his guitar up to 11 blowing us away with his playing, but here (his 'comeback' album) he shows us what a great singer and songwriter he can also be when he puts his mind to it. I Shot the Sherrif is a well-thumbed back page, but his originals like Let It Grow and Motherless Children deserve just as much attention. The album has the laid back easy acoustic blues feel similar to Unplugged, and if you liked that, you'll love this. The touching songs such as Give Me Strength and Please Be With Me show Eric was still finding his feet as an individual, but as a musician with this album he was on very solid ground. Do yourself a very low-key but lovely favour and check it out.
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461 Ocean Boulevard marked, for a time, a departure for Eric Clapton's up front guitar playing; on this album EC concentrates more on the songs and often puts the guitar soloing on hold, or certainly tones it down. Nevertheless, this album, which is named after the address of the studio, is excellent. Listen to the emotive 'Give Me Strength' and the bright version of Johnny Otis' 'Willie And The Hand Jive' with some nice guitar included. Bob Marley's 'I Shot The Sheriff' is dealt with brilliantly by Clapton and has become a favourite of many, also worth a listen is Elmore James' 'I Can't Hold Out' beautifully performed and confirming EC's blues roots. A fine album. Recommended.
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By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 4 Feb. 2005
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Eric was in various blues-rock groups, notably the Yardbirds and Cream, before embarking on a solo career, during which he recorded many excellent albums. This is one of the best, if not the best of the lot. It includes I shot the sheriff, a British top ten hit that topped the American charts, as well as many other outstanding songs.
The album features Yvonne Elliman (best known for her Saturday night fever hit, If I can't have you) on backing vocals. She provides great support for Eric on this album, especially on Let it grow, my favorite song here after I shot the sheriff (on which Yvonne also sings). Eric and Yvonne co-wrote Get ready and sing it as a duet.
The album opens with a traditional song, Motherless children, and closes with a song that Eric wrote about himself, Give me strength. Both of them are great songs, as are all the songs in between.
The musicians are in top form throughout on this classic blues-rock album. If you are a fan of classic rock music and haven't already got this album, what are you waiting for?
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