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Clapton

Clapton

24 Sep 2010
3.5 out of 5 stars 77 customer reviews

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  • Original Release Date: 24 Sept. 2010
  • Release Date: 24 Sept. 2010
  • Label: Reprise
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  • Total Length: 1:01:45
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  • ASIN: B0043IXTJE
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 77 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,995 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)
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Eric's new album "Clapton" is a rather unlikely mix of old blues songs, original modern songs and standards from the 30s/40s. The record features old pals like J.J. Cale, drummer Jim Keltner, bassist Willie Weeks, guitarists Derek Trucks and Doyle Bramhall (who also produces), with keyboard player Walter Richmond being outstanding throughout. Don't expect any guitar pyrotechnics from Clapton, as with most of his recent records this is very much a band record, where he often leaves solos to Trucks, Bramhall or others but the solos he does play are typically tasteful and succinct. As someone who first came to Clapton with the Yardbirds I love to hear him playing with harp players, and there are few better than Kim Wilson, I liked all the blues tracks here but then again we know Eric can do blues. However, I was worried when I heard the album also featured standards but by-and-large I thought the standards worked OK, with a couple being really nice - although I did think that Eric's voice struggled on a few of them. I was less keen on the modern songs, which in the main seemed fairly ordinary to me.

Overall the album is quite a pleasing mixture - rather than going down the route of a whole album of standards (a la Rod Stewart) Eric leavens the mix by including the blues and modern tracks. In particular I thought that the more jazzy tracks worked very well and that is an area I'd like to see him pursuing more in future, with his guitar working along with the horns.

Blues - The album opens with Lil' Son Jackson's `Travelin' Alone' a typical laid-back Clapton blues, we also get the old Snooky Prior song `Judgement Day' featuring doo-wop backing vocals and rather restrained blues harp from Kim Wilson.
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Why does he keep doing this? Eric Clapton remains among the best guitar players on the planet when he wants to be, but he's also among the laziest. This album is a well-made collection of largely old standards. Nothing wrong with that, but there's no attempt here by Clapton to put his own stamp on them or create something of interest by actually using his guitar. And I don't just mean endless solos Santana-style, but rather using the guitar to arrange an original or diverting take on it all, turn the listener's head once in a while. He just kinda runs through each song, I suspect more or less as it is on the original 78. All the effort seems to have gone into the horn (and trumpet!) arrangements. It's frustrating that live, these songs will probably inspire a lot of fiery playing. It also seems to me that his voice - for long one of the strongest and most under-rated in rock - isn't quite what it was in places. I love the guy, and I'll always buy what he puts out, but it's increasingly disappointing that his albums these days are so deliberately and defiantly pipe and slippers. Get his recent live CD/DVD with Steve Winwood if you want to find out what he can sound like when he has to make an effort.
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Listening to this album you would be hard pushed to realise that it is recorded by possibly one of the best blues guitarists in the world. You can hardly hear any guitar playing and what little you do hear could be either J.J. Cale, Doyle Bramell or Derek Trucks. I'm not sure what Eric is trying to prove except possibly that my old grannie would probably like 7 of the tracks. He is a renowned guitarist the world over but this is not an album that even remotely hints of any decent guitar playing,why? "Everything Will be Alright" by J.J. Cale swings along beautifully and just when you think this could be a good track and is crying out for a guitar solo it ends.
When I was a young lad I used to follow Eric when he played with The Yardbirds, John Mayall and Cream and he was simply mind blowing, why He is going down this road I have no Idea. I am not even going to see him at the Albert Hall on his next tour as I'm just bored by him and I'm one of his biggest fans, we've grown up together.
He has to get out there and produce an album that most Clapton fans want and if you like it or not is soulful with long guitar solo's and loud enough to be heard. I shall always buy his albums but it hurts me to only give him two stars. Maybe his next album should be called "Giving it some Wellie".
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Thanks to my dad, I was brought up on hearing Fats Wallers recordings of ' My Very Good Friend The Milkman ' and ' When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful ' so I was curious about not only hearing those tracks again but how Clapton would interpret and possibly bring new life to these songs.I have to say I wasn't disappointed and I really love the mix of blues and some neglected standards by really great and sadly missed composers, on this album.I was dubious about this purchase after reading some of the negative reviews but I have to say that I really enjoyed this cd.I have followed Claptons career since the Blues Breakers and I always admire his attribute of not being afraid of trying something new and he nearly always does succeed.No complaints from me and hearing some of those great standards again is a breath of fresh air.A great feel to this album.Thanks Eric.
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