on 24 September 2002
I must firstly that i am a bit biased when comes to ol' 'Slow Hand'. Thus anything he comes up with (well almost everything) is bound to make me a very very happy person.
Reptile shows a side to Eric Clapton one rarely gets too see...his mellow side. (That is, of course, unless one has already seen Clapton live in the Albert Hall once or twice.) Reptile proves that Clapton is not a one dimensioned guitarist. The album is very 'Easy Listening', very jazzy. Something one would want to listen to whilst sipping wine perhaps or with one's significant other all snuggled up in front of a fire (can't imagine why anyone would want to do that. that's gotta hurt)
The Album isn't by far Clapton's greatest work (you could argue otherwise) but its a refreshing to see Clapton do something new every now and then. Even God has to keep on his toes.