Just One Night

Just One Night

by Eric Clapton
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Although Eric Clapton has released a bevy of live albums, none of them have ever quite captured the guitarist's raw energy and dazzling virtuosity. The double live album Just One Night may have gotten closer to that elusive goal than most of its predecessors, but it is still lacking in many ways. The most notable difference between Just One Night and Clapton's other live albums is his backing band. Led by guitarist Albert Lee, the group is a collective of accomplished professionals who have managed to keep some grit in their playing. They help push Clapton along, forcing him to spit out crackling solos throughout the album. However, the performances aren't consistent on Just One Night -- there are plenty of dynamic moments like "Double Trouble" and "Rambling on My Mind," but they are weighed down by pedestrian renditions of songs like "All Our Past Times." Nevertheless, more than any other Clapton live album, Just One Night suggests the guitarist's in-concert potential. It's just too bad that the recording didn't occur on a night when he did fulfill all of that potential.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/10/1996
Label: Polydor / Umgd
UPC: 0731453182721
catalogNumber: 531827

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eric Clapton   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Albert Lee   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Track Performer
Dave Markee   Bass,Bass Guitar
Henry Spinetti   Drums
Chris Stainton   Keyboards

Technical Credits

J.J. Cale   Composer
Leon Russell   Composer
Michael Kamen   Composer
Jon Astley   Producer,Engineer
Marcy Levy   Composer
Big Maceo Merriweather   Composer
Eric Clapton   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Robert "P-Nut" Johnson   Composer
Don Robey   Composer
George Terry   Composer
Joe Medwick   Composer
Traditional   Composer
David Stewart   Art Direction,Cover Design
Daniel Flowers   Composer

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Just One Night 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As the main review states, the recording is a tad inconsistent. If they had placed the excellent rendition of After Midnight on disc two, you would end up with a very enjoyable live collection. Disc two provides the finest guitar work that made Clapton what he is (was). No doubt, the live Cocaine and (surprisingly) Blues Power versions certainly provide the energy a live performance exudes. No, he may not be 'God', but my personal collection is blessed with his achievements.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a very good cd