One More Car, One More Rider

One More Car, One More Rider

by Eric ClaptonEric Clapton


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Culled from the tour that's strongly been touted as Slowhand's last stand, this two-disc effort -- which takes its name from the original working title for 1986's August -- is a measured retrospective that seems designed to give a little taste of each one of the flavors in Clapton's musical kitchen. As he's done often at recent shows, he spends plenty of time revisiting his blues roots, peppering songs like "Hoochie Koochie Man" and "Cocaine" with his trademark blend of slurry indulgence and crisp riffing. Those won over by that aspect of Clapton's personality -- as well as the no-nonsense rock element that surges forth during renditions of Cream classics such as "Sunshine of Your Love" and "Badge" -- might be a bit taken aback by the degree to which he concentrates on his latter-day adult pop. Both "My Father's Eyes" and "River of Tears" push the nine-minute mark (an expansion that suits, say, the rendition of "Layla" presented here but not these comparatively trifling tunes), while songs from Reptile take up a bit too much space. There are enough solo excursions to satisfy the "Clapton is God" brigade, and the backing band, rounded out by keyboardists Billy Preston and David Sancious, does a fine job fleshing out the quavering "Bell Bottom Blues" and a nice-and-nasty "Going Down Slow." As the final notes of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" (yes, that one) fade into the ether, an odd sense of wistfulness emerges -- but there's always that replay button.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/05/2002
Label: Reprise / Wea
UPC: 0093624837428
catalogNumber: 48374
Rank: 158018

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eric Clapton   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Billy Preston   Keyboards,Hammond Organ
David Sancious   Guitar,Keyboards
Andy Fairweather Low   Guitar,Vocals
Nathan East   Bass,Background Vocals
Steve Gadd   Drums
Greg Phillinganes   Keyboards,Hammond Organ

Technical Credits

Big Bill Broonzy   Composer
Willie Dixon   Composer
Champion Jack Dupree   Composer
Jack Bruce   Composer
J.J. Cale   Composer
George Harrison   Composer
Michael Kamen   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Jim Gordon   Composer
Howard Biggs   Composer
Pete Brown   Composer
Guy Charbonneau   Engineer
Eric Clapton   Composer,Producer
Simon Climie   Composer,Producer
John Collins   Tour Manager
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Pete Jackson   Tour Manager
Will Jennings   Composer
Gordon Kennedy   Composer
Wayne Kirkpatrick   Composer
Billy Moll   Composer
Tommy Sims   Composer
Billy Myles   Composer
Paul Walton   Engineer
Murray Mencher   Composer
Charles Segar   Composer
Lee Dickson   Guitar Techician
Kerry Lewis   Monitor Engineer
St. Louis Jimmy   Composer
Ian Charbonneau   Stage Crew
Joe "Cornbread" Thomas   Composer
Yoshiyasu Kumada   Engineer
Robert Collins   Engineer
Alan Douglas   Engineer

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