Slowhand [Deluxe Edition]

Slowhand [Deluxe Edition]

by Eric ClaptonEric Clapton

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After the guest-star-drenched No Reason to Cry failed to make much of an impact commercially, Eric Clapton returned to using his own band for Slowhand. The difference is substantial -- where No Reason to Cry struggled hard to find the right tone, Slowhand opens with the relaxed, bluesy shuffle of J.J. Cale's "Cocaine" and sustains it throughout the course of the album. Alternating between straight blues ("Mean Old Frisco"), country ("Lay Down Sally"), mainstream rock ("Cocaine," "The Core"), and pop ("Wonderful Tonight"), Slowhand doesn't sound schizophrenic because of the band's grasp of the material. This is laid-back virtuosity -- although Clapton and his band are never flashy, their playing is masterful and assured. That assurance and the album's eclectic material make Slowhand rank with 461 Ocean Boulevard as Eric Clapton's best albums. [The Deluxe Edition features the remastered original album with four added bonus tracks; disc two is a live set from 1977.]

Product Details

Release Date: 12/18/2012
Label: Polydor / Umgd
UPC: 0600753407202
catalogNumber: 1770002
Rank: 8359


Disc 1

  1. Cocaine
  2. Wonderful Tonight
  3. Lay Down Sally
  4. Next Time You See Her
  5. We're All the Way
  6. The Core
  7. May You Never
  8. Mean Old Frisco
  9. Peaches and Diesel
  10. Looking at the Rain
  11. Alberta
  12. Greyhound Bus
  13. Stars, Strays and Ashtrays

Disc 2

  1. Tell the Truth
  2. Knocking on Heaven's Door
  3. Steady Rolling Man
  4. Can't Find My Way Home
  5. Further on Up the Road
  6. Stormy Monday
  7. Badge
  8. I Shot the Sheriff
  9. Layla

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eric Clapton   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Yvonne Elliman   Guitar,Vocals
Marcy Levy   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Jamie Oldaker   Percussion,Drums
Sergio Pastora   Percussion
Carl Radle   Bass,Bass Guitar
Dick Sims   Keyboards
George Terry   Guitar
Neil Collins   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Don Williams   Composer
Gordon Lightfoot   Composer
John Martyn   Composer
Bob Marley   Composer
J.J. Cale   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
George Harrison   Composer
Steve Winwood   Composer
Marcy Levy   Composer
T-Bone Walker   Composer
Albhy Galuten   Composer
Eric Clapton   Composer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup   Composer
Glyn Johns   Producer
Bob Potter   Engineer
Don Robey   Composer
George Terry   Composer
Bobby Whitlock   Composer
Jim Gordon   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Kuni Takeuchi   Liner Notes
Andrew Skurow   Tape Research
Matt Read   Art Direction
Joe Veasey   Composer
David Hepworth   Essay
Jonathan Dent   Artwork
Daniel Stewanr   Art Direction

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