20th August - Eric Clapton - Eric Clapton

20th August - Eric Clapton - Eric Clapton

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Eric Clapton’s eponymous first solo album, originally released in August 1970, represents one of rock history’s most successful reinventions. After emerging as one of the seminal guitar heroes of the ’60s, the English superstar decisively re-established his musical priorities with Eric Clapton. The album marked Clapton’s transition from flashy instrumental icon to well-rounded recording artist, downplaying sonic pyrotechnics in favour of a song-focused ensemble approach that would lay the groundwork for his massively successful solo career. For the occasion, he surrounded himself with a new cast of American musicians, tapping into a rootsy musical foundation that provided an inspired framework for his talents. This Anniversary Deluxe Edition presents Eric Clapton – Eric Clapton in three separate mixes –

The Eric Clapton Mix, The Delany Bramlett Mix and The Tom Dowd Mix (The UK Version). The Eric Clapton mix is being released in full for the first time. This anniversary collection also includes some singles, alternate versions and session outtakes.

 

Tracklist:

Side A

  1. Slunky
  2. Bad Boy
  3. Lonesome And A Long Way From Home
  4. After Midnight
  5. Easy Now
  6. Blues Power

Side B

  1. Bottle Of Red Wine
  2. Lovin' You Lovin' Me
  3. I've Told You For The Last Time
  4. I Don't Know Why
  5. Let It Rain