Eric Clapton – Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton - Eric Clapton

After 7 years of music with The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Cream and Blind Faith, finally produced his first solo album, self titled, Eric Clapton. In my opinion one of his better solo albums, with great songs like Bad Boy, After Midnight and  Let It Rain. But that said – none of his solo stuff comes anyway near his performances with Cream. Nothing. And no, not even “Cocaine” 🙂

The album is recorded in a period from November 1969 to March 1970, some tracks at London’s Olympic Studios, some at the Village Recorders Studio and the last tracks finally in March at Island Studios. A large number of musicians who worked with Clapton on the album, had also been working with Delaney & Bonnie. (see below)

Well, Clapton needs no further introduction of cause, I find his musical and writing career overwhelming impressive. With all the constellations of bands, live performances with almost everybody, aid concerts and you name it. He must be one of the most played musicians in the Royal Albert Hall, and he is the only person who has been nominated to the and Roll Hall of Fame three times. Once as a solo artist, once as member of the Yardbirds and once with Cream

Eric Clapton – lead guitar, lead vocals
Delaney Bramlett – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Stephen Stills – guitar, backing vocals
Leon Russell – piano
John Simon – piano
Bobby Whitlock – organ, backing vocals
Carl Radle – bass guitar
Jim Gordon – drums
Jim Price – trumpet
Bobby Keys – saxophone
Tex Johnson – percussion
Bonnie Bramlett – backing vocals
Rita Coolidge – backing vocals
Sonny Curtis – backing vocals
Jerry Allison – backing vocals

Tracklist

Side one:

Slunky 3:40
Bad Boy 4:17
Lonesome and a Long Way From Home 4:00
After Midnight 3:15
Easy Now 2:55
Blues Power 3:45

Side two:

Bottle of Red Wine 2:55
Lovin’ You Lovin’ Me 3:45
Told You for the Last Time 2:30
Don’t Know Why 3:35
Let It Rain 5:17

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