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Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: scottkeef ()
Date: May 27, 2008 15:22

I like that! THE PHIL COLLINS OF BLUES. Fantastic!

Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: May 27, 2008 15:32

Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. His debut is quite good too.

Not going to mention Cream, Bluesbreakers etc, as I thought this thread was just about his solo LP's? Maybe I Shouldn't include Derick and the Dominos then!

Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: baxlap ()
Date: May 27, 2008 16:02

Sticking to the solo-type records:

Layla
From the Cradle
Me and Mr. Johnson

Nearly all his studio output in the last 35 years bores the daylights out of me.

Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: stone-relics ()
Date: May 27, 2008 16:39

In this exact order:

Delaney and Bonnie on Tour...the Little Richard Medly KILLS...
Live Peace in Tonront (Lennon's Plastic Ono Band) the solo on Yer Blues---woof
Layla

JR

Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: ChrisM ()
Date: May 27, 2008 18:58

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stonesrule
Yes, I agree that Blues Breakers with Eric album is fabulous, trailblazing, etc.
But to write off the next forty years of his playing seems rather unfair and inaccurate.

I'm not sure what's inaccurate about what I wrote, I was only stating an opinion based on a preference. Also it was not my intention to "write off" all of Clapton's subsequent work after the Blues Breakers album, I do like "Layla" and the live Derek and the Dominos album. Rather, my purpose was to strongly state my preference for the Beano album, that's all.

Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: Roadster32 ()
Date: May 27, 2008 19:11

From the cradle

Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: Raoul Duke ()
Date: May 27, 2008 19:30

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scottkeef
don't care for anything he's done since the yardbirds.

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Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: stonesrule ()
Date: May 27, 2008 19:32

ChrisM, I refer to your comment "his other works are but pale shadows" etc.
For younger posters who's probably never seen Clapton or heard most of his subsequent records, this does imply Eric should have retired young.

I do applaud your passion for Bluesbreakers.

And I agree with Stone-Relic re Eric's Bonnie and Delaney days, the gigs with Lennon etc.

If I were a guitarist I'd be thrilled to play one-tenth as well as Clapton,

Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: pike bishop ()
Date: May 27, 2008 21:18

The Bluesbreakers is the dogs bollox,its all you need

Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: ChrisM ()
Date: May 27, 2008 21:25

No problem stonesrule. I had tongue somewhat planted in cheek (and was perhaps a bit buzzed after a pint of Abbey Ale) when I wrote my intial post. Once again though for those who have not heard it, check out the Beano album!



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Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: LOGIE ()
Date: May 27, 2008 21:52

Journeyman.

Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: Sohoe ()
Date: May 27, 2008 22:14

The Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton



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Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: T&A ()
Date: May 27, 2008 22:16

another ticket, there's one in every crowd and backless are albums that have held up surprisingly well, imo. toss those three in with slowhand, ocean blvd. and his debut solo record and you've got a pretty decent six-pack....



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Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: Amused ()
Date: May 27, 2008 22:21

actually I like 2-packs of Clapton they really released - "Slowhand"/"461 Ocean Blvd" costs about 49zl where I live (= $14)... this is what I call bargain smiling smiley

Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: bumbum ()
Date: May 27, 2008 22:56

The ones I completely dislike are the ones he made with Phil Collins.

That runied the reputition of EC - completely compromised with his blues background.

How could a blues guitarist choose a pop / drumhammering / badsinging person like Phil Collins.

Never understood why PC became some popular - but like it is today, it has to be crap before it becomes popular and sells millions of records.

Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: T&A ()
Date: May 27, 2008 23:00

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bumbum
The ones I completely dislike are the ones he made with Phil Collins.
.

yup...but he's recovered since then....

the only time i've ever returned an lp to the store after listening to only one side: ec's august in 1986....

Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: JJHMick ()
Date: May 28, 2008 00:18

The Rainbow Concert

Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: shortfatfanny ()
Date: July 2, 2008 01:33

For me it´s JUST ONE NIGHT,brilliant live album !

Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: mofur ()
Date: July 2, 2008 02:22

Best album: "Layla etc."
Worst Album (even if he was "only" the guirar player"): "Live in Japan" with George Harrison - however did they manage to kill so many good songs?

Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Date: July 2, 2008 03:31

For chrissakes just get the Crossroads box set and be done with it!

Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: July 2, 2008 03:46

Slowhand by a mile, commercially and musically. "The Core" is indeed a great song.

"No Anchovies, Please"

Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: martingo ()
Date: July 2, 2008 05:24

Quote
Elmo Lewis
Slowhand by a mile, commercially and musically. "The Core" is indeed a great song.

Lotsa "Core" fans it seems.

And rightly so!

Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: bassplayer617 ()
Date: July 2, 2008 06:06

I have one , and I'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned: "From the Cradle". It's a basic, live in the studio blues anthology, and sounds fantastic. The companion to this is a video called "Nothing But the Blues", which I recorded on VHS several years ago.

Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: trainarollin ()
Date: July 2, 2008 10:57

Yes, Eric Clapton is the Phil Collins of the Blues.

Listen to Phil Collins "I Wish It Would Rain", Eric Clapton's guitar work is breathtaking!

And remember kids, Phil Collins was the ORIGINAL REBEL. He wore sneakers with a sport jacket. When he stepped on stage for the first time wearing a sport jacket with sneakers, people immediatly forgot about the time when Bob Dylan went electric.

Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: jeff14 ()
Date: July 2, 2008 12:28

I'm with Shortfatfanny, Just One Night is a great live album as is Derek and The Dominos at The Fillmore. Behind The Sun for Same Old Blues, some of Clapton's best playing.
Eric has a pretty decent grip on a reggae/shuffle thing Something's Happening, I Shot The Sheriff, Knocking On Heaven's Door all have a Jamacian feel.

Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: olorin ()
Date: July 2, 2008 14:48

Songs for robert J.


Sorry for my english ; I'm a french little boy (but I like it)

Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: July 2, 2008 15:04

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stonesrule
I would never compare Eric Clapton to Neil Young. Neil is NOT one of the great guitar players

Clapton may be pretty untouchable technically, but I'd rather listen to Shakey tearing through a solo any day of the week for the reasons that ChrisM stated earlier.

Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: NickB ()
Date: July 2, 2008 15:13

Layla
461 Ocean
From The Cradle
Beano

NickB

You can't always get what you want.....

www.myspace.com/thesonkings

Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: Spud ()
Date: July 2, 2008 15:31

Quote
shortfatfanny
For me it´s JUST ONE NIGHT,brilliant live album !

Can't disagree with that.
Unlike many folks I quite like most of ECs 70s output with it's country and JJ Cale influences.
I kind of agree with the folks who are turned off by the stuff he did with Phil Collins. Not sure whether Phil Collins to blame though...or whether it's mainlya funcion of that slick overproduced '80s thing that afflicted many artists.



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Re: Your favorite albums by Eric Clapton
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: July 2, 2008 15:39




Always loved this one. He had something to play for after his long years of heroin addiction. Worth it just for Presence Of The Lord and his spoken introduction to Little Wing "this was writ by Jimi Hendrix'.

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