Eric Clapton - Slowhand (SACD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Number of Discs
- Copy Control
- Slowhand [Remaster]
- Country of Origin
- Mono / Stereo
- Q (2/96, p.104) - 3 Stars - Good - "...slightly more upbeat...[raised] Clapton's mainstream profile via 'Cocaine,' 'Wonderful Tonight,' and 'Lay Down Sally'..."
Lay Down Sally
Next Time You See Her
We're All The Way
May You Never
Mean Old Frisco
Peaches And Diesel
- Universal Music
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Cocaine
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Wonderful Tonight
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Lay Down Sally
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Next Time You See Her
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] We're All the Way
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Core, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] May You Never
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Mean Old Frisco
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Peaches and Diesel
Personnel: Eric Clapton (vocals, guitar); Marcy Levy, Yvonne Elliman (vocals); George Terry (guitar); Mel Collins (saxophone); Dick Sims (keyboards); Carl Radle (bass guitar); Jamie Oldaker (drums, percussion).
SLOWHAND was the album which defined the new cool of Eric Clapton, a sultry, laid-back mix of rock and blues, with a heavy dose of country and southwestern regional sounds to leaven the blend. After LAYLA, SLOWHAND was probably Clapton's most popular, fully realized solo disc.
The opening number was by J.J. Cale, whose "After Midnight" had been one of the real joys of the guitarist's first solo excursion, ERIC CLAPTON. "Cocaine," with its slow grinding beat, menacing melodic vamp and one-step from perdition lyrics, was the toughest, most rocking number on SLOWHAND, and a major radio hit from the outset.
A couple of vocal duets with countryish harmonies set the tone for the rest of SLOWHAND. "Lay Down Sally" was a funky, chicken-fried bit of boogie with a taut, melodic aside from Clapton's twangy Stratocaster, while Don Williams' sweet, soulful "We're All The Way" provided a low-key vehicle for Clapton's tender vocal exchanges with Marcy Levy, as his understated arpeggios toll away in the background.
- 39m 4s
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- Eric Clapton
- Glyn Johns
- Universal Distribution
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