Backless [Remastered] Original recording remastered
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|1. Walk Out In The Rain|
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|3. I'll Make Love To You Anytime|
|4. Roll It|
|5. Tell Me That You Love Me|
|6. If I Don't Be There By Morning|
|7. Early In The Morning|
|9. Golden Ring|
|10. Tulsa Time|
After Slowhand , Clapton came up with another big winner, this #8 smash from '78. He cracked the Top 40 with Promises and Watch Out for Lucy , sang songs by Dylan and J.J. Cale and returned to the blues with Early in the Morning !
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Eric Clapton's seventh solo album is actually a rather pleasant mixture of rock, pop, blues and country - the amalgam of styles that Clapton employed on almost all of his 70s releases.
It works best on the two songs co-written by Bob Dylan, "Walk Out In The Rain" and "If I Don't Be There By Morning", and on Clapton's own "Watch Out For Lucy", which is a fun, catchy pop-rocker. But "Roll It" and "Golden Ring" aren't particularly interesting, and whether or not you enjoy this very laid-back rendition of J.J. Cale's "I'll Make Love To You Anytime" is a matter of taste.
The cover of Danny Flowers' "Tulsa Time" is good, though, as is the classic blues "Early In The Morning", which features some really great slide playing.
The final Clapton original, "Tell Me That You Love Me", isn't a major song by any means, but it's not bad, and nothing on this album is, actually. About half of it just isn't all that good either. But still, Eric Clapton's filler is usually better than most other artists' filler, so "Backless" is worth about 3½ stars, I suppose, and it does feature a few really enjoyable songs, even if none of them are excactly classics.
Not an essential Eric Clapton purchase, especially since most of the good stuff can be found in equally good or better versions on one or more of Clapton's live albums, but it is certainly not one to be avoided, either.
In between are some nice traditional blues ("Early in the Morning" - similar to the sound heard on "From the Cradle"). "Watch out for Lucy" could come straight out of a roadside beer bar, a great "live band" sound even though it's a studio recording. Criticisms of this album are commonly along the lines of "Eric goes Country...etc..", but I would urge Clapton fans to give it a try... it's good listening
Most recent customer reviews
I read a rolling stone review of this album back when it came out and it was the most hilarous thing I've ever seen! Read morePublished on April 8 2004 by Richy Cooelle
Backless is another melting pot of sounds from Eric Clapton. He mixes in some straight blues with "I'll Make Love To You Anytime" and "Roll It", the superb... Read morePublished on July 27 2001 by P Magnum
This is a great album for anyone who likes subtle, home-style music. This is from a period when Clapton was heavily influenced by country music and wanted to incorporate it into... Read morePublished on July 24 2001
Great kinda mellow rock album. One of my favorite 70's recordings and I like it more and more as my tastes mellow and a bit of a country rock twang sounds good to me. Read morePublished on Dec 9 2000 by Me
After picking this one up on used vinyl a while back, I had to have it on CD. Great album for kicking back with a cold one, or spending time with your girlfriend. Read morePublished on April 8 2000 by Joe Eversole