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Slowhand 35th Anniversary (2 CD Deluxe)

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  • Audio CD (Dec 18 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B009KNPNT6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record  |  Vinyl Bound
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews
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Disc: 1
1. Cocaine
2. Wonderful Tonight
3. Lay Down Sally
4. Next Time You See Her
5. We're All The Way
6. The Core
7. May You Never
8. Mean Old Frisco
9. Peaches And Diesel
10. Looking At The Rain
See all 13 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Tell The Truth
2. Knocking On Heaven's Door
3. Steady Rollin' Man
4. Can't Find My Way Home
5. Further On Up The Road
6. Stormy Monday
7. Badge
8. I Shot The Sheriff
9. Layla

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Clapton had already established himself as a guitar legend by the time he released Slowhand. His heroin habit long behind him, Clapton's songwriting mastery was fully evident on the album, particularly in the stunning ballad "Wonderful Tonight". It fully actualised all of the potential hinted at in his earlier "Promises", and Clapton trusted himself enough to slow things down. Some of his most expressive guitar work can be found throughout this album, not just within "Wonderful". Ironically enough, Slowhand is probably best known for the hit "Cocaine"--built upon a simple repeated riff, the song had Clapton's trademark smooth voice with its wear around the edges, and yet another stellar guitar solo. Flashy runs and licks were never the most integral part of Clapton's catalogue, his blues background being the primary source for his sound. Slowhand, with its phrasings, both guitar and vocal, established Clapton as the possessor of one of the most extensive vocabularies in rock. --Steve Gdula --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.

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The reviews regarding Slowhand are all ancient. The slate should be
clean as it was released only....today! December 18th. I got a great
deal on this set. I'm a happy customer. Thanks Amazon.....The deluxe
set is a real groove and it costs a few....but it may well be collector
material. The price might drop, time will tell. The first song, "Cocaine"
sets the mood, if you get the joke, before heading into "Wonderful Tonight"...
The single disc remaster is a real good price. I bought 2 copies! I think
I'll return with a late, sonics UPDATE.....The sound is absolute....they
got it right. This product, whether you buy the single disc or the "production"
you are getting the best this has ever sounded. On first listen, I'm a believer.
December 25th 2012.....BE CAREFUL when pulling out the discs and booklet.
They are not independent of the slipcase. They are all attached. Pull out
gently and open like the pages of a book.....swing them from right to left.
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Slowhand is clearly one of Eric Clapton's stronger solo releases. Whereas there are plenty of guitar solos and effects, many of these tunes are quite pleasing. A little bit mellow but certainly quite focused.
The lead off track, Cocaine features a very distnictive riff and steady instrumental support. Like the gutiar solo in the middle. Wonderful Tonight will always be known as a classic wedding song. One of Eric's best compositions. Lay Down Sally features some mellow guitar picking and a nice chugging rhythm. Next Time You See Her features some good drumming by Jaime Oldaker in addition to some tasty guitar licks. We're All The Way is a pleasant focused ballad.
The second half kicks off with a riveting duet between Eric and Marcy Levy on the Core. Super guitar solos by George Terry and Eric as well as a good saxaphone break by Mel Collins. May You Never is a catchy tune with cute vocal styling by Eric. Mean Old Frisco is a fine blues number and Peaches And Diesel is a pretty instrumental with touching guitar parts.
A solid if not overly spectacular release that showcases the mellow side of Eric Clapton.
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After his major comeback in 1974 with 461 Ocean Boulevard, Eric Clapton shied away from the mainstream with his next two releases. There's One In Every Crowd & No Reason To Cry. With Slowhand, he returned to the sounds that made 461 a hit. On his first solo album, he had a major triumph with J.J. Cale's "After Midnight". He returns to the Cale catalog for another triumph, the searing "Cocaine". The song has a propulsive riff and a ringing guitar solo. On the flip side of that is "Wonderful Tonight" which is built around his waiting for his wife to get ready for a party. The song is among the prettiest things he's ever done and it his easy picking of the guitar shows that subtle playing is just as powerful as in your face power chords. "Lay Down Sally" has a country flavor and was a big hit becoming his second top ten single and peaking at number three. The best song on the album is the lengthy "The Core". The song has some marvelous vocal interplay between Mr. Clapton and Marcy Levy and some stellar guitar work. Slowhand was a return to the top ten for Mr. Clapton reaching number three in early 1978.
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It was once proclaimed that Eric Clapton is god. When it comes to rock guitarists, Clapton is indeed a part of the triune godhead of Hendrix, Townshend and, of course, Clapton. And like a god, Clapton is ageless and powerful; on this album, you feel the force of Clapton's divine guitar playing.
Although JJ Cale wrote "Cocaine," Clapton gave life and definition to it in his own way and made a masterpiece of it! Clapton performs this song in such a way you're almost tempted to start taking the stuff. Kidding aside, this is one of rock's great songs by one of rock's great artists. As an aside, if you really want to hear a great live version of this song, just listen to Clapton's "Just One Night." Which is another great album in its own right.
"The Core" is another kicker that makes you wanna turn up the volume on your receiver to full blast. That is assuming of course your speakers can handle it!
"We're All the Way" and "May You Never" are country-tinged tunes that Clapton delivers with flair. "Lay Down Sally" was the Top 40 single from this album and while it's a good song, it's kinda lost some of its punch over the years mainly because it's gotten too much air play on both AOR and adult contemporary stations.
"Slowhand" is not only a classic Clapton album but it's also a classic rock album. If you don't have this album in your collection, you're missing something.
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Clapton Is God! I mean it the man rules over Hendrix, Zappa, Page, Van Halen you name em and Clapton will knock them all down! I love Eric Clapton as a guitar player, I mean no one can touch him he is truly in the top 2 (right behind Joe Perry of cource) Slowhand was his biggest album in the 70's well as far as his solo material goes. Every song on Slowhand is a Classic I mean 'Cocaine' and 'Wonderful Tonight' are worth the price of the album alone. The solo on 'Cocaine' is just killer I mean Clapton tears it up on the track, and 'Wonderful Tonight' has amazing lyrics and the guitar is mind blowing! 'Lay Down Sally' was another Clapton classic. 'The Core' to me is probly the best track I mean its just to perfect, well the album as whole is really nearly perfect! Its a must own classic you cant call yourself a Clapton fan without it!
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