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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Slowhand 2012 Deluxe Box Remaster......
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,...
Published 22 months ago by Breadmanwalking

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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very overrated
This album just doesn't work for me.
I have almost all of Eric Clapton's albums, the good ones, the great ones and the mediocre ones, and everybody but me seems to count this one among the great ones.
I've had it for fifteen years or something like that, and it absolutely refuses to grow on me. Sure, it's got "Lay Down Sally", "Wonderful...
Published on July 30 2003 by Docendo Discimus


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Slowhand 2012 Deluxe Box Remaster......, Nov. 13 2012
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Breadmanwalking (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Slowhand: 35th Anniversary (Super Deluxe Edition Box Set) [CD + DVD + Vinyl LP] (Audio CD)
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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5.0 out of 5 stars No arguments here-- a great album, May 15 2003
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Tom Tuerff (That there Phoenix place) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Slowhand (Audio CD)
Yeah, we've all heard the "hit" songs off this album about 10,000 times, which in the case of "Wonderful Tonight" is about 9,997 times too many.
But there's so much good music on this album that the radio-listening public didn't get to hear that you should still have a copy of "Slowhand" on hand. It's all good.
The best song on here, in my opinion, is a toss up between the rollin' and rockin' blues "Mean Old Frisco" and John Martyn's hopeful, amusing "May You Never." Marcy Levy's vocals throughout the album are a treat, too.
And EC contributes some of the most tasteful (if not particularly inventive) guitar playing of his career.
One more thing: If you have the vinyl version of this album, next time you have a party, take the cover out, open up the gatefold and then hold your head above Clapton's guitar-playing body on the cover. I guarantee you drunk people will laugh.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is why they call him "Slowhand", Aug. 2 2000
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Brian D. Rubendall (Oakton, VA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Slowhand (Audio CD)
"Slowhand" ranks along with "461 Ocean Boulevard" as Eric Clapton's two finest solo albums. Clapton scored one of his biggest hits with the ace cover of J.J. Cale's "Cocaine." He also came up with several of his best ever original songs in the ballad "Wonderful Tonight," and the bluesy "Lay Down Sally." Other classic cuts include the long jam "The Core," and the jealous lover's stern warning "Next Time You See Her." Clapton's guitar has never sounded sweeter and his backing band is first rate. This album is a must have for Clapton fans as well as fans of 70s rock.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Certainly Solid, Oct. 29 2002
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G. J Wiener (Westchester, NY USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Slowhand (Audio CD)
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Strong Hand, July 27 2001
This review is from: Slowhand (Audio CD)
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Clapton, April 6 2001
This review is from: Slowhand (Audio CD)
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Clapton Is God!, Nov. 21 2003
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This review is from: Slowhand (Audio CD)
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Slowhand: A Mixed Bag of Stunning Classic Rock, Nov. 1 1999
This review is from: Slowhand (Audio CD)
This is an awesome Clapton album in the sense that it includes slow, touching songs such as "Wonderful Tonight" and "Peaches and Diesel," but also has almost discordant pieces such a "Cocaine" and "Mean Old Frisco." All you have to do is change the track to suit your mood. There is a warmth to the slower songs that seems to be particular to this album. For example, "May You Never" is certainly a rock tune, but Clapton sings it in such a way that it sounds almost like a lullaby. Tremendous material. I fell in love with it ten years ago when I was in school. Highly recommended. -- G.N. Saliba
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent box set, Jan. 29 2013
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This review is from: Slowhand: 35th Anniversary (Super Deluxe Edition Box Set) [CD + DVD + Vinyl LP] (Audio CD)
Je suis un grand fan d'Éric Claprton, en fait je collectionne tout ce que je peux trouver sur lui.
Ce coffret est très bien fait et très complet. Tout fan de Clapton devrait l'avoir.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hands down, Clapton's best solo record......, Dec 26 1999
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This review is from: Slowhand (Audio CD)
Clapton dabbles again with everything on this one and really makes an absolute classic. His cover of JJ Cale's "Cocaine" is killer, along with his originals throughout the album. "The Core" is reason enough to buy this, it's perhaps one of his best songs he has ever written. His work with Marcy Levy, along with George Terry's playing make this an absolute classic. Outside of Cream, Blind Faith and Derek and the Dominos, this is Clapton's epic solo record. If you dig Clapton just a little, this will make you a fan...what a masterpiece....
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