Slowhand 35th Anniversary (2 CD Deluxe)
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|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|
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|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|
|8. I Shot The Sheriff|
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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
However, Clapto's voice and guitar sound louder on a CD, thanks to the compression. Maybe they should have remastered the original record, but I've noticed the same happens to many other SACDs and we just need some time to adjust our ears.
And also don't forget to adjust the sound level - if you listen to it at the same volume setting as a CD, you will get the same impression as previous reviewers. Again - this happens to many super audio recordings, as the removed compression makes the low intencity sounds much quieter.
Ce coffret est très bien fait et très complet. Tout fan de Clapton devrait l'avoir.
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.
Most recent customer reviews
love it, is my 2nd copy, first was very old, too bad i thought was 45rpmPublished 4 months ago by Chris Sng
Smooth album from the master fretsman , featuring 'The Core' , an amazing epic tune not available on any other Clapton disc.Published 4 months ago by Wayne C. Higgins
I've had some issues with the pressing of this, but eventually, I got a version that was pretty good. (no real crackles, one pop, no clicks or skips) But, that was after 3 tries. Read morePublished 15 months ago by LC9000
I have it a little bit late but in a very good condition. thank you. I`ll do business again with you definitelyPublished on March 2 2014 by ricky baylon
Initial play of the surround sound version let me very disappointed, the hi-res stereo version was much more satisfying. Read morePublished on March 5 2013 by Ronald Scherer
Not one of my favourite EC efforts but the live show is good.
I was they had have gone to this trouble for 461 instead. Read more
This is one of the few albums from EC where the majority of the album at one point or another was features in a live set somewhere. Read morePublished on Feb. 11 2013 by Gis A. Bun
This is a great set for any Eric Clapton fan - Slowhand is one of "the" albums, and the quality of content on the CDs and DVD is high - not to mention that it comes with the newly... Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2013 by TrueReview