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Winner of six 1993 Grammys! Acoustic, slowhand versions of Layla; Tears in Heaven ; and Running on Faith highlight this album/phenomenon.
Clapton caught the "unplugged" trend just at the right time, when the public was hungry to hear how well rock stars and their material could hold up when stripped of elaborate production values. Clapton himself seemed baffled by the phenomenon, especially when picking up the armload of Grammys Unplugged earned him, including Record and Song of the Year for "Tears in Heaven", the heart-rending elegy to his young son, Conor. That song and a reworked version of "Layla" got most of the attention, but the rest of the album has fine versions of acoustic blues numbers such as "Malted Milk", "Rollin' & Tumblin' and "Before You Accuse Me" that make it worth investigating further. --Daniel Durchholz
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What can I say about this album that hasn't already been said? Everyone loves it for their own reasons, and if you're anything like me, you've been completely moved by it on either an emotional or entertaining level. This is just one of those albums that anyone who listens to it can never say they DIDN'T like it.
13--I was just beginning to play bass, piano, and guitar. I'd already known how to play drums for years. I had been listening to Rock music from the 70's and had been an absolute BEATLE freak. When a friend of mine let me borrow his 'Unplugged' CD, I was hesitant because I'd never really heard of Clapton before, but I accepted it. I took it home, put it on, and though I'd never listened to music like that before, I immediately loved it! See, (...)This was just so fresh to me, and I loved it from the start. I literally listened to it from start to finish!
What struck me immediately was the overall 'emotion' the album put out. From the lyrics straight through to every single note each musician played, it just seemed to connect with me. I didn't know what it was that I was getting out of the album then, but I knew I felt something special back then..
23--When I revert back to this album today, I still get the same feelings about it that I did back then. But now that I'm 10 years older and am a skilled musician, I am still blown away by the instrumentation on the album. Each musician plays with so much fun and emotion that you always hear something new when you put the cd on.
Take it from a plain ole' fan. I love it, it's stylings are limitless, and even though it's a live album, the overall 'production' is even better than most of Claptons studio output (especially his seventies works).
You will not be dissapointed. Try it out, and you'll see what I mean.
All The Best, -AndyMan-
"Signe" is the only instrumental on the album, and is a new piece which Clapton wrote while on holiday and is named for the boat he was on when he wrote it. "Before You Accuse Me" is a song which Eric Clapton has recorded before, an electric version for his "Journeyman" album, but the song is originally by Ellas McDaniel (a.k.a. Bo Diddley). It is interesting hearing this in acoustic form, but I prefer the electric version. "Hey Hey" is a song written by Big Bill Broonzy which Eric once said was probably the first blues song he had ever heard. The fourth track is "Tears in Heaven", a live version of a song which was released on the "Rush" soundtrack in January of 1992. The song, as probably everyone knows now, is about the loss of Eric's four-year-old son Conor in March of 1991.
"Lonely Stranger" is another of Clapton's songs, written around the same time, but it is a bit more general being about loneliness. "Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out" is a song by Jimmie Cox, but Clapton picked it up from Bessie Smith and recorded it for "Layla" and once again it appears here.Read more ›
Here, on acoustic guitar, accompanied by one of the greatest pianos you'll ever hear, Eric Clapton sings the blues. Alone onstage to the world.
I don't understand why Eric Clapton and Doc Watson have never gotten together. THAT would be something for the ages. But in the mean time, you'll have to buy separate CDs.
And then there is that rare category of pieces which sound equally fantastic both ways, and that rare category of players who manage to dazzle you regardless what type of instrument they're playing. Eric Clapton is such a musician, and some of the songs on the playlist of his "Unplugged" album are such pieces of music.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Great sound and imaging! and Clapton ain't bad either....Published 17 months ago by George M. Bartolo
Vinyl was great, no issues. Love the unplugged album. Saw Clapton live a few years ago and was most impressed when he did a few tracks unplugged.Published 18 months ago by Alejandro S.