461 Ocean Boulevard

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
461 Ocean Boulevard is Eric Clapton's second studio solo album, arriving after his side project of Derek and the Dominos and a long struggle with heroin addiction. Although there are some new reggae influences, the album doesn't sound all that different from the rock, pop, blues, country, and R&B amalgam of Eric Clapton. However, 461 Ocean Boulevard is a tighter, more focused outing that enables Clapton to stretch out instrumentally. Furthermore, the pop concessions on the album -- the sleek production, the concise running times -- don't detract from the rootsy origins of the material, whether it's Johnny Otis' "Willie and the Hand Jive," the traditional ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
461 Ocean Boulevard is Eric Clapton's second studio solo album, arriving after his side project of Derek and the Dominos and a long struggle with heroin addiction. Although there are some new reggae influences, the album doesn't sound all that different from the rock, pop, blues, country, and R&B amalgam of Eric Clapton. However, 461 Ocean Boulevard is a tighter, more focused outing that enables Clapton to stretch out instrumentally. Furthermore, the pop concessions on the album -- the sleek production, the concise running times -- don't detract from the rootsy origins of the material, whether it's Johnny Otis' "Willie and the Hand Jive," the traditional blues "Motherless Children," Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff," or Clapton's emotional original "Let It Grow." With its relaxed, friendly atmosphere and strong bluesy roots, 461 Ocean Boulevard set the template for Clapton's '70s albums. Though he tried hard to make an album exactly like it, he never quite managed to replicate its charms.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2004
  • Label: Universal Import
  • UPC: 042281169717
  • Catalog Number: 8116971
  • Sales rank: 43,124

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eric Clapton Primary Artist, Dobro, Guitar, Vocals
Yvonne Elliman Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Albhy Galuten Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Clavichord, Electric Piano
Tom Bernfield Vocals, Background Vocals
Jim Fox Drums
Jamie Oldaker Percussion, Drums
Carl Radle Bass, Bass Guitar
Dick Sims Organ, Bass, Keyboards
George Terry Guitar, Piano, Background Vocals
Al Jackson Jr. Drums
Thomas Bernfeld Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Eric Clapton Arranger
Tom Dowd Producer, Audio Production
Joseph M. Palmaccio Remastering
Carl Radle Arranger
Karl Richardson Engineer
Bob Defrin Art Direction
Charles Scott Boyer Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A must have Clapton album

    This CD has the original album and as such is better than the double CD version with the largely unnecessary and distracting bonus tracks. This is a more mellow Clapton but there is nothing wrong with that and the songs here are very good, with the inclusion of his version of Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff" it becomes a classic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Track 7

    Track 7 is true genius, Bob Dylan would be proud of this, well writen, soul full, emotional song. The best track on this album and one of Clapton's overall best. The album on a hole is true Clapton, and true quality.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    one laid back summer

    the birth of the post-Cream Clapton, we learn here that Clapton's not all about rock-n-roll... but rock-n-roll is all about Clapton!

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