461 Ocean Boulevard [Hybrid SACD]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
461 Ocean Boulevard is Eric Clapton's second solo studio 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 solo studio 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. [A 2004 reissue on a hybrid SACD includes the bonus tracks "Walkin' Down the Road," "Ain't That Lovin' You" and "Meet Me Down at the Bottom."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/2004
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • UPC: 602498181102
  • Catalog Number: 000363836
  • Sales rank: 23,141

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eric Clapton Primary Artist, Dobro, Guitar, Vocals
Yvonne Elliman Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Albhy Galuten Synthesizer, Piano, Clavichord, Electric Piano
Tom Bernfield Background Vocals
Jim Fox Drums
Jamie Oldaker Percussion, Drums
Carl Radle Bass, Bass Guitar
Dick Sims Organ
George Terry Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Al Jackson Jr. Drums
Thomas Bernfeld Background Vocals
Ali Muhammed Jackson Drums
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Johnny Otis Composer
Jimmy Reed Composer
Bob Marley Composer
Yvonne Elliman Composer
Scott Boyer Composer
Eric Clapton Arranger, Composer
Simon Climie Producer
Tom Dowd Producer, Audio Production
Elmore James Composer
Robert Johnson Composer
Bill Levenson Producer
Paul Levine Composer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Joseph M. Palmaccio Remastering
Carl Radle Arranger
Karl Richardson Engineer
George Terry Composer
Bob Defrin Art Direction
Darcy Proper Stereo Master
Michael Etchart Producer
Traditional Composer
Paul Bishow Producer
Alan Musgrove Composer
Charles Scott Boyer Composer
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