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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Now, here's a star-crossed album. Polydor rejected the first version of it, produced by Glyn Johns, and Eric Clapton was forced to cut it all over again with Tom Dowd. Then, a few dates into a U.S. promotional tour coinciding with its release, Clapton collapsed and was found to be near death from ulcers due to his alcoholism. Finally, it turned out to be the final record of his 15-year association with Polydor, which therefore had no reason to promote it. Nevertheless, the album made the Top Ten, went gold, and spawned a Top Ten single in "I Can't Stand It." And the rest of it wasn't too shabby, either. The first and last Clapton studio album to feature his all-British...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Now, here's a star-crossed album. Polydor rejected the first version of it, produced by Glyn Johns, and Eric Clapton was forced to cut it all over again with Tom Dowd. Then, a few dates into a U.S. promotional tour coinciding with its release, Clapton collapsed and was found to be near death from ulcers due to his alcoholism. Finally, it turned out to be the final record of his 15-year association with Polydor, which therefore had no reason to promote it. Nevertheless, the album made the Top Ten, went gold, and spawned a Top Ten single in "I Can't Stand It." And the rest of it wasn't too shabby, either. The first and last Clapton studio album to feature his all-British band of the early '80s, it gave considerable prominence to second guitarist Albert Lee and especially to keyboard player/singer Gary Brooker formerly leader of Procol Harum, and they gave it more of a blues-rock feel than the country-funk brewed up by the Tulsa shuffle crew Clapton had used throughout the 1970s. Best of all, Clapton had taken the time to write some songs -- he's credited on six of the nine selections -- and tunes such as the title track and "I Can't Stand It" held up well. This wasn't great Clapton, but it was good, and it deserved more recognition than conditions allowed it at the time.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/2008
  • Label: Universal Japan
  • EAN: 4988005525536
  • Catalog Number: 93639

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Something Special (2:38)
  2. 2 Black Rose (3:46)
  3. 3 Blow Wind Blow (2:59)
  4. 4 Another Ticket (5:43)
  5. 5 I Can't Stand It (4:10)
  6. 6 Hold Me Lord (3:27)
  7. 7 Floating Bridge (6:33)
  8. 8 Catch Me If You Can (4:26)
  9. 9 Rita Mae (5:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eric Clapton Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Albert Lee Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Gary Brooker Keyboards, Vocals
Dave Markee Bass Guitar
Henry Spinetti Percussion, Drums
Chris Stainton Keyboards
Technical Credits
Eric Clapton Producer
Tom Dowd Producer, Engineer
Rob O'Connor Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great album

    i have the original record in the collection and it is almost inpossible to find anywhere else...it truly is a great album that i believe every clapton fan should own

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Extremely Overlooked

    As described above, this recording is frequently overlooked because of it being Eric's last recording with Polydor. Coupled with the fact that Eric collapsed on stage during the supporting tour, it did not get enough recognition. Truly this a gem of a recording as the tone varies greatly from song to song. There is plenty of blues at varying paces yet there are some catchy hooks in between as Eric contributed some good song-writing on here. This one ranks up there with Eric's best solo work and should be a purchase for any fan.

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