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E.C. Was Here
     

E.C. Was Here

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by Eric Clapton
 

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Following Eric Clapton's recovery from heroin addition in 1974 and subsequent comeback (announced by 461 Ocean Boulevard), the guitar legend retained his fine band and toured extensively, and this live album is a souvenir of that period. Despite having such pop-oriented hits as "I Shot the Sheriff," E.C. Was Here makes it clear that Clapton was and

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Following Eric Clapton's recovery from heroin addition in 1974 and subsequent comeback (announced by 461 Ocean Boulevard), the guitar legend retained his fine band and toured extensively, and this live album is a souvenir of that period. Despite having such pop-oriented hits as "I Shot the Sheriff," E.C. Was Here makes it clear that Clapton was and always would be a blues man. The opening cut, "Have You Ever Loved a Woman," clearly illustrates this, and underlines the fact that Clapton had a firm grasp on his blues guitar ability, with some sterling, emotionally charged and sustained lines and riffs. A short version of "Drifting Blues" also drives the point home, with a lazy, Delta blues feel that is intoxicating. Aside from these standout blues workouts, Clapton provides a surprise with two songs from his Blind Faith period. "Presence of the Lord" and Steve Winwood's classic "Can't Find My Way Home" are given great readings here and highlight Clapton's fine touring band, particularly co-vocalist Yvonne Elliman, whose singing adds a mellifluousness to Clapton's blues vocal inflections. The market was a bit oversaturated with Clapton and Cream reissue products at the time, and this fine record got lost in the shuffle, but it remains an excellent document of the period.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/20/1996
Label:
Polydor / Umgd
UPC:
0731453182325
catalogNumber:
531823
Rank:
13735

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eric Clapton   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Yvonne Elliman   Vocals
Marcy Levy   Tambourine,Vocals
Jamie Oldaker   Drums
Carl Radle   Bass
Dick Sims   Organ,Keyboards
George Terry   Guitar

Technical Credits

Ed Barton   Engineer
Eric Clapton   Composer
Jack Crymes   Engineer
Tom Dowd   Producer,Engineer
Wally Heider   Engineer
David Hewitt   Engineer
Robert Johnson   Composer
Andy Knight   Engineer
Ralph Moss   Engineer
Ron Fawcus   Engineer
Jim Gehr   Engineer
Bill Brovas   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Kaz Akaiwa   Liner Notes
Joe Veasey   Composer
Brian Engolds   Engineer

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E.C. Was Here 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NCC More than 1 year ago
I had the privilege of going to one of Eric Clapton's concerts during the time of this recording. I was just a kid, didn¿t really know Eric Clapton and I hadn¿t any real affinity for the blues. But the concert was one I¿ll never forget¿ and this album is still one of my favorites. E.C. Was Here proves Eric Clapton is right on top as a blues musician. He has other live recordings where he plays blues, but none of them are as good as this. Derek and the Dominos Live at the Fillmore is close.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago