E.C. Was Here

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All Music Guide - Matthew Greenwald
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matthew Greenwald
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/20/1996
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • UPC: 731453182325
  • Catalog Number: 531823
  • Sales rank: 9,063

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eric Clapton Primary Artist, Primary Artist, 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
Joseph M. Palmaccio Remastering
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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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A Great Blues Album

    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.

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