One More Car, One More Rider

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Culled from the tour that's strongly been touted as Slowhand's last stand, this two-disc effort -- which takes its name from the original working title for 1986's August -- is a measured retrospective that seems designed to give a little taste of each one of the flavors in Clapton's musical kitchen. As he's done often at recent shows, he spends plenty of time revisiting his blues roots, peppering songs like "Hoochie Koochie Man" and "Cocaine" with his trademark blend of slurry indulgence and crisp riffing. Those won over by that aspect of Clapton's personality -- as well as the no-nonsense rock element that surges forth during renditions of Cream classics such as ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Culled from the tour that's strongly been touted as Slowhand's last stand, this two-disc effort -- which takes its name from the original working title for 1986's August -- is a measured retrospective that seems designed to give a little taste of each one of the flavors in Clapton's musical kitchen. As he's done often at recent shows, he spends plenty of time revisiting his blues roots, peppering songs like "Hoochie Koochie Man" and "Cocaine" with his trademark blend of slurry indulgence and crisp riffing. Those won over by that aspect of Clapton's personality -- as well as the no-nonsense rock element that surges forth during renditions of Cream classics such as "Sunshine of Your Love" and "Badge" -- might be a bit taken aback by the degree to which he concentrates on his latter-day adult pop. Both "My Father's Eyes" and "River of Tears" push the nine-minute mark an expansion that suits, say, the rendition of "Layla" presented here but not these comparatively trifling tunes, while songs from Reptile take up a bit too much space. There are enough solo excursions to satisfy the "Clapton is God" brigade, and the backing band, rounded out by keyboardists Billy Preston and David Sancious, does a fine job fleshing out the quavering "Bell Bottom Blues" and a nice-and-nasty "Going Down Slow." As the final notes of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" yes, that one fade into the ether, an odd sense of wistfulness emerges -- but there's always that replay button.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Eric Clapton had a fierce testimonial to the blues with From the Cradle, but One More Car, One More Rider arrives nearly a decade later, and the difference is stunning. Though he goes through the motions of playing the blues -- a cutting version of the perennial "Key to the Highway," "Hoochie Coochie Man," "Goin' Down Slow," among others here -- the heart of this album is closer to the NPR instrumental jam of "Reptile" than blues. This is mannered, "classy" playing, and the song selection favors either warhorses or recent hits.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/2002
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • UPC: 093624837428
  • Catalog Number: 48374
  • Sales rank: 76,663

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Key to the Highway (3:41)
  2. 2 Reptile (5:59)
  3. 3 Got You on My Mind (3:51)
  4. 4 Tears in Heaven (4:34)
  5. 5 Bell Bottom Blues (5:02)
  6. 6 Change the World (6:16)
  7. 7 My Father's Eyes (8:34)
  8. 8 River of Tears (8:59)
  9. 9 Goin' Down Slow (5:34)
  10. 10 She's Gone (6:58)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I Want a Little Girl (4:38)
  2. 2 Badge (6:02)
  3. 3 (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man (4:30)
  4. 4 Have You Ever Loved a Woman (7:53)
  5. 5 Cocaine (4:20)
  6. 6 Wonderful Tonight (6:42)
  7. 7 Layla (9:16)
  8. 8 Sunshine of Your Love (7:11)
  9. 9 Over the Rainbow (6:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eric Clapton Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Billy Preston Keyboards, Hammond Organ
David Sancious Guitar, Keyboards
Andy Fairweather Low Guitar, Vocals
Nathan East Bass, Background Vocals
Steve Gadd Drums
Greg Phillinganes Keyboards, Hammond Organ
Technical Credits
Big Bill Broonzy Composer
Willie Dixon Composer
Champion Jack Dupree Composer
Jack Bruce Composer
J.J. Cale Composer
George Harrison Composer
Michael Kamen Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Jim Gordon Composer
Howard Biggs Composer
Pete Brown Composer
Guy Charbonneau Engineer
Eric Clapton Composer, Producer
Simon Climie Composer, Producer, Digital Editing
Alan Douglas Engineer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Pete Jackson Tour Manager
Will Jennings Composer
Gordon Kennedy Composer
Wayne Kirkpatrick Composer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Billy Moll Composer
Tommy Sims Composer
Billy Myles Composer
Paul Walton Engineer
Murray Mencher Composer
Charles Segar Composer
Lee Dickson Guitar Techician
Kerry Lewis Monitor Engineer
John Collins Tour Manager
St. Louis Jimmy Composer
Ian Charbonneau Stage Crew
Joe "Cornbread" Thomas Composer
Yoshiyasu Kumada Engineer
Robert Collins Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    One More Car, One More Rider - Eric Clapton Live

    Not only was this one of the best concerts that I have attended, but Clapton's originals were performed excellently and this is the best version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow that I have ever heard.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awe inspiring

    If you're dumb enough to think this album was poorly selected and repetitious, don't call yourself a Clapton fan (in reference to some reviews below). Clapton was superb, his magic fingers doing their work, and a supremely perfect perfomance by the back up band. Any REAL Clapton fan should purchase and enjoy this album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bland, with just a little bit of bland added to spice up the blandness

    Eric Clapton has made some great live albums, particularly the superb "Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert". This is not one of them. Clapton and his band play supremely well, sure, but they're certainly not playing the blues. Instead they manage to turn everything they touch into slick, lounge-like pop songs with not an ounce of grit. If you prefer Eric Clapton in his 90s balladeer's guise, you'll probably like this album just fine. Nothing wrong with that. But if you like Eric Clapton the bluesman, and have gotten your hopes up by the inclusion of songs like "Hoochie Coochie Man" and "Goin' Down Slow" (in an unrecognizable pop rendition), you'll be sorely disappointed. Everything is done in a bland, unbearably mannered fashion, with not so much as a spark to ignite a little bit of passion in the listener, let alone the smouldering fire of Clapton's sixties and early seventies recordings. And for a closing number, he does "Over The Rainbow". 'Nuff said.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What, nothing new (again) . . .

    I'm a Clapton fan, but this is getting repetitious. Most of us already have what's on here, how many times and on how many more cd's are we going to hear the same songs over and over. This would be good for someone who has never followed Clapton's career and would like a more current greatest hits cd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    World Class Guitar, World Class Band, Rock On!

    Don't buy the "tired" or "going thru the motions" rubbish that has been written about this album. This Live 2001 tour shows a guitar master, firmly comfortable with his songs, and enjoying the celebration of performing them with the best touring band available. He opens solo acoustic; a gutsy move in front of 10s of thousands, and keeps on acoustic for the first few numbers with the band. And it is SOOOOO nice to hear new live versions of recent hits. "Tears in Heaven" is still a tear-jerker, but remarkably joyous in this venue, as a real masterpiece of sound. And EC can still play the blues riffs and rock out on Badge, Layla and Sunshine as well as ever. You never get tired of his lead work, and the production of this recording is flawless. Listen on headphones and my only gripe appears...there is way too much echo and reverb on ECs voice, perhaps to make it sound a little less fragile. But that's all folks. If you were not there, you will be with this 2 hrs+ of classy journeyman's tales.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another great live album!

    This is a great cd, especially if you saw him on the 2001 tour. Eric plays a variety of different songs with a variety of styles. This album shows how he constantly tries to expand his musical boundries.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What is wrong with Clapton?

    He has written legendary classic songs that will be around until the end of time yet he has such horrible taste in his own music. Retire already will you! The top 40 hits on this cd like "Tears in Heaven" and "Change the World" were never his best efforts so why ruin a perfectly good cd. Thanks for "Badge" anyway. And as for "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" ,what did I do to deserve that?

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    Posted April 26, 2009

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