Slowhand [Deluxe Edition]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
After the guest-star-drenched No Reason to Cry failed to make much of an impact commercially, Eric Clapton returned to using his own band for Slowhand. The difference is substantial -- where No Reason to Cry struggled hard to find the right tone, Slowhand opens with the relaxed, bluesy shuffle of J.J. Cale's "Cocaine" and sustains it throughout the course of the album. Alternating between straight blues ("Mean Old Frisco"), country ("Lay Down Sally"), mainstream rock ("Cocaine," "The Core"), and pop ("Wonderful Tonight"), Slowhand doesn't sound schizophrenic because of the band's grasp of the material. This is laid-back virtuosity -- although Clapton and his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
After the guest-star-drenched No Reason to Cry failed to make much of an impact commercially, Eric Clapton returned to using his own band for Slowhand. The difference is substantial -- where No Reason to Cry struggled hard to find the right tone, Slowhand opens with the relaxed, bluesy shuffle of J.J. Cale's "Cocaine" and sustains it throughout the course of the album. Alternating between straight blues ("Mean Old Frisco"), country ("Lay Down Sally"), mainstream rock ("Cocaine," "The Core"), and pop ("Wonderful Tonight"), Slowhand doesn't sound schizophrenic because of the band's grasp of the material. This is laid-back virtuosity -- although Clapton and his band are never flashy, their playing is masterful and assured. That assurance and the album's eclectic material make Slowhand rank with 461 Ocean Boulevard as Eric Clapton's best albums. [The Deluxe Edition features the remastered original album with four added bonus tracks; disc two is a live set from 1977.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/18/2012
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • UPC: 600753407202
  • Catalog Number: 1770002
  • Sales rank: 50,057

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cocaine (3:41)
  2. 2 Wonderful Tonight (3:45)
  3. 3 Lay Down Sally (3:56)
  4. 4 Next Time You See Her (4:01)
  5. 5 We're All the Way (2:34)
  6. 6 The Core (8:45)
  7. 7 May You Never (3:01)
  8. 8 Mean Old Frisco (4:41)
  9. 9 Peaches and Diesel (4:50)
  10. 10 Looking at the Rain (3:41)
  11. 11 Alberta (2:43)
  12. 12 Greyhound Bus (2:59)
  13. 13 Stars, Strays and Ashtrays (4:39)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Tell the Truth (9:00)
  2. 2 Knocking on Heaven's Door (5:17)
  3. 3 Steady Rolling Man (6:55)
  4. 4 Can't Find My Way Home (6:05)
  5. 5 Further on Up the Road (6:33)
  6. 6 Stormy Monday (12:40)
  7. 7 Badge (8:02)
  8. 8 I Shot the Sheriff (14:03)
  9. 9 Layla (6:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eric Clapton Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Yvonne Elliman Guitar, Vocals
Marcy Levy Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Jamie Oldaker Percussion, Drums
Sergio Pastora Percussion
Carl Radle Bass, Bass Guitar
Dick Sims Keyboards
George Terry Guitar
Neil Collins Saxophone
Technical Credits
Don Williams Composer
Gordon Lightfoot Composer
John Martyn Composer
Bob Marley Composer
J.J. Cale Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
George Harrison Composer
Steve Winwood Composer
Marcy Levy Composer
T-Bone Walker Composer
Albhy Galuten Composer
Eric Clapton Composer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Composer
Glyn Johns Producer
Bob Potter Engineer
Don Robey Composer
George Terry Composer
Bobby Whitlock Composer
Jim Gordon Composer
Seth Foster Mastering
Traditional Composer
Kuni Takeuchi Liner Notes
Andrew Skurow Tape Research
Matt Read Art Direction
Joe Veasey Composer
David Hepworth Essay
Jonathan Dent Artwork
Daniel Stewanr Art Direction
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