Slowhand [Super Deluxe Edition Box Set]

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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. [Somehow Slowhand missed the wave of Eric Clapton Deluxe Editions in the early 2000s, so it was ripe for picking when Super Deluxe Editions became the thing in the early 2010s. And so we have the Super Deluxe 35th Anniversary Edition of Eric Clapton's 1977 album Slowhand, a perfectly likable album -- by most measures one of Clapton's best -- ballooned to an absurd four CDs, single DVD, and vinyl LP, complete with the standard in-depth book, publicity stills, replicas of tour programs, and other tchotchkes. The first CD is a remastered version of the original album expanded by four songs ("Looking at the Rain," "Alberta," "Greyhound Bus," "Stars, Strays and Ashtrays") and the other two CDs are devoted to a concert at the Hammersmith Odeon from April 27, 1977, performed just days before the album's recording; for the standard-issue Deluxe Edition, this concert is excerpted for a bonus disc attached to the expanded edition of the album. Then, there's the standard issue of Slowhand -- no bonus tracks, just the original nine songs -- presented in 5.1 DVD-Audio, and the album is once again heard as a vinyl LP. Certainly, there are several hardcore fans of Slowhand who will find all this worthwhile, but for most Clapton devotees, this is overkill. All the essential material is on that double-disc Deluxe Edition; the stuff that makes it Super is fluff.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/18/2012
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • UPC: 600753407257
  • Catalog Number: 5340725
  • Sales rank: 77,574

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 Cocaine
  2. 2 Wonderful Tonight
  3. 3 Lay Down Sally
  4. 4 Next Time You See Her
  5. 5 We're All the Way
  6. 6 The Core
  7. 7 May You Never
  8. 8 Mean Old Frisco
  9. 9 Peaches and Diesel
  10. 10 Cocaine
  11. 11 Wonderful Tonight
  12. 12 Lay Down Sally
  13. 13 Next Time You See Her
  14. 14 We're All the Way
  15. 15 The Core
  16. 16 May You Never
  17. 17 Mean Old Frisco
  18. 18 Peaches and Diesel
Disc 3
  1. 1 Hello Old Friend (3:57)
  2. 2 Sign Language (3:57)
  3. 3 Alberta (4:05)
  4. 4 Tell the Truth (9:00)
  5. 5 Knocking on Heaven's Door (5:17)
  6. 6 Steady Rolling Man (6:55)
  7. 7 Can't Find My Way Home (6:05)
  8. 8 Further on Up the Road (6:33)
  9. 9 Stormy Monday (12:43)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Badge (8:36)
  2. 2 Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out (4:00)
  3. 3 I Shot the Sheriff (14:04)
  4. 4 Layla (6:01)
  5. 5 Key to the Highway (7:28)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Cocaine
  2. 2 Wonderful Tonight
  3. 3 Lay Down Sally
  4. 4 Next Time You See Her
  5. 5 We're All the Way
  6. 6 The Core
  7. 7 May You Never
  8. 8 Mean Old Frisco
  9. 9 Peaches and Diesel
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eric Clapton Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals, Interviewee
Yvonne Elliman Guitar, Vocals
Marcy Levy Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Mel Collins Saxophone
Jamie Oldaker Percussion, Drums
Sergio Pastora Percussion
Carl Radle Bass Guitar
Dick Sims Keyboards
George Terry Guitar
Technical Credits
Don Williams Composer
Gordon Lightfoot Composer
John Martyn Composer
Bob Marley Composer
J.J. Cale Composer, Lyricist
Bob Dylan Composer
George Harrison Composer
Steve Winwood Composer
Marcy Levy Composer
T-Bone Walker Composer
Jim Gordon Composer
Albhy Galuten Composer
Eric Clapton Composer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Composer
Glyn Johns Producer
Ted Milton Liner Notes
Bob Potter Engineer
Don Robey Composer
Bobby Whitlock Composer
John Pidgeon Liner Notes
Miles Showell Mastering
Charles Segar Composer
Pete Frame Drawing
Seth Foster Mastering
Richard Evans Program Design
Traditional Composer
Andrew Skurow Tape Research
Matt Read Art Direction
David Hepworth Essay
Jimmie Cox Composer
Willie Broonzy Composer
Jonathan Dent Artwork
Anne Nightingale Interviewer
Joe Medwich Veasey Composer
David Stewart Art Direction, Program Design
Ken Carroll Logo
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