Slowhand

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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 band are ...
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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/2004
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • UPC: 602498180716
  • Catalog Number: 000363936
  • Sales rank: 23,880

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cocaine (3:41)
  2. 2 Wonderful Tonight (3:44)
  3. 3 Lay Down Sally (3:56)
  4. 4 Next Time You See Her (4:01)
  5. 5 We're All the Way (2:32)
  6. 6 The Core (8:45)
  7. 7 May You Never (3:01)
  8. 8 Mean Old Frisco (4:42)
  9. 9 Peaches and Diesel (4:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eric Clapton Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Yvonne Elliman Vocals, Background Vocals
Marcy Levy Vocals, Background Vocals
Mel Collins Horn, Saxophone
Jamie Oldaker Percussion, Drums
Carl Radle Bass, Bass Guitar
Dick Sims Keyboards
George Terry Guitar
James Oldaker Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Eric Clapton Producer
Glyn Johns Producer, Audio Production
Bill Levenson Producer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Watalu Asanuma Cover Photo
Daniel Stewart Art Direction
Michael Etchart Producer
Traditional Composer
David Stewart Art Direction
Paul Bishow Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Album of all time

    This is not only Eric Clapton's best album, but the best of all time. Every single song is amazing. You can just sit back and listen to the album straight through, not something you can say about many albums. A must own for any classic rock fan.

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