|1||–Derek & The Dominos||Layla||7:12|
|2||–Eric Clapton||Cocain (sic)||3:40|
|3||–Eric Clapton||Lay Down Sally||3:55|
|4||–Eric Clapton||Swing Low Sweet Chariot||3:35|
|5||–Eric Clapton||Let It Rain||4:59|
|6||–Eric Clapton||Blues Power||3:11|
|7||–Blind Faith||Presence Of The Lord (Blind Faith)||4:50|
|9||–Cream||Sunshine Of Your Love||4:11|
|11||–Eric Clapton||I Shot The Sheriff||4:26|
|12||–Eric Clapton||Wonderful Tonight||3:46|
Eric Clapton is the debut solo studio album by British rock musician Eric Clapton, released in August 1970 under Atco and Polydor Records. After being successful with bands including The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Cream and Blind Faith, Clapton recorded an album under his own name in late 1969 and early 1970. The album cover shows Clapton sitting in a room which is going to be decorated and in which a ladder, a chair and some carpets are placed.
Derek and the Dominos were an English–American blues-rock band formed in the spring of 1970 by guitarist and singer Eric Clapton, keyboardist and singer Bobby Whitlock, bassist Carl Radle and drummer Jim Gordon. All four members had previously played together in Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, during and after Clapton's brief tenure with Blind Faith
Blind Faith Cream Derek & the Dominos Eric Clapton Band Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert Band The Yardbirds Casey Jones & The Engineers John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers Plastic Ono Band. Biography by William Ruhlmann. A rock guitar legend who, in addition to a distinguished solo career, collaborated with countless artists and played in many classic bands.
The album includes tracks by the Yardbirds, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek & Dominos, The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Muddy Waters and Clapton’s solo work. Five tracks on the collection are previously unreleased. These include a 17-minute version of Cream’s ‘Spoonful,’ recorded at the Los Angeles Forum in October 1968, during the trio’s Goodbye tour. Two are by Derek and the Dominos: ‘High,’ taped during the 1971 sessions at Olympic Studios for the group’s unreleased second album; the song was re-recorded for Clapton’s 1975 album There’s One In Every Crowd.
The ‘supergroups’ – Cream, Blind Faith - they worked him to death. He saw a light at the end of the tunnel and it was us. When the tour ended in August, instead of returning to the UK, Clapton traveled to the Bramletts’ home in Sherman Oaks, California for a few weeks. Delaney mentored the guitarist, nurturing him to develop his singing and song-writing talents. The two formed a pact: Delaney & Bonnie and Friends would tour the UK and Europe with Mr. Clapton as a sideman, and Delaney would produce an album for Clapton. One month later, Derek and the Dominos – Clapton, Whitlock, Gordon and Radle - hit the road, not performing in 20,000-seat arenas, but rather in clubs throughout the . Their sets included songs from Clapton’s solo album, which was released that month. Whitlock compares his support behind Clapton’s vocals to a spotter helping a weight-lifter.
A new Eric Clapton documentary Life In 12 Bars (Directed by Oscar-winner, Lili Fini Zanuck) has prompted a new two-CD (and 4LP vinyl) soundtrack which spans Clapton’s long career and includes selections from many of the acts he worked with, including The Yardbirds, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Cream, The Beatles (!), and Blind Faith. The 32-tracks include five previously unreleased selections. From the Cream era there is a version of Spoonful, an incredible 17 minute tour-de-force, recorded live at the LA Forum in October 1968 during the group’s final US, Goodbye tour. There are two from Derek. This track was later revisited and re-recorded for Eric Clapton’s 1975 album, There’s One In Every Crowd.
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