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Clapton had already established himself as a guitar legend by the time he released Slowhand. His heroin habit long behind him, Clapton's songwriting mastery was fully evident on the album, particularly in the stunning ball... more »
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Clapton had already established himself as a guitar legend by the time he released Slowhand. His heroin habit long behind him, Clapton's songwriting mastery was fully evident on the album, particularly in the stunning ballad "Wonderful Tonight." It fully actualized all of the potential hinted at in his earlier "Promises," and Clapton trusted himself enough to slow things down. Some of his most expressive guitar work can be found throughout this album, not just within "Wonderful." Ironically enough, Slowhand is probably best known for the hit "Cocaine." Built upon a simple repeated riff, the song had Clapton's trademark smooth voice with its wear around the edges, and yet another stellar guitar solo. Flashy runs and licks were never the most integral part of Clapton's catalog, his blues background being the primary source for his sound. Slowhand, with its phrasings, both guitar and vocal, established Clapton as the possessor of one of the most extensive vocabularies in rock. --Steve Gdula
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Mark L. (MarkL) from WALNUT CREEK, CA
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SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE!
Christopher Gazzo | 04/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was Eric Clapton's most popular recording and with good reason. Often Clapton's recordings suffer from a lack of consistency and a shortage of good material. On "Slowhand" the filler, although it still exists, is kept to a minimum making it one of Clapton's best records.
Classic Clapton originals like "Wonderful Tonight", "Lay Down Sally", the instrumental "Peaches and Diesel" and the 8 1/2 minute "The Core" lie alongside some classic covers like the JJ Cale penned "Cocaine", the melodic "May You Never" and the blues romp of Arthur Crudup's "Mean Old Frisco".
If you're new to Clapton and looking for a starting point for his solo material, "Slowhand" or "461 Ocean Boulevard" are the places to start."