Getting into studio Clapton
B. E Jackson | Pennsylvania | 07/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Eric Clapton's solo debut album is really good classic rock. "After Midnight" which has become the ultimate late night party song, and "Let It Rain" with its dazzling display of guitar work (I hear Clapton extended the guitar jam in concert- great track!). Other tunes that people might not recognize are equally as satisfying, such as the jazzy/funky "Slunky" and other tracks that make good use of combining female and male vocals such as in "I Don't Know Why" and "Lonesome And A Long Way From Home". A solid debut. Of course, live Clapton is the ultimate choice, but his debut studio album is sure to leave you wanting more."
Clapton's solo debut is a good listen...
Daniel Ruben Hernandez | miami gardens, florida USA | 03/26/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"i just recently downloaded this and a couple of original classic e.c. releases. previously, i had timepieces, a compilation and later, the cream of clapton, which is an excellent introduction to this master of his craft. only non compilation studio outpout i owned was the cream albums and blind faith (all excellent). there are three excellent well known clapton classics on this disc: let it rain-very influenced by the style of george harrison's late period beatles stuff and his early solo work. i might even guess that harrison's vocals may even be on this tune. awesome. also, you got blues power and after midnight. the other stuff is very good although i just got this. but my first impressions were impressive. it has a lot of soulful female background vocals and a muscle shoals horn embellishment on a lot of the tracks (you can tell clapton was really influenced by harrison, the band, and delaney and bonnie when he recorded this album. the guitar playing is awesome as always. only song that reeked of filler material is the second to last song, the tune before let it rain. and it wasn't bad, maybe just takes a few listens. i'd say after only a few listens, i dug about 96% of the album, and that ain't bad..."