Eric Clapton – Eric Clapton (1970/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 37:03 minutes | 1,57 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Front cover
Eric Clapton is the eponymous debut solo album by Eric Clapton, originally released in August 1970. Recorded in November 1969 and January 1970 and produced by Delaney Bramlett, the album has a strong pop feel and somewhat disguises Clapton’s future forays into blues and rock & roll.
Eric Clapton’s eponymous solo debut was recorded after he completed a tour with Delaney & Bonnie. Clapton used the core of the duo’s backing band and co-wrote the majority of the songs with Delaney Bramlett — accordingly, Eric Clapton sounds more laid-back and straightforward than any of the guitarist’s previous recordings. There are still elements of blues and rock & roll, but they’re hidden beneath layers of gospel, R&B, country, and pop flourishes. And the pop element of the record is the strongest of the album’s many elements — “Blues Power” isn’t a blues song and only “Let It Rain,” the album’s closer, features extended solos. Throughout the album, Clapton turns out concise solos that de-emphasize his status as guitar god, even when they display astonishing musicality and technique. That is both a good and a bad thing — it’s encouraging to hear him grow and become a more fully rounded musician, but too often the album needs the spark that some long guitar solos would have given it. In short, it needs a little more of Clapton’s personality.
01 – Slunky
02 – Bad Boy
03 – Lonesome And A Long Way From Home
04 – After Midnight
05 – Easy Now
06 – Blues Power
07 – Bottle Of Red Wine
08 – Lovin’ You Lovin’ Me
09 – I’ve Told You For The Last Time
10 – I Don’t Know Why
11 – Let It Rain
Tape research and remastering supervision by Bill Levenson. Transfers and Mastering by Seth Foster at Sterling Sound, NYC.
All digital files were mastered directly from the original analogue tapes using a custom-made analog transferring console and native hi resolution digital converters.