Eric Clapton Slowhand 35th Anniversary 200g LP
35th Anniversary 200g Vinyl! Half-Speed Mastering!
Remastered by Seth Foster & Kevin Reeves at Sterling Sound From Original Masters!
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 325/500!
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.
Eric Clapton has fashioned albums in many different styles and with many
different themes, yet few have the sense of oneness that pervades Slowhand.
Slowhand was recorded at Olympic Studios in South West London in May 1977 and
was produced by Glyn Johns. Released in November 1977, Slowhand was the most
successful album of Clapton's '70s studio recordings. It reached No. 2 on the
Billboard chart where it stayed for five weeks, spending a total of 74 weeks on
the American album chart.
Slowhand features "Wonderful Tonight', "Lay Down Sally", and "Cocaine" - songs
that are still heard regularly on radio and at Eric Clapton's live shows. So
long after its release is a great recommendation and testimony to its place in
Clapton's canon. The album includes cover versions of songs written by some of
his favorite songwriters (JJ Cale, John Martyn, Don Williams, Arthur Crudup)
along with original compositions by Eric Clapton.
"Slowhand was the nickname given to Clapton by the Yardbirds. On this
quintessential Seventies album, he mixes candlelit love songs and guitar-hero
riffs; "Cocaine" and "Wonderful Tonight" are the hits, but don't overlook "Next
Time You See Her," a tender melody loaded with a death threat to a lover's
suitor." - www.rollingstone.com
• Heavyweight 200g Vinyl
• Remastered from the Original Olympic Studios 1/4" Flat Analog Master Tapes
• Remastered by Seth Foster & Kevin Reeves at Sterling Sound
• Lacquers cut at 1/2 Speed by Miles Showell at Metropolis in London
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Exact Reproduction of Original Gatefold Packaging
2. Wonderful Tonight
3. Lay Down Sally
4. Next Time You See Her
5. We're All The Way
1. The Core
2. May You Never
3. Mean Old Frisco
4. Peaches And Diesel
|This half-speed mastered disc is a well done re-release.
The sound stage of this heavy vinyl equals my original release 461 Ocean Blvd. Under my new mc that is one of my better sounding LPs. That era or the engineers EC had then were the best!|