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This landmark release captures a very special Eric Clapton performance celebrating his 70th birthday at his favourite venue and includes career defining tracks like ‘Cocaine’, ‘I Shot The Sheriff’, ‘Layla’, ‘Wonderful Tonight’, ‘Crossroads’, ‘Tears In Heaven’, ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’ and more!
The fantastic Deluxe Edition contains the DVD and 2CDs of the 2015 show plus a bonus DVD of Eric Clapton performances at the Royal Albert Hall across the years including the Cream Farewell Tour from 1968, the Journeyman tour from 1990, a UN Benefit Concert performance with Zucchero from 2004, the Cream Reunion shows from 2005 and a Prince’s Trust Benefit performance from 2010 all packaged in a 12”x12” 60 page hardback photobook.
The album is a collection of some of Clapton s favorite songs spanning from his childhood to present day that highlights his vast appreciation and knowledge of music. From Leadbelly to J.J. Cale; Peter Tosh to George Gershwin; Hank Snow to Gary Moore and Taj Mahal, this record is a celebration of so many who have inspired Clapton s rich musical life. Clapton has always had a remarkable ability to recognize great songs and a gift for knowing how to uniquely interpret them, as he does on Old Sock. The album explores romantic standards of the 30’s, reggae, soul, rock, and includes a stand out playful collaboration with Paul McCartney, to create an experience that is quintessential Clapton.
Clapton assembled a band for the recordings consisting of longtime collaborators Steve Gadd (drums), Willie Weeks (bass) and Chris Stainton (keyboards) along with some surprise guest additions. JJ Cale joins the song “Angel” for backing vocals and guitar, Chaka Khan joins as backing vocalist for “Get On Over, ” Steve Winwood on the Hammond B3 Organ on “Still Got The Blues, ” Paul McCartney on bass/vocals on “All of Me, ” Jim Keltner on drums for “Our Love is Here To Stay. “
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Produced by Glyn Johns, Slowhand was recorded at London’s Olympic Studios in May 1977. Released that November, it became Clapton’s most successful studio album of the decade, and eventually spent 74 weeks on the U.S. albums chart after five weeks at No. 2. “Lay Down Sally,” “Cocaine” and “Wonderful Tonight,” the latter written for Clapton’s then-partner (and ex-Mrs. George Harrison) Pattie Boyd, all became hit singles. Slowhand contained a number of songs written or co-written by Clapton (“Wonderful Tonight,” “Lay Down Sally” with Marcy Levy and George Terry, “Peaches and Diesel” with Albhy Galuten) alongside compositions by J.J. Cale (“Cocaine”), John Martyn (“May You Never”), Don Williams (“We’re All the Way”), and Arthur Crudup (“Mean Old Frisco”). The blend of blues, rock, country and pop was arguably Clapton’s strongest assembly of songs by that point.