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limited 35th anni version
( 1977 ) 2012 Eu reissue on 180g LP= Slowhand features "Wonderful Tonight," "Lay Down Sally" and "Cocaine," songs that are still heard regularly on radio and at Eric Clapton's live shows. 35th Anniversary Edition
Release date 21-10-2012 (Originally released in 1977)
2012 Eu reissue for 35th Anniversary Edition on 180g LP. Re-Mastered from the Original Olympic Studios 1/4" Flat Analog Master Tapes by Kevin Reeves at Sterling Sound. Slowhand features "Wonderful Tonight," "Lay Down Sally" and "Cocaine," songs that are still heard regularly on radio and at Eric Clapton's live shows.
Slowhand was the nickname given to Clapton by the Yardbirds. On this quintessential Seventies album he mixes candlelit love songs and guitarhero riffs "Cocaine" and " Wonderful Tonight" are the hits but dont overlook "Next Time You See Her" a tender melody loaded with a death threat to a lovers suitor. Presented in sealed sleeve,with sticker.
A2 Wonderful Tonight
A3 Lay Down Sally
A4 Next Time You See Her
A5 We're All The Way
B1 The Core
B2 May You Never
B3 Mean Old Frisco(Written-By – Sam "Lightin" Hopkins* )
B4 Peaches And Diesel
Eric Clapton has been in the spotlight for close to fifty years and the portrait of his artistry is a complex one from his early days as a guitar icon to a songwriter of great sensitivity, as well as an interpreter of everything from blues and jazz to rock and country music. He 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 of 1977 and was produced by Glyn Johns. Released in November of 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 seventy-four 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. The fact that they are still relevant so long after its release is a great recommendation and testimony to its place in Clapton's canon. The legendary 9-song set includes cover versions of songs written by some of his favorite songwriters (JJ Cale, John Martyn, Don Williams, Arthur Crudup) along with original compositions.
Extra info: limited 35th anni version
Originally released: 1977
This release: 2012