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ITEM# 2710743
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    Personnel: Eric Clapton (vocals, guitar, dobro); Eric Clapton; Yvonne Elliman (vocals, guitar, background vocals); Carl Radle (bass guitar); Thomas Bernfeld (background vocals); Tom Bernfield (vocals, background vocals); George Terry (guitar, piano, background vocals); Albhy Galuten (piano, electric piano, clavichord, organ, synthesizer); Dick Sims (organ, keyboards); Jamie Oldaker (drums, percussion); Al Jackson, Jr. , Jim Fox (drums). Audio Remasterer: Joseph M. Palmaccio. Recording information: Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, FL (04/1974-05/1974). Photographer: David Gahr. Arrangers: Eric Clapton; Carl Radle. After playing the 1973 Rainbow Concerts that were arranged by good friend Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton returned to Florida's Criteria Recording Studio to cut 461 OCEAN BOULEVARD. Because of a stint of personal turmoil, Clapton had not played guitar for two years preceeding the Rainbow Concerts, but with the help of a core group of musicians including George Terry, former Derek & the Dominos bassist Carl Radle, Jamie Oldaker, and Yvonne Elliman, Slowhand put together an album that many consider to be his best. Focusing more on his singing than his guitar pyrotechnics of the past, the new, improved Clapton used a laid-back, J.J. Cale-type vocal style to great effect on a mellow version of "Willie And The Hand Jive" and Elmore James's "I Can't Hold Out." Far from being a kinder, gentler guitar hero, Clapton also showed considerable spark on a slide-drenched "Motherless Children" and the driving "Mainline Florida," which closes out the album. Of course, his cover of Bob Marley's "I Shot The Sheriff" was the musical statement that took him to the top of the charts and let the general public know he was back. 461 OCEAN BOULEVARD is still one of the highest points of Clapton's solo career.

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    UPC 731453182127
    Runtime 43 min.
    Type Performer
    Genre Rock & Pop
    Sub Genre Hard Rock
    Label Polydor Records
    Producer Tom Dowd; Tom Dowd
    Number of Discs 1
    Track Listing Disc 1
    • 1. Motherless Children
    • 2. Give Me Strength
    • 3. Willie and the Hand Jive
    • 4. Get Ready
    • 5. I Shot the Sheriff
    • 6. I Can't Hold Out
    • 7. Please Be with Me
    • 8. Let It Grow
    • 9. Steady Rollin' Man
    • 10. Mainline Florida
    Format Compact Disc
    Spars Coding AAD
    Artists Clapton, Eric
    Dimensions 0

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