"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 ó 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 ó "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 ó 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." - Amg.
The record is Exc.
The jacket is VG.
The LP plays Exc.
A very wide soundstage (extends beyond the speakers), natural sounding instruments and voices, good imaging and an open sound make this LP. Exceptional voices - clear and well defined - with "air" and presence add to the over all realism.
There are some audible ticks (3rd track side 2) but most are low level and only audible between cuts.
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