Eric Clapton Unplugged

Eric Clapton Unplugged

Eric Clapton Unplugged

Eric Clapton Unplugged

This album is almost at the top of my all time favourites. It may even be top, depends on my mood. There’s not a bad track on it. Eric Clapton has a way with an acoustic guitar as unique as he plays electric. Big Bill Broonzy is my guitar hero and Eric plays a great version of Big Bill’s song, ‘Hey Hey’ on this album. It’s probably my favourite track.

I have played it over and over, each time as amazed as I was previously. Andy Fairweather-Low accompanies EC and there’s Chuck Leavell on keys. Steve Ferrone is on drums with Ray Cooper on percussion. If you like country blues played live, Eric Clapton is one of the best exponents of it. It’s the nearest we’ll ever get to seeing our actual heroes like Robert Johnson or Big Bill playing.

Eric Clapton Unplugged is my favourite album of all time.

Recorded in front of a live audience back in 92, a lot of critics gave it a luke warm reception. That’s only their opinions, mine are completely opposite. Apart from 461 Ocean Boulevard
Eric Clapton Unplugged is up there amongst his greatest works. The only weak track and this is just my opinion is Layla. I prefer the electric, rockier version. In 2013, it was re-released and in total has sold 26 million copies! That’s not bad for an album that received unfavourable critiques back in 92. If only I could play my acoustic guitar and sing the way Mr Clapton does. I’d be a very happy and contented man.

Track Listing:

    “Signe” 3:13
    “Before You Accuse Me” 3:44
    “Hey Hey” 3:16
    “Tears in Heaven” 4:36
    “Lonely Stranger” 5:27
    “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out” 3:49
    “Layla” 4:46
    “Running on Faith” 6:30
    “Walkin’ Blues” 3:37
    “Alberta” 3:42
    “San Francisco Bay Blues” 3:24
    “Malted Milk” 3:36
    “Old Love” 7:54
    “Rollin’ and Tumblin'” 4:11

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