Eric Clapton is the debut solo studio album by British rock musician Eric Clapton, released in August 1970 under Atco and Polydor Records. After being successful with bands including The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Cream and Blind Faith, Clapton recorded an album under his own name in late 1969 and early 1970. The album cover shows Clapton sitting in a room which is going to be decorated and in which a ladder, a chair and some carpets are placed.
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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 - 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.
Clapton has a little bit of everything, jumping between blues, pop, and soft rock, delivering each with a wise and gentle touch. Hard Times Blues" sees Clapton, once again, faithfully reviving an old classic-mixing it up by adding some mandolin under his tastefully gruff vocals. How Deep Is the Ocean," meanwhile, climaxes not with a guitar solo, but with the melancholy trumpet playing of Wynton Marsalis (backed by a lush string section for good measure). Clapton Eric Clapton. Clapton has a little bit of everything, jumping between blues, pop, and soft rock, delivering each with a wise and gentle touch.
Guitar – Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills. Lead Vocals – Eric Clapton. Management – Bruce McCaskill. Photography & album design for Camouflage Productions.
Clapton "dropped by for a couple of numbers," Richards told BBC 6 Music, adding that the recording sessions were lke "like old times down in Richmond. No, he's not talking about Richmond, Virginia; he means the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, Surrey, England, where the Stones and Clapton's old band, the Yardbirds, used to perform in the early to mid-Sixties. The Stones confirmed that they were working on a new album at the launch of Exhibitionism, a career retrospective at London's Saatchi Gallery, earlier this year
Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton. Album, 22 Июль 1966, Universal Music Group, Mercury Records.
New Eric Clapton Album ‘Old Sock’ Due in March. Guitarist’s 21st LP will feature Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood and more. Following the release of Old Sock, Clapton will embark on a . arena tour this spring, culminating with his Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden, which will feature performances from artists including . King, Buddy Guy, the Allman Brothers Band, John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr. In This Article: Chaka Khan, Eric Clapton, JJ Cale, Old Sock, Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood.