From the Cradle [LP]

From the Cradle [LP]

by Eric Clapton

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - 180 Gram Vinyl)

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Overview

For years, fans craved an all-blues album from Eric Clapton; he waited until 1994 to deliver From the Cradle. The album manages to re-create the ambience of postwar electric blues, right down to the bottomless thump of the rhythm section. If it wasn't for Clapton's labored vocals, everything would be perfect. As long as he plays his guitar, he can't fail -- his solos are white-hot and evocative, original and captivating. When he sings, Clapton loses that sense of originality, choosing to mimic the vocals of the original recordings. At times, his overemotive singing is painful; he doesn't have the strength to pull off Howlin' Wolf's growl or the confidence to replicate Muddy Waters' assured phrasing. Yet, whenever he plays, it's easier to forget his vocal shortcomings. Even with its faults, From the Cradle is one of Clapton's finest moments. [From the Cradle was re-released on LP in 2014.]

Product Details

Release Date: 06/10/2014
Label: Reprise / Wea
UPC: 0093624573517
catalogNumber: 45735
Rank: 27480

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Blues Before Sunrise
  2. Third Degree
  3. Reconsider Baby
  4. Hoochie Coochie Man
  5. Five Long Years
  6. I'm Tore Down
  7. How Long Blues
  8. Goin' Away Baby

Disc 2

  1. Blues Leave Me Alone
  2. Sinner's Prayer
  3. Motherless Child
  4. It Hurts Me Too
  5. Someday After A While
  6. Standin' Round Crying
  7. Driftin'
  8. Groaning the Blues

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