Eric Clapton – Eric Clapton (New Vinyl) (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
New sealed copy. 2021 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition. Remastered reissue.
Eric Clapton is the debut 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, photographed by Barry Feinstein, depicts Clapton sitting in a Los Angeles photo studio while smoking a cigarette, his Fender Stratocaster Brownie electric guitar leaning between his legs.
In a retrospective review for AllMusic Stephen Thomas Erlewine feels that 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".
A2 Bad Boy
A3 Lonesome And A Long Way From Home
A4 After Midnight
A5 Easy Now
A6 Blues Power
B1 Bottle Of Red Wine
B2 Lovin' You Lovin' Me
B3 Told You For The Last Time
B4 Don't Know Why
B5 Let It Rain