Eric Clapton’s ‘From the Cradle’ is his twelfth studio (and a blues) album released on September 13, 1994 by Reprise Records.
Track listing : 1.Blues Before Sunrise (Leroy Carr) – 02:58 . 2.Third Degree (Eddie Boyd, Willie Dixon) – 05:07 . 3.Reconsider Baby (Lowell Fulson) – 03:20 . 4.Hoochie Coochie Man (Willie Dixon) – 03:16 . 5.Five Long Years (Eddie Boyd) – 04:47 . 6.I’m Tore Down (Sonny Thompson) – 03:02 . 7.How Long Blues (Leroy Carr) – 03:09 . 8.Goin’ Away Baby (James A. Lane) – 04:00 . 9.Blues Leave Me Alone (James A. Lane) – 03:36 . 10.Sinner’s Prayer (Lowell Fulson, Lloyd Glenn) – 3:20 . 11.Motherless Child (Robert Hicks) – 02:57 . 12.It Hurts Me Too (Tampa Red) – 03:17 . 13.Someday After a While (You’ll Be Sorry) (Freddie King, Sonny Thompson) – 04:27 . 14.Standin’ Round Crying (McKinley Morganfield) – 03:39 . 15.Driftin’ (Charles Brown, Johnny Moore, Eddie Williams) – 03:10 . 16.Groaning the Blues (Willie Dixon) – 06:05 .
Musicians : Eric Clapton – Guitar, Vocals . Dave Bronze – Bass . Jim Keltner – Drums . Andy Fairweather-Low – Guitar . Jerry Portnoy – Harmonica . Chris Stainton – Keyboards . Roddy Lorimer – Trumpet . Simon Clarke – Baritone Saxophone . Tim Sanders – Tenor Saxophone . Richie Hayward – Percussion On (7) .
Production . Produced by Eric Clapton, Russ Titelman . Alan Douglas – Engineer, Mixing . Russ Titelman – Mixing .
Package : . Jack English – Photography .
Recorded 1994 at Olympic Studios Barnes, London .
Released on September 13, 1994 by Reprise Records.
He also made the decision to record the 16 tracks live in the studioand except for two short dubs it was released as it was recorded. […]
I prefer the austere blues, so I don’t like the sax, brass or another instrument. The do great songs with just guitar, drums and bass, maybe piano. […]
It takes the assurance of a titan like Eric Clapton to muster the humility that inspires From the Cradle. The guitarist’s tribute to the gods who formed him, the disc sacrifices flash to sheer blazing force. […]