Eric Clapton’s ‘Slowhand’ is his fifth studio album (titled after his nickname) released in November 1977 and featuring the hit ‘Cocaine,’ A JJ Cale’s composition.
Track Listing : 1.Cocaine (J.J. Cale) – 03:41 . 2.Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton) – 03:44 . 3.Lay Down Sally (Eric Clapton, Marcy Levy, George Terry) – 03:56 . 4.Next Time You See Her (Eric Clapton) – 04:01 . 5.We’Re All The Way (Don Williams) – 02:32 . 6.The Core (Eric Clapton, Marcy Levy) – 08:45 . 7.May You Never (John Martyn) – 03:01 . 8.Mean Old Frisco (Arthur Crudup) – 04:42 . 9.Peaches And Diesel (Eric Clapton, Albhy Galuten) – 04:46
Musicians : Eric Clapton – Lead Vocals, Guitar . Jamie Oldaker – Drums, Percussion . Carl Radle – Bass Guitar . Dick Sims – Keyboards . George Terry – Guitar . Mel Collins – Saxophone . Yvonne Elliman – Harmony And Backing Vocals . Marcy Levy – Harmony And Backing Vocals
Production : Produced By Glyn Johns . Glyn Johns – Engineer
Package : El & Nell Ink. (Eric Clapton And Dave Stewart) – Art Design . Watalu Asanuma – Cover Photo . Patti Clapton – Design . Andy Seymour – Photography
Recorded May 1977 At Olympic Studios, London, England.
Released In November 1977 By Rso Records.
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Classic Rock Review
The album is an easy listen from front-to-back, with a sort of laid-back virtuosity that never sound pretentious or forced. Yet it is quite eclectic in the styles and approach used in forging each of the nine tracks. […]
The album on a whole was rather experimental from Clapton and incredibly soft in terms of rock and roll. Not a fantastic one and could be describe as an album of album fillers, bar ‘The Core’. […]