Eric Clapton is in Miami to record his second album : ‘461 Ocean Boulevard’ featuring ‘I Shot the Sheriff’ (1974)

Eric Clapton’s ‘461 Ocean Boulevard’ is his second studio album recorded in April–May 1974 and released the following July by RSO.

Track Listing : 1.Motherless Children (Traditional, Eric Clapton, Carl Radle) – 04:55 . 2.Give Me Strength (Eric Clapton) – 02:51 . 3.Willie And The Hand Jive (Johnny Otis) – 03:31 . 4.Get Ready (Eric Clapton, Yvonne Elliman) – 03:50 . 5.I Shot The Sheriff (Bob Marley) – 04:30 . 6.I Can’T Hold Out (Elmore James) – 04:10 . 7.Please Be With Me (Charles Scott Boyer) – 03:25 . 8.Let It Grow (Eric Clapton) – 04:57 . 9.Steady Rollin’ Man (Robert Johnson) – 03:14 . 10.Mainline Florida (George Terry) – 04:05

Musicians : Eric Clapton – Dobro, Guitar, Vocals . Thomas Bernfeld – Vocals (Background) . Tom Bernfield – Vocals, Vocals (Background) . Yvonne Elliman – Guitar, Vocals, Vocals (Background) . Jim Fox – Drums . Albhy Galuten – Clavichord, Organ, Piano, Piano (Electric), Synthesizer . Al Jackson, Jr. – Drums . Jamie Oldaker – Drums, Percussion . Carl Radle – Bass, Guitar (Bass) . Dick Sims – Bass, Keyboards, Organ . George Terry – Guitar, Piano, Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By Tom Dowd . Carl Radle . Steve Klein – Assistant Engineer . Karl Richardson – Engineer

Arrangements : Carl Radle

Package : Bob Defrin – Art Direction . David Gahr – Photography

Recorded In April–May 1974 At Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida.

Released In July 1974 By Rso.

Upon first listen, which was an unfocused one, it did not do much for me. I came back to it however and it slowly grew on me. The first track “Motherless Children” stands out as one of the most upbeat tracks on hereand one of my favorites. […]

Rolling Stone
Between laid-back and listless, between the tastefully restrained and the downright niggardly, the line can be perilously thin. Eric Clapton‘s new album teeters precariously on the very edge, flirting with, but in the nick of time always just skirting, dullness. […]
Overall, Clapton’s second attempt at a solo career is the greatest example of his concise song writing and playing ability. 461 Ocean Boulevard is the golden standard Clapton would try to hit for decades after, though unfortunately he would rarely come close. […]



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