- Jun 7, 2007
Clapton’s last few studio albums have made me yawn. I loved most every album he did until Old Sock. Even then, I held out hope for great stuff and was disappointed. This week, I listened to the recent releases, the lockdown live Lady in the Balcony and the live stuff from the From the Cradle era. Boy he burns up the stage on that album Nothing but the Blues. I’m a casual fan of the blues, but this album is so fantastic. He was on his game vocally too. Whatever my feelings about his politics, I love Clapton. His 24 Nights live album a few decades ago reAwakened my love of guitar, and these recent releases remind me of what an inspiration his playing is.