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Re-Loving Clapton

ch willie

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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.
 

jb_abides

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Crossroads 2: Live in the Seventies is a must listen for extended blues jams, 74-78 tours.

4 disc set, easy to find used. For some reason this one gets lost in the shuffle... It BURNS!
 

ADP

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Clapton is as good as it gets. There's always something to learn. As far as everything He's ever said and done, He was, is, and always will be correct.
 

K_L

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Crossroads 2: Live in the Seventies is a must listen for extended blues jams, 74-78 tours.

4 disc set, easy to find used. For some reason this one gets lost in the shuffle... It BURNS!
Very true! Here`s two of my favorite tunes by Clapton ever--late in his `74 'comebck from heroin addiction tour'. In his autobiography, he states that it took him some time to get 'his chops' back--seems like he`s got `em back here. Also this has to be his 'Cut Explorer' which he played on that tour .





 

ch willie

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Everyone is so angry these days. Just stop it and dig the music and the great commentary about Clapton’s playing. I shouldn’t even have mentioned politics. I apologize.

Could we also talk about Clapton’s voice? I believe his vocals improved around the time of the Journeyman album, and he still sounds great. His vocals are amazing on Nothing but the Blues. The Lady in the Balcony album shows he can still sing wonderfully.
 

ADP

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"Read a book"?? What does that mean? A book? Which book? I`m all for improving myself.
It was already clear you were unfamiliar with the concept... But to read a book is to open physical bound pages of text and, with your eyes and brain-power, comprehend and translate the typed words to gain knowledge and information.

Try Clapton's Auto-Biography in this instance.
 

K_L

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It was already clear you were unfamiliar with the concept... But to read a book is to open physical bound pages of text and, with your eyes and brain-power, comprehend and translate the typed words to gain knowledge and information.

Try Clapton's Auto-Biography in this instance.
How did you come to that conclusion? I take that as more-or-less a 'put down' towards me from you.

Also if you read my post above [Post #7] you will see that I clearly refer to Clapton`s autobiography--does that mean that I have read it?!
Alot of the public has become very much against Eric Clapton recently due his statements toward COVID & the British government etc--which is why I questioned your post concerning him; whether you were sincere or not with what you typed--that`s all. [Also along w/ you being against Facebook & the new 'Burst Believers' FB Page which I also questioned you about as for me you comment there was pretty vague].

I just wanted a further explanation from you there & here--that`s all. Please forgive me if i`m wrong in doing so.

Oh yeah, if I have any extra time, I prefer to play my guitar & keep my head in the sand concerning the 'important things'. I look to people like you for help with that--I`m too busy trying to make every note count with my guitar playing which doesn`t happen too often.
 

K_L

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Everyone is so angry these days. Just stop it and dig the music and the great commentary about Clapton’s playing. I shouldn’t even have mentioned politics. I apologize.
I agree with you. I was just questioning the sincerity of ADP`s post when he said "As far as everything He's [Clapton] ever said and done, He was, is, and always will be correct." With all of the recent controversy w/ EC`s recent comments towards COVID etc, his statement can easily be taken to be sarcastic which is why i asked him--he`s been accused a being a 'troll' elsewhere on this forum. [And also his replies to me afterwards have been kinda 'curt'/abrupt'/condescending.]

Here`s a good one that might not be too well known [but maybe it is] as I believe he is playing 'Beano' here.

 

ADP

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It was your wondering why Facebook's Terms of Agreement needed further explanation that gave it away in another post.... And needless to say E.C. is right about COVID and everything else as he speaks from his own personal experience.
 
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