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Eric Clapton: Running on Faith

Posted on the April 3rd, 2011

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Una pausa: Clapton and a few peers, a few years back

Posted on the October 2nd, 2010

Bello! (“A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan” (1996)

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Isn’t it a pity: Eric Clapton

Posted on the June 25th, 2010


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Three glasses of Italian red and a little Eric Clapton

Posted on the April 9th, 2010

Friday night and reaching back in time to a favorite Eric Clapton classic, to a time (early 70s) when his band was Derek and the Dominoes.  Bell bottom blues – this performance Japan 1999, live.

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In a Greece kind of mood

Posted on the February 12th, 2010

“Nobody knows you when you’re down and out” (1997) – Eric Clapton


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River of Tears: swimming back in time

Posted on the April 10th, 2008

At the time Eric Clapton’s Pilgrim album was released in 1998, I just happened to be in a deep funk of my own so it suited my mood. I listened to it over and over and over again.

Words of praise from a Rolling Stone review (David Wild, Mar 19, 1998):

On the album’s sizzling title track, he evokes some of the soulful eloquence of the great Curtis Mayfield. And Clapton’s vocals on “River of Tears” and “Broken Hearted” (with lovely backing vocals and tin whistle from Paul Brady), the ultradelicate “Circus” and the country-tinged “Fall Like Rain” are among the most convincing of his career.

So it wasn’t just me and my mood.

River of Tears (lyrics here) is truly one of the most powerful songs on the cd. Today, I found this video of Clapton’s live performance of the piece during his 2001 world tour.

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Pace in terra

Posted on the December 23rd, 2007

Eric Clapton – “Holy Mother” (Hyde Park) — link to lyrics here


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