by Eric Clapton

Original Release Date: 1977-11-25


Eric Clapton’s skills as a guitarist and songwriter came together on this 1977 album. Even the covers, such as J.J. Cale’s hypnotic blues-blast “Cocaine” and John Martyn’s gentle “May You Never,” are soulful and well-sketched. His unhurried guitar playing is subtly persuasive and restrained, especially on the country-influenced “Lay Down Sally,” the melancholic lover’s ballad “Wonderful Tonight,” and blues burner “Mean Old Frisco.” More, Clapton’s singing conveys wide-ranging emotions—from sadness on the telling “We’re All the Way” to contrition on the Dylanesque “Next Time You See Her.”


  1. Cocaine
  2. Wonderful Tonight
  3. Lay Down Sally
  4. Next Time You See Her
  5. We’re All The Way
  6. The Core
  7. May You Never
  8. Mean Old Frisco Blues
  9. Peaches And Diesel

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Format Vinyl LP Album (Gatefold)
Label RSO
Catalog Number 2479 201
Notes R.S.O. Deluxe 2479 201 Produced by Arrangement with The Robert Stigwood Organisation. Design and Art Direction: El and Nell Ink. A1: ATV Mus. Ltd. A2 to A4, B4: Throat Mus. Ltd. A5: Anchor Mus. Ltd. B1: RSO Publg. Ltd. / Throat Mus. Ltd. B2: Warlock Mus. Ltd. B3: Leeds Mus. Ltd. (P) 1977 Robert Stigwood Group Ltd. Marketed by Polydor. Made in England. Printed and made by Howards Printers (Slough) Ltd., England.
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