Which Clapton album?


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CarolinaMustash
02-04-2008, 01:34 AM
I am really starting to get into blues, and have an SRV album and love it. I'm pretty familiar withClapton, but don't have any of his albums; I'm kind of between riding with the king or the complete Clapton album. Any feedback is appreciated, also feel free to suggest others. Thanks

Longhairedrockr
02-04-2008, 01:45 AM
Well, If you want a really good retrospective of his work go with Complete Clapton. I'd go ahead and get Riding With The King as well lol. If your trying to get a hold of his more purely blues work there is a clapton album out simply called Blues. Ive got it and its really good!

Dimebag22
02-04-2008, 01:45 AM
Go with the Complete Clapton dude. Even though Riding With The King is an amazing album, that one has some of his classics.


Hell, get both! :)

They are worth your money, and you wont be disappointed :)

Dale_kerigan
02-04-2008, 02:34 AM
John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers with eric clapton, aka

beano :down:

ECistheBest
02-04-2008, 02:45 AM
From the Cradle

is a blues record. i love it.




but i also love:
Pilgrim (i like his pop stuff too)
Journeyman
Session for Robert J (blues mmm.)
Reptile (some jazz?)
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (classic.)
Slowhand
Beano (John Mayall and the BluesBreakers with Eric Clapton)
Back Home (jazz/pop/good stuff)
Behind the Sun (i like it.)

here are live ones:
'05 Cream at Royal Albert Hall (my favorite tone ever)
'01 One more Car, One More Rider (Live in LA, Reptile Tour)
'04 Crossroads Guitar Festival (get into other blues gutiarists as well.)
'07 Crossroads Guitar Festival (same as above)


and read his autobiography too. ;)

LSSF
02-04-2008, 05:58 AM
John Mayall & The BluesBreakers (With Clapton) - "The Beano Album"
Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs
From The Cradle

Thats the ideal Clapton collection for me

dr_john
02-04-2008, 09:24 AM
From the Cradle and the Beano album.

DONT get Pilgrim or Back Home if you want to hear him playing blues, they are both examples of Clapton at his worst.

CarolinaMustash
02-04-2008, 12:58 PM
Thanks guys...got the "beano album"...

Amazing.

ze monsta
02-04-2008, 02:39 PM
Me And Mr Johnson!

How could anyone forget that.

musiccrave1028
02-04-2008, 05:50 PM
The Cream Of Eric Clapton has all his great songs, so that one!

ColdGin
02-04-2008, 06:10 PM
Get the EC Crossroads 1 and Crossroads 2 4-cd boxsets.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/416296Y6PwL._AA240_.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41jk4fjDq0L._AA280_.jpg

Amazon has them listed second hand, like new condition for roughly $30 each boxset.

gopherthegreat
02-06-2008, 07:46 PM
riding with the king is awesome. i'd get that.

BluesLP1990
02-08-2008, 02:16 PM
the double album "The Blues" is really good, even though its title's a little presumptuous, i guess clapton's earned the right. It's got a live album and a studio album with a lot of great classics and blues standards played by clapton.

I think Martin Scorsese's kind of a schmuck, but the album he put together on clapton is decent
"Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Eric Clapton"

ECwomantoneman
02-10-2008, 01:31 PM
John Mayall & The BluesBreakers (With Clapton) - "The Beano Album"
Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs
From The Cradle

Thats the ideal Clapton collection for me

+1

It's a good start anyway :p:

Jimmy94
02-10-2008, 01:38 PM
don't forget his work with cream... wheels of fire and disraeli gears are both fantastic albums.

GD_GC
02-10-2008, 02:15 PM
For blues, you can't beat:

From the Cradle
The Beano Album
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (has blues as well as some other genres)
Me and Mr. Johnson
Riding with the King

I would be satisfyed if that was all the Clapton I owned.

kill_busted
02-10-2008, 07:35 PM
from the cradle NO DOUBT!!! clapton playing eddie boyd... nuff said!

ECistheBest
02-13-2008, 02:26 AM
From the Cradle and the Beano album.

DONT get Pilgrim or Back Home if you want to hear him playing blues, they are both examples of Clapton at his worst.
clapton at his worst? those two albums are nice. it's just that you don't like pop doesn't mean the album was bad. imo, he pulls good pop/jazzy stuff. my father's eyes is real clapton.

Sly Taco
02-13-2008, 10:30 AM
helloooooooooooooooooooooo..........get Derek and the Dominos end of story.

Axegrinder#9
02-13-2008, 03:43 PM
well this is not really a record per se, but from a person who's definitely NOT Clapton's biggest fan, I really enjoyed the Eric Clapton & Friends: Live at MSG DVD. Well mostly 'cos it's got guys like Steve Gadd, Andy Fairweather-Low, and Victor Bailey in the backing band.

They perform a stellar version of "Old Love"!

GnikNus
02-13-2008, 07:17 PM
i'd get john mayall and the bluesbreakers with clapton. amazing album

JilaX^
02-14-2008, 11:48 AM
I'd get some of the cream stuff, I really like Fresh Cream (Spoonful is the shizzle)

Also Riding With The King and Layla And Assorted Love Songs - Derek and the Dominoes, is essential.