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darkevilxe
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#1
Seriously, I had no idea the Syd Barret topic was created when I came up with the idea for this topic. So my favourites would be (ranked in top 5, includes solo and band works)

1. Sunshine of Your Love (love that riff)
2. Layla (again, awesome riff.)
3. Tears in Heaven (beautiful song.)
4. Cocaine (it's catchy )
5. Crossroads (Yeah, I like the songs for the riffs.)
snipelfritz
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#2
Tears in Heaven, probably
I don't know if he wrote it, but Tales of Great Ulysses is an awesome song by Cream.
Layla is classic of course.
Cocaine is good too.
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psychodelia
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#3
Of course, you're aware Cocaine is a J.J. Cale song? And the original kicks serious ass.

If we are including groups Clapton was in, my favorite is probably something by Derek & the Dominoes. Not sure exactly what, I like most of the Layla double album.
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#4
Three favs

Layla: Dramatic and emotional, also an awesome riff.

Tears in Heaven: Emotional, amazing, and once you know the story behind it it is even sadder!!

Sunshine of your love: Great riff, fun to listen to, and also a great solo that can be improvised.

Swing low sweet chariot: Okay, not really. It's just funny hearing one guy going "sweet cheriot", I'm not sure if its Eric or not.
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#6
I like Have You Ever Loved a Woman, he just puts all of his emotion into that song
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#7
All of my fav cuts are Clapton Blues, Most off the live "Just One Night" LP (Circa 1980) and aren't nessisarily written by him.
#1. "Ramblin on my Mind/Have you ever loved a woman"
#2. "Further on up the road"
#3. "Early in the Morning"
#4. "Before you accuse me"
#5. "Worried life Blues"
BTW: Did you know that the signature riff in "Layla" is pure Duane Allman.
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#8
When I heard the riff I thought it was Duane.
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#9
Let It Rain and pretty much anything off of the Layla album.
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#11
My favorite Clapton songs aren't just from his solo career, so...

1) Little Wing - Derek and the Dominos (Originally written by Jimi Hendrix)
2) Spoonful - Cream (Originally written by Willie Dixon)
3) Had to Cry Today - Blind Faith
4) Layla - Eric Clapton/Derek and the Dominos
5) Well... All Right - Blind Faith
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#14
Let It Rain. End of story.
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#15
Layla - when he plays live i like the guitar solos (not saying duane allman is bad)
Crossroads - sexy guitar solo =D
Sunshine of Your Love - sexy riff and his improvisation is cool in live
Tears in Heaven - its awesome.
Badge - George Harisson is cool with Clapton
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#16
Quote by ECistheBest
Layla - when he plays live i like the guitar solos (not saying duane allman is bad)
Crossroads - sexy guitar solo =D
Sunshine of Your Love - sexy riff and his improvisation is cool in live
Tears in Heaven - its awesome.
Badge - George Harisson is cool with Clapton


thats my list
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#19
There's a song off the new album, I think it's called 'To Make Somebody Happy,' has great slide work in it.
The Crossroads DVD has a great version of 'I Shot the Sherriff.'
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#20
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and I've always liked "After Midnight" too.
the slow, bluesy one or the uptempo version? I prefer the uptempo one.
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#21
Mean Old World, (it's on his blues album)
Sunshine of Your Love,
Tears in Heaven,
Layla

Gonna Leave this town

Gotta leave this town

Gonna make a whole lotta money

Gonna be big yeah...
(Jimi Hendrix - Hear My Train A Comin')

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#22
Layla, Tears in Heaven, Sunshine of your love, Crossroads, White Room
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#23
Crossroads and cocaine
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#24
"Tears in Heaven" (solo)
"Layla" (Derek & the Dominoes)
"Lonely Stranger" (solo)
"Bell Bottom Blues" (Derek & the Dominoes)
"Tales of Brave Ulysses" (Cream)
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#25
I like Outside Woman Blues by Cream. The riff is cool and I like the solo. I also like Let it Rain, Crossroads, Layla. Basically everything already listed.
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#26
Man, to many to list. Here are some of my current favorites:

1. Layla
2.I Looked Away
3. I Feel Free
4. In the Presence of the Lord
5. Let it Rain

But thats not all, theres way more, just five of them.
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jiminizzle
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#27
1. LET IT RAIN-(great song)
2.WHITE ROOM-(fun to improv over)
3.TEARS IN HEAVEN-(pretty)
4.COCAINE-(rock on)
5.SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE-(cool song)

and i love the change section in badge
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#28
From his unplugged album I love "Before You Accuse me" and "Hey hey". From his other albums I like "Spoonful" live and Politician.

edit: I forgot White Room and Steppin' out
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#29
badge!
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#30
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badge!


Ahh, one of the first songs I learned on guitar (and bass). Good times... Especially the interlude, I love the arpeggios.
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#32
Quote by add45
Mean Old World, (it's on his blues album)



Great album that, great song you picked aswell. The song "Further on up the road" with Freddie King live is cool especialy when the other instruments stop and Freddie and Eric are just jammin is awesome.
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#33
I use to like Clapton way back when, by which of course I mean when I smoked pot, but I grew out of him.

I was always quite fond of 'Lonely Stranger' off the Unplugged album.
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#34
Personally, one of my favorites from his solo career, is Motherless Children. Great Slide work, and riffs, chunky organ. Its great. Another of my favorites, is Tales of Brave Ulysses, or Swlabr, from the Cream days. And of course, who doesn't love Layla?
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#35
Quote by psychodelia
Ahh, one of the first songs I learned on guitar (and bass). Good times... Especially the interlude, I love the arpeggios.


Yeah, the interlude of Badge is incredible.
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#36
Layla(Both versions), crossroads, sunshine of your love, and Tears in Heaven
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#37
The best Eric Clapton's acoustic song is "Layla" (the unplugged version of course) and his best electric song is "Sunshine of your love" (whoaa, that riiiiiff).
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#38
Reptile is by far my favorite, and had to cry today is good aswell
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IrishBlues
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#39
Quote by TheHeartbreaker
Exactly, because Duane Allman is the best guitarist ever.


Have you ever heard Mean Old World with Clapton and Duane Allman playing slide on acoustic guitars?

My Favorites:

1. White Room
2. Crossroads
3. Double Trouble
4. Have You Ever Loved a Woman
5. If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day
6. Milkcow Calf Blues
7. Little Queen of Spades.
8. Hideaway
9. Stormy Monday (Cream)
10. Badge

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claptonfan55
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#40
I can't decide. I love a lot of what Clapton does. He's awesome!!