#1
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
#2
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!
#3
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
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#5
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.
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#6
John Mayall & The BluesBreakers (With Clapton) - "The Beano Album"
Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs
From The Cradle

Thats the ideal Clapton collection for me
You don't have a soul if you cant feel the blues.
#7
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.
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#11
Get the EC Crossroads 1 and Crossroads 2 4-cd boxsets.



Amazon has them listed second hand, like new condition for roughly $30 each boxset.
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#13
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"
#14
Quote by LSSF
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
#15
don't forget his work with cream... wheels of fire and disraeli gears are both fantastic albums.
#16
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.
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#17
from the cradle NO DOUBT!!! clapton playing eddie boyd... nuff said!
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#18
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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.
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#20
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"!
#21
i'd get john mayall and the bluesbreakers with clapton. amazing album

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#22
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.