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Eric Clapton – From The Cradle – Cassette

 

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Eric Clapton – From The Cradle – Cassette

From the Cradle is an exceptional album that showcases Eric Clapton’s deep appreciation for the blues genre. It won the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album. It was also nominated for Album Of The Year.

Released in September 1994, From the Cradle is Eric Clapton’s twelfth studio album. It marked a departure from the rock-oriented sound he had explored in his previous works, focusing solely on the blues. Clapton’s decision to dedicate an entire album to the blues was a nod to the music that had profoundly influenced his career since the beginning.

Throughout the album, Clapton covers a selection of classic blues songs, paying tribute to some of the genre’s greatest legends. He wanted to return to his roots and demonstrate his genuine love and respect for the blues tradition that had shaped his musical journey. As a result, “From the Cradle” became a powerful homage to the blues masters who came before him.

The album features a lineup of talented musicians who contributed to its authentic and soulful sound. Alongside Clapton’s masterful guitar work and soulful vocals, the band included keyboardist Greg Phillinganes, bassist Nathan East, and drummer Steve Ferrone. Their chemistry and skill brought the songs to life, creating a rich and engaging blues experience.

Clapton’s interpretations of these classic blues tunes are exceptional, showcasing his prowess as a guitarist. He skillfully captures the essence and emotion of each song, infusing them with his own touch while staying true to the original spirit of the blues. The album is a testament to Clapton’s ability to channel the raw emotion and power of the blues through his guitar playing and singing.

Some of the standout tracks on “From the Cradle” include “Blues Before Sunrise”, A slow blues number that sets the tone for the album with Clapton’s soulful vocals and expressive guitar solos. “Hoochie Coochie Man”, A classic Willie Dixon song made famous by Muddy Waters. Clapton’s rendition captures the swagger and charisma of the original, making it a highlight of the album. “Five Long Years”, Originally by Eddie Boyd, this song showcases Clapton’s emotive vocals and bluesy guitar work. And “Crossroads”, An electrifying cover of the Robert Johnson classic, with Clapton’s guitar mastery shining through in an extended and fiery solo.

From the Cradle was critically acclaimed and resonated with both longtime fans and new listeners. It received widespread praise for its authenticity, musicianship, and heartfelt performances. The album’s success reaffirmed Clapton’s status as one of the greatest blues musicians of his generation.

For those who appreciate the blues and Eric Clapton’s artistry, From the Cradle is a must-listen album that offers a genuine and soul-stirring experience of the blues genre. It stands as a timeless tribute to the music that has shaped Clapton’s career and continues to inspire generations of musicians and blues enthusiasts.

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Track Listing
1. Blues Before Sunrise
2. Third Degree
3. Reconsider Baby
4. Hoochie Coochie Man
5. Five Long Years
6. I’m Tore Down
7. How Long Blues
8. Goin’ Away Baby
9. Blues Leave Me Alone
10. Sinner’s Prayer
11. Motherless Child
12. It Hurts Me Too
13. Someday After A While
14. Standin’ Round Crying
15. Driftin’
16. Groaning The Blues

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