Cream have long been one of my all time favourite bands and in their short time together they released four studio albums with two containing live tracks. So just like a previous OPINION PIECE article where I ranked Beatles album, I thought I’d do the same with Cream. It’s important to mention that the ranking is my opinion only. Let me know your thoughts.
For the 15th instalment of my CLASSIC ALBUM SERIES I turn to Eric Clapton’s incredible 1994 album From The Cradle, an album which saw him return to electric blues with one hell of a bang. Two years earlier Clapton had recorded and released his Unplugged live album which contained a number of high quality acoustic blues performances and From The Cradle certainly expanded on his return to the blues.
Released as a single in November 1977, Lay Down Sally is one of the stand out tracks from Clapton’s 1977 album Slowhand and a song that to this day remains one of his most well known performances. What we have here in this article is the isolated vocal track from the song. Take a listen:
Pattie Boyd has been the influence of so many great rock songs over the years by George Harrison and Eric Clapton. Wonderful Tonight, released on his 1977 album Slowhand is certainly one of the most well known and you can now hear Clapton’s full isolated vocals from the song right here. Take a listen:
July 22nd 1966 saw the release of what has become the greatest British blues albums of them all, Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton. The album set the benchmark for all blues albums that followed, cemented by Clapton’s explosive guitar tone thanks to the majestic bonding between a Gibson guitar and a Marshall amplifier. Not only is it the greatest British blues album but it’s also one of the great albums of all time, period.
Clapton released the song Mean Old Frisco on his 1977 album Slowhand but it’s a song that had been in his arsenal for quite some time as it had originally been recorded by Derek and the Dominos during the failed second album sessions of 1971. What we have below is the isolated vocal track from the 1977 Slowhand version.