Eric Clapton – Rarities 1983-1998 (2023) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

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Eric Clapton – Rarities 1983-1998 (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 39:00 minutes | 831 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Bushbranch – Surfdog Records

Eric Clapton, original name Eric Patrick Clapp, (born March 30, 1945, Ripley, Surrey, England), British rock musician who was a highly influential guitarist in the late 1960s and early ’70s and later became a major singer-songwriter.Clapton was born to a teenage mother and a Canadian soldier, who was stationed in England during World War II and returned to his wife before Clapton was born. Clapton was largely raised by his grandparents. He began playing the guitar in his teens and briefly studied at the Kingston College of Art. After playing lead guitar with two minor bands, in 1963 he joined the Yardbirds, a rhythm-and-blues group in which his blues-influenced playing and commanding technique began to attract attention. Clapton left the Yardbirds in 1965 when they pursued commercial success with a pop-oriented style. That same year he joined John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, and his guitar playing soon became the group’s principal drawing card as it attracted a fanatic following in the London club scene.

In 1966 Clapton left the Bluesbreakers to form a new band with two other virtuoso rock musicians, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker. This group, Cream, achieved international popularity with its sophisticated high-volume fusion of rock and blues that featured improvisatory solos. Clapton’s mastery of blues form and phrasing, his rapid runs, and his plaintive vibrato were widely imitated by other rock guitarists. The high energy and emotional intensity of his playing on such songs as “Crossroads” and “White Room” set the standard for the rock guitar solo. Cream disbanded in late 1968, having recorded such albums as Disraeli Gears (1967), Wheels of Fire (1968), and Goodbye (1969).

In 1969 Clapton and Baker formed the group Blind Faith with keyboardist-vocalist Steve Winwood and bassist Rick Grech, but the group broke up after recording only one album. Clapton emerged as a capable vocalist on his first solo album, which was released in 1970. He soon assembled a trio of strong session musicians (bassist Carl Radle, drummer Jim Gordon, and keyboardist Bobby Whitlock) into a new band called Derek and the Dominos, with Clapton as lead guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. The guitarist Duane Allman joined the group in making the classic double album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (1970), which is regarded as Clapton’s masterpiece and a landmark among rock recordings. Disappointed by Layla’s lacklustre sales and addicted to heroin, Clapton went into seclusion for two years. Overcoming his addiction, he made a successful comeback with the album 461 Ocean Boulevard (1974), which included his hit remake of Bob Marley’s “I Shot the Sheriff.” On the album Clapton adopted a more relaxed approach that emphasized his songwriting and vocal abilities rather than his guitar playing.


1-1. Eric Clapton – Stone Free (04:46)
1-2. Eric Clapton – Crossroads (Live in Birmingham, England, 1986) (06:31)
1-3. Eric Clapton – White Room (Live in Birmingham, England, 1986) (06:32)
1-4. Eric Clapton – Theme From A Movie That Never Happened (Orchestral) (03:30)
1-5. Eric Clapton – Pilgrim (2020 Remix) (07:27)
1-6. Eric Clapton – 32-20 Blues (Live at Royal Albert Hall, 1993) (03:17)
1-7. Eric Clapton – County Jail Blues (Live at Royal Albert Hall, 1993) (03:04)
1-8. Eric Clapton – Born Under a Bad Sign (03:49)