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Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard (1974) - €10,00

461 Ocean Boulevard is the second studio album by Eric Clapton that marked his return to recording after recovering from a three-year addiction to heroin. The album was released in late July 1974 for RSO Records, shortly after the record company released the hit single "I Shot the Sheriff" in early July the same year. The album topped various international charts and sold more than two million copies.
The album title refers to the address on Ocean Boulevard in Golden Beach, Florida where Clapton lived while recording the album.
The street address of the house was changed after the album's release due to fans flocking to the property. The house has since been rebuilt and the street address restored.

By opening the first side with 'Motherless Children' and closing it with 'I Shot the Sheriff', Clapton puts the rural repose of his laid-back-with-Leon music into a context of deprivation and conflict, adding bite to soft-spoken professions of need and faith that might otherwise smell faintly of the most rural of laid-back commodities, bullshit. And his honesty has its reward: better sex.
The casual assurance you can hear now in his singing goes with the hip-twitching syncopation he brings to Robert Johnson's 'Steady Rolling Man' and Elmore James's 'I Can't Hold Out', and though the covers are what make this record memorable it's on 'Get Ready', written and sung with Yvonne Elliman, that his voice takes on a mellow, seductive intimacy he's never come close to before.

461 Ocean Boulevard is Eric Clapton's second studio solo album, arriving after his side project of Derek and the Dominos and a long struggle with heroin addiction.
Although there are some new reggae influences, the album doesn't sound all that different from the rock, pop, blues, country, and R&B amalgam of Eric Clapton. However, 461 Ocean Boulevard is a tighter, more focused outing that enables Clapton to stretch out instrumentally.
Furthermore, the pop concessions on the album -- the sleek production, the concise running times -- don't detract from the rootsy origins of the material, whether it's Johnny Otis' "Willie and the Hand Jive," the traditional blues "Motherless Children," Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff," or Clapton's emotional original "Let It Grow."
With its relaxed, friendly atmosphere and strong bluesy roots, 461 Ocean Boulevard set the template for Clapton's '70s albums.

Side A
A1.  Motherless Children  (4:55)
A2.  Give Me Strength  (2:51)
A3.  Willie and the Hand Jive  (3:31)
A4.  Get Ready  (3:50)
A5.  I Shot the Sheriff  (4:30)

Side B
B1.  I Can’t Hold Out  (4:10)
B2.  Please Be With Me  (3:25)
B3.  Let It Grow  (4:57)
B4.  Steady Rollin’ Man  (3:14)
B5.  Mainline Florida  (4:05)

Release:  1974
Format:  LP (Gatefold)
Genre:  Blues  Rock
Label:  RS0 Records
Catalog#  2394138

Vinyl:  Good
Cover:  Good

Prijs: €10,00


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