Eric Clap­ton

Give Me Strength – Th e ‘74/’75 Stu­dio Record­ings

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The ap­petite for re-re­leases with ex­tra tracks is as strong as ever, and here we have both 461 Ocean Boule­vard and There’s One In Ev­ery Crowd get­ting a new lease of life in this dou­ble-disc pre­sen­ta­tion. Each fea­tures the orig­i­nal 10-track al­bum plus out-takes, sev­eral of which have not been of­fi­cially re­leased be­fore. As an added bonus, the non-al­bum sin­gles of Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door and Some­one Like You are also in­cluded. The out-takes vary be­tween aban­doned songs, run throughs and ideas, but we par­tic­u­larly like the Please Be With Me demo as it’s just Eric singing and play­ing acous­tic gui­tar. The Crowd ex­tras show how much in­flu­ence record­ing in Kingston, Ja­maica had on EC as the Bob Mar­ley el­e­ment was def­i­nitely creep­ing into his ma­te­rial. Hap­pily the blues is still there too. Check out the bot­tle­neck work on It Hurts Me Too; raw and dirty, this is a very moody track. While this re­lease is clearly aimed at devo­tees it’s still great to hear both al­bums again.

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