[Slowhand] Slowhand Digest, Vol 9, Issue 121

LIABARTOLOMEI liabar at tin.it
Fri Apr 20 08:28:35 EDT 2007

................... So why has Clapton grown the number of the addicted of
his music even after the nineties?
I can't do without his music since 2001, before for me he was just a great
name of a guitar player who teamed up with the Beatles of whom I had a
greatest hits tape only......
Once you have heard him playing live , It doesn't matter when, It is sheer
passion for him and you only wish this lazy fellow (that has been around the
world so many times) to come and play at your distance reach again,
..........it's only after the marriage that you start comparing,
complaining, weighing differences between before and after, counting the
creaky steps etc etc

dig about it
an Italian EC's addict

> Hello All,


> I 90% agree with Deltanick statements. My history with EC music is

> different than DN ones. I'm 34 and I discovered EC during the journeyman

> tour. Since then I have collected all official recordings and gathered

> hundreds of bootlegs. I can say I know the music of the man well.


> Maybe I'm not as disappointed as much as Deltanick is, but I share with

> him the idea that Clapton is able to do much better when it about

> soloing. It's been since EC switched his guitar's pickups to Fender

> Vintage Noiseless that I don't care much for his guitar solos. He had

> good moments since that time but not as much as during the 90's for

> exemple.


> When DN is talking to a new From The Craddle era, I think is talking

> about commitment and energy. Not about doing a new 100% blues album. He

> already did that with M&Mr Johnson and I wasn't that great.


> But to me there are more highlights in EC's career compared to Deltanick

> opinion. Mayall and Cream of course. Blindfaith and D'n'D too. The end

> of the 70's and the beginning of the 80's have great moments too. From

> the Slowhand to Money and Cig. tour.

> Then, I have the feeling that Conor's death is the main cause of what we

> had in the middle of the 90s. From 92 to 97, wow ! Even the pilgrim

> songs during the 97 japan tour.

> The main highlight in the 00's is the Cream reunion.


> Finally I don't read Deltanick comments as if he was bashing EC. He's

> just bringing some of you in reality, outside of your dream. I guess

> that when people are expecting so hard to something to be good, they

> will think that it had been great even if it was not that so.

> The 2006-2007 is very good because of the new band and the new

> 'old-songs' set list. I have seen 2 EC shows in 2006 (RAH and Paris) and

> it was good. Not great like some of you reviewed.


> Regards,

> Eric.



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