Eric Clapton: From the Cradle (Reprise, CD/tape). In principle, an all-blues album from Clapton seems a rotten idea. Why, when he's found a voice of his own in songs such as "Wonderful Tonight" and "Tears in Heaven", would he want to go back to what he was doing with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers 30 years ago? The prosecution would say that in 1994 there is no artistic excuse for unrevised versions of such heavily worked classics as Willie Dixon's "Hoochie Coochie Man" or Eddie Boyd's "Five Long Years". It's fine to play these songs at the Albert Hall for an audience that may never have heard the originals, but there doesn't seem much point in laying them down …
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Publication information: Article title: Records. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: September 11, 1994. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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