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461 Ocean Boulevard

461 Ocean Boulevard

by Eric Clapton Eric Clapton
461 Ocean Boulevard

461 Ocean Boulevard

by Eric Clapton Eric Clapton

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record)

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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. Though he tried hard to make an album exactly like it, he never quite managed to replicate its charms.

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/19/2004
Label: Universal Import
UPC: 0042281169717
catalogNumber: 8116971
Rank: 18693


  1. Motherless Children
  2. Give Me Strength
  3. Willie and the Hand Jive
  4. Get Ready
  5. I Shot the Sheriff
  6. I Can't Hold Out
  7. Please Be with Me
  8. Let It Grow
  9. Steady Rollin' Man
  10. Mainline Florida

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eric Clapton   Primary Artist,Dobro,Guitar,Vocals
Yvonne Elliman   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Albhy Galuten   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Clavichord,Electric Piano
Tom Bernfield   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jim Fox   Drums
Jamie Oldaker   Percussion,Drums
Carl Radle   Bass,Bass Guitar
Dick Sims   Organ,Bass,Keyboards
George Terry   Guitar,Piano,Background Vocals
Al Jackson   Drums
Thomas Bernfeld   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Eric Clapton   Arranger
Tom Dowd   Producer,Audio Production
Carl Radle   Arranger
Karl Richardson   Engineer
Bob Defrin   Art Direction
Charles Scott Boyer   Composer

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