Eric Clapton - From the Cradle

Eric Clapton
From the Cradle

(Reprise)

First Appeared in The Music Box, January 1995, Volume 2, #1

Written by John Metzger

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Eric Clapton truly sold his new album From the Cradle with his recent appearance on Saturday Night Live. Those expecting the same firepower to be in evidence on the album itself, however, will be disappointed. Indeed, the outing is merely a history lesson that traverses material by a number of different blues artists in a rather blasť fashion. Sure, there are a few solid tunes on From the Cradle (such as Five Long Years, I'm Tore Down, and the acoustic Motherless Child), but the reality is that Clapton fails to break any new ground on the effort. Even worse, his perfunctory displays are inferior to his initial excursions into the blues with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, and Derek and the Dominoes. In short, while From the Cradle is far from Clapton's worst effort, it certainly isn't his best. starstarstar

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Of Further Interest...

John Mayall - In the Palace of the King

Otis Taylor - Below the Fold

George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Bad to the Bone: 25th Anniversary Edition

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From the Cradle is available from Barnes & Noble.
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Ratings

1 Star:   Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!

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