200 Gram Vinyl Record
The original album, remastered from the original analog master tape
200-gram vinyl LP plated by Gary Salstrom and pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
35th anniversary release!
"...Universal went to Metropolis Mastering in London and engaged Miles Showell to half speed master the LP, and engaged pressing plant Quality Record (Pressings) in the U.S. to press the LP on 200 gram vinyl. ... It doesn't get much better than this when it comes to classic rock reissues. Bravo to Chad Kassem for his perfect pressing and mastering engineer Showell for the fine half speed master." Recording = 10/10; Music = 9/10 — Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi +, Issue 97
Eric Clapton has been in the spotlight for close on 50 years and the portrait of his artistry is a complex one - from his early days as a guitar icon to a songwriter of great sensitivity, as well as an interpreter of everything from blues and jazz to rock and country music. He has fashioned albums in many different styles and with many different themes, yet few have the sense of oneness that pervades Slowhand.
Slowhand was recorded at Olympic Studios in South West London in May 1977 and was produced by Glyn Johns. Released in November 1977, Slowhand was the most successful album of Clapton's '70s studio recordings. It reached No.2 on the Billboard chart, where it stayed for five weeks, spending a total of 74 weeks on the American album chart. Most notably for Acoustic Sounds' customers, this anniversary version was plated from the lacquer by master craftsman Gary Salstrom, and pressed on 200-gram heavyweight vinyl right here at Acoustic Sounds' own Quality Record Pressings.
Slowhand features "Wonderful Tonight," "Lay Down Sally" and "Cocaine" - songs that are still heard regularly on radio and at Eric Clapton's live shows. So long after its release is a great recommendation and testimony to its place in Clapton's canon. The album includes cover versions of songs written by some of his favorite songwriters (JJ Cale, John Martyn, Don Williams, Arthur Crudup) along with original compositions by Eric Clapton.
|2. Wonderful Tonight|
|3. Lay Down Sally|
|4. Next Time You See Her|
|5. We're All The Way|
|1. The Core|
|2. May You Never|
|3. Mean Old Frisco|
|4. Peaches And Diesel|
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