From the Cradle (Live)
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||Blues Before Sunrise (Live)||Eric Clapton||2:57||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Third Degree (Live)||Eric Clapton||5:08||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Reconsider Baby (Live)||Eric Clapton||3:20||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Hoochie Coochie Man (Live)||Eric Clapton||3:15||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Five Long Years (Live)||Eric Clapton||4:47||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||I'm Tore Down (Live)||Eric Clapton||3:02||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||How Long Blues (Live)||Eric Clapton||3:08||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Goin' Away Baby (Live)||Eric Clapton||4:01||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Blues Leave Me Alone (Live)||Eric Clapton||3:37||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Sinner's Prayer (Live)||Eric Clapton||3:20||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Motherless Child||Eric Clapton||2:56||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||It Hurts Me Too (Live)||Eric Clapton||3:19||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Someday After a While (Live)||Eric Clapton||4:28||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Standin' Round Crying (Live)||Eric Clapton||3:38||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Driftin' (Live)||Eric Clapton||3:08||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Groaning the Blues (Live)||Eric Clapton||6:06||$1.29||View In iTunes|
For years, fans craved an all-blues album from Eric Clapton; he waited until 1994 to deliver From the Cradle. The album manages to re-create the ambience of postwar electric blues, right down to the bottomless thump of the rhythm section. If it wasn't for Clapton's labored vocals, everything would be perfect. As long as he plays his guitar, he can't fail — his solos are white-hot and evocative, original and captivating. When he sings, Clapton loses that sense of originality, choosing to mimic the vocals of the original recordings. At times, his overemotive singing is painful; he doesn't have the strength to pull off Howlin' Wolf's growl or the confidence to replicate Muddy Waters' assured phrasing. Yet, whenever he plays, it's easier to forget his vocal shortcomings. Even with its faults, From the Cradle is one of Clapton's finest moments.
this is a good album
this was my very first blues album i ever bought, got it when i was 17, now i'm 30 and it's sill one of my favorites because it introduced me to Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Jimmy Rogers, Freddie King, Howlin Wolf, etc. I can single handedly thank eric clapton for bringing into the blues. It's not an actual live album, but it each song was done in a single take giving it that live feel. There were not any overdubs or punch ins on this album. the entire band set up and played and the results were recorded. Clapton gets a lot of flack for this album, being it a long awaited blues album, and he gets criticized for doing all covers. From the interviews I've read and from all the biographies of Clapton that i've read, he was simply paying homage to his mentors and blues heroes. he still plays the heck out of the guitar on every song. It's an album with lots of energy, great blues classics, a live feel, albeit not an actual "live" album, and i'd recommend it.
This is a mistake or misprint
From the Cradle is THE best Eric Clapton solo album ever released but this is NOT a live album it's the studio album.
Recorder LIVE in the Studio
The whole point of this particular album was that it WAS recorded LIVE in the studio like the early blues recordings that the album plays homage to. I guess some people can't figure it out if they don't have a screaming audience between songs. Oh well, sad.
Born: March 30, 1945 in Ripley, Surrey, England
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s