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Your Thursday 80's Flashback Album - Eric Clapton " Journeyman "

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by castpolymer, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. castpolymer

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    Out in 1989, this is one of my favorite Clapton albums. A nice mix of pop sensiblity and a few bluesy numbers. Strong playing, strong songwriting and a great all - star supporting cast ( Phil Collins, David Sanborn, Robert Cray, George Harrison, Nathan East, Pino Palladino, Darryl Jones and Chaka Khan ). My favorite song is " Bad Love." Great opening riff that I love to play with a wah pedal. If you like this album, find the double live album " 24 Nights." You can get it dirt cheap on Amazon and it is just awesome.

    Here is the obligatory video for " Bad Love." Sweet 'stache Slowhand! :eek:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFRpMt9rMu0
     

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    Thanks for reminding me why I stopped listening to Eric Clapton....
     
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    That's one of my favorite records of all time.
     
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    Great record
     
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    It's a "love / hate" thing for me. It's one of my least favorite Clapton albums, but oddly enough with a couple of my favorites songs by Clapton. I have always loved "Old Love". It's one of the first Clapton songs I learned to play. The version on 24 Nights is pretty sweet too though.
     
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    Journeyman and 24 Nights are 2 of my favorite EC albums.
     
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    An occasional gem shines through... :D

    Eric Clapton & B.B. King - Days Of Old
     
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    Yeah I wasn't impress with Journeyman cause it sounds to synthesizer.
     
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    Be glad you got off the train when you did. "Pilgrim" would have made your head explode.

    Scott
     
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    1989? Man, for some reason I still thought this was a "recent" Clapton album.
     
  11. Del Pickup

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    And don't forget that it also re-introduced many people to 'Before You Accuse Me' - the old Bo Diddley song.

    And there was a cool version of 'Hound Dog' on there too as well as a pretty mean version of Ray Charles 'Hard Times'.

    Admittedly, there were a couple of rather limp tracks but it was the 80's after all........
     
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    I have been enjoying this again recently, too. It's in my list of top ten by EC.

    It does go on too long though, and meander through too many styles.
     
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    This is one that I really do not like much.................I did however listen to it quite a bit when it first came out.
     
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    This album made Clapton seem relevant to me at the age of 18 -- I no longer thought of him as just a "classic rock radio" guy. It has three of his stronger numbers from the 1980-2000 period -- "Pretending," "Old Love" and "Running on Faith" -- and while I don't listen to the original versions of them much anymore, 24 Nights has a regular place in my rotation.
     
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    I have to say that I have never liked 'Running on Faith'. Didn't like it when I first heard it on this album and it still makes me cringe whenever I hear it. But I guess it must mean something to EC cos he still plays it in his concerts.
     
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    I still love listening to anything Clapton does. There are some hits and there are some misses but that's what you get when an artist evolves.
     
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    I saw him live for the first time on the Journeyman tour and he was great. He mixed in lots of other stuff from Cream, Blind Faith, of course. The playing and sound quality floored me.

    I liked the album too but like his blues better, e.g. "Layla", "From the Cradle to the Grave", etc.
     
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    "Pretending"......big Clapton tone...
     
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    Yep...:cool:

    ...and Pilgrim kinda reminds me of Curtis Mayfield's Freddie's Dead era...falsetto voice, stripped down repetitive arrangements, dark. Of course Pilgrim was recorded after Eric's son died.
     
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    Exactly, elihu -- I think of Pilgrim as Clapton's Mayfield tribute. Sadly, the electronica overshadowed the soul on that one -- none of it matched Clapton's take on "You Must Believe Me" from an all-star Mayfield tribute album ... great stuff.
     
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