In his autobiography, Clapton recalled that the name "Slowhand" seemed to be hanging on to his real name, because it seemed to be well received by both his American friends and fans who think of the Wild West when hearing the nickname. Besides choosing various photos for the inner side of the gramophone record packaging are two pictures, Clapton notes, which have deeper importance to him: one picture, in which he kisses Boyd and another photograph showing a demolished Ferrari GT4 BB , which Clapton bought after seeing George Harrison turning up with the same model at his Hurtwood Edge Estate.
The car, which had been involved with Clapton in a car accident after the British recording artist finished touring in Australia , nearly killed him. Doing what, I wonder. In a retrospective review for AllMusic , Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote that the confident, virtuosic quality in the band's playing and the diversity of the songwriting made Slowhand "rank with Ocean Boulevard as Eric Clapton's best albums".
Music 's Dave DiMartino said the record was full of hits and "tasteful" music. The rock song "Cocaine" was censored and removed from the Argentine edition of the album in late The military government of the time considered the song harmful to young people and inviting them to get high.
The ban was lifted in Clapton later said that it is useless to intentionally write an anti-drug song like "Cocaine" and hope that people grasp the meaning. After several years, Clapton began including the phrase "that dirty cocaine" in live performances to highlight the anti-drug message of the song. In November , a remastered two-compact-disc 35th anniversary deluxe edition of Slowhand was released. The first disc consists of the remastered album, with additional bonus tracks and studio jam sessions.
The second disc features a previously unreleased live concert, recorded in April at the Hammersmith Odeon ; although the concert is of the same era as the Slowhand sessions, it was performed prior to the album's recording and release, and so does not include any of the album's tracks. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the Eric Clapton album.
For the Pointer Sister song, see Slow Hand. For other uses, see Slow Hand disambiguation. Eric Clapton. Clapton:The Autobiography 1 ed. Broadway Books. ISBN Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 3 October February Nathan Brackett; Christian David Hoard eds.
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