Eric Clapton - Slowhand (35th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Not only is Eric Clapton's classic 1977 album Slowhand his most popular solo studio album -- 3x platinum, 18 months on the charts and peaking at #2 for five weeks -- it is also his most cohesive, quintessential artistic statement of his many styles and influences. Blues, folk, rock, country and pop balladry were all in the mix of covers by the likes of J.J. Cale, John Martyn, Don Williams and Arthur Crudup and Clapton's own songs and co-writes. The new 35th Anniversary Deluxe (2-CDs) and Super Deluxe (4-disc & vinyl) Editions present the album's nine original tracks (including "Lay Down Sally", "Cocaine" and "Wonderful Tonight") along with four rare outtakes ("Alberta,” “Greyhound Bus”,“Stars, Strays and Ashtrays” and Gordon Lightfoot's "Looking At the Rain"). Also on tap are newly remixed tracks from one of Clapton's most heralded concerts, the April 27, 1977 performance at London's Hammersmith Odeon, with the Deluxe version getting nine selections on one CD and the Super Deluxe receiving the 14-track, 100-minute show on two discs. Full track listings and details below.

Eric Clapton - "Looking At The Rain" (from Slowhand: Deluxe Edition)

Eric Clapton - "Knocking On Heaven's Door" (from Slowhand: Deluxe Edition)

 

ERIC CLAPTON’s “SLOWHAND 35th ANNIVERSARY”:

1. SUPER DELUXE EDITON – 3 CD / 1 DVD (audio only) / 1 LP
• Slowhand remastered from the original Olympic Studios 1/4" flat analog master tapes, plus four album session outtakes. The unreleased tracks have been newly mixed from the original Olympic Studios 2" analog masters by Kevin Reeves at Sterling Sound.
• Complete Live At Hammersmith Odeon Concert, April 27, 1977  (2CDs, 14 tracks including 10 previously unreleased). The tracks have been newly mixed from the original  2" analog masters by Kevin Reeves at Sterling Sound.
• Slowhand remastered in 24/96  Hi-Resolution Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound (audio only DVD)
• Slowhand remastered vinyl LP on 180g heavyweight vinyl
• Including 3 replica tour programmes from the time & a book featuring a behind-the-scene look at the recording
• Packaging replicates the original Fender amplifier tweet used on the recording

2. DELUXE EDITON – 2 Disc Set
• Slowhand remastered from the original Olympic Studios 1/4" flat analog master tapes, plus four album session outtakes
• Live At The Hammersmith Odeon Concert, April 27, 1977 (9 tracks including 5 unreleased)

3. SINGLE CD
• the original album, re-mastered from the original analog masters

4. VINYL LP
• the original album, re-mastered from the original analog masters

5. DIGITAL VERSION
• the original album, re-mastered from the original analogue masters pus four album session outtakes”

TRACK-LISTINGS:
SUPER DELUXE EDITION:

DISC ONE: SLOWHAND REMASTERED AND EXPANDED:
1    COCAINE  3.42
2    WONDERFUL TONIGHT  3.42
3    LAY DOWN SALLY  3.52
4    NEXT TIME YOU SEE HER  4.02
5    WE’RE ALL THE WAY  2.31
6    THE CORE  8.42
7    MAY YOU NEVER  3.00
8    MEAN OLD FRISCO  4.38
9    PEACHES AND DIESEL  4.50
      bonus tracks:
10  LOOKING AT THE RAIN  3.39 *
11  ALBERTA  2.40
12  GREYHOUND BUS  2.57 *
13  STARS, STRAYS AND ASHTRAYS  4.36 *

DISC TWO: SLOWHAND: HI-RES STEREO and 5.1 SURROUND SOUND DVD (audio only):
1    COCAINE  3.42
2    WONDERFUL TONIGHT  3.42
3    LAY DOWN SALLY  3.52/4.14
4    NEXT TIME YOU SEE HER  4.02
5    WE’RE ALL THE WAY  2.31
6    THE CORE  8.42
7    MAY YOU NEVER  3.00/3.58
8    MEAN OLD FRISCO  4.38
9    PEACHES AND DIESEL  4.30

DISC THREE: LIVE AT HAMMERSMITH ODEON, April 27, 1977:
1    HELLO OLD FRIEND  3.58 *
2    SIGN LANGUAGE  3.58 *
3    ALBERTA  4.06 *
4    TELL THE TRUTH  9.00
5    KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR  5.18
6    STEADY ROLLING MAN  6.55 *
7    CAN’T FIND MY WAY HOME   6.06*
8    FURTHER ON UP THE ROAD  6.35
9    STORMY MONDAY  12.42

DISC FOUR: LIVE AT HAMMERSMITH ODEON, April 27, 1977 continued:
1    BADGE  8.37 *
2    NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU”RE DOWN AND OUT  4.00 *
3    I SHOT THE SHERIFF  14.04 *
4    LAYLA  6.02 *
5    KEY TO THE HIGHWAY  7.28 *

DISC FIVE: SLOWHAND VINYL LP:
      SIDE ONE
1    COCAINE  3.42
2    WONDERFUL TONIGHT  3.42
3    LAY DOWN SALLY  3.52
4    NEXT TIME YOU SEE HER  4.02
5    WE’RE ALL THE WAY  2.31
      SIDE TWO
1    THE CORE  8.42
2    MAY YOU NEVER  3.00
3    MEAN OLD FRISCO  4.38
4    PEACHES AND DIESEL  4.50
*  previously unreleased

DELUXE EDITION:DISC ONE: SLOWHAND REMASTERED AND EXPANDED:
1    COCAINE  3.42
2    WONDERFUL TONIGHT  3.42
3    LAY DOWN SALLY  3.52
4    NEXT TIME YOU SEE HER  4.02
5    WE’RE ALL THE WAY  2.31
6    THE CORE  8.42
7    MAY YOU NEVER  3.00
8    MEAN OLD FRISCO  4.38
9    PEACHES AND DIESEL  4.50
      bonus tracks:
10  LOOKING AT THE RAIN  3.39 *
11  ALBERTA  2.40
12  GREYHOUND BUS  2.57 *
13  STARS, STRAYS AND ASHTRAYS  4.36 *

DISC TWO: LIVE AT HAMMERSMITH ODEON,  April 27, 1977:
1    TELL THE TRUTH  9.00
2    KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR  5.18
3    STEADY ROLLING MAN  6.55 *
4    CAN’T FIND MY WAY HOME   6.06*
5    FURTHER ON UP THE ROAD  6.35
6    STORMY MONDAY  12.42
7    BADGE  8.37 *
8    I SHOT THE SHERIFF  14.04 *
9    LAYLA  6.02 *
* previously unreleased