Forever Man [3 CD] [CD]

  • Artist: Eric Clapton
  • SKU: 5629026
  • Release Date: 04/28/2015
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Representative sampler of late era EC

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    Jfhayk
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    While the song "Forever Man" was more or less a forgettable trifle, this "past, present and future" compilation of EC's more recent works may not be "Crossroads, Vol 2" (I think there was one of those already), but, with the blues disc, is a classy and accurate representation of a creative force that seems to have been with us "forever" and may be preparing to go gentle into that dark night. Mr. C hinted that he may not do much more touring or recording after the Cale tribute album came out, and this release has all the trappings of a contractual fulfillment. I'm hoping he enjoys his golden years, continues to do the Crossroads concerts every few years, consumes a few NAs and shares a pack of Rothmans with Ginger every now and then, and lives forever in the musical hearts and minds of generations to come. Disc 1 - not his most indelible stuff, highlights "Tears In Heaven" (about as personal as EC ever got), "Change the World" and "Riding With the King". Disc 2 - more recent live recordings of the classic stuff, Cream reunion, Blind Faith, Derek and the Ds, and stuff like that. Really good. Disc 3 - the reason to own this - well chosen, and a not-so-subtle reminder of what the man is at his best doing. He's a walking encyclopedia of licks. See, I wish the Stones would do this in their dotage - do a couple small venue tours and just play the stuff that got them started in the early 60s - no hits, just blues, like the wrinkled itinerants did it. Their last tour was kinda sad and would have been so much better if they just acted their age. EC has, for the most part, always acted his age. This is recommended.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Another Clapton comilation...

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    TyphoonFerri7
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    Did the world need another collection of Clapton? I think not, unless it was heavy on unreleased tracks. The studio tracks on this album on disc 1 focus on the 80-90s Clapton. The collection of songs will remind you that Eric had a good run during those decades, standouts being tracks from his album "journeyman,' an album that brought back the focus on lead guitar. Disc two compiles live performances...I never was a fan of the Unplugged version of 'Layla,' but here it is again! Interesting to put his biggest Cream hits on there, but not the Cream doing them live. Disc 3 is a nice mix of the blues. The album overall does not detail the career or Eric Clapton but it certainly demonstrates diversity in his work. If it's your first Eric Clapton, you still have a looong way to go to really discover who he is/was.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great collection of songs

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    Heydude
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    Really impressed with this 3 cd box set. The first disk has a lot of his greatest hits that I didn't have (I also have the Cream of Clapton which every Clapton fan should have for his collection). The second disk is live recordings. Usually I don't prefer live recordings over studio versions, but I have to admit the songs on this disk sound great. The third disk is blues songs. I love listening to the blues so this disk is right up my alley. A great box set for any Clapton fan that doesn't already own practically every cd that he has released in the past

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Overview

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    B2LAND
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    Pretty good summary of his career. Broke down by categories for each disc. Of course one could quible which disc a song could be on. Collects the highlights. I think I would be more content with chronological groupings of studio recordings. But can anyone complain with 51 tracks for $25.00. And one cool thing it isn't necessary since no new or unreleased track just greast music on one set.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well compiled edition

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    MrShush
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    You wouldn't read this if you weren't interested so just go ahead and by it. I would have opted for the vinyl in any other circumstance and then got the mp3 gratis but the LPs are missing much of the songs from the complete discs. Maybe one day they'll re-release. The masters are good, the live editions are clear without that muddled sound, and the blues is brilliant. Just buy it.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Warner's years in one convenient package

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    rockdentist
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    Forever Man collects the last 25+ years of Clapton's recordings for WEA associated labels. The 3 disk package is divided into hits, live and blues, a convenient way to hear related material. It is an excellent primer for new fans. The one drawback for longtime fans is the lack of unique material.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't ever go wrong with Eric Clapton

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    sjg49
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    Even though I already own many of the songs on this triple disc album, it is nevertheless a nice collection of studio, live and blues tracks from his illustrious career. A must for any fan of Eric Clapton. It is well worth the low price!!!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Overview of late career solo work

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    Schmeek1960
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    If you have Clapton's later solo albums this will not be of much interest. If you don't, this a great place to start. Buy the deluxe edition 3cd set, not the 2cd version. Three discs full of great guitar based rock and blues.

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