Eric Clapton – From the Cradle (1994) (Reprise 180g 2xLP-Set) (24Bit/96Khz) (Vinyl Rip)

Eric Clapton – From the Cradle (1994) (Reprise 180g 2xLP-Set)

Definitive Master vinyl rip (presented in 24/96) | FLAC | m3u, cue & Tech Loh
Artwork | DR Analysis | 1.28 gb incl. recovery |  Blues | 1994
Mastered from the original analog master tapes by Chris Bellman @ Grundaman Mastering
Reprise 180g 2xLP-Set (Part of Eric Clapton”Blues” 5xLP-Set) / Cat.#: 45735-1

Mastered from the original analog master tapes and for the first time spreaded onto 2 LP’s,From the Cradle sound now better than ever.

From the Cradle is a blues cover album by Eric Clapton. Released on 13 September 1994 by Reprise Records, the album was Eric Clapton’s long awaited follow-up to his massively-successful live album, Unplugged. Per the liner notes, “This is a live recording with no overdubs or edits except for dobro overdub on ‘How Long Blues’ and drum overdub on ‘Motherless Child’.”
Although long associated with the blues, From the Cradle was Clapton’s first attempt at an all-blues album. He would subsequently record Riding with the King with B. B. King; a tribute to Robert Johnson, Me and Mr. Johnson; and a collaboration with J. J. Cale, The Road to Escondido.

Critical reception
From the Cradle has received a wide-range of reviews by critics. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic feels that the album is almost perfect and that the only thing bad about the album is Clapton’s singing, which merely imitates the original recordings and sometimes can’t pull it off. Tom Sinclair of Entertainment Weekly felt that the recordings were “flawless” but were rather boring, especially when compared to the exitement of Cream’s live version of “Spoonful”. The Music Box’s John Metzger felt that Clapton’sappearance on Saturday Night Live to promote the album was more powerful than From the Cradle and that the album had nothing that hadn’t been done before on it. Robert Christgau compared Eric Clapton’s work on the album to Son Seals and Otis Rush, saying that Clapton played better than the former, but sang worse than the later and felt that “Motherless Child” and “Blues Before Sunrise” were stand-out tracks on the album.

Track listing
Side A

“Blues Before Sunrise” (Leroy Carr) – 2:58 ; this version is inspired also by Elmore James’s rendition of the song
“Third Degree” (Eddie Boyd/Willie Dixon) – 5:07
“Reconsider Baby” (Lowell Fulson) – 3:20
“Hoochie Coochie Man” (Willie Dixon) – 3:16 ; originally performed by Muddy Waters

Side B

“Five Long Years” (Eddie Boyd) – 4:47
“I’m Tore Down” (Sonny Thompson) – 3:02 ; originally performed by Freddie King
“How Long Blues” (Leroy Carr) – 3:09
“Goin’ Away Baby” (James A. Lane) – 4:00

Side C

“Blues Leave Me Alone” (James A. Lane) – 3:36
“Sinner’s Prayer” (Lowell Fulson/Glenn) – 3:20
“Motherless Child” (Robert Hicks) – 2:57
“It Hurts Me Too” (Elmore James) – 3:17

Side D

“Someday After a While (You’ll Be Sorry)” (Freddie King/Sonny Thompson) – 4:27
“Standin’ Round Crying” (McKinley Morganfield) – 3:39
“Driftin’” (Brown/Johnny Moore/Williams) (Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers) – 3:10
“Groaning the Blues” (Willie Dixon) – 6:05 ; originally performed by Otis Rush

Eric Clapton – guitar, vocals, producer
Dave Bronze – bass
Jim Keltner – drums
Andy Fairweather-Low – guitar
Jerry Portnoy – harmonica
Chris Stainton – keyboards
Roddy Lorimer – trumpet
Simon Clarke – baritone saxophone
Tim Sanders – tenor saxophone
Richie Hayward – percussion on “How Long Blues”
Jack English – photography
Alan Douglas – engineer, mixing
Russ Titelman – producer, mixing