Eric Clapton’s ‘Slowhand 35th Anniversary’ album out now in stores


MANILA, Philippines—”This album wasn’t what it was intended to be at all,” says Eric Clapton on his album, “Slowhand 35th Anniversary”.

“It’s actually better than it was meant to be because, in a way, I just let it happen. It’s an eclectic collection of songs that weren’t really on the map—and I like it so much because if it’s a surprise to the fans, that’s only because it’s a surprise to me, as well,” he adds.

MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines) is proud to present the 35th Anniversary collection of this three-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s most successful album of his mid-70s studio recordings—“Slowhand”. The album reached No. 2 on the Billboard chart, where it stayed for five weeks, spending a total of seventy-four weeks on the American album chart.

“Slowhand 35th Anniversary” is a two-disc deluxe edition which includes nine tracks with hits such as “Wonderful Tonight”, “Lay Down Sally” and “Cocaine”, plus four previously unreleased Slowhand session outtakes such as “Looking At the Rain”, “Alberta”, “Greyhound Bus” and “Stars, Strays and Ashtrays”.

Disc 2 includes a nine-song live album recorded one week before Clapton began recording “Slowhand” at the Olympic Studios in southwest London in May 1977. Five of the live songs from that performance have never been released. Among them is a lengthy version of “I Shot the Sheriff” and “Layla.” Indeed, the record is an essential Clapton collection.

The album is available in CDs at Astroplus, Odyssey Music & Video and Fully Booked or online via iTunes—  or ——th-Anniversary.html

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  • Lee Carver

    That opening quote from Clapton is referring to the album Clapton that was released in 2010, not Slowhand.

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