by Eric ClaptonEric Clapton


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Spectrum's 1993 Stages is a curious compilation that offers a little bit of every phrase of the prime of Eric Clapton's career, containing a few cuts from his stint with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, a couple tracks from both Cream and Derek & the Dominos, a cut from Blind Faith, and a solo cut from the '70s. The caveat is, with the exception of Cream's "Crossroads" and maybe "Steppin' Out" and "Hide Away," which are the signature Mayall tunes, none of these are hits -- they're just taken almost at random. Most of it is pretty good, but it's not assembled with the intention of revealing his lesser-known tunes, nor is it a good choice for casual fans who want to dig deeper. It's just a hodgepodge, but as hodgepodges go, it's not bad.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/30/1998
Label: Polygram Uk
UPC: 0731455002829
catalogNumber: 550028

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eric Clapton   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Musician
Ginger Baker   Musician
Blind Faith   Track Performer
Jack Bruce   Musician
John Mayall   Musician
Steve Winwood   Musician
Jim Gordon   Musician
Derek and the Dominos   Track Performer
Hughie Flint   Musician
Carl Radle   Musician
Bobby Whitlock   Musician
John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers   Track Performer
Rick Gretch   Musician

Technical Credits

Freddie King   Composer
Buddy Holly   Composer
John Mayall   Arranger
Norman Petty   Composer
Sonny Thompson   Composer
Jerry Allison   Composer
Eric Clapton   Arranger
Joe Mauldin   Composer

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