Product Code: 2671 105
Artist: eric clapton
Origin: New Zealand
Label: RSO (1973)
Format: 2 X LP
Availability: In Stock
Cover: VG+
Record: VG+
Genre: Blues , Blues Rock , Rock , Soft Rock U

At His Best

Very smart clean vinyl with a good cover. My copy has the banner printed in Blue.

Eric Clapton at His Best is a two-LP compilation of Eric Clapton's work after he left his earlier band Cream, released in September 1972. It was concurrently released with a two-LP compilation of Cream tracks, Heavy Cream, along with "at His Best" solo retrospectives by Cream's other members Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker.

Although available in other territories as well, Eric Clapton at His Best was largely released to address the North American market, in order for Polydor Records to leverage Clapton's back catalog as, prior to 1972, Polydor had licensed Clapton's recordings to Atco/Atlantic Records for North American distribution. It was the first of two compilations of Clapton's early work that Polydor would issue; the second, Clapton, was released in mid-1973. Now out of print, Eric Clapton at His Best was available during the years 1972-76.

The album contains songs from Clapton's lone album with his 1969 band Blind Faith, his eponymous 1970 album, and from the lone studio album by Clapton's 1970-71 band Derek and the Dominos, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (1970).

Bottle Of Red Wine  
    I Looked Away  
    Let It Rain  
    Lonesome And A Long Way From Home  
    Sea Of Joy  
    Blues Power  
    Bell Bottom Blues  
    After Midnight  
    Keep On Growing  
    Little Wing  
    Presence Of The Lord  
    Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?  
    Easy Now  
    Key To The Highway