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Another Ticket
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
This CD has been remastered from the original 1981 master tapes using a state of the art 20 BIT Analog to Digital converter. The result is a vastly improved recording. The songs are a mixture of slow rock and blues from Clapton's early days. The CD is worth purchasing and adding to your collection. "Blow Wind Blow" and "I Can't Stand it" are probably the best known tunes on the CD, but the others are equally good. I have seen this CD in stores for lower and was skeptical at first. But now that I own it and have listened to it, I whole-heartedly recommend it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on July 13, 1998
For all of you Clapton purists from way back, this is the one to include next in your collection. It's a powerful execution of Clapton's ability to hit that "one note" that you all know and love. Although "I Can't Stand It" and "Rita Mae" hit more on the rock side, the guitar god still shines through, exposing his oh-so-blue roots. I highly recommend making this your next purchase if you're a Clapton fan. It's a long way from "Pilgrim," but it's a short jump from "From the Cradle." BUY IT TODAY!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on February 18, 2000
This is one of EC's less known works, but certainly one of the best! Everyone who loves pure rock and blues should love this album! But it's not only about that: the songs of this album are so different one from the other! The man's definitely not capable of singing only blues (as he himself likes to say). Sheer excellence!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on January 10, 2005
Well, most of the people knows about 461 ocean boulevard or slowhand, but somehow misses this brilliant album. There are no monster hits on it (I shot the sheriff, Cocaine, Wonderful tonight,...) but all the songs are good, and what's more, they blend together nicely.

It opens with Something Special, Clapton's original, cheerful country. Somewhat ironic lyrics - "she ain't too pretty, she ain't too tall, in fact she ain't too much of anything at all", plus hooky melody, easy, relaxed playing, and you're in laid - back mood... It continues with another country, Black Rose, with refrain so catchy, that you'll sing along with Clapton and Brooker. Just not to sail all the way to Tulsa, there is juicy Muddy Water's blues, Blow Wind Blow. What you hear first is Clapton's voice - next time he'll sing like this on From the Cradle. Second thing you'll notice is that guitar isn't as distinctive as you'll expect on EC's album. Than you'll realize that you didn't even hear the guitar on first two songs! But this is classic blues song, guitar solo is mandatory, but guitar is "burried", you can hear ALL the instruments - you're listening to the BAND. And I like that. I dare to say that this is the sound Clapton was looking for very long time. Or, let's not say the sound, call it the blend. Title song that follows this blues is luckily beautiful, and sang with heart - otherwise it would make you sick - synthesizers are the main instrument (for the first time on EC's album, I think). Side A is completed with I Can't Stand It, song that miraculosly was top ten hit, and later was on every compilation from that period.

B side opens with Hold Me Lord, gospel song played in J.J. Cale style, with slide guitars, and cheerful rhythm,... And than, the best song on the album - Elmor James' Floating Bridge! Played solwly, slowly, and quietly, for your ears only...

Catch Me If You Can is twin brother (or sister) to I Can't Stand It. Call it Blues-pop or blues-rock, this is very close to another hit song.

And than - grand finale! Rita Mae! Crazy jam, the only complain is - it's too short, mere 5 mins. One good thing about cd is you don't have to get up and aim the needle. You simply press no. 9, repeat, and it goes on forever... Bend sounds so inspired, almost like the best moments from Layla album.

As I said in the title, Another Ticket is most underated Clapton's album.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on November 22, 2005
Another Ticket is Claptons last recording with Robert Stigwood before he signs with Reprise Records.

There are some good blues efforts on here including, Black Rose, Blow Wind Blow,, And Hold Me Lord.

Another Ticket the title cut is the best song on the album.

I relate to the lyrics from time to time.

"Everytime you think you've paid the price, you turn around and find another ticket" I Cant Stand it spent some time on the charts.

This CD is for Hard Core collectors like myself
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 28, 2011
Eric Clapton's best album in my opinion is his 8th studio album "Another Ticket" , #7 in 1981. This album has been put back so farrrrr in Clapton's catalog, you really have to dig hard for it). I fell in love with this one back in college at Fort Hays State. It starts out the blues guitar and piano piece "Something Special", then you get the acoustic "Black Rose", "Blow Wind Blow" #24 mainstream rock,great cover of the Muddy Waters tune. Then comes the beautiful "Another Ticket" #78 hot 100, the big hit "I Can't Stand It" #10 hot 100 and #1 mainstream rock (You never hear this song anymore around here). "Hold Me Lord", is a great track! The pure blues of Sleepy John Estes "Floating Bridge" and it ends with 2 rocking' tracks "Catch Me If You Can" #23 mainstream rock with help from Procol Harum's Gary Brooker and "Rita Mae" #18 Mainstream Rock, with one smoking' hot Clapton solo. Only 9 songs, but this Eric at his best here! Eric was one sick man when he released this, it's amazing after all he went through, he's still doing this 30 years later.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 10, 2013
This Eric Clapton's 6th of 21 solo albums...it was released on the day Paris Hilton was born...2-17-81...so it is 32 years old...This is a great album!

Thomas Spraggs
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on September 6, 2012
This album finds Eric Clapton in comfortable and somewhat familiar territory; he's exploring his blues roots with cuts like the languid "Floating Bridge" and the up-tempo Muddy Waters shuffle "Blow Wind Blow", while continuing to hone his own abilities as a songwriter. The former he does almost effortlessly, while the latter is a bit more labored. It's true that the opening tune, "Something Special" is pleasant enough, and "I Can't Stand It", the album's only hit, is solid, but the rest of the originals, possibly save "Hear Me Lord", are weak at best. "Another Ticket" (the song, not the album), suffers from dated strings that sound out of place and maudlin. And the last two tracks, both originals, are generic and devoid of anything interesting. One of the album's highlights, however, is a wonderful cover of a tune called "Black Rose." On this song, lovely acoustic and electric guitars wed to form one of the best tunes on the disc. Not Clapton's best, but a decent enough effort.
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on January 22, 2013
This is one of Clapton's lesser known albums from the mid-seventies. He was seriously messed up on drugs/alcohol during the making of this recording (as he was for most of the seventies...we pretty much all were...) yet somehow the album really was not bad. Pretty mellow with some good blues, too. While I wouldn't put this album in the ranks of "Eric Clapton","Layla", or "From the Cradle", I do believe this album has merit. It's in the lines of "461 Ocean Blvd." and "Slowhand". Very good albums in their own way. I do think that almost any Clapton album is better than most of the music produced at that time. He is truly a "God", and this album didn't do anything to tarnish that reputation.
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on November 27, 2011
this is one of my favorite clapton albums,and I have them all plus some boots.The songs work great as a piece of work that fits together.this epitomizes what clapton wanted to become after the sixties,great musicianship without hitting you in the head with it.tom dowd production,subtlety at it`s best.I would love for clapton to try something in this vain in 2012.A real good heartfelt album by good musicians having fun.With good understated production.Which I think has been claptons biggest problem later on,being overproduced.Simon climie UGHHHH.but doyle did agood job on 2011`s clapton.
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