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While few would argue that Eric Clapton is one of the finest guitarists of all time, it is sometimes forgotten just how pivotal, influential and downright startling this man was during the 1960s. And while, throughout the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s, Clapton has remained a musician and songwriter of rare ability with moments of glory resplendent on album after album it was during the decade in which he emerged that his awesome skills were used most creatively. As an early member of the Yardbirds, a crucial part of the Bluesbreakers, a founder member of Cream and the one who mattered most in the short lived Blind Faith, EC, to many, really was a deity. In this extraordinary documentary, his life and career throughout these crucial ten years is put under the microscope, and with the help of archive interviews with the man himself, exclusive contributions from friends, band mates and colleagues, rare and classic performance footage, seldom seen photographs, location and period archive plus a host of other features, the story in question is told in a manner it never has been before. Includes brand new interviews with musicians and performers; John Mayall, Paul Jones, Neil Innes, Tom McGuiness, Chris Dreja, Top Topham, Ben Palmer, Dave Kelly and Cream producer Bill Halverson, plus expert insight from Cream biographer Chris Welch, Yardbirds biographer Alan Clayson and Uncut magazine s contributing editor, Nigel Williamson.
Full of information and insights, this DVD, although suffering from uneven quality, is a little gem. Simply gathering all of this information in one place is valuable. Read morePublished 18 months ago by M. Hill
The interviews are good, but the documentary doesn't break any new ground, or reveal any new information. Also not much video of Clapton playing.Published 19 months ago by MKaylor
big eric clapton fan so i liked it alot; though i get very different reads on their drug use from varying sources while with cream. not so much with ginger though.Published on July 6, 2013 by Ronald Grande
I've returned two copies of this dvd to Amazon so far. The first copy "froze" at about the 60 minute mark and the replacement that I received did the same thing at the 80 minute... Read morePublished on January 14, 2011 by Brenda Joan Pratt