Slowhand is the fifth studio album by English recording artist Eric Clapton, released in November 1977 on RSO Records. The title of the album is Eric's nickname which was given to him by Giorgio Gomelsky.


large album front cover photo of: ERIC CLAPTON  SLOWHAND

Album Description & Collectors information: 

Gatefold (FOC) cover design with artwork / photos on the inside cover pages

This album "ERIC CLAPTON - Slow Hand" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos.

Music Genre:

Blues / Rock

Album Production Information:

The album: "ERIC CLAPTON - Slow Hand" was produced by: Glyn Johns with the Robert Stigwood Organisation

Record Label Information:

Red RSO 2479 201

Media Format:

12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 280 gram  

Year & Country:

1977 Made in France
Band Members and Musicians on: ERIC CLAPTON - Slow Hand
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Eric Clapton: Vocals, Guitars
  • Marcy Levy: Vocals
  • Yvonne Elliman: Vocals
  • Carl Radle: Bass Guitar
  • Mel Collins: Saxophone

     Mel Collins ( full-name: Melvyn Desmond Collins ) is a British saxophonist, flautist and session musician. He is best known for playing in bands like: "Alan Parsons Project" , "Bad Company" , "Dire Straots" , "Eric Clapton" , "King Crimson" .

  • George Terry: Guitar
  • Jamie Oldaker: Drums, Percussion
  • Dick Sims: Keyboard
Track Listing of: "ERIC CLAPTON - Slow Hand"

The Songs/tracks on "ERIC CLAPTON - Slow Hand" are

  1. "Cocaine" (J.J. Cale) 3:41
  2. "Wonderful Tonight" (Clapton) 3:44
  3. "Lay Down Sally" (Clapton, Marcy Levy, George Terry) 3:56
  4. "Next Time You See Her" (Clapton) 4:01
  5. "We're All The Way" (Don Williams) 2:32
  6. "The Core" (Clapton/Levy) 8:45
  7. "May You Never" (John Martyn) 3:01
  8. "Mean Old Frisco" (Arthur Crudup) 4:42
  9. "Peaches and Diesel" (Clapton, Albhy Galuten) 4:46

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ERIC CLAPTON Mini-Biography

  Eric Clapton (Full-name: Eric Patrick Clapton ) a British guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is widely considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times. He first gained fame as a member of the band The Yardbirds, and later as a member of Cream, one of the first supergroups. Clapton has also had a successful solo career and has released numerous hit songs, including "Layla," "Wonderful Tonight," and "Tears in Heaven." He has won 18 Grammy Awards and has been awarded the Order of the British Empire for his services to music.

  Clapton was born in Ripley, Surrey, England, in 1945. He showed an early interest in the guitar and began playing in local bands in his teens. He rose to prominence in the mid-1960s as a member of The Yardbirds, and later as a member of Cream, where he showcased his virtuosic guitar playing and blues-influenced style.

  In the 1970s, Clapton launched a successful solo career, releasing several critically acclaimed albums and hit songs. He collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including George Harrison, Bob Dylan, and B.B. King, and became known for his emotional and soulful playing.

  Throughout his career, Clapton has struggled with personal issues, including addiction, and has been open about his struggles with alcoholism and substance abuse. Despite this, he has continued to tour and perform, and has remained a popular and influential figure in the music world.

  In addition to his musical achievements, Clapton is also known for his philanthropy and activism. He founded the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and rehabilitation facility for individuals struggling with substance abuse, and has been involved in numerous charitable causes throughout his career.

  Eric Patrick Clapton was born in Ripley, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom on 30/3/1945. He is the first child of Edward Walter Fryer 21/03/1920 and Patricia Molly 07/01/1929.

  When he was 40 years old, his father Edward Walter Fryer died (15/05/1985). When he was 54 years old, his mother Patricia Molly died (Mar 1999).

  His partner is Lory Del Santo. His partner is Alice Ormsby-Gore. His partner is Yvonne Kelly. On 27/3/1979, he married Pattie Boyd in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, United States. On 1/1/2002, he married Melia McEnery. He was 33 years old when he married Pattie Boyd. He was 56 years old when he married Melia McEnery. He got divorced from Pattie Boyd in 1989. He has three children with Melia McEnery: Julie Rose Clapton 13/6/2001, Ella May Clapton 14/3/2003, Sophie Belle Clapton 1/2/2005. He has one son with Lory Del Santo: Conor Clapton 21/08/1986. He has one daughter with Yvonne Kelly: Ruth Kelly Clapton 1985.