Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Eric Clapton: The 1970s Review documentary released

“Eric Clapton: The 1970s Review”, a new documentary about the legendary guitarist, has just been released.

The follow-up to 2010’s “Eric Clapton: The 1960s Review” follows Clapton's bold musical journey through the 1970s, with exclusive interviews, rare footage and more.

In 1968, Clapton was at a crossroads. A virtuoso lead guitarist and the crown prince of heavy rock, with Cream he had quickly risen to the very pinnacle of popular music's hierarchy. Yet his exposure to the work of American mavericks The Band led him to lose faith in his own group, and to embark on a bold musical journey across the following decade.

This film, follows Clapton's journey from his immersion in musical collectives such as Delaney & Bonnie & Friends and Derek and the Dominos, through his re-emergence in 1974 as a phenomenally successful solo artist and onwards across a series of critically acclaimed albums and tours in the latter half of the decade which cemented his reputation as not just an extraordinary musician, but as a composer of majestic material and a performer of quite startling intensity.

“Eric Clapton: The 1970s Review” features new and archive interviews, rare performance footage, and contributions from the likes of Bonnie Bramlett, Bobby Whitlock, The Albert Brothers, George Terry, Willie Perkins, Bill Halverson, Clapton biographer Marc Roberty and more, plus a host of other features.

Clapton recently completed a Japanese tour and will begin a series of US dates in Atlanta on April 26.

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