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On Tour With Eric Clapton
For their 1969 tour of England, Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett had some of rock's finest players in their backup band; the duo's “friends” included Dave Mason, Leon Russell and Rita Coolidge – not to mention Eric Clapton and George Harrison. While the Beatle guitarist (nicknamed “L'Angelo Misterioso” for these concerts) doesn't appear on the album, ON TOUR WITH ERIC CLAPTON features some amazing solos from the titular axeman, who would soon recruit Bobby Whitlock, Carl Radle and Jim Gordon to play on the LAYLA album; Harrison likewise drew sidemen from the Delaney & Bonnie tour for his ALL THINGS MUST PASS. A sublime blend of blue-eyed soul, country and gospel, ON TOUR WITH ERIC CLAPTON has now reached the half-century mark, and easily measures up to its famous parentage.