Eric Clapton, Music From The Motion Picture Rush (1992)
I was/am a big fan of the film – underrated, lesser discovered, great actors, and I love the score by Eric Clapton. It arrived at the time when I was at the end of my run as being almost the biggest Clapton fan on the planet. As a kid and young teen I was obsessed with every iteration, the bands from the 60s, the solo albums, the works. And in 1990 I saw Clapton live. And this was a huge deal. And he could do no wrong. Until he could. And did. And did so much and so often that it coloured my apprecation of the earlier works. I still like some of them. But not much. And not often. But I’ve kept loving this album – along with his Edge of Darkness score it shows he should have been used more in this capacity. And you wouldn’t think, on paper, that “Eric Clapton, Soundtrack Composer”, would work, or be interesting. But I love 90% of the material on this album, maybe 95%. Of course it concludes with that song. The one allegedly about his son – actually just an assignment for a film project. But a clever backstory never hurt anything/anyone…This was reissued last year for Record Store Day and I thought about it. Then thought ‘nah’, I don’t need that. Recently I thought again, ‘yeah, I do!’ And so here I am. Buying brand new Eric Clapton vinyl in 2019. It’s a test I guess. I used to be a completist-collector type. Hopefully I can just have Eric Clapton’s soundtrack contributions on vinyl. That’d be quite cool I think.
Sample Track: Tracks and Lines
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