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Maybe it was the recording environs of Nassau, Bahamas, that made this such a laidback effort. Maybe it was the presence of trusty Clapton pals Albert Lee, Ry Cooder, and Donald "Duck" Dunn.Moneyis a relaxed collection of simple songs summed up by the album's sole hit, "I've Got a Rock and Roll Heart." Old-time boogie-woogie and '50s rock is the key inspiration on tracks such as "Slow Down Linda" (which even sounds like a second "Lay Down Sally"), the Eddie Cochran-esque "Man in Love" and "The Shape You're In," which features a nice lead tradeoff between Clapton and Lee. Covers of the Albert King staple "Crosscut Saw" and Sleepy John Estes's "Everybody Oughta Make a Change" boast the album's best blues fills and flurries, while the freight-train jump blues of Johnny Otis's "Crazy Country Hop" closes out the low-key LP with something more resembling a bang.--James Rotondi
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Label:  Warner Bros, Wea
ArtistEric Clapton
Release Date:  October 25, 1990
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review by . December 15, 1998
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This album shows still another side to Eric's style. It has a nice popish flavor but does not indulge in the excess of disco and rap. Some good guitar riffs although nothing on the level of Layla and White Room. However, this light weight material does bring out some nice tones in Eric's singing and ranks as one of his better 80's efforts.
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