- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours
- Video: Color
- Released: October 5, 2010
- Originally Released: 2010
- Label: Sexy Intellectual
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
Description by OLDIES.com:
While few would argue that Eric Clapton is one of the finest guitarists of all time, it is often forgotten just how pivotal, influential and downright startling this man was during the 1960s. And while, throughout the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s, Clapton has remained a musician and songwriter of rare ability, it was during the decade in which he emerged that his awesome skills were used most creatively. As an early member of the Yardbirds, a crucial part of the Bluesbreakers, a founder member of Cream and 'the one who mattered most' in the short lived Blind Faith, EC, to many, really was a deity.
In this extraordinary film, his life and career throughout these crucial ten years is put under the microscope, and with the help of archive interviews with the man himself, exclusive contributions from friends, band mates and colleagues, rare and classic performance footage, seldom seen photographs plus a host of other features, the story in question is told in a manner it never has been before.
As musician Eric Clapton has evolved over time, his reputation as one of the most talented guitarists in the world hasn't waned, but the details surrounding his origins have dimmed. Many have forgotten the fact that the singer-songwriter of such tunes as "I Shot the Sheriff" and "Tears in Heaven" created a sensation when he debuted in the 1960s, with his contributions to the ensembles The Yardbirds, The Bluesbreakers, Blind Faith and Cream - a music revolution rooted in Clapton's ability to seamlessly weave traditional blues into straightforward rock and produce a theretofore unheard genre. With all of this in mind, the documentary program ERIC CLAPTON: THE 1960S REVIEW specifically hones in on the 1960s as Clapton's most vital decade, a peak period of creative expression for him. As such, the film tells the chronological story of Clapton's life and career over the course of the said decade. It includes archival interviews with Clapton, insights from his colleagues and contemporaries, vintage performance footage and photographs, and much more.