Slowhand – The Yardbirds

Album

Compilation

Slowhand is the fifth studio album by the British rock band The Yardbirds, released in November 1977. The album features the debut of guitarist Eric Clapton, who replaced Jeff Beck after he left the band in 1966. Clapton’s bluesy style and expressive solos gave the Yardbirds a new sound and direction, while still retaining their psychedelic and experimental elements. The album includes some of the band’s most famous songs, such as “Layla”, “Cocaine”, “Wonderful Tonight” and “The Core”. Slowhand received critical acclaim and commercial success, reaching number two on the UK Albums Chart and number three on the Billboard 200. It is widely regarded as one of the best albums of the 1970s and one of the finest works of Clapton’s career.

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