Eric Clapton has been in the spotlight for close to fifty years. He has fashioned albums in many styles, yet few have the sense of oneness that pervades Slowhand.
Produced by Glyn Johns, Slowhand was recorded at Olympic Studios in South West London in May 1977. It features “Wonderful Tonight,” “Lay Down Sally” and “Cocaine” – songs that are still heard regularly on radio and at Clapton’s live shows.
UMe has also partnered with Talenthouse for a special giveaway that features an Eric Clapton Stratocaster as the grand-prize. The guitar tabs to “Cocaine” are now available, and aspiring guitarists are invited to submit videos of their best instrumental cover versions of the song. All submissions will be compiled into an orchestral cover of the song and released through Clapton’s official website and all respective social media properties.
UMe will select the best cover version to receie the grand-prize package, which also includes the Super-Deluxe Edition and vinyl LP version of the re-released Slowhand album.
There will also be a People’s Choice winner, who will receive the Super-Deluxe Edition as their prize.
To enter the contest, visit talenthouse.com.